CEO Paul Ramakers and Chief Product Officer Joep Hoeks share their vision for the future
Leuven, 17 November 2023 – Yesterday Leuven's Brabanthal was the site of Exact Live, the business event of the year that brings together SMEs and accountants. Software developers Exact presented the latest innovations in business software. During a keynote session led by Hanne Decoutere, Exact CEO Paul Ramakers and Chief Product Officer Joep Hoeks shared their views on developments and challenges in the SME market. They also showed how software can help entrepreneurs and accountants respond more easily and make them more agile. Noted speakers such as Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere and Cedric Dumont provided additional inspiration.
CEO Paul Ramakers: “Business challenges increase need for automation”
“Business is all about foresight, but that can be tricky with so many new developments cropping up all the time,” said Paul Ramakers during the keynote session. “Inflation, the tight labour market, technological innovations such as AI and corporate social responsibility. These are topics that concern us all. I notice this when I talk to the people around me, and the figures from the Exact SME Barometer survey we commissioned in the spring confirm these trends.” 42% of SMEs consider working more efficiently their biggest challenge this year. Paul: “Of course, automation can help with that and also make entrepreneurs and their accountants more agile. Every day, more than 600 of our colleagues at Exact are at work on the development of new and existing software products, allowing us to offer solutions that further optimise the business operations of entrepreneurs and accountants.” Innovation is an important element of Exact’s strategy, as are its partnerships. We invest heavily in those, as we value our partners’ local knowledge and expertise.”
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