Press Release

Board Benelux announces the winners of the first customer awards for outstanding projects

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Board Benelux awards flagship customer projects in the Netherlands and Belgium to Louwman Group, Komatsu Europe International, OCI, Colruyt Group, and Attero.

Board Benelux announced today the winners of its first Customer Awards. These awards celebrate organizations and their business transformations across industries and departments in three categories and recognize three customers from the Netherlands and another two from Belgium. The awards have been presented today during Board’s virtual Customer Event.

"With our Board platform, we are not just selling a product, but a solution that adapts to the requirements of different customers and helps master today’s challenges and advance digital transformation. Our customer awards recognize particularly creative solutions that show how flexibly the Board platform can be used and serve as role models for other customers," says Marcel Doppenberg Sales Director Benelux at Board.




The winners of Board Customer Awards 2021 for Benelux are the following:

Award Category for World Class Transformation

Netherlands: Louwman Group

Louwman Group, one of the larger mobility providers in Europe, is rolling out Board as a single platform for business planning and reporting for all their six divisions throughout the Group, from Wholesale to Retail and from Mobility Finance and Customer Services to Care. The platform allows these diverse businesses to be an intrinsic part of the planning and forecasting process, while facilitating intra group collaboration and consolidation at division and corporate level.

Belgium: Komatsu Europe International

Komatsu, a manufacturer that has developed and supplied technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets for more than 100 years, has streamlined and transformed its planning process. Business units are now better empowered and can provide incremental value to their customers and long-term partners. Board is used today by the different business entities of Komatsu Europe International for financial consolidation and reporting, both to local management and to their regional & corporate headquarters. Finance and business in each unit work hand in hand to create better business insights and to develop new innovative applications for their customers and partners. This transformation has allowed Komatsu to shift attention from time-intensive manual data gathering and processing to analysis of business results and decision making.

Award Category for Rising Star

Netherlands: OCI

OCI, is a leading global producer and distributor of nitrogen and methanol products providing lower carbon fertilizers, fuels, and feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers. OCI uses Board since 2021 within their world-wide finance operations to have more up to date scenario planning and forecasts with full insight into the impact on cashflow, balance sheet and P&L. This allows both OCI and their Joint Venture (Fertiglobe) to react quicker to changing market conditions. They plan to further improve and extend towards driver based and integrated business planning. Also considering leveraging Board for their Sales and Operations Planning to improve performance, as well as integration for the overall financial and non-financial reporting.

Belgium: Colruyt Group

Colruyt Group is a family business that has grown over three generations into a retail group with nearly 33.000 employees and a diverse portfolio of food and non-food formats, in Belgium and abroad. Colruyt Group aspires to be a reference point for sustainable entrepreneurship and consumption, also adhering to the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the UN. To realize this, Colruyt Group decided in 2021 to implement Board as the central platform to collect, processes and analyze accurate and complete information on sustainability information (more than 600) and their activities throughout the different business units in the company. The solution will help make sure Colruyt Group and his services can report timely and efficiently on results and achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

Award Category for Long term achiever

Netherlands: Attero

Attero, an environmental company that is recovering and reusing energy and raw materials from waste, began its journey back in 2018 by choosing Board as single platform for its performance management and reporting needs. They started by replacing SAP BPC successfully for both legal and managerial consolidation, thus allowing efficient and timely reporting, in line with the value drivers/KPI’s of the company. Next, they expanded the usage towards business planning and forecasting. Board has meanwhile become the hub for all their business data and a key instrument to support their central Management Information Office and the business entities. Thus, delivering on its promise of true Integrated Business Planning.


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