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:

Oracle NetSuite
Abel exhibit Infor First Software N2 ERP
Cincom 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.



The Age of Industry Transformation_Infor

The enterprise goes postmodern

feature-article |August 14, 2019 | Donovan Jackson

Advancing the Age of Industry Transformation calls for a fresh approach…

Elevating fiance_Adaptive Insights

Elevating the role of finance

feature-article |August 14, 2019 | Heather Wright

Taking planning from static to active and having those strategic conversations…

iStart ERP Buyers Guide 2019-20_ERP innovation

Where to now for innovation in ERP?

feature-article |August 7, 2019 | Hayden McCall

Our 2020 future looms and for ERP vendors that means staying true to the promises upon promises that they have made to keep relevant. Are they on track for lift-off?…

Signs your business has outgrown its accounting software

Five tell-tale signs your business has outgrown its accounting software

research-articles |July 24, 2019 | Suzanne Myerson

If you rely on a basic accounting package to run your business, now might be the time to consider other options…

Tracking AP KPI's

Whitepaper: Five Accounts Payable KPIs worth tracking

research-articles |June 18, 2019 | Esker

WIth infinite KPI’s to track, which ones are the most important to track?…

Infor_manufacturing wearables Nick Castellina

Wearables finding roles in manufacturing

opinion-article |June 7, 2019 | Nick Castellina

Use cases being driven by real time data and mobility to enhance insights…

ANZ e-invoicing dreams

The $30 billion e-invoicing dream

feature-article |April 17, 2019 | Hayden McCall

High hopes for ‘new’ trans-Tasman B2B messaging standard…

Dr Gartner prescribes digital detox, play and daydreams

feature-article |January 22, 2019 | Heather Wright

2019 CIO resolutions recommend creative pursuits…

Switched on CIO: Pieter Bakker juices up DX at Frucor

feature-article |November 2, 2018 | Heather Wright

Digital builds momentum for FMCG drinks brand machine…

New world order: Is it time for Internet 2.0?

feature-article |October 11, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton

Goodbye passwords, logins and data-hungry tech giants. The net’s future might just be on a USB…




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