1 December 2020

NBD Biblion opts for digitalisation with Infor Cloudsuite Industrial ERP

NBD Biblion Foundation has entered into a partnership with Quartess for the implementation of Infor Cloudsuite Industrial as a new ERP solution. NBD Biblion is the independent, fully-fledged service and advisory partner for many parties in the library and book industry. The choice for Infor Cloudsuite Industrial is in line with the strategic choices of NBD Biblion, which features digitization, expansion of services and even more focus on its core tasks. Quartess is a Gold Channel Partner for the manufacturing industry of Infor, one of the largest suppliers of industry-specific cloud software.


The challenge

NBD Biblion will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020. It is now an organization with more than 150 employees operating from a modern building in Zoetermeer. They deliver more than 2 million books per year, as well as multimedia products, content and data services. Customers are therefore mainly libraries and schools. In addition, NBD Biblion builds special machines for binders and logistics service providers local and abroad. The internal automation is currently supported by home developed software, which no longer fits the ambitions.

Mr. Raymond van Gent, Manager Operations NBD Biblion explains: “We no longer see the maintenance of the custom software nor its development as a task of NBD Biblion. Reason why we have started a project to realize a modern and future-proof IT support for the primary business processes. There are various underlying reasons, such as our ambition to accelerate market and customer-oriented work, increase our innovative power, make relevant management information easier and better available, standardization and automation of business processes and a reduction in the total cost of ownership. It was also clear to us that we were looking for a cloud-based ERP application ”

The approach

NBD Biblion has carefully prepared the selection and implementation. Mr Pieter Meijndert, Information Manager: “We have already set up a project organization internally that mapped out requirements and wishes. We paid a lot of attention to this so that it was clear what the most important criteria were. We then engaged an external consultancy firm to help us select 3 cloud-based ERP systems. Via extensive demos, additional conversations and the match with NBD Biblion, we opted for Infor Cloudsuite Industrial and Quartess. “

The choice

Pieter Meijndert: “Quartess showed they are very well informed about the current and future possibilities of Infor Cloudsuite Industrial. They quickly saw through the match between our needs and the system. You only make a choice like this once every 15-20 years. This makes it a fundamental decision. We think the system will grow with the market standards, with our needs and we can therefore grow accordingly. The so-called Implementation Accelerators also played a role. These are standard and customizable process flows - part of the scope of delivery - that we apply for the processes at NBD Biblion in order to move towards a market standard and with which we expect to achieve faster results. And then there is the cultural fit between Quartess and NBD Bilbion; transparent, focused on collaboration and result-oriented. We think that Quartess will also be there for us when things get more difficult in the project and with their knowledge, experience and expertise they can ensure that we achieve a good result ”

The future

Pieter Meijndert: “We are convinced we will build a lasting relationship with Quartess and, above all, have a solution with Infor CSI that contributes to our goals, now and in the future. Together we'll go from realization to optimization, to innovation ”. Mr Jan Muller, Managing Director of Quartess adds: “NBD Biblion is a specialist organization because of its products and market. In essence, it is an organization with manufacturing activities. The strategic choices NBD Biblion has made are particularly well suited to the capabilities of Infor Cloudsuite Industrial. We are delighted they have chosen Infor Cloudsuite Industrial and are convinced with this multi-tenant cloud-based ERP platform, NBD Biblion is well pre-pared for the challenges of the future. As Quartess, we are looking forward to act as their partner in this.

About NBD Biblion                                                

NBD Bilbion Foundation provides a complete package of products and services that contribute to the success of your library or (school) media library. In this way NBD Biblion contributes with their products and services to an efficient and modern management of your library. NBD ensures you have a varied and up-to-date collection. In addition, NBD Biblion provides you with the materials and services you need to manage your library. NBD Biblion Foundation celebrated its 50th anniversary on 7 November 2020! Purchasing, binding, describing, cataloging and preparing books for public libraries centrally for half a century. We have a rich history of which we are proud. With 150 employees, we are ready to serve you from our office in Zoetermeer (the Netherlands) in the coming years with an appropriate range of products and services.


About Quartess

Since 2002, Quartess has positioned itself as a supplier of business software specifically for the discrete manufacturing industry.

We represent:
 Infor -as Gold Channel Partner- with Infor Cloudsuite Industrial ERP & Infor Visual ERP in the         Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and England.
Easy Systems with Easy Invoice for Infor Cloudsuite Industrial ERP & Infor Visual ERP

The Infor ERP solutions are specially designed for various sectors in the manufacturing industry, such as machine construction, high-tech electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, metal, printing & packaging, medical, etc.

For "our" products we have certified consultants who work with you to deal with the issues at hand. In doing so, we act on the basis of the core values "advice", "result", "creative", "reliable" and "cooperation". The combination of our knowledge of these products and of your industry makes us a valuable partner for your project.

About Infor

Infor is a global leader in corporate, industry-specific cloud software. With more than 68,000 customers worldwide, Infor is changing the way businesses operate through best-in-class technology, expertise and customer focus. For more information, see www.infor.com.
Infor customers are:
• The top 20 aerospace companies
• 9 of the top 10 high-tech companies
• 14 of the 25 largest US health networks
• 19 of the 20 largest US cities
• 18 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
• 14 of the top 20 industrial distributors
• 13 of the top 20 global retailers
• 4 of the top 5 breweries
• 17 of the top 20 global banks
• 9 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
• 7 of the top 10 global luxury brands