Collaboration

Smartcollaboration

Collaborating in multi-disciplinary teams with the best experts allows us to innovate faster and win people’s hearts and minds. This teamwork enables us to push the boundaries of processes, systems, and organizations and truly transform companies. We trust and respect each other’s expertise, learn from one another, value different opinions, and have the courage to put the fish on the table when needed. This applies to our collaboration with clients, too. We believe in the value of long-term partnerships, in which trust and transparency are key.  

Teamwork

To ensure our teams work together in the best possible way, we’ve set KPIs that encourage collaboration instead of internal competitiveness. We value each co-worker’s contribution to the success of our company and projects — whether you’re a consultant, a developer, a staff member, or a data scientist. Therefore, we have aligned employee benefits as much as possible across the organization. For example, everyone can benefit from our bonus system.


These are the projects I enjoy most. They are very dynamic, allowing a team of experts to join forces and deliver the best solution to the client within a short time frame.

Erna Hordijk - Manager, Business Engineering

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Erna Hordijk

Manager, Business Engineering

What are some inspiring projects you’ve worked on?

Last year, I worked on a very inspiring yet challenging project. We needed to prove to a prospect we could create a rock-solid pension administration solution. This so-called proof of concept came with several challenges: not only did we endeavor to build an innovative solution, we also collaborated with co-workers from various teams, each of whom had their own area of expertise. These are the projects I enjoy most. They are very dynamic, allowing a team of experts to join forces and deliver the best solution to the client within a short time frame. What’s most rewarding, of course, is when the client loves the proof of concept so much that we win the project!

You are part of the Business Engineering Team. What does the team do?

We connect business knowledge with engineering skills. Put differently, we link business and IT. We believe that when they work together, it results in better solutions for clients. An example includes discussing the desired functionality and the potential technical solution. We’ve created a model that helps structure business requirements, so it’s easy for IT to develop the desired processes in the system.  

  • What does your typical working day look like?

    I arrive at the client’s office between 7:00 and 7:30 am, where I get a cup of coffee (a must!) and read my emails. At 9 o’clock, we have a daily team stand-up meeting to discuss our progress. The rest of my day is usually filled with all kinds of meetings, some of which have me racking my brain over an all-important question: How can we provide the client with maximum value as quickly as possible while creating a technically sound solution and meeting the needs of different stakeholders? Other meetings lead me to analyze and carefully consider the information I’ve collected, so I can figure out the best way to present it to the client.