To support the development of its activity, and, in particular, the deployment of its solution to SMEs / VSEs, to continue the development of its solution and bring ever more performance to its customers, the Toulouse company has finalized a new round of financing in 2021.
PRO BTP Innovation thus enters the capital of IBAT. IBAT's banking partners, BPI France, Caisse d'Epargne and Banque Populaire Occitane (Next-Innov), are contributing to this round, as is the Occitanie region.
Mélanie Lehoux, founder and CEO of IBAT announces: “We are very pleased with the renewed confidence of our financial partners at this decisive period for the future of the construction sector. The growth and development of small and medium-sized businesses will go through the necessary digitization and we are proud to be able to innovate and offer them solutions that meet these challenges. We are also proud that the vision and strategy of IBAT, margin creator, have convinced PRO BTP Innovation, our new capital partner, whose investment supports the growth of the company to support it on the market. long term. "
PRO BTP Innovation benefits from in-depth knowledge of the challenges of the Building and Public Works (“BTP”) sector and of the need for innovation of its players.
IBAT counts a number of construction industry players among its clients, including, to name but a few, Demathieu Bard, GCC, Spie Batignolles, Eurovia, Paris Ouest, ETPO. The company's value proposition is now also aimed at smaller players in the construction industry, for whom innovation represents a decisive lever.
New IBAT offer and new features
IBAT launched in May 2021 a new version of its purchasing management application intended for SMEs, very small businesses and craftsmen: IBAT Achat Zen. This application was intended as a real hub that facilitates the relationship between construction professionals and their suppliers.
Companies can now, in a few clicks, find suppliers near their sites, place their order to all their suppliers from a single application, request quotes, then manage their purchases and validate their invoices. They thus save a lot of time in their administrative tasks and control their expenses in real time. They can then focus more on their core business.
IBAT applications at the service of construction professionals
IBAT's mission is to lighten the administrative burden for construction professionals. Since 2017, it has been marketing digital solutions to optimize all on-site expenses.
IBAT tools bring real time and financial savings in the management of the 3 expenses of the company: labor, purchases and subcontracting.
- IBAT PURCHASE: the multi-supplier online ordering application and digitalization of purchasing processes,
- IBAT TIME: the planning, scoring and management tool for work teams,
- IBAT CONSULT: the digital consultation application for carrying out calls for tenders for construction sites.