Auckland Rugby UnionGet ahead of the pack with MYOB Advanced
Auckland Rugby Union oversees all developmental and club rugby unions across Auckland, New Zealand. They needed to hang up the boots of their old system and upgrade to a more modern solution. MYOB Advanced was recommended to them, and they have seen an immediate increase in efficiency since their implementation.
Who is Auckland Rugby Union?
The Auckland Rugby Union (ARU) is the driving force behind all rugby union competitions in Auckland, New Zealand. This encompasses school, club, and representative rugby as well as crucial development pathways like the Auckland Rugby Academy and the Pro-Sport Programme.
What catalysed the switch to MYOB Advanced Business?
Their previous system’s access to data, running reports, and data entry were slow and labour intensive. This was affecting their accountability and transparency. They needed a modern solution that could support them in the future. The solution recommended to them by fellow Rugby enthusiasts, Auckland’s professional rugby union team The Blues, was MYOB Advanced.
What changes followed the decision?
MYOB Advanced met all of the ARU’s requirements. It automated the approval of accounts-payable transactions, they could set up the general ledger how they wanted, and it helped them go paperless with e-invoicing. Thanks to the customised general ledger set-up, ARU can pull down more detailed and robust reports that are specific to what they want to see.
How are they now?
The ARU found immediate data efficiencies from implementing MYOB Advanced. End-of-month reporting can now be put together in a matter of hours instead of days, and the time spent on manual work such as uploading invoices and journals has dramatically reduced. They also enjoy having real-time access to data and the general ledger’s flexible set-up. They have gained increased insight into their expenditure and can look at spending based on the type of cost – which they could not do with their old system. MYOB Advanced has allowed the ARU to make the best use of a modern ERP to increase their business’ efficiency.
How do I achieve a successful implementation?
A successful implementation depends on managing three critical risks:
- Software Risk
- Implementer risk
- Self-Inflicted Risk
You can reduce your risk by selecting the right implementation partner. Although there are many different partners to choose from, you need the one that will work with you every step. Managing risk is an essential part of an implementation, selecting a low-risk partner is critical to a lifetime of success with your Business Management system.
Kilimanjaro Consulting ticks all the boxes when it comes to choosing the right partner:
- Proven industry experience and a positive reputation,
- A structured implementation methodology to guide both you and the implementer through the process,
- Ongoing training and support during your implementation and after go-live,
- The accounting skills to ensure you go live with a reconciled system,
- A strong relationship with the software vendor allows us to influence enhancements to the software that might be useful to your own organisation,
- Specialised technical knowledge to integrate best-of-breed connected services into your system,
- A stable team with high levels of staff cohesion and collaboration and low staff turnover.
Kilimanjaro Consulting is the largest and most experienced implementer of MYOB’s Enterprise-level business management, accounting, payroll, and workforce management solutions: MYOB Advanced and MYOB Exo. We are experienced, low-risk implementers, helping organisations improve efficiency in their businesses through the use of clever, innovative, and proven technology.
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Kilimanjaro Consulting is the largest implementer of MYOB’s Business Management Software across Australia and New Zealand. We take the time to understand your business and only recommend the products that can meet your needs. To start a conversation about how MYOB Advanced can improve efficiency in your organisation, email sales@kilimanjaro–consulting.com, or call 1300 857 464 (AU) or 0800 436 774 (NZ).