“Australian tax laws are very different to any other tax laws, so for us it was a completely new journey. RSM helped us understand these rules and the best way to work within them”.
- Joost Bouten, National Manager Australia.
Orgadata case study
German company, Orgadata, has provided software solutions for window, door and curtain wall constructions to clients worldwide for the past 30 years.
Their software LogiKal provides tailored solutions optimising workflow to develop projects using the data of all leading profile and hardware manufacturers.
Looking to expand their operations into the Australian market, Orgadata was referred to the team at RSM Brisbane through the local RSM office in Germany. The RSM team took a hands-on approach right from the start, from working through the various mechanics of Doing Business in Australia’ through to sharing their knowledge on cultural and relocation issues living in Australia so that the Orgadata team had a complete appreciation of the issues, challenges and opportunities of their contemplated expansion.
Entering a new market in another country required new tax and operating trading structures, which were established by RSM Brisbane’s Managing Partner, Andy Graham and Senior Manager, Joel Hams after understanding the specific needs and requirements of Orgadata’s business. Apart from the business side, to ensure the transition was as smooth and efficient as possible, the team at RSM spent time getting to know the individuals and their families who were relocating to Australia.
Working with RSM
RSM handled everything from ensuring the business was registered with all the various regulatory bodies to also referring the company to its trusted Australian contact network including banks, solicitors, migration agents and resident directors, allowing Orgadata to hit the ground running and spend their time focussing on the daily operations of their business. The process was project managed by Andy, Joel and the RSM team which resulted in the seamless entry of the business into the Australian market.
“Australian tax laws are very different to any other tax laws, so for us it was a completely new journey. RSM helped us understand these rules and the best way to work within them”, said Joost Bouten.
RSM assisted Joost and Orgadata not only with the initial set-up but advice on ongoing regulatory and taxation compliance matters as well as providing strategic business and commercial advice and counsel.
Through the implementation of cloud accounting technologies, Orgadata is also provided with a full external accounting solution that includes a payroll service by RSM. This ensures that reporting is completed in a timely manner back to Orgadata’s head office and RSM Germany, which looks after the global operations. This outsourced CFO service enables Joost and his team to focus on and scale up their operations in the Australian domestic market without investing heavily into local administration and finance infrastructure.
With 170 businesses now using the LogiKal software Orgadata has experienced rapid growth in the Australian market and continues to expand its local team to meet the needs of its growing client base. RSM provides practical and pragmatic advice to assist Orgadata which is critical particularly during this high growth phase. Taking personal care and attention, RSM has helped Joost and his team every step of the way.
“They are such a nice bunch of people too, which is also important for us”.