ERP and Financial Systems Pavilion

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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.

SOLUTION PROVIDER DIRECTORY

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

Soltius Microsoft_logo_2016_200 Velocity_Global
First Software N2 ERP Cincom_logo_200 Intergen
oracle netSuite_logo 2018 logo_SAP logo_Oracle-highres_2015
EMDA Abel Software Financial Force logo
MYOB_logo_150 Epicor Logo Jiwa 7

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ERP OVERVIEW

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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NEWS | ANALYSIS | RESEARCH

Six ERP evaluation criteria_Panorama Consulting

SAP vs Oracle vs Microsoft Dynamics: Six ERP evaluation criteria

nz-opinion-article |August 13, 2018 | Panorama Consulting Solutions
Selection an ERP solution is one of the most important decisions a business can make. Panorama offers up some evaluation criteria...
Death of spreadsheets_Avi Troub

Spoiler alert: “Your spreadsheets are holding back your business”

nz-opinion-article |July 30, 2018 | Avi Troub
With so many alternatives available today, businesses still clinging to the all too familiar spreadsheet need to jump ship if they want to dive into (and stay afloat in) the digital age...
Netsuite_CFO_Steve_Skinner_storyteller

The art of (business) storytelling

nz-feature-article |July 17, 2018 | Heather Wright
CFOs must pick up where CIOs have failed…
Open_banking_Phil_Kernick

Open banking: A solution looking for a problem to solve

nz-opinion-article |July 2, 2018 | Phil Kernick

Will open banking wither and die quick smart? Phil Kernick argues the case...

FinancialForce cuts deal with Agilyx

FinancialForce & Agilyx Group join forces to bring more cloud ERP to A/NZ

nz-vendor-contribution |May 16, 2018 | Newsdesk
Agilyx and FinancialForce have signed an agreement to deliver financial management and professional services automation tech to A/NZ...
Oracle chatbots

Six customer engagement tips when using chatbots

nz-opinion-article |May 3, 2018 | Dan Brooks, Product Marketing Manager at Oracle
Chatbots just could be the game-changer for SMBs looking to compete against larger competitors...
Epicor_Manufacturers_transformation_survival_guide

Transforming manufacturing – A survival guide

nz-vendor-contribution |March 22, 2018 | Epicor Software Corporation
Embedding data, analytics, and sensor technology is crucial for manufacturers who want to get fit for growth...
Empired_Darren Christophersen

Empired Group receives Episerver partner award

nz-vendor-contribution |March 15, 2018 | Newsdesk
Two awards in 2017 showing Empired is a valuable partner to Episerver...
Epicor_Industry_4.0_Frank_McLoughlin_make_australia_great

Australasian manufacturing is going to be great again

nz-feature-article |March 15, 2018 | Hayden McCall
Industry 4.0 will do more for a resurgence in Western manufacturing than any D.J.T. slogan…
Digital Transformation Image_600x400

Industry 4.0: Welcome to the factory of the future

nz-research-articles |March 14, 2018 | Epicor Software Corporation
[Resource library] For manufacturers, staying competitive is critical to success, and technology leadership is a core capability to embrace Industry 4.0…

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