Digital tools for fast, stable and cost-efficient processes in window construction
The Digital Building Solutions (DBS) develops and sells solutions for all stages of the value chain in window construction: From customer acquisition, technical planning, purchasing and production to the installation and after-sales support.
Our “digital toolbox” is designed for our customer, or more precisely designed to satisfy our customers’ needs. Therefore, our digital solutions cover all stages of the value chain of our customers. We think integratively and multidisciplinary, but we are specialized in windows and doors. Our tools have a modular structure and enable a digital transformation “step by step” – one project after the other and from success to success!
The solutions at a glance
The advantages of DBS WinDo Flow have now also convinced Sebastian and Frank Walch, who together as managing directors run the German window construction company Walch Fensterbau GmbH & Co.KG in Remchingen, Baden-Württemberg. In the interview, Sebastian Walch explains how the NFC chip and the associated software solution are used in his company and what experiences he has made with it so far.
Both DBS managing directors Dr Matthias Koch and Karl Dietrich Wellsow answered the questions of Digitalradar MünsterLAND in an exclusive interview. Specifically, they talked about the spin-off of DBS and the development of the augmented reality application DBS WinDo Imaging.
...for digital business models in and around Münster.
We are happy about our new membership in the German association münsterLAND.digital e.V. As an innovation centre for the promotion of digital transformation in the region of Münster, the association pursues the goal of generating new forms of cooperation.
On March 10, 2022, the German window manufacturer hilzinger held its annual partner day. Marius Keweloh from the DBS WinDo Imaging team participated and presented our AR app WindowViewer - with success.
Vienna Window Convention 2022
The third Vienna Window Covention took place from June 23 – 24, 2022 as a hybrid event. In accordance with the congress motto "Digitalization | Sustainability | Markets", DBS Managing Director Karl Dietrich Wellsow held a presentation on the topic of digitalization in window construction.
In addition to Mr. Wellsow, other presentation by leading industry representatives as well as market and economic experts were on the agenda. Overall, the 2-day event covered topics such as current opportunities and challenges, status quo of the European market development, current trends as well as the impact of digitalization and sustainability on the industry.
For more information about the event please visit the website of the Vienna Window Convention.
Our digital tools in detail
DBS WinDo Imaging – Visualization in new dimensions
The visualization of window and door elements has never been so easy. With modern solutions from AR (Augmented Reality) and AI (Artificial Intelligence), products can be experienced in a realistic surrounding both inside the house as well as outside on the façade. Use your smartphone or tablet to select, configure and display your windows digitally. By using augmented reality, you can create a more realistic feeling for the visualization and make the building elements a digital experience. Use AR in the area of customer acquisition to reconcile the expectations of the building owners with real possibilities. AR is particularly suitable for the visualisation of renovation work as well as reconstructions or extensions to existing objects.
DBS WinDo Planning – Window construction knowledge easy & understandable
With the planning software DBS WinDo Planning you receive a modern online tool for all processes around the planning of PVC windows and doors. All knowledge about the profile systems, about the individual articles and rules is stored digitally and continuously updated. This means DBS WinDo Planning is always up to date. The software performs calculations, takes static requirements into account and enables the presentation as a complete 2D or 3D model, including profiles, reinforcements, drillings, etc. DBS WinDo Planning supports the digital planning method Building Information Modeling (BIM).
DBS WinDo Ordering – More than just an ordering tool
DBS WinDo Ordering offers you various tools for the optimization of your (purchasing) processes in exchange with your suppliers – simple, fast and free from mistakes. This means DBS WinDo Ordering is more than just the digital implementation of a paper order via online shop or EDI. Equally important are the upstream and downstream processes as well as the integration into the existing window construction software. DBS WinDo Ordering is the ideal tool for efficient purchasing processes.
DBS WinDo Experts – Master data and consulting at its best
DBS WinDo Experts offers you solutions for ideally integrated core processes: From procurement to production to sales. During these processes master data plays an important role. Often there is great potential for optimization. DBS WinDo Experts provides you with suggestions and solutions to recognize and use these potentials. Our IT experts will support you with their extensive window know-how. This means we support you in the planning, implementation and optimization of Klaes and 3E window construction software. In addition to the integration of your processes, we support you with the definition of interfaces between the processes as well as the connection of computer-controlled machines, up to the support of paperless production.
The quality and completeness of the master data form the central basis for this process. When creating profile master data, we meet the highest demands. In addition, we do not limit ourselves to a one-time creation: Since data changes over time, we offer a special service, the permanent update process, which regularly updates the master data and optionally also keeps your prices up to date. DBS WinDo Experts offers you the necessary security and comfort, so that your core processes are always at the center of attention.
DBS WinDo Flow – The window with the digital view
DBS WinDo Flow is a software solution for data processing, documentation of processes and communication between partners in the construction and sales of windows and doors. It manages relevant data of all processes from the production of profiles to the installation of windows. Already during the production process, small NFC chips are installed into the product. Since the software is connected to your window construction software, all product and order information as well as attachments can be read out via the chip using a smartphone or tablet.
The intuitive web interface (cockpit) and the two mobile apps (InstallationPro and WindowPass) enable you to use the software individually in the office and on the construction site itself. This allows you to identify the different window and door elements easily and on the road.