Woolmark

woolmark-header

Locations:

Applications:

Industries:

Woolmark was founded in Australia in 1937, and has since grown to become a truly global organisation. Woolmark is the world’s leading wool textile marketing organisation and operates across 65 countries delivering high-quality services, consultancy and other specialist wool industry support.

“Webexpenses helps to avoid a lot of additional admin work because our representative offices are based in various countries in Europe. The central system eases the job for the European Finance department based in Germany. It also simplifies not only the submission of a claim for each individual employee but also the approval process with the approver sitting in the head office in Australia or in a different office in Europe.”

Gerd von Gradowski, Finance Manager for Woolmark Europe

Challenges faced with expense management

Woolmark Europe rolled out the Webexpenses service to its pan-European sales team in early 2001.

The team is distributed across Europe, from Ireland to Turkey, with expense items incurred in local currency and converted to Euro as the reporting currency.

The finance team is based in the UK and previously rekeyed the expense information from paper claim forms to Excel before entry into SAP Financials.

How Webexpenses helped

The implementation of Webexpenses has been a success; the sales staff appreciate the speed and ease-of-use, the accounting staff find it user-friendly and time-saving, and the project sponsor experienced a problem-free rollout.

Johann Mittermayr, the Sales Manager for Europe, commented “It’s a fantastic product, data input is very easy and its much faster than using Excel. My manager approves expense reports within hours, no matter where in the world he is.”

And the staff member responsible for processing expense reports in the accounts department said, “It’s a lot quicker than the paper-based system, and eliminates previous double data entry. Everyone likes it; claimants, approvers and the accounts staff, and the email notification of claim status is good since claimants like the immediate feedback. Everyone got the hang of it quickly.”

Browse Other Case Studies

All
  • All
  • Area | Americas
  • Area | APAC
  • Area | EMEA
  • Area | Global
  • Consulting & Services
  • Consumer Goods & Entertainment
  • Education
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Manufacturing & Equipment
  • Medical & Bioscience
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Non-Profit
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Technology & Software
  • Video

Mountain Warehouse

Webexpenses explores the main expense-related issues the business was having prior to using Webexpenses for their expense management solution, with...

Read More

Admiral Insurance

Admiral Insurance are a worldwide organisation, they have branches in Europe, Canada and the USA.

Read More

Underground Coffee Roasters

New Zealand based coffee company, Underground Coffee Roasters provide cafés, shops and barista training – they have a passion for...

Read More

Probrand

IT service provider and value added reseller Probrand has built its reputation on a track record of helping businesses to...

Read More

Coleg Cambria

Read More

VTCT

VTCT are a Government-approved awarding organisation, with a focus on the advancement of education.

Read More

Swiss Post

In line with its desire to be a highly sustainable company, Swiss Post Solutions Ltd. in the UK made the...

Read More

Inspirations Paint

The paint supply specialist introduced Webexpenses in 2017 and immediately saw improvements in the managing of their expenses.

Read More

Smart Training and Recruitment

Read More

TransMedia Dynamics

Media asset management company TransMedia Dynamics are a worldwide organisation, they have offices in the UK, US, Australia and Malaysia.

Read More

GapConsulting

As the company’s consultants spend a large part of their time working at customer sites, the expenses process was previously...

Read More

Merz Pharma UK Ltd

With an expanding product range supported by active research and development, Merz Pharma UK Ltd. has a passion for pushing...

Read More

Pongo Power

Pongo Power, INC. is a Brooklyn based physical fitness company that provides physical education about anatomy, physiology, and sports science...

Read More

IOP Publishing

Read More

Miele

Miele was behind the curve with adopting new systems, this was also the case for our handling of expenses. There...

Read More

Henry Schein

The UK based arm of Henry Schein is split into four divisions and approximately 400 employees make expense claims on...

Read More

Nextira One

The company’s sizeable field-based implementation and maintenance support team previously submitted expenses using an excel spreadsheet that was then printed...

Read More

Pets at Home

Pets at Home is the UK’s leading pet care specialist, providing pet owners with everything they need.

Read More

CIPP

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) was established as an official industry body in 1985 when the Institute of...

Read More

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Prior to using Webexpenses, Alzheimer’s Research UK were using a highly manual process that wasn’t able to keep up with...

Read More

Procure4

Procure4 is a team of supply chain management specialists working across Europe, USA and UAE to deliver cost base reduction...

Read More

Global Action Plan

Global Action Plan is the UK’s leading environmental change charity and, since 1993, has helped businesses, schools and communities reduce...

Read More

Healthcare at Home

Healthcare at Home is the UK’s largest provider of home healthcare services with around 1,500 employees and caring for more...

Read More

Otsuka Pharmaceuticals

Peter Blott, finance manager at Otsuka, knew the existing way of handling expenses would not cope as additional products were...

Read More

Munster Rugby

Founded in 1879, Munster Rugby is one of the most successful and best supported rugby clubs in the world with...

Read More

Scottish Swimming

Scottish Swimming, a national body for the sport, felt it was time to migrate their manual expenses operations towards a...

Read More

White Stuff

Sociable and ethical clothing retailer, White Stuff has stores all over the UK and Europe.

Read More

Adecco Group

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions.

Read More

Allpress Espresso

Allpress Espresso is a coffee roaster and ‘espresso specialist’ business founded by Michael Allpress in New Zealand during the year...

Read More

Arrow Business Communications

Arrow Business Communications have offices across the UK, Managing expenses efficiently is important to them with many approving managers working...

Read More