Cotswold FurnitureComing from a failed implementation attempt with MYOB Exo, Cotswold Furniture were determined to get it right with the help of Kilimanjaro Consulting
By working with the right implementation partner Cotswold Furniture was able to achieve the functionality they were looking for.
Coming from a previously failed attempt at implementing MYOB Exo, Cotswold Furniture were determined to get it right with the help of Kilimanjaro Consulting.
Who is Cotswold Furniture?
Cotswold Furniture was established as an importer, collector, and distributor of international furniture brands over 30 years ago. They combine their superior knowledge of the industry with a diverse product selection and a focus on excellent customer service to make them a leader in the furniture industry. Having undergone significant growth over the years, Cotswold now boasts four outlets and a network of 20 dealers Australia-wide.
What catalysed the switch to MYOB Exo?
Cotswold successfully used MYOB Premier for many years before the system became too limited to handle Cotswold’s demands. They lacked the functionality and data visibility to make informed business decisions. What Cotswold Furniture needed was a new management system that could share information between locations, provide multi-currency capabilities, and show real-time inventory numbers. Cotswold decided they needed MYOB Exo to give them the functionality to improve efficiency.
Cotswold Furniture’s Trusted Implementation partner
Kilimanjaro Consulting is ANZ’s largest, most experienced, and most skilled team of MYOB Exo implementers. When Cotswold Furniture decided to implement MYOB Exo, they chose Kilimanjaro Consulting as their partner of choice. We worked to understand Cotswold Furniture’s workflows and customise the software to meet their specific needs. We followed 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 Cotswold Furniture’s success and look forward to our continued partnership.
What changes followed the Implementation?
Cotswold Furniture initially attempted their MYOB Exo implementation with another implementation partner. However, after it became clear that the implementer could not properly configure the software to meet their requirements, they sought out Kilimanjaro Consulting. In understanding Cotswold’s specific business requirements, Kilimanjaro Consulting was able to successfully re-implement MYOB Exo.
Immediately after the implementation, Cotswold saw improvements across the business. MYOB Exo’s functionality meant that they were able to completely overhaul their manufacturing process. This change enabled start-to-finish visibility of product statuses for both their team and customers. By assigning every stage of the sales order process to a single job, it became possible to track any order right up until customer delivery. MYOB Exo’s ability to handle multi-currency transactions was welcomed by Cotswold Furniture, who deal with international businesses daily. Cotswold Furniture also took advantage of MYOB Exo’s multiuser accessibility. The entire team could input data and information into the software with advanced auditability and data tracking. This feature reduced bottlenecking, enhanced security and accountability, and enabled a constant flow of data across the business.
How are they now?
Cotswold Furniture found that by having a correctly implemented MYOB Exo software, they were able to get the system to start working for them. Customisation and configuration ability allowed them to shape the software to their specific data and business requirements. The team at Cotswold Furniture were no longer constrained by the out-of-the-box-functionality of smaller accounting systems.
Cotswold Furniture is still using MYOB Exo and is always looking to improve efficiency with additional customisations and enhancements. Ongoing support and understanding from their partner of choice, Kilimanjaro Consulting, provides peace of mind and enables them to take on a forward-focused mindset.
How do I achieve a successful MYOB Exo implementation?
A successful MYOB Exo Implementation depends on 3 critical risk:
- 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 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:
- 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 Exo can improve efficiency in your organisation, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1300 857 464 (AU) or 0800 436 774 (NZ).