To support business growth, Te Pari knew they needed to take a close look at their technology.
“We were struggling along using old, basic on-premises systems. But we had to do something. We were opening branches overseas, our manufacturing had grown, and managing our inter-company transactions and inter-entity stock control was becoming a major problem for us."Patrick Blampied | General Manager, Te Pari
"We’d actually started looking at ERP systems around eight years ago, because we knew we needed an end-to-end solution that could handle everything for us — from sales through to manufacturing and production.”
After identifying several Microsoft ERP solutions that would meet their business needs, Te Pari decided to instead first implement Dynamics CRM to manage their direct customer base — and to integrate it to an ERP when they were ready.
Fast forward to 2020 — and progress!
“For a variety of reasons, we never got around to implementing a new ERP,” says Blampied. “It was only in the middle of New Zealand’s first COVID lockdown, with all of our admin and sales teams working from home, that we had time to draw breath and focus on a new ERP.”
Te Pari entered into discussions with Topaz Solutions, a small Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central practice. They decided that Dynamics 365 Business Central, including some Topaz developed extension applications for banking, landed cost and consolidations, was the perfect fit for the business.