Andrew's career spans over 27 years in informational technology.  He has led some of New Zealand's largest ICT outsourcing contracts and helped NZ ICT companies quadruple in size, scope and value of their offerings.  As a senior manager of Topaz Andrew holds multiple certificates and awards for his skills with regards to nurturing solid customer relationships and helping vendors excel at service delivery.  Ultimately this has improved the performance, quality and bottom-line of numerous NZ based companies. 

Should we keep our Payment Mgmt system?

​This question has arisen as NAV 2016 has a standard international Cash Management feature, which in some areas, overlaps with the Topaz EFT module, i.e. Payment Management. Topaz EFT Payment Management Our answer is if you want to have a New Zealand centric solution specifically designed for New Zealand trading terms and condit...
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Gaining better terms with suppliers

As Finance teams implement Paperless Accounts Payable solutions, like our Document Capture add-in for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, we are seeing those same companies achieve better buying terms with their suppliers. Suppliers are able to reduce their workloads and expenses by continually having to supply duplicate invoices and the...
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Can a new ERP and Finance solution really raise productivity dramatically?

I see all the time Finance teams wanting to improve their companies productivity and also their customer's experience. A lot of the time they are relying on foundation accounting and business practices based in the 1930's, and expecting these same practices to deliver the results wanted in the 2015 era. When Topaz has implemented a modern...
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Work flow or business process automation?

With the release of the out-of-box advanced workflow functionality in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, we are seeing businesses tune-in to automating business processes like never before. Rather than just thinking about workflow for a single person or sub-team, they are thinking on automating the whole business process both in-side an...
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Will we need offices in ten years’ time because of mobile software solutions?

Seeing the frightening traffic in Auckland and Wellington every morning you have to ask yourself WHY? Why do we lose so much productive time lining up in traffic, paying exorbitant parking fees and maintaining expensive cars? The mobile generation appear to have the answers here. Stop spending money on making people beha...
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Workflow a huge improvement for NAV 2016

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 this year we have seen the amazing addition of a comprehensive workflow module. This is far more than workflow approvals of documents and validation of delegated financial approvals, as was included in previous NAV versions.​ We now are able to offer Clients a platform for them t...
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Fear of changing Finance and ERP systems

Have you talked with people that have really struggled implementing a new Financial or ERP business software solution?  You know, the core business software to manage Sales, Purchasing, Payables, Assets, Warehousing and distribution and/or Manufacturing plus all of the processes in-between.When you read in the press some of the sp...
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Business Growing Pains

​Isn't it interesting just before we recruit people in our businesses we are at our most efficient?  Then, just following that new person starting, we seem to fall into the "pit-of-on boarding" taking yet other people off the jobs they were doing and direct them to help with getting these new people up to speed.It's no wonder boards and manage...
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The Old way or the NEW way with Business Solutions software

I'm amazed at the number of Clients we talk to that are prepared to put up with very old technology. While it was impressive at the time, it has all the thinking of "yester-year". The inefficiencies and lost business opportunities, not to mention the risks this software introduces, is significant. I guess ten years ago software was sti...
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Keep an eye out, blogs are coming your way

Keep an eye out, blogs are coming your way
Watch out for the Topaz blogs coming your way.  We are working hard to bring you the thoughts and ideas with a series of blogs from our most experienced practitioners.   We will have tips and tricks and words of wisdom from people that have completed over 65 Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementations and upgrades. ​
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Hartmut Otting
18 November 2015
Great businesses know where they are going and how they're going to get there. They also know nothing is more important than performance and delivering a good return. When people talk abo...

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