Whitepaper Industry 4.0

It has been published a report dedicated to scenarios, trends and tools of the Italian Government's Industry 4.0 Plan.

Edited by Marketing Department

It is now available a White Paper dedicated to Zucchetti solutions that can be supported by the proceedings of the Italian Industry Plan 4.0, but not only: downloading the document you can explore issues related to the situation of Italian industry, the IT sector and Digital Transformation in 4.0 context, along with a focus on Warrant Group certification.

Download the White Paper.

CH Localization

The forthcoming release 1.5.2 of Mago4 will bring some important updates to the Swiss localization, aligned with the country's most recent regulations.

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As of 1 January 2018, VAT adjustments will be made in Switzerland; from that date, a partial revision of the VAT Act (LIVA) will also enter into force, entailing some changes in the tax reporting forms.

As a result of such updates, and in view of a constant functional alignment with the most current reality, new rates between VAT codes have been added in Mago4 1.5.2. In addition, default data have been updated, with changes in VAT codes, accounting models, and reporting data.

The update also applies to the various VAT statements that have been changed in order to print the amounts relating to the new VAT rates and are already ready for use in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Another update, always in Swiss location, concerns PVR management, i.e. the type of payment locally used to collect invoices: the files that have been used to import receipts to Mago4 will be replaced in 2018 by xml files. With its 1.5.2 version, Mago4 is ready to import the xml file of the invoices supplied by the banks on the basis of the expected standard tracks, then closing the entries and generating collection records into the accounting.

Both of these features are designed for the Swiss market, one of the countries where your ERP Mago4 is featured with a full functional localization. Mago4 is always aligned with local regulations and can adapt to the context in which you work, to support you developing your business wherever you are.

To learn more about Mago4 1.5.2, please check the release notes in the Private Area, on the Microarea portal, or contact us for more information.

Mago4 Industry 4.0

Mago4 offers you the opportunity to join the tax incentives of Industry Plan 4.0 issued by Italian Government. Here is the Warrant Group compliance statement.

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We have already deepened (also thanks to a specific whitepaper) the project called Industry 4.0 Plan, developed by the Government to support Italian companies in the process of digitalization and robotization of manufacturing systems. In summary, the Plan is a tax break program to provide 140% super-depreciation on the purchase of machinery and 250% hyper-depreciation for technological assets related to Industry 4.0. It is important to point out that 4.0 technology benefits companies of any size: implementing the super-depreciation mechanism, the Government's Industry 4.0 Plan aims at evolving Italian manufacturing.

Industry 4.0 Plan is finding considerable feedback in Italian companies, bringing significant results for technological and digital innovation in our country, yet often we are led to believe that the new Industry 4.0 technologies are addressed primarily to large enterprises. This is not the case: with the new rules, SMEs, as well, can conveniently invest in innovation. Any company can enjoy the benefits that have been put in place, and it is not even necessary that purchases are completed by 2017: the deadline for the delivery of goods admitted to the benefits is extended to 2018, September 30, provided that by the end of 2017 the order has been accepted and paid for at least 20%.

There is more: Industry 4.0 does not mean just machinery. The law also includes 140% depreciation for intangible assets such as software, systems and system integration, platforms and applications related to business processes (note: the software must not be connected to a new device, but if it is used for its operation, it must be considered embedded and as such is equally promoted to 250%).

The range of software covered by the subsidy covers every possible application of the Industry 4.0 model. Here, then, many Zucchetti solutions have been declared compliant to Industry 4.0 Standard and certified by an important research organization in innovative technologies: Warrant Innovation Lab, the technologic spin-off of the renowned Warrant Group, which promotes the technological transfer process in a concrete way and supports industrial innovation. The collaboration with Warrant has clarified the main practical aspects of such measures in relation to the Zucchetti Group solutions.

Following the compliance analysis initiated for the Group's ERP solutions, it was certified that the three Mago4 editions (Professional Lite, Professional and Enterprise) fall under the category "software, systems, platforms and applications for managing and coordinating production with high integration features of service activities, such as internal and external logistics and maintenance (eg intra-factory communication systems, fieldbus, SCADA systems, MES, CMMS, innovative solutions with features related to IoT paradigms and / or cloud computing)", as a stand-alone software equipped with features necessary for the benefit. The analysis has identified the requirements for the subsidy in Mago4 manufacturing modules (production base / advanced, open orders, Bill of materials, manufacturing mobile, basic / advanced planning, variants, tools, configurator) and logistics modules (WMS Base, Advanced and Mobile), that, aiming to a rationalization in production and warehouse management, can therefore benefit of depreciation.

Not only. The ERP Mago4 is also rewarded for its integration capabilities: the extensive ERP I.Mago, the operating environment shared between Mago and the Infinity Zucchetti galaxy, is in fact compliant to regulations on depreciable assets into 4.0 Industry context, provided that it is joined to a Mago4 configuration including the above-mentioned modules.

It is clear now that the tax standards set out in Industry 4.0 plan are interesting for the ability to push innovation; it is important to stress that, in order to seize all the opportunities of the plan, it is important to rely on a partner that helps you in the innovation of your company and at the same time knows and selects for you the most appropriate solutions, also in function of regulations.

Thanks to its strong ERP experience, Mago4 is the perfect candidate to play this role.

To know more about tax breaks, you can visit the industry-specific Zucchetti website, contact your reseller or fill out the information request form.

Close Up

The Mago4 Manufacturing area offers several opportunities to work with planning features that allow the management of different analysis sets: today, one more than yesterday.

By Daniele Salvatore - Edited by Marketing Department

As you know, Mago4 has always managed an articulated and dynamic planning of manufacturing.

Whether you need to manage complex schedules, articulated through policies that maximize the amount of any production lots, rather than you need discrete aggregates over time, or that you should handle individual orders, Mago4 has the right solution. Your ERP, in fact, always allows you to keep track of every detail in terms of direct and induced movement of the materials and semi-finished products involved, proposing outsourced suppliers or planning internal production proposals.

In this way, you have everything under control and an overview of the choices and options that help you run faster schedules in order to manage simulations of possible scenarios to be met; you can rely on automatic orders, checked and proposed according to the needs arising from customer orders, production plans, sales forecasts or special stock levels and punctually set reorder points for each desired item in inventory.

In short, the manufacturing management in Mago4 does not impose any limitations and constraints: today you have a further enhanced flexibility in relation to the management of reordering point, that becomes "punctual".

Maybe you do not know, in fact, that you can choose to organize your needs and meet them according to a pre-determined amount that you can decide to be reached on a given date.

This is no longer a step-by-step integration of inventories when under stock or as a result of specific customers' inquiries: we are talking about a genuine material reallocation across the warehouse that operates extensively at a precise date, and only if necessary.

That's one of the plus of Mago4 Manufacturing: great quality of planning at 360 degrees, with multiple simulations of complex and articulated scenarios on the whole of your warehouse.

You can find out more about Mago4's Manufacturing features designed for planning by consulting the dedicated website page, or contacting your reseller for more information. If you want, you can also fill in the information request form: you will be contacted back as soon as possible.


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