About us
and you

We are the partner you can trust to build highly customized applications rapidly and at scale. Rappit (formerly known as Vanenburg) is a ‘born in the cloud’ partner of Google Cloud. We combine understanding of today’s world with tomorrow’s capabilities. Powered by the Rappit suite, we deliver future ready enterprise applications.

Get empowered
by experience

80k
Daily users of our enterprise apps
250+
Employees
15+
Years of experience on Google Cloud
45y
Enterprise software experience
100+
Enterprise apps developed

Our story

We enable you to outperform

Rappit (formerly known as Vanenburg) is a leading European enterprise software provider. Based on our intelligent application development suite, we empower our customers to outperform their competitors.

Rappit provides a future-ready product suite without vendor lock-in, powering business-critical enterprise applications used by 80.000+ users. Our offering also includes services for software development, data & (generative) AI, and cloud operations. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we partner with Google Cloud to deliver intelligent software.

 

Rappit builds on 45+ years of enterprise software expertise, with 250+ employees and offices in Europe and India. Our customer base consists of multinationals and medium-sized organizations, mainly in the manufacturing, supply chain & logistics and retail & wholesale industries. Serving global brands like Valeo, Solvay, Syensqo, Hunkemöller, NewPort, Plukon, and Omoda. With the Rappit product suite we also support ISV’s and System Integrators in building world-class application.

“The new application allows us to provide a seamless and consistent retail experience across all of our 850 stores in 22 countries.”

Gordon Smit Global IT Director, Hunkemöller

“Rappit is not only a very skillful supplier and developer, but also a very good partner, walking the extra mile and providing world-class services across the world and around the clock. With their help, we have reduced processing time in our sales and operations teams by more than 50%, compared to our old system.”

Michael de Rijk CEO, NewPort Tank Containers

“Rappit combines rapid application development expertise, deep domain knowledge and innovative Google Cloud capabilities. This is a winning combination when you are looking to develop a fit-for-the-future business critical system!”

Jan Baan CEO, Omoda

“We have selected Rappit as a strategic choice because of their expertise, comitment to quality, and agility in the Google Cloud service offering. We see this as a true partnership from both sides in which we can jointly build innovative solutions with quality and manage them in a professional way.”

Li-Lian Tan DevOps and Cloud Applications Services Manager, Solvay

Meet the team

Ardjan Baan
CEO

Ardjan Baan

CEO

Ardjan Baan (1983) bears overall responsibility for Rappit, with a focus on overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the organization, including the commercial activities, customer-related processes and supporting functions. Ardjan has a background in marketing & sales operations and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Paul Baan
CFO & MD Vanenburg Group

Paul Baan

CFO & MD Vanenburg Group

Paul Baan (1972) has a broad experience of more than 20 years in different management and board positions within the Vanenburg organization. He bears overall responsibility for Rappit, with a focus on the financial and legal affairs of the company, and is the managing director of the total Vanenburg Group company. Paul holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Hans Don
CTO

Hans Don

CTO

Hans Don (1973) is Rappit’s technological thought leader and maximizes the alignment between our technology stack and the needs of our customers. As CTO he has the leading role in all our projects. He uses his 20+ years of knowledge and experience in traditional IT, upcoming technologies and concepts to create a detailed understanding and design of the business solutions for our customers. Hans is a Certified Professional Google Cloud Architect, Data Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Cloud Developer and holds a master’s degree in Agriculture & Natural Environments from Wageningen University.

Bernhard Baan
COO

Bernhard Baan

COO

Bernhard Baan (1989) manages the daily operations at Rappit.

Bernhard has a background in marketing (holding an MSc. degree in Marketing from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam), and hospitality, (also bearing overall responsibility for Kasteel De Vanenburg, which offers hotel-, restaurant-, convention- and wedding venue facilities, next to being strategic headquarter of Vanenburg Group).

Vinodh Kumar JK
SVP Research & Development

Vinodh Kumar JK

SVP Research & Development

JK Vinodh has a Masters degree in computer science (MCA) and has over 22 years of experience in business software development.

He has always been passionate about continuously reducing development time & increasing quality and bringing products faster to the customers at much affordable cost and increased value. His ambition is to democratize IT development on a large scale – with reduced cost for application development, increased speed, time and quality.

He has 12+ experience in the cloud including 7+ years of highly successful application delivery using the Google Cloud. He has proven expertise in both product and application development, innovation, delivery, architecture, requirements gathering, and optimally mapping user requirements into workable software and cost optimization.

As Product Manager for ‘Cordys Process Factory’ (CPF), which was a PaaS RAD tool for building and running enterprise workflow apps on the cloud, he played a key role in taking the product successfully to many large customers, enabling them to build over 1,000 apps using the platform.

In the current role of SVP (Products), he is responsible for conceptualizing, building, and taking to customers the ‘Rappit’ tool – which is a RAD tool for productivity improvement – for Requirements Gathering, Rapid Prototyping, and Code Generation.

He also takes responsibility for delivery to various strategic customers in GCP (Google Cloud Platform) technologies and using the Rappit tool.

His technical expertise includes Java, VC++, Visual Basic, Ruby, Baan Tools, RDBMS, NoSQL databases, data warehouse, Spring, Hibernate, etc. Apart from Baan ERP, Vinodh has worked on products and applications in various domains such as Manufacturing, Warehouse, Transportation, Quality, Safety, Warranty, Ticketing, HR, Finance, IT systems, Compliance, Environment, Automobile Project Management, Time Recording, Project Planning, Resource Planning, Competency Management, IoT, Machine Learning, Cloud Ops, etc.

At Infor, he was awarded as the “Best Java Programmer”.

At SSA Global, he was awarded for the significant contributions in the organization’s journey in successfully reaching “CMMI Level 5”.

Before joining Rappit, he was working in Baan (later taken over and known as Invensys, SSA Global & Infor) and Cordys.

Agalya Kitherian
SVP AI & CloudOps

Agalya Kitherian

SVP AI & CloudOps

Agalya Kitherian is the head of AI/ML and Cloud Operations practice. She is passionate about designing and implementing advanced data analytics and AI/ML solutions to help enterprises optimize their resources efficiently, enhance customer experience, and improve profitability. She is also responsible for the CloudOps and Support team that builds and operates secure cloud landing zones for clients. Agalya has 25 years of software development experience and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Bharathiar University Coimbatore, India.

Ruud Oudman
SVP Sales

Ruud Oudman

SVP Sales

Ruud Oudman is a driven Sales Director (SaaS/PaaS) with over 20 years of experience from start-up companies to enterprises. Built teams that consistently outperformed by understanding our customers’ core needs and building relationships that provide value.

Huibert de Vries
SVP Product Marketing

Huibert de Vries

SVP Product Marketing

Huibert de Vries (1982) is responsible for product marketing and business development. Huibert holds a MSc. degree in Business administration from Rotterdam School of Management. He spent over 12 years in marketing, sales, program management and business development roles at a multinational before joining Rappit. Being co-author of a book about Open Source software, Huibert is passionate about creating business impact with innovative and meaningful software.

Ganesh Sudhakar M
SVP Solution Development & Support

Ganesh Sudhakar M

SVP Solution Development & Support

Ganesh has over 20 years of experience in software development which includes product development, Development of ERP & ERP implementation, and Solution development. At Rappit, he is responsible for solution development & delivery and people management. Ganesh holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pondicherry Central University.

He has experience in developing Middleware projects and enabling integration to backend applications / ERPs like SAP, Baan, Peoplesoft, and Microsoft dynamics, among others. He is also experienced in developing complete tailor-made & fully customizable Logistics ERP from scratch using open stack technologies. Before joining Vanenburg, he worked in Baan, IBM – La Gaude, and Cordys in various roles like Software developer, Baan ERP Implementation, Technical Lead & Product architect.

He is passionate about designing & implementing highly scalable & performable enterprise applications using Open stack & cloud technologies.

Brigitte Janssen
Marketing Director

Brigitte Janssen

Marketing Director

Brigitte Janssen is a senior energetic business leader with over 20 years of marketing experience in creating markets, increasing brand awareness, and revenue growth at (international) ICT corporate organizations (B2B).

Christo Saayman
Delivery Director

Christo Saayman

Delivery Director

Christo Saayman is a results-oriented Delivery Director with over 10 years of experience in operations, currently driving delivery excellence at Rappit in the Netherlands. He thrives on the challenge of streamlining processes, enhancing efficiency, and ensuring successful project delivery.

Shirley Muller
HR Manager

Shirley Muller

HR Manager
Magesh Sahasranamam
General Manager India

Magesh Sahasranamam

General Manager India

Magesh Sahasranamam is General Manager in India and has demonstrated experience in IT products, IT services, ITES, and start-up environments. He is skilled in Talent acquisition, campus hiring, volume hiring, and Just-in-time hiring. HR consulting experience for incubation setups/start-ups. Proven experience in compensation & benefits management, statutory compliance, talent management, and Retention.

Jan Baan
Founder & Chairman

Jan Baan

Founder & Chairman

Jan Baan has over 40 years of entrepreneurial and business leadership experience in the software industry. Internationally recognized for his key role in creating the worldwide market for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, Jan is a self-made serial entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Jan founded Baan Company in 1978, soon after attending Business College. With the development of his first software package in 1979, Jan started what was to become a pioneering career in the IT industry around Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. Under Jan’s stewardship, Baan Company grew from a $35 million company in the early 1990s to $680 million in 1998. Baan became the number 2 ERP player in the software industry.

In the late 1990s, Jan became a highly successful venture capitalist by focusing on software innovation. He was an early investor in the on-demand collaborative software company WebEx Communications, later on acquired by Cisco Systems for $3 billion, as well as an early backer of Top Tier, which was subsequently sold to SAP for $400 million.

In 2001, Jan founded Cordys with a mission to solve the IT implementation and change issues faced by today’s extended enterprise by enabling an organization to be more responsive to changing business conditions. Customers leveraging the benefits of their software included the Dutch Ministry of Defence, Siemens, Mercer, Pacific Blue Cross and Tata Steel.In 2013, Cordys was acquired by OpenText, the leader in Enterprise Information Management, and is now the corner-stone for its long-term strategy.

Willem van Enter
Strategic Advisor

Willem van Enter

Strategic Advisor

Willem van Enter, a software industry veteran, has a proven track record of over 30 years in sales & marketing, partner management, and general management. In his current capacity as Strategic Advisor, Willem is advising the management team and key executives in the growth phase of the company, with a special focus on commercial growth.

In his former role, he was leading the commercial activities at Rappit as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to joining Rappit, Willem held senior management roles at Baan Company, Oracle, VMware, and most recently as Vice President EMEA for low-code development platform company OutSystems where he built up the business, growing revenue by 10 times in 8 years.

Subramanian Ramanathan
Strategic Advisor

Subramanian Ramanathan

Strategic Advisor

Subramanian Ramanathan is our Indian veteran with over 30 years of experience and one of the first employees back in the days of Baan Company in India. He is responsible for advising the board and chairman regarding our strategy and operations. He is also involved in helping the organisation realize its full potential in India and works closely with the team in the Netherlands.

About us - 3+3+3 approach

Our risk-free 3+3+3 formula

We are technology experts, used to deliver quality work collaboratively and fast. We do not believe in lengthy consultancy projects, but we see the need for establishing a good common ground and creating a well-thought-out design.

Our risk-free 3+3+3 approach ensures that developers and business executives are focused on end results to prove feasibility and effectiveness. We thereby make innovation tangible and focus on continuous improvement initiatives.

An approach that accelerates

  • 3-hours: workshop to create solution blueprint and high-level scope
  • 3-days: working and accepted prototype
  • 3-weeks: pilot and working software solution (minimal viable product)

Boost your productivity with Rappit.