We’re Boltrics, a young, innovation-driven organization that delivers software for logistics service providers; from cold stores to companies in road, air, and sea freight. Our team consists of 35 enthusiastic and motivated colleagues with a passion for the logistics sector and extensive IT experience. Thanks to years of experience within the logistics sector, and as IT consultants and developers, we have developed the knowledge and expertise to optimally support the needs of the logistics sector.
In contrast to trade and production companies, logistics service providers do not manage their own stock, but the goods from multiple clients. This means that they should not only be able to support the wish of one single organization but the needs of multiple customers. As a result, they have a different IT need. Therefore, three cold stores looked for a software solution – based on Microsoft Dynamics – that could optimally support their logistics processes. Director Jan Bolks: “In this sector, software was mostly customized. The three companies were looking for a standard solution that would fit the needs of the entire industry. Nekovri, the Dutch sector association for cold storage companies, sought cooperation with us and asked us to develop the industry solution and keep it up-to-date.”
In order to be able to support this need, Boltrics took the Microsoft Dynamics platform as a programming basis. In less than twenty weeks, Boltrics built a product and subsequently rolled it out within three months for the first two customers. In addition to warehousing, complete modules for transport, air and sea freight were added in the following years. In combination with all kinds of standard integrations, including customs, Boltrics is one of the few parties able to provide a total and integrated solution for logistics service providers.
As the managing director, Jan Bolks is responsible for the management of Boltrics and the continuous development of the solution. In addition, he ensures – together with the developers, support consultants and customer success consultants – that all customers work with the latest Microsoft Dynamics version and can make use of the latest possibilities – regardless of when they have purchased the solution.
Jan Bolks: “At Boltrics, product development is a continuous, daily process. Software is frozen every night and running implementations are automatically updated to the latest version. Thus, we put the promise “always up-to-date” into practice.”
Together with a team of six consultants, Aart is responsible for all implementation processes. He helps logistics service providers to translate their ambitions into the realization of effective business processes. Thanks to his curiosity about innovative technological developments, he succeeds again and again in automating processes and helping our customers taking their business to the next level. In addition to his role as implementation manager, Aart also focuses on the technical vision and architecture of the Boltrics branch solution.
Aart Doorn: “One day I work onsite at a refrigeration and freezing specialist, the next day at an all-round logistics service provider at the port of Rotterdam or dive into the latest innovations that are available within the Microsoft Dynamics platform. Not a single day is the same – and that keeps my job challenging and fun.”