The demands on tool and mould construction have become more diverse: Not only do the tools and moulds have to be precise and meet the highest quality requirements, in times of increasing competition and cost pressure both nationally and internationally the order costing must be accurate and reliable at all times. Increasing cost pressure is leading to higher capacity utilisation of the machines and, at the same time, minimal downtimes. This situation requires a more efficient use of the available means of production. Our software solution ams.erp TOOL offers the potential for much-needed optimisation. The seamless networking of all available project information guarantees maximum process transparency – the prerequisite for entrepreneurial success.