Tiger Turf manufactures and supplies turf surfaces in over 85 countries. its surfaces can be seen at school playing field, hockey grounds, bowling clubs and public activity zones. From its headquarters in Auckland, it’s manufacturing plant is capable of turning over 2,000,000 square metres of turf per annum.
Faced with a compelling need to update its business systems, Tiger Turf chose MYOB Greentree, and partner Endeavour NZ.
More than just Finance needed
“We offer a highly customisable product to our customers,” says Finance Manager, Gavin Anderson. “We’re one of the world’s top five synthetic turf manufacturers and while we’ve expanded into the global market in recent years, we pride ourselves in having the local knowledge to deliver a very personal level of customer service.”
” We looked at Microsoft Dynamics NAV and SAP, but we wanted something that worked straight out of the box,” Gavin explains. “This was important to us because historically we’d had few IT processes and didn’t want to face a lengthy system design phase.”
“MYOB Greentree ERP was a logical progression for us because with Endeavour’s assistance we were able to migrate data easily from the old system, which was reaching the end of its lifespan and which Endeavour had supported for us for some years.”
With business growing rapidly, Tiger Turf wanted more than just a finance package, it wanted a business management system that all its staff could access. Since implementing Greentree it had added sales and processing, manufacturing warehouse bin Management and Workflow.
“It’s working extremely well,: Gavin enthuses. “We wish we’d made the switch sooner”.
Highlighting the impact that the implementation of Greentree has made, now, more than 40 people regularly access Greentree while Tiger Turf’s legacy system had just five users. In addition to the Finance team, users include people from Sales, Logistics, Production, Operations and Maintenance.
More functions, many more users
Most recently, Greentree’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) module was added, replacing a previous separate Microsoft CRM system.