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Define functional requirements (IT)

November 14, 2018 6441 Views


Forbo Flooring Systems is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of linoleum and vinyl floor coverings. In Europe, there are 12 manufacturing plants in Netherlands, UK, France, Switzerland and Russia.


Forbo is implementing SAP as the overall ERP system for its production plants. There are some parts of the production process that are chosen not to be integrated with SAP, but do require an update to a .net based application. For the “Methec” line, a functional description was required in order to write the new program by the own IT department in Krommenie.


Groenewout was asked to write the functional description and acted as a facilitator for the internal approvals by doing:

  • Detailed site tour
  • Interviews with all key persons within operations
  • Facilitate workshops to go through entire process



  • Desired functionalities were defined by Forbo in consultation with Groenewout
  • A detailed workshop was conducted to eliminate any questions concerning requirements