100+ employees

How BEAT81 streamlined payments for 300+ freelancers

BEAT81 is a fitness startup that offers group workouts in combination with heart rate tracking in many European cities. Hundreds of freelance fitness coaches throughout Europe implement the concepts developed by the team in Berlin.

Started in Berlin in 2017, BEAT81 is now also active in Munich, Cologne, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid and London. Further locations are to follow quickly. For a smooth expansion, BEAT81 relies on close cooperation with hundreds of freelancers.




With Lano we can manage all our freelancers via one central platform. Especially when paying freelancers, we gain a lot of time which we can invest in the expansion of our company.

David Rheinbay

Co-Founder & CPO at BEAT81

The Challenge

Streamlining invoice processing and payments

At dozens of locations in Europe’s metropolises, freelance fitness coaches drive BEAT81 customers to peak performance every day. With a constantly growing pool of coaches, new requirements for efficient freelancer management arise.

Managing hundreds of contacts with confusing Excel spreadsheets was tedious. Processing countless invoices in various forms every day was time-consuming. The implementation of uniform quality standards in the acquisition of new freelance coaches was not always given.

The Solution

Automated international payments at low costs

BEAT81 was looking for a technical solution to optimize all processes in the course of the cooperation with freelancers. Starting with the onboarding of new talent, the legally compliant engagement and the fast and standardized payment.

With Lano, BEAT81 now manages all invoices centrally in one place. Freelancers can automatically generate and submit invoices, while BEAT81 can approve invoices in a standardized procedure and pay directly via Lano in multiple currencies.

The Results

Thanks to Lano, BEAT81 can save massive amounts of time in managing its freelancers. In particular, the automation and standardization of invoicing and payment processes led to a significant reduction in the workload of the accounting department.


80% less time spent on approving and paying invoices


98% lower error rate for payment transactions


Bulletproof contracts for hundreds of freelancers

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