Lucardi Juweliers

Lucardi Juweliers is the largest chain of jewellers in The Netherlands with a total of 95 shops and a web shop. Jan van Lagen, financial controller for Lucardi Juwelier, enthusiastically tells of the advantages Lucardi realizes by working with Blue10.

Invoices are no longer copied
Jan says: ‘We have not been working with Blue10 for that long, although it feels as if the paper process is ancient history. Since the beginning of this year we have been working with Blue10 and I have really noticed that we lost so much time on the ‘old’ paper processing of invoices. It occurred regularly that we lost an invoice within the organisation. To prevent this, all invoices that arrived digitally were printed two-fold. Even if the invoice arrived by mail, it was first copied before the invoice went through the organisation.’

‘The double printing or copying of invoices was aimed at the administration always having access of a complete archive and not having to search within the organisation for an invoice. With the help of Blue10, the printing and copying of invoices is history. In Blue10 every user, of course with the appropriate authorisation, is able to fins his or her invoices anywhere and at any time.’

The process has become so much easier
With a smile Jan carries on about the actions that were necessary to provide an invoice for inspection to different people in the organisation: ‘After an invoice has been received in Blue10, we enter this immediately in our financial system MS Dynamics NAV (previously Navision). In the old situation, the general ledger accounts on which the invoice was booked would then we written down by hand on a piece of A5 paper. The piece of A5 paper would then be placed in a folder together with a copy of the invoice and send to the right person in the organization. This is how we distributed all invoices within the organisation for the necessary inspection and approval.’ And he continues to speak of the current, digital, process: ‘Invoices are now automatically created at arrival in Navision. We book the lines with the invoice and at that moment the booked invoice lines ate immediately accessible in Invoice Management for the invoice. Authorising officers are therefore able to see how the invoice was booked in Navision when inspecting an invoice. Such a relief.’

The choice of Blue10 was easily made
‘In the past we looked for possibilities for starting to process invoices digitally. Every time, the biggest hurdle would be the extent of the investment we would have to make. Until I was made aware of Blue10 at a dinner for CFOs. After a short demonstration, we were sold on Blue10. It is so wonderfully simple and user friendly and at the same time the system does exactly what it is meant to do: to provide you with an overview of your invoices at any time and place. The system was quickly adopted within the organisation, without lengthy implementation or training for our staff. All things considered, the choice was easily made.’

Blue10 is a young and driven company
Jan says the following with regards to the contact between Lucardi Juweliers and Blue10: ‘Everything about Blue10 tells you that it is a young company, with youthful, enthusiastic and driven people. The moment you have a question, you are always able to call the service desk and are almost always helped immediately. If necessary, they will have a look with TeamViewer at what you are doing and help you in that way. We are very satisfied about the use of Blue10 and the collaboration with Blue10. Since our start, I have only heard positive reactions from our organisation. I really recommend this to everyone, it is so easy.’