The collaboration: a mixed team
says Louis Botha. "With this SAP solution, which is excellent for the administrative side of accounting, I was able to conduct the external audit efficiently. When WaterBear opted for SAP, the organization did so with growth in mind. We are expanding rapidly: the platform currently [as of March 2021] has 50,000 members. We expect to be able to handle this growth with SAP Business ByDesign. At launch, it will undoubtedly prove to be a robust system, able to deal with multiple countries, complex issues, and various spin-offs in different currencies."
"We have maintained a strong relationship with Aiden since the initial launch," Louis continues. "I contact Aiden when I need technical support and additional services. The entire project was managed effectively, with no unexpected or excessive expenses. It was refreshing and innovative to see that they were so quick and proactive; they guided us through the entire process. We never needed to tell Aiden what we wanted from them; they got to work and it got done."
"WaterBear needed a financial system as soon as possible. That foundation is now in place, thanks to a great team effort in which key functionalities were developed within a month," concludes Aiden's project manager, Barbara Schoones. "At the same time, WaterBear now has the flexibility to expand the ERP system as business needs change. The project also provided a true enrichment of the two corporate cultures. For Aiden, this was a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the company's commitment to contributing to the achievement of sustainable development goals."
Since late 2020, WaterBear has been available in eight countries, including the Netherlands. The rest of Europe and Asia will follow later. "Over time, we will also consider implementing SAP's e-commerce solution and ticketing system. For now, we are just very happy that everything was ready in time for the launch, thanks to the hard work of our partners," Louis Botha concludes.About Aiden