Blackwell & Ruth

Blackwell and Ruth are reaping the benefits of the cloud

Book publisher Blackwell & Ruth has completed its transition to the cloud by upgrading its financial management system from MYOB Exo to MYOB Advanced.

Who are Blackwell & Ruth?

Blackwell & Ruth is an acclaimed creator and publisher of bestselling illustrated books marketed in 35 countries globally. They are an international award-winning creator of books, audiobooks, exhibitions, and films. Their books cover equality, humanity, conservation, and food security topics. They also produce films, exhibitions, and audiobooks that detail their projects.

What catalysed the switch to MYOB Advanced?

The company was running all of its business software in the cloud – except their financials. When its server was due for replacement, it only made sense to upgrade its financial software to the cloud. The finance team also struggled with manual data entry and duplication between multiple systems. Despite its substantial cloud footprint, Blackwell and Ruth needed a single source of truth for their data. After considering the available options, MYOB Advanced Business was chosen as the new business management solution. Its cloud-based functionality would align well with its other systems and processes.

Blackwell & Ruth’s Trusted Implementation partner

Kilimanjaro Consulting is ANZ’s largest, most experienced, and most skilled team. When Blackwell & Ruth decided to implement MYOB Advanced, they chose Kilimanjaro Consulting as their partner of choice. We worked to understand Blackwell & Ruth’s workflows and customise the software to meet their specific needs.   We follow a structured implementation methodology, and combined with the skills, knowledge and support of our team; we are able to guide you through the implementation process. At Kilimanjaro Consulting, we pride ourselves on being technology Sherpas, focused on building long-term relationships with clients and maintaining that partnership as their business grows. We take pride in Blackwell & Ruth’s success and look forward to our continued partnership. 

What changes followed the decision?

By implementing MYOB Advanced Business, Blackwell & Ruth could bring their entire organisation into the cloud. This has made light work of manual tasks and data entry activities. The flexible model has improved employee accessibility. MYOB Advanced can be used across multiple devices, including mobile, from anywhere and at any time.

How are they now?

Blackwell & Ruth now have the flexibility to pursue continued growth and can expand as a multinational company with MYOB Advanced Business – without worrying about changing their organisation’s systems. The predictable subscription-based model of MYOB Advanced has worked seamlessly with its business structure. The fixed price support package gives Blackwell & Ruth peace of mind that they will be taken care of without the burden of unexpected costs.

This implementation was completed before Enprise Solutions and Kilimanjaro Consulting merged. The original implementation team was, at that time, a part of Enprise Solutions. After the merger, Kilimanjaro Consulting has become the largest and most experienced implementer of MYOB’s Enterprise Solutions across Australia and New Zealand. The Kilimanjaro Consulting team continues to support Blackwell and Ruth to improve efficiency with the clever use of innovative and proven technology. 

How do I achieve a successful MYOB Advanced implementation?

A successful MYOB Advanced Implementation depends on 3 critical risk:

  1. Software Risk
  2. Implementer risk
  3. 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 of the way. Managing risk is an important 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:

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.

Free resources to help you further

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If you are ready to start your Business Management System journey, choose Kilimanjaro Consulting as your trusted implementation partner. If you don’t know where to start, download our free E-Book that will take you through everything you need to consider and what to be wary of during this process.

To learn more about how MYOB Advanced has helped ANZ Pharma to make their complex company work more efficiently, download the PDF from the panel to the right. To learn more about the MYOB Advanced product, visit the page here. Contact our team at or call 1300 857 464 (AU) or 0800 436 774 (NZ) to discuss your unique requirements.

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