Our administration costs have reduced due to automation and integration with two direct outcomes: re-deployment of staff to more progressive tasks in other areas, and huge savings in time. Maintaining a competitive position as the industry’s largest supplier is not a situation that happens by accident or overnight. Ensuring our internal information systems and processes support and maintain that position is strategic, requiring a clear understanding of the competitive dynamics of our industry.
Job Costing and Invoicing effectively integrate to provide charge-back to growers. The more accurate the costing of jobs and services, the better able we are to manage orchard costs. Discussion ensued around the complexities of churning out hundreds of weekly invoices to hundreds of debtors/ growers within a unique set of business rules.
“Greentree has simplified the whole process, since [Seeka staff] can define the rules for invoicing which has significantly reduced the error rate,” Feist says. The hardest part about invoicing was remembering the rules to key into the old accounting system. All staff found MYOB Greentree easy to use and have easily adapted to it with little training time required in most cases.
By all accounts this was a huge project with a lot at stake, and Feist says Endeavour who undertook the implementation performed very well. They recognised the magnitude of what was required at the outset. Endeavour responded by allocating a team of experienced consultants who worked closely with Seeka to understand the business processes and come up with some smart solutions.
We have achieved what we set out to do, and Feist is convinced that there is “ a lot more we could be doing”. The capability and capacity of MYOB Greentree will enable us to continue growing well into the future.