STALENT’s success story with ConstruSteel

Cees van der Bas, director and the driving force behind STALENT, shares his entrepreneurial journey in the steel industry and the role ConstruSteel has played in successfully shaping several crucial business processes. In April 2011, in the midst of the construction crisis, van der Bas decided it was time to go his own way. With 15 years of experience within the industry, he saw in the crisis not only challenges but also opportunities. STALENT, an amalgamation of “steel” and “talent,” was born out of the need for both elements in steel construction. It started small in a rented office with a telephone and laptop. After a year, he moved to a slightly larger building in Stolwijk. The company grew quickly, so in 2014 new premises were purchased in Bergambacht, followed by an expansion in 2018.

Smart entrepreneurship and choosing the right software

In STALENT’s first year, van der Bas faced the challenge of working efficiently and setting the bar high. As such, his choice of ConstruSteel proved to be a good investment. With an emphasis on ease of use and a modular approach, ConstruSteel not only offered various integrations with Tekla and Scan Sys, among others, but also a total solution that went beyond what competitors could offer. This resulted, among other things, in a smooth and user-friendly quotation management, thorough work preparation and a clear project overview and management.

ConstruSteel as the cornerstone

Van der Bas underscores that ConstruSteel transcends being merely a calculation tool; it’s an essential component of STALENT’s day-to-day operations. “It facilitates efficient management of project changes and invoicing,” he explains. The seamless integration with Tekla and overall user-friendliness renders ConstruSteel indispensable in driving success and expansion.

To uphold financial transparency and oversight, van der Bas opted for the Scan Sys integration with ConstruSteel. This integration significantly slashed the time dedicated to financial administration, reducing the processing time for 80 to 100 purchase invoices from 3 hours to less than an hour per week. “The Scan Sys integration allows our team to allocate more time to other critical (administrative) tasks,” van der Bas remarked.

ConstruSteel’s user-centric approach

Van der Bas commends ConstruSteel’s dedication to customer care, highlighting the pivotal role of the user throughout the process. “We underwent training sessions provided by ConstruSteel to fully grasp the system, which greatly facilitated the implementation process,” he notes. The collaboration between STALENT and ConstruSteel exemplifies not just efficient entrepreneurship, but also a strategic partnership bridging steel construction and software, where precision, efficiency, and growth synergize. This shared vision has fostered a fruitful relationship between STALENT and ConstruSteel for over 12 years.

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