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30 January 2016 – Netherlands-based engineering consultancy firm Witteveen+Bos and international software company BST Global solidified a historic partnership this month.
Following an extensive evaluation process, Witteveen+Bos has selected BST Global as its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution provider, making the engineering consultancy the first Netherlands-based firm to implement the software company’s flagship product, BST10. Witteveen+Bos represents one of the top 10 engineering consultancies in the Netherlands, according to the 2015 Technisch Weekblad Top 50 Ingenieursbureaus rankings.
“We met with a number of other ERP software providers, but were ultimately impressed by BST Global’s focus on the engineering industry,” said Witteveen+Bos Chief Executive Officer Karin Sluis. “Finding a partner that understands how our industry, and our company, works was of utmost importance to us – and we clearly found this with BST.”
By moving to BST10, the engineering consultancy aims to improve efficiencies company-wide and increase project and financial visibility through the use of dashboards. The firm also sought a solution that could provide the flexibility needed to support its international expansion strategy and ability to work in joint ventures to serve its clients worldwide.
“We are very excited about the future direction of BST10. In a constantly evolving market, it is important to find a partner that can not only keep up, but also lead,” said Witteveen+Bos Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Hinnen. “That’s what BST Global does. They listen to their clients’ needs, and work continuously to develop and improve their product to meet those needs, which ensures our company never falls behind.”
Representatives from the two companies gathered together for a signing ceremony at the Witteveen+Bos headquarters on 19 January to formalize the new partnership.
“Witteveen+Bos is exactly the type of partner that we hoped to find when we entered the Netherlands market,” said Coskun Tuzgol, BST Global Regional Director of Europe. “Although our businesses are quite different, we found that our cultural values, and the way we do business, are quite the same.”
During the ceremony, BST Global Executive President Javier Baldor expressed the honor that the software company felt to have the Witteveen+Bos team place its confidence and trust in BST as its ERP solution provider.
“With Witteveen+Bos, we believe that we have not only found a respected industry leader, but also a strategic partner,” Baldor said. “We look forward to building a long-standing partnership with Witteveen+Bos for many years to come.”
Witteveen+Bos now joins an extensive group of engineering consultancies – like IBI Group, KPFF Consulting Engineers, and RSP Architects Planners & Engineers – that have partnered with BST Global for their business management software solution needs. To see even more firms making the switch to BST, visit our Clients page.
Witteveen+Bos provides consulting and engineering services in the fields of water, infrastructure, the environment, and construction. With close to 1100 employees, the firm focuses primarily on complex projects requiring advanced knowledge and an integrated approach. The multi-disciplinary approach, which involves intensive co-operation between specialists in different disciplines, is a key element of the way Witteveen+Bos works. Witteveen+Bos is characterised by its expertise, reliability and commitment. Witteveen+Bos has a unique ownership structure, with the shares wholly owned by its staff. Witteveen+Bos clients are government agencies, private companies and alliances. They are served from the head office in Deventer, five Dutch offices, and foreign offices in Belgium, Dubai, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam. For more information, visit the Witteveen+Bos website.
About BST Global
BST Global provides integrated ERP and business management software solutions for the world’s leading architects, engineers, and environmental consultants. More than 100,000 professionals across six continents and 65 countries rely on BST solutions each day to manage their projects, resources, finances, and client relationships. The company’s latest offering, BST10, is the world’s first multi-lingual business management system to be built exclusively for the architecture and engineering industry and made available both in the Cloud and On-Premises. For more information, visit bstglobal.com.
Pictured above: Back row from left, BST Global Regional Director of Europe Coskun Tuzgol, BST Global Managing Director of International Business Eduardo Niebles, Witteveen+Bos Project Manager Theo Witjes, and Witteveen+Bos Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Hinnen. Front row from left, Witteveen+Bos Chief Executive Officer Karin Sluis and BST Global Executive Vice President Javier Baldor.
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