Indie Campers

Published: 15th May, 2023
Last Updated: 3rd April, 2024


  • 5 hours to set up the Pile account
  • 40 hours saved every week for the finance team
  • Transparent Cash Management for the first time on auto-pilot

About the company

Industry: Marketing automation, SaaS, Social Media Automation
Management team: Hugo, Alexandre
Industry: Travel
Products: Multi-Banking
Indie Campers is a travel and outdoor adventure company specializing in camper van rentals. With a focus on providing unique and memorable experiences, Indie Campers offers a fleet of well-equipped camper vans for individuals and families to explore and enjoy the freedom of the open road. Their services cater to adventure enthusiasts seeking a convenient and comfortable way to embark on road trips and camping adventures.
Indie Campers x Pile
Alexandre Costa Prata
We are an international company with entities and multiple bank accounts across all major European countries. Pile allows us to do consolidated cash reporting within minutes instead of hours.

Alexandre Costa Prata

Chief Business Development Officer


The challenge

Indie Campers, a dynamic multinational enterprise boasting over 70 global locations, experienced rapid growth with an expansive operational network comprising 6000 caravans and a substantial workforce. The immediate challenge they confronted was establishing a truly multinational company from the outset. This involved creating sub-companies in each operational market to employ local staff, acquire assets, and secure office spaces. However, this ambitious expansion led to a complex financial landscape with over 45 accounts across more than 20 banks. Managing the financial intricacies became a time-consuming task for the finance team, dedicating hours every week to prepare cash statements and reports for CEO meetings.

The Solution

In addressing their financial complexities, Indie Campers turned to Pile for a straightforward alternative to traditional treasury management software. Preferring swift implementation, they opted for self-onboarding into the Pile app within a few hours. Consolidating all bank connections and accounts on the dashboard provided an instant, real-time overview of their finances, liquidity, and cash conversion cycles – a first for the company. This not only saves more than 40 hours of valuable time every week, eliminating human errors in cumbersome Excel sheets, but also enhances transparency. Senior management could now make faster, data-driven financial decisions with ease.

The Outcome

Indie Campers now relies on Pile for daily and weekly monitoring of their cash positions across numerous accounts. The transparency provided by Pile not only ensures a good night's sleep for everyone but also facilitates quicker and more proactive decision-making. The streamlined single dashboard expedites the onboarding of new finance managers by requiring only one setup of permissions. Additionally, the transaction extract feature enables finance teams to incorporate real data into offline reports through convenient CSV downloads. Pile's efficiency is further evident in time savings, eliminating the need to log into individual accounts for internal transactions, ultimately saving over 10 hours per person each week for the growing finance team.
Want to see what convinced the Indie Campers team to start with Pile? Book a Demo and get a guided tour of the platform.
Jessica Holzbach, CEO and Founder
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  • What is Pile?

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