Company name: Greenpaints
Industry: Building Materials/Distributor
Partner name: Aardug
Main Apps implemented: CRM, Accounting, Invoicing, Purchase, Sales, Inventory, Project
Company size: 5 employees
Odoo Users: 6
Hosting Type: Odoo.sh
Greenpaints wants to make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place with 'greener' paint. They offer a wide range of sustainable paints from Böhme, Copperant, KEIM, Sherwin-Williams, Vliegenthart, and more. The paints are formulated using responsible raw materials, providing superb quality.
Greenpaints serves painters, real estate companies, construction companies, furniture makers, and industrial applicators, as well as private individuals. The wholesaler combines their products with good advice for optimal results. Customers can also order easily and safely online, via Greenpaints’ website.
Learn more about Greenpaints at: https://www.greenpaints.nl/
Answering The Demand
Over the last several years, there has been a rise in organizations and individuals using sustainable options, as well as an increased awareness of where (and how) materials are sourced. With this trend, it comes as no surprise that sustainable paint provider, Greenpaints, has experienced a rapid growth. To answer the growing demand, Greenpaints decided to streamline their logistics process with Odoo at the end of 2019.
Prior to using Odoo, Greenpaints used a Dutch financial software package called Snelstart. They began using the software 8 years ago, but continued to see the limits of the software as the company continued to grow. Greenpaints wanted to stay in control of its rapid growth. They wanted to be able to record more data, automate processes, and also be able to have a clear overview of the entire business. With Snelstart, this wasn’t possible. The enthusiasm from a fellow local entrepreneur, domoticsGIGANT, was contagious, and it’s how Erik Waanders, Founder and Director of Greenpaints, first discovered Odoo and Implementation Partner, Aardug.
Thanks to the hard work from Aardug, in just two months, the basic processes of Greenpaints were set up in Odoo. The hard work paid off particularly well during the corona crisis, as the company had an enormous increase in online orders. Overall, Greenpaints consciously opted for online software. “The company is accessible, via my smartphone. I can access everything and this way, I can place an order in the evening, or check whether there is still enough stock on the way. It works very well," says Waanders.
Odoo has enabled Greenpaints to have a complete overview of open sales orders, purchase orders, and backorders. The company has been able to keep its stock up to standard with minimum and maximum stocks. In addition, the order rules to purchase correct quantities takes into account increased prices of suppliers.
On the sales side, the company had to deal with different pricelists and custom prices for individual customers. By standardizing these processes, Greenpaints now has more clarity for its customers. It is more professional, and enables them to deliver faster and cheaper.
The system works fast, which has been particularly good for data entry. Greenpaints has also noticed the software is designed for the user; buttons are in the right place, and the system offers little tricks that make the user really appreciate its ease-of-use.