Waipareira Trust Group (Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust) provides an array of health, housing, social justice, and education support services for a generational change in the urban Maori community in New Zealand. The business decision to leverage on the tried-and-tested solution for not-for-profit was because their legacy accounting system could no longer meet the demands of Waipareira’s ever-changing operational structure.
Initial Challenge faced by Waipareira Trust
Legacy accounting system no longer fit for purpose
Difficulty with reconciliation and auditing process
Inflexible set chart of accounts
Lack of safeguards / internal control for different users
Ability to leverage flexible chart of accounts
Automated reconciliation process
Increased efficiency, decreased errors and savings on labour
Mega Food is the market-leading supplier of chilled and frozen food to over 1,500 retail and wholesale customers throughout the North Island of New Zealand. The wholesale food and distribution business was looking for a solution that integrates with their manufacturing, inventory, stock management, invoicing, and financials. Mega Food also needed to leverage big data to provide reports to plan and focus on future activities.
Initial Challenge faced by Mega Food
Outgrown legacy accounting system
Poor financial reporting and functionality
Errors in invoicing procedure for the warehouse
Lacked expiry date controls
Focus on customer segments
Faster sales orders
Improved control of stock management
Increased efficiency, decreased errors and savings on labour costs
Royal Rehab is a NSW based rehabilitation and disability support provider. Discover how Royal Rehab have eliminated the risks of their previous legacy system and gained new efficiencies across their financial and sales processes.
Initial Challenge faced by Royal Rehab
Outdated 10 year legacy system
Need for a modern intergative financial solution
Requirement for donations and member management system
ASP Plastic is an Australian specialist manufacturer delivering a broad range of products from its state-of-the-art facilities in Western Sydney. The company provides custom designed and made products from medical syringes and water purification equipment to packaging and munitions casings. ASP Plastics started business in 1973 and has grown to over 100 employees servicing customers in 39 countries around the world.
Initial Challenge faced by ASP Plastic
Existing back-office applications were outdated, inflexible and unable to interface with the company’s manufacturing system
ormer system was difficult and expensive to maintain
A new system was required to provide a platform to support long term future growth
The implementation of SAP Business One significantly increased access to key business information, provided cost savings through interfaces linked to their manufacturing system and is able to support long term future growth.
POCO Australia is a one-stop home solution superstore originating from Germany. POCO carries a huge range of home products (furniture, homewares, bedding, lighting, kitchen, flooring, electrical and more) with European styling at the sensational value and with excellent service.
Initial Challenge faced by POCO
Old system unable to meet their growing needs
Existing aged POS solution
With MicroChannel and LS NAV Retail, POCO now has a retail solution that powers their back office and store operations – an end-to-end functionality from point of sale (POS) to warehouse and finally to financial functions.
Golden State Foods (GSF) is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice industry, servicing approximately 125,000 restaurants in more than 40 countries from its 50+ locations on five continents. GSF was undergoing a stage of growth that required a robust manufacturing system that integrates into an ERP solution.
Initial Challenge faced by Golden State Foods
Growth put pressure on ability to maintain multiple systems
and process efficiency
Lacked a manufacturing system – no inventory and
Perpetual (real-time) inventory instead of Period inventory
No access to live data, periodic system only
Time consuming static manual reporting – crystal reporting
Lagardère Travel Retail is a global retailer offering a diverse range of products and services for travellers. To enhance their customer service operations and respond quickly to changing consumer habits, Lagardère Travel Retail required a customisable and scalable, all-in-one retail solution.
Initial Challenge faced by Lagardère Travel Retail
Long release cycles for new functions and features
Lack of flexibility with an existing retail platform
Required item stock management
Required a robust retail solution that supports their diverse brands and international growth
Multi Mart is a retailer based in Indonesia and undergoing growth in a very competitive market. After opening a new distribution centre in Jakarta, the business recognised their existing solution could no longer support a large amount of data they needed to manage.
Multi Mart required a comprehensive retail solution that was able to perform real-time across a number of stores to enhance efficiencies and importantly, adapt to support future growth.
Initial Challenge faced by Multi Mart
Unstable and unscalable customised database
Lacked critical insight in real-time across multiple stores
Apex Steel is a steel and steel building product manufacturer who offers a wide variety of products and services directly to the trade and the public. The Apex Group is building a reputation of being the market leaders in the manufacture and distribution of steel and steel building products.
Initial Challenge faced by Apex Steel
Lack of industry-specific systems in the market
Non-integrated databases resulted in inefficiencies
External programmer was required to generate reports
MicroChannel removed the dependency of using off-the-shelf-business system that require external programmers to compile reports. SAP Business One also gives Apex Group the ability to extract up-to-date and accurate business critical data in real time, amongst other key benefits of the solution.
VACC (Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce), established in 1918, supports the growing number of automobile companies and became “The voice of the retail motor industry”. VACC’s role is to support the automotive industry by lobbying government and have proven they are not afraid to stand up and fight for the rights of small businesses and for safety on our roads. VACC support motorists and their families by campaigning strongly for flexible registration payments and the right for motorists to choose their own repairer after an accident.
Initial Challenge faced by VACC
No single view of customers
Lacked visibility of financial customer data outside finance department