Consideration and choice
Until the summer of 2017 the grower worked with a software system for the path registration from another supplier, Varenkamp informed us. "Because our requirements for path registration had increased, something had to change. Our consideration was a new software version of the system that we already had or to switch to software from Nitea. We had a good recommendation for Nitea."
"On a bad day, our computer system crashed. We could not do anything anymore. "So it was necessary to take specific actions from one day to the next, according to the grower. "We had nothing except two quotations. We had to accelerate the discussions with our then supplier and Nitea. The choice ultimately fell on Nitea, partly because this company thinks more with the customer. Furthermore, we felt that Nitea has a head start in terms of software development compared to other parties in the market."
Varekamp-De Zeeuw is currently working with the Work-IT main module Work and Production. The grower is also interested in other modules but first wants to master all the possibilities offered by the main module. The switch to Work-IT is very easy as the grower said. Varekamp: "The switch went smoothly, within 2 weeks we were ready to run. The challenge was, in particular, the conversion of how something works in a new Work-IT system compared to what we were used to in the old system. Temporally we also did not have any path registration. But we do not pay our employees in volume, this is why we could work without path registration for a few weeks."
Satisfied with choice
The guidance from Nitea in the transition to Work-IT software went satisfactorily. "We have had explanations on location from the employees of Nitea a few times. Fortunately, we were experienced in working with path registration. The transition went faster than expected. The computers and the software have been replaced, but we could use the input terminals that were already is use. That, in turn, brings cost savings. Everything has remained the same in the greenhouse. We are satisfied with our choice and about Nitea."
(The customer story above has been shortened and developed in collaboration between Annemarie Gerbrandy of Klare Taal and V.O.F. Varekamp-De Zeeuw A more extensive version, as well as many other customer stories, is available via Nitea in PDF.)