"We put two off-the-shelf systems to the test," says Wim Gerholt, Director of Software Development at Vopak. "But we concluded that packaged software was too restrictive to meet all of our requirements. Our competitive advantage comes from being able to adapt quickly to customer requirements, so we needed a different approach to guarantee agility."
So, rather than replace one huge ERP system with another, Vopak decided on a blended approach. "We'd buy non-differentiating SaaS systems like finance and HR, but custom-build our terminal management solution, using an application platform as a service," explains Wim.
Vopak evaluated a range of modern application development platforms to support its platform strategy, eventually selecting OutSystems as most suited to its vision.
With OutSystems, Vopak would benefit from robust and agile development, enabling it to modernize an extensive app portfolio in an amazingly short time frame.