Online Manufacturer FACTUREE awarded BSFZ seal in recognition of its research and development

Online Manufacturer relies on “sprints” to achieve fast and easy work processes – for customers and employees alike

Online Manufacturer FACTUREE awarded BSFZ seal in recognition of its research and development

Berlin, 5th July 2023 – Continuously driving new developments and concepts is necessary to simplify and accelerate procurement processes. Online Manufacturer FACTUREE ( has now been awarded the BSFZ seal by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for its entrepreneurial innovation competence. The company has been committed to research and development to optimize procurement processes from the very start. FACTUREE also focuses on simple processes for employees and has therefore developed its own ERP software.

Online Manufacturing is considered the procurement model for the future, as the platform approach allows covering a very wide manufacturing range while offering free capacities and short delivery times – even in times of crisis. The business model of FACTUREE, a brand of cwmk GmbH, is based on the optimal matching of component requirements with production by German and international manufacturers.

The company facilitates simple processes for their employees as well, ultimately leading to faster reaction times that benefit customers. For example, FACTUREE has expedited the development of a new value creation process and its digital implementation, resulting in a self-developed ERP system. Benjamin Schwab, co-founder and CMO of FACTUREE, states: “In the early days of our company, we were faced with the decision whether to use an existing ERP system or to develop our own. We decided on an in-house solution and programmed a cloud-based ERP system that we eventually launched. This research and development project has now been awarded the BSFZ seal.”

BSFZ recognizes the innovation competence of FACTUREE

The certifying body for research grants (BSFZ) awards the seal only to companies that are eligible for research grant funding – in this case for developing the ERP system for process management.

Benjamin Schwab says, “We started out small and have been self-financed from the very beginning. In the first phase after establishing the company, individual business processes were still handled using Excel sheets and universal software tools. Many companies in our sector use ERP systems for order management, but they prove to be unsuitable when several thousand projects have to be handled simultaneously by up to 40 employees. This is why we developed our own ERP software, designed for scalability and high availability.”

Agile software development and bottom-up feedback

FACTUREE continuously develops tools that simplify processes for employees and customers. The request tool that we recently launched, for example, is a way to reduce the digital request process to a minimum. The extremely fast request and readout of drawings by FACTUREE significantly reduces the workload of purchasers. Up to 99 items can be requested in less than a minute with just a few clicks. The request tool forms an interface with the custom developed ERP system that FACTUREE uses for order management.

“At FACTUREE, what we call sprints determine our daily routine. We have extremely short development times of 14 days and can implement our customers’ demands in a very short time. This is where we win over many purchasers. To be able to do this, we depend greatly on agile software development and bottom-up feedback. Our employees are thus involved in the development of the software that they work with every day. This approach is another feature of our open corporate culture,” says Benjamin Schwab.

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Profile of FACTUREE – The Online Manufacturer:

cwmk GmbH, based in Berlin, operates under the brand name FACTUREE as the first Online Manufacturer. The company pursues the goal of enabling its customers to procure modern production parts through digitization, automation and networking. FACTUREE has an extensive production network of over 1000 manufacturing partners from the fields of CNC machining, sheet metal production, 3D printing, casting, forging, and surface technology. More than 15000 machines are constantly available for projects. All partners are subject to a continuous data-driven quality management system certified according to ISO 9001. FACTUREE can realize prototyping projects as well as small and large series production. The customer base is located in the most diverse fields such as mechanical engineering, medical technology, model making, robotics, automotive as well as aerospace. Leading industrial companies like Siemens and Parker Hannifin, SMEs, research institutes and universities are among the customers. FACTUREE is active throughout Europe and has a continuously growing number of customers in other European countries.

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