Vanenburg Software

450+ years of collective experience
100 employees
Monthly 100K documents processed in Collabrr
30+ years history in Software
Key figures of Vanenburg Software

About us

Company Profile

Vanenburg Software is an independent software and services organization and delivers process-centric cloud solutions and (mobile) apps for both large and small enterprises. Vanenburg Software has a long track record in enterprise software and also offers implementation- and process optimization services.

Vanenburg Software has around 100 employees in its headquarter in the Netherlands and her subsidiaries in India, located in Coimbatore and Hyderabad. Vanenburg Software was founded by Jan Baan in 2009 as part of the Vanenburg Group and its core team has 30+ years of experience in the enterprise software market (Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Process Management and Smart Process Apps) – building upon a history of successful IT innovations like BaaN ERP and Cordys Cloud BPM.

Vanenburg Group was also the holding company behind Baan Company, which grew from a $35 million company in the early 1990s to $680 million in 1998. Baan became the number 2 ERP player in the software industry. In the late 1990s, Vanenburg Group was a highly successful venture capitalist by focusing on software innovation. The firm was an early investor in the on-demand collaborative software company WebEx Communications, later on acquired by Cisco Systems for $3 billion, as well as an early backer of Top Tier, which was subsequently sold to SAP for $400 million.

In 2001, Cordys was founded as part of the Vanenburg Group, with a mission to enable organizations to become more responsive to changing business conditions. Customers leveraging the benefits of their software included the Dutch Ministry of Defence, Siemens, Mercer, Pacific Blue Cross and Tata Steel. In 2013, Cordys was acquired by OpenText, the leader in Enterprise Information Management, and is now the corner-stone for its long-term strategy.

1978 Jan Baan founded Baan Company Start of what was to become a top-3 player in the IT industry around Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
2001 Start of Cordys Offering an enterprise Business Process Management and Integration platform
2009 Start of Vanenburg Software Focus on building Cloud-based collaboration solutions
2012 First version of Collabrr released Document-based networking solution for supply chain collaboration
2013 Focus on ERP in the Cloud Portfolio of apps around key ERP & manufacturing processes
2015 Partnership with Rootstock Software for Cloud ERP Vanenburg Software as prime reseller-, implementation- and support partner of Rootstock Cloud ERP for EMEA
2016 Extending Collabrr with Collabrr-app concept Introducing ability to build flexible process apps based on dynamic forms and workflows

Our vision of doing business

According to Gartner, companies should adopt the Pace-Layered Application Strategy to build an application portfolio that supports new business ideas and face the inevitable business changes. Vanenburg Software follows this strategy in all our engagements and we thereby distinguish the following 3 layers:

  • Systems of Records: Usually found in business capabilities with a clear focus on standardization and/or operational efficiency; these are often subject to regulatory/compliance requirements.
  • Systems of Differentiation: Typically related to applications that enable unique company processes or industry-specific capabilities; these sustain the company’s competitive advantage.
  • Systems of Innovation: New applications that are built on an ad hoc basis to address emerging business requirements or opportunities; these involve an experimental environment for testing new ideas and identify the company’s next competitive advantage.

This model helps organizations to improve their IT landscape by categorizing, selecting, managing and educating themselves on those layers. As a result, organizations are finding that it is more efficient, faster and more economical to change, differentiate and innovate, as well as realize returns on their investments.

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