Complete replacement of paper processes
Wienerberger has reduced the workload of its accounting department
Take a look at a customer story from Wienerberger, which has made a significant difference to its accounts department.
About the company
The Wienerberger Group is part of the multinational Wienerberger Ziegelindustrie AG, which is the world’s largest brick manufacturer and the leader in the production of baked roofing in Europe. The Group operates in more than 26 countries worldwide, including. in the UK, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Belgium, France, Slovenia, Croatia, the Netherlands and Italy. In 1999, the company entered the US market with its brick products.
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The main difficulties
Many people, many papers
Wienerberger is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of masonry materials – mainly burnt bricks and tiles. As a large company, they have over 1500 employees and with that came a very demanding administration around processing employee expenses.
Fidoo from cards to teller machines
“I joined the company at a time when we were already using the Fidoo system a bit, primarily to manage company expenses. Only managers had Fidoo cards as such,…” Mr. Hule confided. Over time, the company started to use all the features that Fidoo offers.
How does the company work today?
The vast majority of expenses and travel orders are now processed only electronically. Basically, no more paperwork needs to circulate through the company. As a result, expenditure has also fallen, e.g. to send the papers. Another advantage is the actual digitisation of the materials and the entire agenda.
Accountants and trust to Fidoo
In the long term, Mr. Hule said, the feedback from staff and accounting colleagues has been overwhelmingly positive. Understandably, there were some “birth pangs” in implementing the overall system, as many people generally perceive change as something that is not quite ideal, but even this has been overcome fairly well.
What is the biggest benefit for Wienerberger?
“Primarily cost savings, I guess. Then, of course, the speed of processing and the overall automation as such is a big bonus,” says Mr Hule. Today, Wienerberger already has automatic data transfer between Fidoo and SAP, which allows, for example, a document that in some cases has several thousand lines to be conveniently transferred to the system in one operation and does not have to be entered manually as in the past.