Although Prime Computer products are ideal for many different environments, e.g. workshops or hospital wards, they are most commonly used in typical office environments. In these environments, silence, reliability, compact form factor and hardware business features, such as Intel vPro, are the most valued features of Prime Computer’s mini-PCs and servers.

For SMEs in particular, ERP software is one of the most important applications that are used daily on such PCs and servers. In this blog post, the interaction between Prime Computer hardware and ERP software, in this case SelectLine, will be demonstrated. What does an optimal setup look like? What are the approximate total costs? Which partners can I contact as a customer? These questions will be answered in the following sections.

Hardware für ERP Systeme

What is ERP-Software?

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. This term encompasses all core processes necessary to manage a company, such as finance, human resources, manufacturing, logistics, services or procurement. ERP software helps to plan, connect and evaluate these processes. Typically, ERP software is divided into different modules, such as accounting, human resources, warehousing, CRM and so on. The networking of these individual modules plays an important role in the holistic planning of corporate resources.

Large international ERP software providers are e.g. Microsoft or SAP. In this blogpost, SelectLine Business Software is shown as an example for a typical ERP software. SelectLine is specially adapted to the needs of Swiss SMEs, i.e. relevant for a large proportion of Prime Computer customers. In addition, SelectLine, like Prime Computer, is based in St.Gallen. The company headquarters are only a stone’s throw away from each other.

SelectLine Business Software
SelectLine Prime Computer

SelectLine ERP-Software

SelectLine is an ERP software that offers the entire range of ERP software and therefore solutions from a single source. In order to keep the processes clear and uniform, SelectLine consistently relies on common standards. Thanks to the modular structure, the scope of services and functions of the software can be easily adapted to individual needs and extended if necessary. SelectLine can be purchased, with or without an update contract, or rented with monthly billing. Compared to other ERP solutions, the prices of SelectLine are especially attractive.

Prices purchase SelecLine: Link
Prices rent SelectLine: Link

The SelectLine software is divided into three main modules: Auftrag (Order), Fibu (Accounting) and Lohn (Payroll). With SelectLine Auftrag everything around order processing is managed. Offers, order confirmations, automated delivery notes, invoices and payment reminders as well as warehouse management and procurement are controlled by the customer via this program. Extras are also included, such as a dimensioning function for creating complex quotations for craft businesses.

The second main module SelectLine Fibu is intended for all SMEs who want to manage their business and financial accounting independently and professionally. The user-friendly structure enables even employees without proven accounting knowledge to use the program efficiently after a short training period. The program is specially developed for the Swiss market, so that all local standards, tax rates and regulations are taken into account.

SelectLine Lohn is the module for a professional staff administration, which ties up many resources in small companies, without efficient management. SelectLine Lohn contains a wage data master designed according to swissdec guidelines, which covers all current remuneration models. Additional bonuses or deductions can be easily added.

More information about SelectLine: Link

SelectLine is sold exclusively through its own partner network. The partners are intensively trained and are therefore able to evaluate the best solutions for you concerning software and hardware. The SelectLine partners are, like the Prime Computer partners, mostly small and medium-sized IT-service providers.

SelectLine selling partners: Link

Hardware Setups

An ERP system not only requires software, but also the right hardware infrastructure. In most cases, a conventional office PC, such as a PrimeMini with i3 processor, is sufficient for the clients. For the database server, the hardware requirements of a SQL server system that is aligned according to requirements must be taken into account.

The hardware infrastructure must, therefore, be discussed individually for each customer. Nevertheless, some examples of hardware setups for typical SMEs will be presented here. The hardware setups were created in cooperation with an IT partner who, as SelectLine and Prime Computer Partner, uses the combination of SelectLine software and Prime Computer hardware in real life. Whether the customer uses only one software module or all three SelectLine main modules, is not important regarding the hardware.

A rough overview of what is needed and what costs should be estimated can be given here. For individual clarification and professional installation of the software and hardware, cooperation with an IT partner is essential. Several Prime computer partners stand ready, which offer also SelectLine software solutions. For additional questions please contact our sales team: sales@primecomputer.ch

SME with 5 employees
Standard version

Clients x5:

  • PrimeMini 3 i3
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 250 GB SSD
  • Windows 10

Server x1:

  • PrimeMini 3 i3
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 250 GB SSD
  • SQL-Server Express (free)

Hardware total cost* = 3’624.- CHF

*Price on 07.10.2019, incl. VAT, incl. 5 years warranty, without Windows licenses

SME with 5 employees
Performance version

Clients x5:

  • PrimeMini 4 i5
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 250 GB SSD
  • Windows 10

Server x1:

  • PrimeMini 4 i7
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 500 GB SSD Samsung Pro
  • SQL-Server Express (free)

Hardware total cost* = 6’716.- CHF

*Price on 07.10.2019, incl. VAT, incl. 5 years warranty, without Windows licenses

SME with 10 employees

Clients x10:

  • PrimeMini 3 i3
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 250 GB SSD
  • Windows 10

Server x1:

  • PrimeServer 8-core
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 2x 1 TB SSD Raid 1
  • SQL-Server Express (free)

Hardware total cost* = 9’459.- CHF

*Price on 07.10.2019, incl. VAT, incl. 5 years warranty, without Windows licenses

SME with 18 employees

Clients x18:

  • PrimeMini 3 i3
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 250 GB SSD
  • Windows 10

Server x1:

  • PrimeServer Pro 8-core
  • 64 GB RAM
  • 4x 1 TB Datacenter-SSD Raid 10
  • SQL-Server Standard

Hardware total cost* = 16’357.- CHF

*Price on 07.10.2019, incl. VAT, incl. 5 years warranty, without Windows licenses

Prime Computer SelectLine
SelectLine ERP Software

About SelectLine Software AG

SelectLine is one of the pioneers in Switzerland in the field of commercial standard software and can look back on more than 25 years of successful development experience. Based on the idea of offering small and medium-sized businesses a complete solution from a single source, an industry-neutral commercial software solution was developed that is scalable and can be adapted modularly to the most diverse needs.

SelectLine focuses on standardization, but can still be customized to individual needs. SelectLine programs are used successfully in several thousand companies in Switzerland alone. This impressively demonstrates how flexibly the software can be adapted to the most diverse industry requirements. With SelectLine, you can easily and efficiently model, optimize and rationalize almost any business process.

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