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:

Microsoft exhibit SAP exhibit First Software N2 ERP
Sage exhibit Oracle NetSuite
Abel exhibit Zag



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.



Toyota Material Handling Australia

Slashing pricing complexity with CPQ

feature-article |October 20, 2020 | Heather Wright

Leading forklift provider moves to bolster sales effectiveness…

Best practise ERP selection_avoid a bad decision

Best practise ERP selection and evaluation

feature-article |October 8, 2020 | Hayden McCall

Five tips that can change fortunes…

ERP Buyer's Guide 2021

ERP market gets cloudier

feature-article |October 7, 2020 | Heather Wright

Covid-19 has created a clash of market drivers. Which will out?…

Cash trapped_Esker

Whitepaper: How to make your cash work harder for you

research-articles |August 6, 2020 | Esker

Free up your cash trapped in inefficient AP and AR processes…

Dimensional accounting

Dimensional accounting can convince donors and support your not-for-profit mission

opinion-article |June 16, 2020 | Stephen Duncan

Running a not-for-profit organisation is certainly no picnic…

Automated accounts payable_Fuji Xerox

Lockdown highlights automated Accounts Payable advantage

vendor-contribution |May 26, 2020 | Fuji Xerox

Making sure those payments get through…

Cloud financial reporting

CFO 3.0 and cloud financial reporting: A match made in heaven

opinion-article |May 12, 2020 | Asavin Wattanajantra

Can working in the cloud make your finance team more effective?…

Not for profit crisis management

Not-for-profit crisis management: Seven things you can do right now

opinion-article |May 7, 2020 | Stephen Duncan

When a crisis strikes, flexibility and proactive management can save NFPs…


SAP customers proactive with S/4HANA upgrades

feature-article |April 15, 2020 | Donovan Jackson

Zag CEO shares perspectives on ERP vendor developments, digital business and S/4HANA value…

Sue Suckling_Zag board

New board chair as Zag scales for growth

vendor-contribution |March 23, 2020 | Zag

Sue Suckling takes on key role as Zag eyes international opportunities…




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