Meet Henry Curtis, Co-Founder and MD of BEST​

Henry Curtis, shares some personal insights on who he is and how BEST came to be.  

Henry has 28 years consulting and programming experience on various SAP modules. Realising, with co-founder Alex Bakshi, there was customer demand and SAP product gap given vendor statement reconciliations having to be done outside of SAP, BEST (Minabiz) was founded in 2009 and this first SAP add-on module took off very quickly.

Over the years we have built everything one can think of around finance reconciliations in SAP. We extended the Vendor Recons solution to Balance Sheet Recons, which was also born from our customers asking for this solution. It was much easier second time around, as we had a large code base to work off. Other BEST developed modules include, automated GL Clearing for complex open item clearing requirements such as inter company, or across different GL accounts. It was then a natural extension to clear customer accounts against bank payments via an uploaded remittance advice with the Debtors Remit module.

We needed automated ways to bring documents into SAP, which has led to further complimentary add-on modules. While we are true SAP heads, some of the solutions require Windows based add-on solutions for document reading or web-based solutions for third parties to upload documents. With all these different modules, and an excellent name in the market, our customer base has grown phenomenally in recent years. 

BEST is built for SAP ECC/Netweaver and S/4HANA. Companies that use this SAP suite tend to be large companies across a variety of industries. All of these organisations perform some type of reconciliation, whether it be Vendor, Balance Sheet, Customer etc. solution in SAP. 

With a real customer demand, this SAP add-on module took off very quickly. BEST modules are currently used in 66 countries. New customers require no new coding, with implementation being set up via configuration only. Together with a tried and tested implementation approach, it means quick delivery of an ‘off the shelf’ solution. We can safely say that all our customers are reference sites and can talk about the benefits they achieved with BEST. 

The fact that BEST automates previously manual processes means most customers achieve considerable time and cost savings. However, the robust system and audit controls that BEST delivers inside SAP provide substantial qualitative benefits as well. The BEST team comprises experienced SAP professionals – programmers, functional consultants, project managers and support professionals.

With regards to future development, while new functional requirements are continually being added to the various BEST products.  A lot of focus is always required to move with the core SAP product as it progresses and to remain SAP certified.  

As a family we enjoy travel and active adventures – when not supporting our two boys on the side of the sports field or pool! 

Please Contact Us to learn more about BEST and how we can help you automate your SAP reconciliation gaps.