Solutions for the construction steel & concrete industry

A+ Software Premium Pack for rebar workshops 


Arma Plus, Software Solutions for the Reinforcing Steel Industry

The Premium Pack for rebar workshops is the complete software solution of the A+ Software range, covering all your manufacturing processes and providing a comprehensive solution for the management and running of your workshops.













Installation and invoicing

Monitoring of the installation by drawing to facilitate invoicing for your installation sites. Compatible with invoicing methods with or without supplies.



Automation of the company’s information circuits by e-mail and of the hierarchical authorization requests for the validation of tasks. Checks the coherence of the operations with the rules defined internally. Secures the authorization conditions.


Management, by construction site, of all subcontracted operations and automated generation of subcontractor orders and construction site delivery slips. Facilitates the generation of subcontracting-related documents (supplier and customer). Definition of prices for all subcontractors right from the site to facilitate orders and invoices. Subcontractor documents bearing your company logo. Saves time and ensures rigour and exactness in monitoring subcontracted operations.     


MRP1 Failure Analysis

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

This functionality allows for analysing stock levels and managing purchase lead times to organize the optimal schedule, in real time, of orders and/or production of parts.

  • Ensures an adequate level of stock continuously.
  • Prevents stock shortages and identifies idle inventory.

Management of orders, taking into account multi-supplier relationships.

Customer Pre-purchases

Allows for dealing with customer pre-purchases of material stock and products to ensure margins and provide cash flow to the factory.    


Human Resource Management

Management of personnel numbers and control check

Monitoring of the hours worked by the staff, productive or not, and by construction site. Management of the payroll master file, qualification and administrative document. Constitution of the teams. Control of the hours worked by employee number and by construction site. Management of employee absences, transportation and other prepay factors.


Bill of materials configurator (MES)

Management of your production and price lines for the generation of orders and price quotes integrating all accessories and operations. Can be adapted to all types of activities with production organized by order. This module constitutes the heart of your production management application. The first level allows for managing your manufacturing lines. The BOM and the operations benefit from configurator-type functionalities that allow for simplifying the management of your technical database. Depending on the design variables, the configurator allows for controlling the choice of components and their quantities, the associated operations and expected productivity, as well as the standard costs.    


Configurator for monitoring the actual production cost

Calculation of the production cost of manufactured parts according to the configurator and control check in the workshop. The cost price is calculated as accurately as possible taking into account the actual production items controlled in the workshop. The financial elements are therefore as accurate as possible and allow an exact analysis of the operation, simply and in an automated way.     


Management of quality laboratories

Test management and quality audits. Optimizes the follow-up of audits and reports as part of a quality approach.   


Data exchange between A+ Software bases

Data exchange between A+ Software bases. Allows the transfer of rebar manufacturing data, including assembly drawings, from one A+ Software system to another. Very practical, notably when working with your subcontractors.   


Export of the items to the CAD system

Allows for exporting the shapes into a CAD for 2D or 3D representation. Solution for integrating rebars in a more comprehensive CAD file. Also provides a comprehensive post-detailing check. 


Load control 

Operation consisting in checking the loading of a lorry before shipping. Can be done through reading the bar codes on the labels or by manual entry. Generation of the delivery slip according to the parts controlled. Guarantees no missing or surplus items in deliveries. Increases customer satisfaction and reduces material consumption by eliminating the reproduction of parts already delivered but requested by the construction site.


Weighbridge management

Interface between your weighbridge and the A+ Software for the reliable management of delivered and received weights. Management of weighbridges, configuration integrating the reliability index, trailer park with weight characteristics, management of multiple weighings, transfer of data from the weighbridge, 100% bar code management available, weight control at entry and exit.     


Delivery run optimization

Organization of deliveries by run and by lorry, taking into account the priorities and choice of itineraries. Link to Google Maps®. Transport schedules with fleet reservation and consistency check. Management of the lorry schedule. Improved relations with your carriers. Reduction in delivery times and carbon footprint.     


Mobile stock

PDA mobile solution: Receipt, inventory, stock to stock

Management of stock movements (transfers, inventory, receipt, etc.) using a portable device with bar code reader. Facilitates the direct control and monitoring of stocks.    


Just in Time management

Organization of production on the basis of the desired delivery dates. Integration of Just in Time production taking into account the production, loading, delivery, unloading and delivery run times.


Optimization of customized cutting

Optimization of cutting depending on the characteristics of your equipment and the distribution of the products. Logistics management of the storage capacity for finished and semi-finished goods. Optimization of the number of cycles and bar ends. Optimization of bar ends for managed steel consumption.


Organization and launch

Production strategy

Scheduling and consolidation of orders. Taking into account of the technical, economic and logistical constraints of your machinery in the assigning of workstations. Study of the cycles for the optimization of each machine. Balancing of production time per loading station. Processing of packaging depending on the handling means and production machines.        


2D Downloading – BVBS Driver

Downloading of machine tools with 2D bar code (BVBS standard protocol). Editing of the 2D bar code on labels for downloading of manufacturing data directly to the consoles of the machine tools. Compatible with the BVBS standard. Increases productivity by reducing the data entry time and risk of error.    


Real-time production monitoring

Industrial data acquisition

Monitoring engine for production data entered in the workshop via the A+ TouchBox network (link to the hardware page). Real-time monitoring, and productivity and traceability reporting. Allows the comprehensive management of production with real-time progress display. Facilitates the relationship with the construction site. Ensures the traceability of raw materials by construction site for quality control. Provides a very accurate calculation of costs based on recorded events.


Machine Servicing System

Attached to data acquisition system, A+ Software propose a full Machine Servicing System. The list of servicing technician, per type of process, is fully intergrate. A+MSS also manage the service operation list including periodicity, allocated time and spare parts (stock managed by A+) for each machine. A servicing planning per day and machine is established. The work orders are created with barcode for the online Touch Box management, which will also serve to scan the operations and allocated time. A set of complete statistical documents is available.   


Online welding work progress capture by scanning working docket

Control check, by scanning of the bar codes in the office, of the components manufactured by the welders at the end of the period. Traceability and productivity statistics. Productivity gains generally noted. Uniform basis for calculating welder bonuses. Traceability of assembled parts. Online monitoring possible with the A+ TouchBox network.


Online Cut and Bent work progress capture by scanning working docket

Control check, by scanning of the bar codes in the office, of the components manufactured at the end of the period. Traceability and productivity statistics. Productivity gains generally noted. Uniform basis for calculating operator bonuses. Traceability of cut and bent parts. Online availability with the A+ TouchBox network.








Design and manufacture of standard welded mesh

Management of the design and manufacturing of standard welded mesh or rebars. Library, cutting and bending, launch of manufacturing, editing, etc. Includes numerous options that can be adapted to your organization.


Design and manufacture of special welded mesh

Offers different solutions for design: short specs registration of DWG BBS, conversion of conventional rebar cages, automatic data entry per section, production to size, etc. A comprehensive solution for special welded mesh. Based on best market practices, A+ Software supports you both in the design of panels depending on your welding machinery and related constraints, and in the organization of their manufacture (runs, orders). Includes numerous options that can be adapted to your organization.


Direct 1D downloading and by production machine query (depending on the machinery)

Downloading of machine tools with 1D bar codes. Direct link with the database. Editing of the 1D bar code on labels or the list for downloading of manufacturing data directly to the consoles of the machine tools. Increases productivity by reducing the data entry time and risk of error. May be supplemented by the real-time monitoring of production and the traceability of materials and operators.




This pack is understood as excluding equipment, including industrial equipment linked to mentioned functionalities, proposed in addition. 


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Advantages of the Premium Pack solution for rebar workshops

  • Schedule configurator
  • real-time monitoring
  • Extensive functional coverage



Download A+ Software Premium Pack brochure for rebar workshops




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