ERP and Financial Systems Pavilion


Welcome to the ERP and Finance Systems pavilion. Below you will find most of the leading ERP vendors and/or their implementation partners in New Zealand. Click on any vendors of interest to see a showcase of their relevant local case studies, thought leadership articles, recent news stories, and product and industry insights. Use the advanced search facility in the menu bar to search for relevant content across the industries and solution types that you are researching. You can compare vendors across industries, reference sites and features in the Buyers Guide. Also check the iStart Diary for local industry events. All vendors showcased have local representation and actively support clients in New Zealand, and so will be glad to assist with your enquiries.

If you are wishing to compare solutions from different vendors then take a look at the ERP Buyers Guide.


Mouseover each vendor’s logo to find out more, and click to go to the vendor’s exhibit showcase:

EMDA First Software N2 ERP Abel Software
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logo_netSuite Velocity_Global Agilyx
Intergen logo_Oracle-highres_2015 Microsoft_logo_2016_200
UXC Oxygen logo_SAP



An ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution is an integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. ERP systems evolved out of the manufacturing industry, but are now widely used across many other kinds of businesses.

ERP implies the use of modules of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer, and typically an ERP system is integrated with a relational database system.

ERP modules may be able to interface with an organisation’s own software with varying degrees of effort, and, depending on the software, ERP modules may be alterable via the vendor’s proprietary tools as well as proprietary or standard programming languages.

An ERP system can include software for manufacturing, order entry, accounts receivable and payable, general ledger, purchasing, warehousing, transport and human resources.

All of the major ERP solutions may be accessed via web browsers and the internet has also allowed ERP systems to extend out of the financials applications of organisations and along the supply chain, to interact with suppliers for demand planning for example, or to improve customer service by allowing customers to track the progress of orders.

Implementing an ERP system can involve considerable business process analysis, employee retraining, and new work procedures, but the benefits can be very significant.

ERP packages with their native connectivity between modules, are becoming an increasingly attractive way of harmonising the information flow across an organisation. Developments such as EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) or message broking software and standards such as XML are allowing large companies with ERP systems to integrate information handling throughout their departments. At the same time flexibility in pricing and hosting options are also allowing smaller organisations to be able to afford ERP solutions.



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How subscriptions spur technological development

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Coldplay and customer intimacy

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nz-opinion-article |November 9, 2016 | Stuart Dickinson
Better technology provides a step change opportunity for public service organisations to ignite citizen engagement, writes Stuart Dickinson…
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft’s giant step forward for enterprise SaaS

nz-feature-article |October 12, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Big reveal for ‘as-a-service’ applications with built-in intelligence…
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Having a crack at the ‘ERP for IT’ challenge

nz-feature-article |October 6, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Of all the major business disciplines, only IT lacks comprehensive management and automation software…
postmodern ERP

Postmodern ERP: Still not sunshine and roses

nz-feature-article |September 27, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Beyond the hype and marketing schpiel, turns out enterprise software is still bloody difficult…
Business shine through cloud

Whitepaper: How your business can shine through the cloud

nz-research-articles |September 22, 2016 | Epicor Software Corporation
Understand common deployment options and know which questions to ask…
How to select an ERP solution

How to select an ERP solution for your growing business

nz-opinion-article |September 13, 2016 | Soltius
Do you cater to specialist needs that will beat out the competition or enjoy a single source of the truth?…
The right time to transition to ERP system

When’s the right time to transition to a new ERP system?

nz-opinion-article |September 13, 2016 | Soltius
The advantages are clear, but often businesses will delay making a decision suffering pain and chaos…

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nz-opinion-article |September 13, 2016 | John Jones
It may sound like something out of a B&D dungeon as blockchain emerges from the dark world behind Bitcoin, writes John Jones…




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