But in the end, Hivebuy is about people
Bettina Fischer and Stefan Kiehne, the brains behind Hivebuy, have worked for pwc, rent24, Lidl and Zalando, among others, and have stumbled across the same problems time and time again. They no longer wanted to put up with these recurring inconveniences in the procurement process and developed Hivebuy together with the team in the heart of Berlin.
Bettina Fischer, CEO
Bettina Fischer on the founding of Hivebuy
“My vision was to fill the huge gap between manual work and complex software solutions that require long implementation projects. Because that’s exactly what I was responsible for in several companies. Or rather, for financial optimization processes. And one of the effective ways to do this is purchasing software that makes existing processes digitalizable. Unfortunately, implementation was often difficult.
Employees were afraid of new solutions, the tools were far too complicated and the training period was long. In addition, there were often problems with implementation in existing system landscapes.
This frustrated not only me, but also the responsible teams in Finance and Indirect Purchasing.
After encountering this time and again in various companies, I asked myself why there was no solution that addressed precisely these points: Intuitive and immediately usable without fear and perfectly combinable with systems already in use.
Large companies may have the time and money for extensive implementation projects, but SMEs need solutions that simply work. In both senses of the word.
So I decided to develop exactly this solution together with Stefan Kiehne. Purchasing software that is fun.