Renson’s digital ventilation

The specialist of ventilation systems, Renson, is doing very well. The West-Flanders company, active in 83 countries worldwide, can barely keep up with the processing of orders. This success-story is achieved together with Input For You that takes care of the digitization of the invoices.

Waregem-based Renson is one of Belgium’s little-known gems. It is primarily known for its ventilation systems but has grown into a company with a wide range of quality products such as solar sheading, facade cladding and patio covers. With some 1,200 employees, it generates a turnover of no less than 240 million euros.

Renson is working on a solid full digital transformation with a switch from an IBM Power to a SAP S/4 HANA solution with a strong Microsoft Azure anchoring. CIO Koen Van Loo knows the tricks of the trade like no one else and manages to complete the huge task with his team of around 40 IT employees.

However, this resounding success puts some pressure on the supply chain. Thanks to Input For You, the process is now on the right track. Previously, the invoicing of suppliers and customers was processed manually, with about 50,000 invoices a year. This sometimes resulted in lost documents or inaccuracies. From now on, this process is completely digitized. CIO Koen Van Loo had already worked with Input For You in the past for the digitization of the invoicing and the archive. Renson issued a new tender and this time too, the Brussels-based company Input For You came out best in terms of price/quality. “A lot of invoices still arrive on paper or in PDF format via e-mail, currently about 80%. Input for You takes care of the digital processing in XML-format.” The return on investment was a no-brainer. “Everyone saw that it was no longer feasible to do it manually. We are happy that we opted for automation.” says Koen Van Loo.