The right material to be the champion

Mar 4, 2021 | New article | 0 comments

Setting the scene

11 February 2021, Vreni Schneider, three-time overall winner of the Alpine Ski World Cup, is getting ready to hit the ski slopes. She takes part in the Alpine Ski World Cup, equipped with the same equipment that led her to victory in 89. She hopes to win first place in the competition, as she did several times in the past.

On March 28th of the same year, race driver Alain Prost stands behind the starting line of the first race of the Formula 1 World Championship. Four-time world champion in the 80s, he is hoping for another victory at the wheel of his trusty McLaren MP4/2B, the car with which he won the 1985 World Cup.

The outcome

The starting signal sounds, Prost and Schneider take off on the tracks. They give the best of themselves, but in spite of that, they can’t manage to keep up with the other sportsmen and women – too much delay, lack of precision, technical problems. As soon as the finish line is crossed, the result is unmistakable: no first place for Prost and Schneider, they didn’t measure up to the competition.

The issue

If the two ex-champions didn’t manage to obtain new victories, it’s not because they lost their talent or because the level of the competition is higher than theirs. No, if they have had so many difficulties it is because the equipment they have used in these competitions does not measure up to the more modern equipment of the other participants.

Over the years, race cars and ski equipment have evolved to enable sportsmen and women to perform better. Car engines have become more powerful while consuming less energy, skis have become lighter and more flexible: different elements offering a gain in speed and control to sportspeople.

For a victory in the age of time

But if Prost’s coach advised him to swap his old McLaren for a car model similar to Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes W11 and Schneider’s coach advised him to opt for the same light and flexible skis as Mikaela Shiffrin, the two ex-champions would probably give today’s competitors a hard time.

The evolution of businesses

These two examples from the sports world perfectly illustrate the situation for companies. Indeed, just as sports equipment has changed over time, working methods have evolved and various digital tools have been developed over the years in order to optimize the performance of businesses for, among other things, increased speed, precision and cost reduction.

In a constantly changing market where digitisation is becoming more and more widespread, having the right tools can ensure the competitiveness of your business. So, just as Prost’s coach can decide to equip the latter with a Mercedes W11, you can also choose to equip your employees with the right digital tools to guarantee the optimal performance of your business

Our equipment for your business

MCA Kale, management software developed by MCA Concept, is the ideal pair of skis for your company. It is adapted to the needs of today’s businesses and is designed to guarantee optimum performance: saving time, increasing precision and safety and reducing costs. Created in 2002, MCA Kale has evolved over time and continues to do so as new technologies are developed and new digital requirements emerge.

MCA Kale consists of different modules such as :
ERP, which manages all the enterprise’s financial flows, starting with purchases from suppliers, stock management and sales. But it also manages the financial aspect of human resources.
CRM, which enables the capture, processing and analysis of information from customers, suppliers and employees.
CMS, which is document-oriented and is used to create and dynamically update documents. It can also be used to generate reports and statistics.

And offers extensions such as :
• E-commerce
• Cash register
• Mobile

On the basis of MCA Kale, MCA Concept has also developed specialised software packages for different fields of activities. They are optimised according to the business lines.