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Medair selects Visionet Deutschland GmbH as global IT partner

By September 17, 2020

September 17th, 2020 – Technology consulting and services company Visionet Deutschland GmbH (VSD), a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based global IT services provider Visionet Systems, Inc., has been selected by Swiss-based international humanitarian organization Medair as their global IT partner. Visionet will drive Medair’s transformation in streamlining human resources, logistics, and financial management.

Achieving a substantial increase in its global footprint, Medair recognized that its processes had not efficiently scaled to the rapid growth. The organization’s current finance and accounting software did not fully cover all the required processes with many activities being executed manually outside of the system using Microsoft Excel or other tools. Logistics-related operations were managed manually using just pen and paper or Microsoft Excel. The COVID-19 outbreak further exacerbated the complications of managing procurement across countries.

For Medair, this strategic partnership will bring about a software-enabled cultural change, which will impact most of its areas and not just finance and logistics. To achieve this vision, the organization undertook a rigorous technical selection process and eventually selected Visionet as its global IT partner. The Munich-based IT consulting and services provider possesses a strong track record of delivering high quality and cost-effective NGO vertical technology solutions to various humanitarian organizations and sectors, such as Education, Health & Safety, Microfinancing, Literature, Agriculture, Earthquake Rehabilitation, and more. Realizing the value of Medair’s cause, Visionet has provided a significant cost reduction for the project to contribute to its social responsibility.

Automation of finance, supply chain, and logistics management processes will ultimately channel more resources to Medair’s humanitarian aid projects. Additionally, the organization will be able to identify cost savings in supply chain management across all of its 13 country programs.

Sharing her thoughts on the partnership, Heidi Cockram, Director of Information Technology Services at Medair said, “Some of our processes have still been paper-based. We are working in incredibly remote communities and we have been focused on helping people who are in dire situations. Visionet will help us bring our processes ahead by 30 years. We will reduce costs and the time we spend on processes, and we will be able to turn those resources towards helping more people. This is not only a gift; it is an investment.”

We are proud that Medair has put in its faith in our strong global presence and solid track record of enabling digital transformation across industries, including humanitarian organizations around the world. Medair is tirelessly bringing life-serving relief to some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, which is nothing short of incredible. “With this partnership, Visionet will also continue on its commitment to give back to the society, and we couldn’t be more honored,” said Frank Scholz, CEO Europe Region, Visionet Deutschland GmbH.

About Medair

Medair is a Swiss-based international humanitarian organization founded in 1989. Its mission is to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places, helping people in crisis – regardless of race, creed or nationality – to survive and recover with dignity. The organization is actively running humanitarian programs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In addition to the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, Medair is also providing emergency aid to the victims of the devastating explosion that rocked the country’s capital Beirut on 4th August 2020.

About Visionet Deutschland GmbH

Visionet Deutschland GmbH(de.visionet.com) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Visionet Systems, Inc., which is a global full-service IT consulting and services company serving global brands in Europe, Asia, the United Arab Emirates and the USA. For more than 25 years, it has delivered digital solutions and services that help clients increase agility, reduce costs and minimize business risk. With the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning, and blockchain, Visionet helps companies worldwide with digital transformation and creates decisive competitive advantages through holistic solutions.

Visionet Systems has six locations and more than 5000 employees worldwide. The European headquarters is located in Munich, Germany while the global headquarters is in Cranbury, USA. For more information, please visit www.visionet.com.