Implementation of Comarch EDI solution for Bolsius

Bolsius corporate profile

Bolsius specializes in the manufacture of candles in all shapes and sizes. It’s rich history has led the company to become Europe’s largest candle manufacturer. Production began in 1870, since when focus on specialization, quality and the steady development of its product range over the years has always allowed Bolsius to meet the prevailing market trends. Now, the family business exports its candles to more than 50 countries around the world and has more than 1000 employees.

Due to the Bolsius’ constantly growing business activities, paper documents became too numerous to handle.

Until 2011, the ordering and delivery processes at Bolsius ran on traditional channels (email, fax and paper). In order to increase the transparency of internal processes and optimize cooperation with suppliers, central control of all organizational processes was sought.

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Challenges

Creation of a large number of mappings
Ensuring legal compliance of the documents in the countries of Bolsius’ partners
Central management of the EDI solution for numerous countries

Benefits

Compliance with national regulations worldwide
Acceleration of processes
Reduced office work
Strengthening Bolsius’ own position within the supply chain
Less bureaucracy and lower administrative expenses

Project results

  • The Comarch EDI solution enables Bolsius to exchange documents centralized out of the headoffice
    in the Netherlands with around 130 suppliers, customers and logistics partners in among others the
    Czech Republic, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Sweden and the
    Netherlands.
  • Comarch EDI ensures the smooth exchange of:
    • Invoices
    • Dispatch advices
    • Orders
    • Product data
    • Instructions to dispatche
    • Receiving advices
  • Around 70 mappings ensure the correct translation of Bolsius’ internal formats to those of its
    partners, and vice versa
  • Submission of invoices to customers in Italy via SDI
  • Smooth integration with SDI in Italy
  • Archiving of EDI documents in Comarch EDI Archive
  • Comarch EDI Tracker enables Bolsius to monitor document exchange
  • Dedicated document handling
  • EDI Integration with JD Edwards
  • Very good cooperation between the Bolsius and Comarch project teams had a significant impact
    on the success of the project.


Since January 2021, Bolsius has been implementing another Comarch solution, namely a sales force
application (SFA) for its employees in Poland, the Benelux region and Germany. The project can be
extended further as needed.

Remarks from Bolsius

  • In our long-time cooperation with Comarch we have already connected to many customers via EDI and the number is still growing. The adequate and pleasant cooperation makes it possible to efficiently complete the implementation process for new connections. EDI has greatly contributed to process our extensive order flow in a much more efficient manner. When we needed a quick and preferably standard solution for the Italian SDI requirements, Comarch was a logical partner for this. Our positive experiences also contributed to our choice for the Comarch SFA solution. We trust this will further enhance our effectiveness in the field sales area as well.

    MRS. ESTHER VERKUIJLEN,
    Functional Application Manager
    Bolsius International BV

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