When Exera opened shop in Myanmar in 2012, the security services company was focused on its main job—providing security to many new clients that were coming into the country to do business for the first time.
It had not planned to scale up its IT and accounting capabilities as fast as it eventually did. After just two years in the country, it would see its staff strength expand from 150 to more than 1,000 in 2017. These included employees guarding facilities as well as providing security services and training to clients.
What Exera realized quickly was the need for a new way to manage its human resources and finances. It had to have a partner onboard that could reliably automate the businesses processes that were recorded manually on spreadsheets.
“When we had 15 employees at the start, we had the core finance team do this and it was still manageable,” says Geoffrey Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer of Exera.
“However, we were growing so fast we really needed a system to increase our capabilities without adding more employees in finance department,” he adds.