20+ SEEBURGER customers and contacts from various industries met at ‘Living Tomorrow, Vilvoorde’ in Belgium, for the official launch of the Belgian office of SEEBURGER Benelux.
SEEBURGER has been active in the Benelux market since 2005, with its office located at Schiphol-Rijk in the Netherlands. Already today SEEBURGER have many Enterprise and SME companies in Belgium using the SEEBURGER integration software products and services. Now it was time to establish an office in Vilvoorde, Belgium, to serve and advice our Belgian customers also with our own local experts.
Belgium Open Office Event
The Belgium Open Office Event at the “Living Tomorrow” complex was filled with an interesting program, such as the official opening of the office, SEEBURGER Benelux emergence and development, strategy and overview of the SEEBURGER Business Integration platform. The customer Ardo did an interesting business case presentation, and finally a very inspiring tour into innovation led by the Living Tomorrow guide.
SEEBURGER solutions are supporting your Digital Transformation
Going digital is not easy, especially when you are a large, leading organization in your domain with an IT environment heavily depending on legacy systems. There are often application and infrastructure challenges, like your systems and applications are band-aided together. This typically creates business silos, compliance and regulatory concerns abound, outdated functionality limits innovation and growth, data security & compliance, etc. And file transfer is still a challenge! SEEBURGER presented how to support this digital transformation also considering legacy systems.
SEEBURGER showed how it enables organizations to integrate traditional B2B/EDI flows, Managed File Transfer and API Management functionality based on one single platform, the SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) – operational on-premises or as Cloud Services.
Analyst firms like Gartner also confirm that companies should seek if possible for a unified approach for integration. In a report from Gartner* (https://blog.seeburger.com/de/seeburger-cited-gartner-report-master-b2b-ecosystem-integration-blended-edi-api-approach/) , where SEEBURGER was cited, APIs and API Management complement, rather than replace, traditional B2B technologies such as EDI and MFT. Application leaders should leverage their legacy B2B skills while taking advantage of new API capabilities to optimize their business ecosystem for digital business. *Source: Gartner | Title: Master B2B Ecosystem Integration With a Blended EDI and API Approach | Published: 14 September 2017 ID: G00335550 | https://www.gartner.com/doc/3801563
Customer Success Story – Ardo
Tom De Sloovere from Ardo presented an interesting customer success story how Ardo’s key business processes uses and relies on the SEEBURGER integration platform.
The core business of Ardo is to supply their continuously growing markets around the world with high quality frozen vegetables, herbs and fruit. They do this in a sustainable way, with respect for people and the environment. Ardo carefully preserves nature’s precious gifts.
Ardo has been a SEEBURGER customer since more than 10 years. The number of retail customers with whom Ardo exchange electronic messages (EDI) is increasing. EDI is also used for the exchange of orders between and with the various plants and BU’s. Ardo relies on the SEEBURGER integration platform to support these mission-critical processes.
“SEEBURGER and Ardo’s partnership has been going on for more than 10 years. The SEEBURGER integration platform has proven itself and is capable of handling large numbers of messages. We feel confident with SEEBURGER’s stability, industry-specific knowledge, high degree of flexibility, excellent support and experience with the integration with Ardo ERP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Operations” Tom De Sloovere, Application Services Manager, Ardo
We thank all the participants for making this event so worthwhile and interactive! The networking discussions gave us a very good feedback and we could all return home with lots of new ideas!
We recommend our Resource Center, where you can find a lot of valuable information about Digitalization, Modernization of Legacy Systems, and Business Integration for B2B/EDI, MFT, API and much more. https://www.seeburger.com/resource-center/
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Written by: Albert WeessiesAs Managing Director at SEEBURGER Benelux, Albert ensures, together with a team of close to 40 local SEEBURGER experts, that our customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are getting the assistance and support they need to solve their integration challenges and accelerate their business. He brings more than 30 years of integration experience to SEEBURGER. Prior joining SEEBURGER in 2005, Albert spent his career in sales management and consulting at other technology companies. Albert lives in Rotterdam.