"eye-share Invoice provide us with the confidence we need for our financial data"

Tonette Bjørgård
Group Accounting Manager
- Being able to easily get an overview of running costs means that we can trust and are confident with our financial data

SalMar, one of the largest fish farming companies in the world, has now been using eye-share Invoice for a decade.

Salmar is one of the largest and most efficient producers of farmed salmon with an operational EBIT of 7.3 billion NOK (2015). The Group has experienced significant growth since implementing eye-share Invoice in 2007.

“Since then, SalMar has become a completely different organization, both in terms of national presence, and in number of employees. The need for eye-share Invoice has only increased over the years. Being able to easily get an overview of running costs means that we can trust and are confident with our financial data, according to Tonette Bjørgård, Group Accounting Manager at SalMar.

Being able to easily get an overview of running costs means that we can trust and are confident with our financial data

Decentralized, with a large invoice flow
All invoices in the company are sent to SalMar’s head office at Frøya outside Trondheim, Norway, where 600 of their 1,250 employees are located. 200 of them are eye-share Invoice users.

The farming operations are more widespread, with locations at the coast of Møre and Trøndelag in Western and Mid-Norway, and Senja and Finnmark in Northern Norway.

“All invoices are directed into the same electronic system regardless of where they come from, making it a very efficient process. Without a system like eye-share Invoice we would have had great difficulty in reporting our financial data. Since we are decentralized and have such a large invoice flow, the cost control would have been difficult to handle”, Bjørgård says.

Accountant and eye-share responsible in SalMar, Bente Reppe, lists more advantages.

“Now we’ve got an entirely electronic archive allowing us to look up exactly what we want, whenever we want, and this is a great advantage. eye-share Invoice is a good system to work with; it is user friendly and easy to maneuver. Simply brilliant”, Reppe says.

“The same applies for those of us who are reporting. Our finance function is decentralized and our accounting department is scattered across different geographic regions. With eye-share Invoice we have access to all documents regardless of where we are located, this is very important for us”, Bjørgård adds.

Now we’ve got an entirely electronic archive allowing us to look up exactly what we want, whenever we want, and this is a great advantage. eye-share Invoice is a good system to work with; it is user friendly and easy to maneuver. Simply brilliant

Low entry barriers
The company processes 50,000 invoices per year through eye-share Invoice.

“Eye-share has made a special customization for us to suit our trading business. We’ve also got extra functionality added to the search engine and to the invoice lines that we hope will streamline the process even further. Additionally, we use eye-share Contract, enabling us to look up invoices, contracts and other important document types in the same system”, Bjørgård says.

In 2017 SalMar has had eye-share Invoice for 10 years.

“eye-share Invoice is a very user-friendly system, and feedback from the users are all positive. It is easy to train new users and they quickly understand what to do and what not to do. They get used to it almost instinctively. Functions like accounting templates are very helpful for the users, and overall there is a low entry barrier for users to start using the application”, Reppe says.

SalMar is one of the largest and most efficient producers of salmon in the world. The Group has production activities in both Central- and Northern-Norway, as well as a substantial harvesting and processing activity at InnovaMar located at Frøya and Vikenco at Aukra. In 2015 the company had a turnover of NOK 7.3 billion, and an operating profit of NOK 1.4 billion. The company’s vision is «Passion for Salmon», and SalMar aims to become the world’s leading fish farming company with focus on sustainability, animal welfare, technology, management, handling of sea lice and more.

eye-share Invoice is a very user-friendly system, and feedback from the users are all positive. It is easy to train new users and they quickly understand what to do and what not to do. They get used to it almost instinctively. Functions like accounting templates are very helpful for the users, and overall there is a low entry barrier for users to start using the application

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