Beeple offers planning and communication solutions for organisations with flexible workers.
Visma, one of European leaders in cloud software, has acquired Belgian tech scale-up. Beeple, a planning and communication tool for companies working with shift workers. The fast-growing software company has a strong position in the staffing sector in Belgium. Vaccination centres are among the entities in several large Belgian central cities using Beeple for scheduling.
Beeple was founded by Karel Rabaut and Nathan Samson in 2016. The founders noticed that many employment agencies were struggling to schedule flex workers effectively. With the increasingly tight labour market and increased demand for flex workers, this is more important than ever. At many companies, scheduling is just as important as traditional HR tasks such as recruitment and payroll.
Beeple is a central platform that connects everything around HR. The tool provides a direct line between different stakeholders, such as a staffing agency, a client and a temporary worker. Especially for complex flexible scheduling, Beeple offers features that are lacking in traditional scheduling tools. For instance, it allows several people to work on a schedule at the same time and automatically incorporates complex factors such as procedures into the processing.
With 30 employees, Beeple serves companies in various sectors, from employment agencies to organisations in retail, hospitality and healthcare. Every month, 30,000 active users in 26 countries across three continents work with the software. Beeple sees the Benelux as its most important market and also has plans to expand into France and Spain.
New step in growth story
The acquisition by Visma is the next step in Beeple's growth story. "We have the ambition to continue to grow steadily in the Benelux and explore new markets abroad. At Visma, we enter an ecosystem that understands our business and will help us to further scale up, especially in SaaS. We are convinced that this evolution will have a positive impact for both our customers and our employees", says Karel Rabaut of Beeple.
Keeping its own identity
Beeple will continue business activities as an independent company within the Visma group. "We are a recognisable and strong brand in the Benelux, so we will definitely stick to our own name and identity", says Nathan Samson, co-founder of Beeple. "Of course, we will establish exciting new collaborations with Visma companies. After all, we are proud to be part of such a great group. With Visma's knowledge of SaaS, business development, operational processes and IT best practices, we can accelerate our growth ambitions."
John Reynders, Area Director for Benelux at Visma, agrees: "We are proud to further expand the Visma family with this fantastic tech scale-up. The tight labour market is a challenge that every business faces and Beeple's unique proposition offers valuable solutions. In addition to technology, we also see a wonderful cultural match between two entrepreneurial companies like Beeple and Visma."
Beeple’s agreements with customers remain unchanged. Venero Capital Advisors acted as Beeple's exclusive financial advisor.
Visma is one of Europe's leading providers of business-critical software for a more efficient and resilient society. By simplifying and automating the work of businesses and organisations of all sizes, we improve people's daily lives. With 15,000 employees, 1,200,000 private and public sector customers in the Benelux, Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America, and net sales of €2,081 million in 2021, we are committed to making tomorrow better than today. Visit www.visma.nl for more information.
Visma's software offering in the Dutch and Belgian markets includes solutions for financial management, HRM, procurement and e-government. Visma Benelux consists of 45 companies that all focus on business-critical cloud software. Visma is the proud title sponsor of Team Jumbo-Visma, one of the world's best cycling and skating teams.
Beeple is the Benelux market leader in scheduling software for companies with temporary staff or permanent employees with flexible schedules. Founded in 2016, it is globally active in various sectors such as staffing, healthcare, retail, sports, security, events and festivals. Beyond the tool's main function of scheduling, Beeple helps HR Managers and planners communicate better and faster with employees, get an overview of hours worked and holiday requests, and make payments more efficiently. Visit us at www.beeple.eu.