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Unifying 5 ERPs with Ease of Integration: Heineken and Basware

26 April 2019

5 minute read

Unifying 5 ERPs with Ease of Integration: Heineken and Basware

Being a global business comes with a lot of highs and a lot of lows. One of those lows is managing to bring together incongruent ERP systems into a singular platform for easier processing and better overall data. Learn more about how Heineken Nederland used Basware’s easy integration capabilities to bring together 5 ERPs.

 

Global organisation, global complexities

Being a global company usually means you’ve seen your fair share of mergers and acquisitions. These mergers likely left you with multiple ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems, leaving you to wonder what it’s going to cost to integrate all those disparate systems into one, concise location. If you’ve been down this road before, you know that assimilating multiple ERPs can be a huge challenge, straining your IT department and your budget.

But what if you could seamlessly integrate all your ERP systems with your purchase-to-pay solution?

Heineken Nederland consolidates multiple ERPs

Heineken Nederland was running 5 different ERPs and processing over 430,000 purchase order invoices a year. Since they were operating in a fairly complex and intricate environment, they were looking for a way to:

  • Quickly and seamlessly integrate their several ERPs into one location,

  • Integrate invoice processing solutions with their complex IT environment,

  • Automate their electronic and paper invoice matching, and

  • Simplify their processes and save time.

To achieve all their goals, they adopted Basware AP Automation.

After just 9 months, Heineken Nederland automated their invoice process and united their five ERP systems. They saw a 95% decrease in approval time for electronic invoices, which they owe to implementing invoice automation. 

Basware’s ERP Integration Strength

According to the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suite report, Basware had the highest score of all the vendor reference customer surveys for ease of integration using standard APIs and tools. It offers packaged integrations for importing POs from POS, Kanban and MRP systems.

Our award-winning integration capabilities mean that there’s no need for additional configuration. Everything you need for a successful ERP integration lives within the tool and requires no external efforts from your IT departments or third-party intervention.

Our Basware solutions also come with certified ERP intelligence, giving your company the ability to easily work alongside over leading ERP systems such as:

  • SAP

  • Oracle

  • Microsoft

Ready to learn more?

Learn what else Heineken Nederland achieved after adopting Basware AP Automation in their case study, and read more on Basware’s role as a Leader in ease of deployment in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites Report.