The window with the digital view

Discover new possibilities with an integrated chip in the window profile.

The window with the digital view

Discovering new possibilities with the integrated chip in the window profile

Imagine you could manage and organize all processes in window construction quickly and conveniently from one application. That means from window production, to the installation at the end customer, up to the processing of service requests. DBS WinDo Flow makes it possible – with digital and centrally controlled window and installation processes.

DBS WinDo Flow is the digital memory for your windows. The software solution can be used to process data, document processes and communicate with installers and end customers.

Overall, the solution consists of an NFC chip, a web interface (cockpit) and two mobile apps (InstallationPro and WindowPass).

Using a small NFC chip, which is installed into the window or door sash, all data, orders and objects can be viewed and managed digitally. Due to the unique identification and on-hand information, installation and approval at the customer’s premises is made easier and quicker.

Finally, the solution also offers your end customers a modern after-sales service. The design of the apps can be adapted to individual company requirements, so that your own corporate design can be reflected by logo and colours. Personalized information and offers can also be created and communicated via the apps easily.

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Your benefits

Features at a glance

  • Import information and attachments of orders and products with the help of ERP interfaces, which enable data exchanges between the window construction software and the DBS WinDo Flow system.
  • Document the process flow digitally, because NFC chips are already used in the manufacturing process to identify the individual window and door products.
  • Plan and transfer orders with all relevant data to installers – even external ones.
  • Access the product information and instructions you need for your installation at any time.
  • Document the successful installation or any defects digitally and send them directly to the responsible employee in the office.
  • Scan and read out your window data and send inquiries of all kinds directly to your service partner.

DBS WinDo Flow explained in 5 steps

Learn more about the possibilities of NFC technology for the window fabricator and installer in detail. The video shows you the use of the cockpit as well as the app InstallationPro in 5 steps: From glazing, order processing and installation planning to the documentation and final acceptance.

How does the chip get into the window?

Our partners Horst Klaes GmbH & Co. KG and LEICHT Fenster & Türen GmbH have produced a short video to explain the use of NFC technology in practice. The video shows, how the NFC chip is installed into the window:

Success Stories

„In the future we will document every single detail on the construction site with the InstallationPro.”

The German company LEICHT Fenster und Türen is now advancing digitalization in window construction significantly. As from now, all windows of the company group will be equipped with an NFC chip. The family-run window manufacturer from Karlsdorf-Neuthard is thus taking a major step towards digitalization.

The project of digitizing the window construction processes at LEICHT already started two years ago. With the current use of NFC chips and the DBS WinDo Flow solution, another joint digital project has been launched.

VEKA representative and DBS CEO at LEICHT Fenster & Türen
Thomas Fischer (l.), Thorsten Leicht (m.) and Karl Dietrich Wellsow (r.)

You can read a detailed report on digitization and the collaboration of LEICHT, VEKA & DBS in the November 2020 issue of the German industry magazine GLASWELT.

Mit VEKA und der DBS kam der Digitalisierungsschub [PDF] – Germany only

„With the chip in our windows we offer our customers a whole new level of after-sales service.”

Simon Dethleffsen, Hans Walter & Sohn GmbH

The traditional Kassel-based company Walter Fenster & Türen also relies on the window with digital memory. The integrated chip in the window sash with the related app applications now supports installers and, above all, end customers or property managers. Using the chip, all window data, orders and objects can be managed digitally. With DBS WinDo Flow the window manufacturer also relies on a future-oriented after-sales service, because spare parts, such as a defective window glass, can be called up precisely. In addition, it is easy to request and document maintenance work digitally.

Management of Walter-Fenster
Management trio: Dr. Frank Walter (l.), Simon Dethleffsen (m.) and Gerd Walter (r.)

You can read an article on the window with the digital memory in the May issue of the German magazine “Wirtschaft Nordhessen”.

Fenster mit dem digitalen Durchblick [PDF] – German only

Logo Walter Fensterbau

„In the first phase, we are focusing on window installation. Using the chip, we can do this completely without any paper. Communication between the manufacturer, the installation team and the client is entirely digital.“

The digital chip in the window sash now simplifies the installation processes at the German window manufacturer Walter Fensterbau GmbH & Co KG from Augsburg. From now on, all delivered windows will be equipped with a chip from DBS. Completely invisible to the viewer, the chip not only digitalizes the installation process, but also the processing of orders internally at Walter, as well as the cooperation with partners and customers.

Installation of the chip in the window sash
Installation of the chip in the window sash above the handle

You can read a detailed report on the use of the WinDo Flow solution at Walter Fensterbau on the website of the German industry magazine GLASWELT (article dated October 05, 2021):

Link to the article: Digitaler Fensterchip vereinfacht Montageprozesse  – German only

Technical requirements

  • The DBS WinDo Flow technology relies on a HANA cloud solution from SAP in combination with a SAP UI5 web interface as well as iOS and Android apps.
  • Hardware: Smartphone or tablet with NFC antenna
  • Software: iOS/ iPadOS (from version 13) and Android (from version 6)
  • Internet connection
  • Recommendation: ERP interface (e.g. Klaes, Cantor, 3E etc.)

Contact

You are interested in DBS WinDo Flow?
Our product team is looking forward to your inquiry:

Nathalie Pelkeit
Nathalie PelkeitProduct Manager
Your contact for
– General product questions
– Licensing issues
– Support
npelkeit@digitalbuilding.solutions
Max Benek
Max BenekProduct Specialist
Your contact for
– ERP integration
– InstallationPro
– WindowPass
maxbenek@digitalbuilding.solutions
Raoul Iovanut
Raoul IovanutProduct Consultant
Your contact for
– Connection of production
– Process workflows
riovanut@digitalbuilding.solutions
Lukas Bureck
Lukas BureckProduct Consultant
Your contact for
– Cockpit
– Technical questions (e.g. chips or scanners)
lbureck@digitalbuilding.solutions
Jonas Vienhues
Jonas VienhuesProduct Architect
Your contact for
– iOS and Android
– Technical compatibility of devices
jvienhues@digitalbuilding.solutions

Contact

You are interested in DBS WinDo Flow?
Our product team is looking forward to your inquiry:

Nathalie Pelkeit
Nathalie PelkeitProduct Manager
Your contact for
– General product questions
– Licensing issues
– Support
npelkeit@digitalbuilding.solutions
Max Benek
Max BenekProduct Specialist
Your contact for
– ERP integration
– InstallationPro
– WindowPass
maxbenek@digitalbuilding.solutions
Raoul Iovanut
Raoul IovanutProduct Consultant
Your contact for
– Connection of production
– Process workflows
riovanut@digitalbuilding.solutions
Lukas Bureck
Lukas BureckProduct Consultant
Your contact for
– Cockpit
– Technical questions (e.g. chips or scanners)
lbureck@digitalbuilding.solutions
Jonas Vienhues
Jonas VienhuesProduct Architect
Your contact for
– iOS and Android
– Technical compatibility of devices
jvienhues@digitalbuilding.solutions