THE ORIGIN

It seems like all great IT projects start in a garage...

...in Norway they start in a barn!

8.250 kilometers from Silicon Valley.
Picture of a farm house in Nedre vats, Norway
Our story started back in the 70's.
The story of the world’s first ERP system born in the cloud.
Vintage photo of the creators of RamBase working
PART 1

Our industry roots:
ERP built by Electronics Experts

«I thought there was too little selection of parts for my hobby, which was electronics. I started buying parts abroad. The ones I did not use I resold” - Jakob Hatteland

It all started in a barn in a small village called Åmsosen, deep in the fjords of Norway.

There, the son of a merchant Jakob Hatteland loved experimenting with technical gadgets and electronics. He soon realized his hobby could also be his livelihood.

Walking in his father's footsteps, Jakob Hatteland built a business of buying and selling electronics and soon became a major Norwegian distributor of computer components.

Growing up, Jakob learnt at an early age one important business value: Always satisfy your customer.

And what the customer wanted was:  the right product - at the right time.

The old RamBase factoryVintage photo of the creators of RamBase working

The key to success was control of information. One of Jakob's first employees and fellow electronics nerd, Ingvar Hognaland, started to build a business system.

“We arrived at a white spot on the map, and then we saw that they had developed the computer of the future”

- Representatives from Philips Electronics visiting Åmsosen, amazed by the self-constructed computers that were in use at the time.

The system not only helped with the right product at the right time but also with the right price. A significant competitive advantage at that time

The first version of RamBase displayed on a 90s computer

"There were several smart features in the system. With the real price of components, we also had control of the margins, something that our competitors at the time did not."

- excerpt from the book "Hatteland 150 years of trade and electronics"

In the 1990s, Ingvar Hognaland developed the business system to become a separate product compatible with any similar ERP system worldwide.

...they named it RamBase.

Framed picture of Ingvar Hognaland, the creator of RamBase

It all started in a barn in a small village called Åmsosen, deep in the fjords of Norway.

There, the son of a merchant Jakob Hatteland loved experimenting with technical gadgets and electronics. He soon realized his hobby could also be his livelihood.

Walking in his father's footsteps, Jakob Hatteland built a business of buying and selling electronics and soon became a major Norwegian distributor of computer components.

Growing up, Jakob learnt at an early age one important business value: Always satisfy your customer.

And what the customer wanted was:  the right product - at the right time.

The old RamBase factory

The key to success was control of information. One of Jakob's first employees and fellow electronics nerd, Ingvar Hognaland, started to build a business system.

Vintage photo of the creators of RamBase working
“We arrived at a white spot on the map, and then we saw that they had developed the computer of the future”

- Representatives from Philips Electronics visiting Åmsosen, amazed by the self-constructed computers that were in use at the time.

The system not only helped with the right product at the right time but also with the right price. A significant competitive advantage at that time.

The first version of RamBase displayed on a 90s computer

"There were several smart features in the system. With the real price of components, we also had control of the margins, something that our competitors at the time did not."

- excerpt from the book "Hatteland 150 years of trade and electronics"

In the 1990s, Ingvar Hognaland developed the business system to become a separate product compatible with any similar ERP system worldwide.

...they named it RamBase

Framed picture of Ingvar Hognaland, the creator of RamBase
Picture of datachips from the earlier version of RamBase
1992
The first generation of RamBase, The Assembly version, is released.
The early version of RamBase datachips
1994
The second generation of RamBase, the TPD version, is released.
Picture of the datachips in the 2002 version of RamBase
2002
The third generation of RamBase, the Internet Client, is released.
The HTML version of RamBase, released in 2014
2014
The HTML5 version of RamBase is released together with SQL.
PART 2

Our system is not for everybody

“We’re not trying to become a generic system that is designed to be used in many industries, like SAP or Dynamics 365. RamBase is something else; It is a system that is tailored to specific segments for companies that have the same challenges that we once had.” - Stig Hatteland, CEO of RamBase.
Portrait picture of Stig Hatteland
We didn't want to make a system that catered to all businesses.
We wanted to make the best possible ERP solution for manufacturing and wholesale distributors.
We want to be everything for you, not some halfway solution for everyone else.
RamBase helps YOU focus on your core business
To us, this is serious business.
"Only needing to use one system for all areas is a very evident strength for us. RamBase has enabled AutoStore to grow as the leader in our industry."

- Karl Johan Lier, CEO of AutoStore, Norway's first unicorn.
One of Autostore's robots in a warehouse
PART 3

RamBase conquering the world

100+ Employees

20+ Partners in 5 countries

100+ Employees
20+ Partners in 5 countries
Our customers are always on the latest version - no need for expensive upgrades
We store our customers data in our very own mountain hall, certified with the highest Tier 4 design.
We love when our partners and customers build with our open APIs
“What RamBase is all about is information control, which is a condition for the digital transformation everyone is talking about today. It’s just that at Hatteland, we’ve been focused on digitalization since the 70s, and RamBase is the result of that focus” 

- Stig Hatteland, CEO of RamBase