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Whether your business is small, medium or large, information technology is a tool in business to maximise efficiency, improve staff productivity and lower operational costs. Velocity Global offers accounting, business and management software to meet the needs and demand for financial, manufacturing, project management, distribution and supply chain, customer relationship management and sales.


At Velocity Global we pride ourselves on offering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions to our business partners that meet their business needs. Solutions that are easy to use, have a swift return of investment and have a low cost of ownership, it is no wonder many of our business partners have been with Velocity for over ten years.


Offering accounting and logistics, business software and a diverse array of information technology, combined with innovative thinking, we deliver a competitive solution - every time. Based in Grafton, Auckland, Velocity Global is a member of US based Velocity Group Inc. We provide installation and support services for our customers throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia (including mainland China), Mexico, Canada and USA.



 
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Pronto Xi 740 sets new benchmark in delivering actionable insights

 

Pronto Xi 740

Monday 20 March 2017, Sydney: Australian technology company, Pronto Software, has today launched Pronto Xi 740, the next-generation of its flagship ERP and analytics software. Equipped to enhance every aspect of operations across various industry sectors, Pronto Xi 740 empowers staff at any level to make better decisions and help steer company growth, allowing businesses to get the most out of its operational data. 

Chad Gates, Managing Director, Pronto Software said: “In order for businesses to be truly innovative and agile, it’s not just about being knowledgeable, it’s about being able to get the most out of the data they have access to. That’s where the magic lies.

“The launch of Pronto Xi 740 follows close to 18 months of research and development, with various new functionalities unleashed. It is the result of 132,000 hours of new product development, and 12,500 hours of listening to customer feedback. One of the hero enhancements allows staff at all levels to more easily query business data relevant to their role, reveal deeper insights than ever before, and closely track progress on business targets,” said Mr Gates.

Some of the key functionality improvements and new features with Pronto Xi 740, include:

  • A new Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Library stores aggregated data from all areas of a business and provides quantifiable measures to gauge and better understand operations. User defined KPIs can be set, tapping into company or industry standard benchmarks for incorporation. Users can embrace faster, more efficient analysis, and also easily dissect data trends. Effortlessly slice and dice sales data to identify strong performers or those items underperforming.

  • Accessible via Pronto’s web-user interface, Workspaces is a new drag and drop interactive canvas that displays relevant, real time KPIs to staff, facilitating decision-making and priority setting while enhancing collaboration.

  • New Auxiliary Trading Mode functionality allows Point of Sale terminals to operate when a network connection is lost to the Pronto Xi server. Further, users can assess the status of all POS terminals in one-view and access options to manage and resolve issues with a single click.

  • The super-charged promotions engine now offers enhanced features helping retailers boost sales and profitability with improved promotion planning.

  • Users can manage all resources – from employees, engineers, suppliers and assets to serial items – within a central view, through the new Resource Management module. Underpinning Resource Management is a thorough work roster and employee award system.

  • The look and feel of Mobile Service has been updated, with a number of practical enhancements made, such as the ability for technicians to customise the menu to suit their specific needs and the capturing of customer signatures at the end of service calls.

Further enhancements with the release of Pronto Xi 740 seek to meet the needs of businesses across a range of industries. For further information on the software, visit here: pronto.net/740.

During 2016, Pronto Software announced various new specialist divisions, including Pronto Woven, Pronto Cloud and Pronto iQ. From strategy and design to commerce and mobile platforms, Pronto Woven helps clients increase customer engagement using analytics, mobile and cloud technologies. Pronto Cloud Managed Solutions, is a division dedicated to supporting Pronto’s growing portfolio of cloud customers. Finally, Pronto iQ represents a dedicated team of Business Intelligence (BI) and data specialists that help businesses harness data to gain a deeper level of BI, tailoring insights and outcomes to specific needs.

Pronto Software works with over 1,700 customers and partners globally, including some of the country’s leading brands, such as Godfreys, Vic’s Meat, Shimano Oceania, Hirotec, Natures Organics, Leica Camera Australia, Bondor, Gasweld, Bhagwan Marine, The Co-op, The Mayo Group, and Retail Prodigy Group (Nike).

 
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One of the questions we often get is this – “How do you know it’s time to upgrade your IT system?” We cover questions such as this and other business issues at erpchannel.com

Interested to find out more about the focus and direction of Pronto? ITWire talks to our new Managing Director, Chad Gates to uncover the driving force behind the company’s success.

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Case Study - Data served fresh at Nosh

Data served fresh at Nosh

Access to timely information is a critical tool for decision making at this fast growing retailer, and Yellowfin has delivered the goods…

In the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) retail industry, accurate, up-to-date information on sales, inventories and orders is critical to a successful operation. After recently implementing a new business intelligence tool, analysts and managers at Nosh Food Market can now track all of these metrics, in near real-time, which has allowed them to see exactly what is going on across the company.

Poised for growth

Nosh Food Market first opened its doors in 2006 in Glen Innes and has been expanding in Auckland, Matakana, Hamilton and the Bay of Plenty. Nosh is poised for more growth and will be opening new stores around the North Island. “We had been capturing detailed transaction data from our point of sales system,” explains Natalie Ah Num, chief financial officer of Nosh Food Markets. “We had contracted a third-party to prepare reports for us on a weekly basis and that was fine at the time. But, as we grew, we realised that we needed a more responsive mechanism to serve up better, more up-to-date information from our data.” Nosh IT manager, Martin Graham, had helped implement a BI system in a previous role and was tasked with identifying options. “Velocity Global sponsors a BBC radio broadcast that I listen to on a regular basis,” says Graham, “so they were at the top of the list. I looked into their company and BI solution, Yellowfin. I liked what I saw. They were local, they had plenty of experience, Yellowfin was a fully-hosted BI solution and offered pretty much all of the functionality we needed. I called them up and started the discussion.” “We are closer to our customers,” says Ah Num, “we can monitor what is selling and more accurately predict what we should be ordering. Before we implemented Yellowfin, we received reports once a week. Now we can drill down into up-to-date information from our desktops and get the answers we need. Fast.”

Specific requirements

“We knew what we wanted to achieve with a BI solution,” continues Ah Num. “While we were happy with the reports we already had, we wanted more flexibility with creating new reports. We wanted a dashboard interface that would give us a snapshot of the business and we wanted the ability to drill down into the data. And once we had the basics covered, we wanted to be able to build our capabilities as we expanded.” “We provided a set of sample data to the team at Velocity Global,” explains Graham, “and gave them specifications on the reports we wanted as well as our dashboard and query requirements. They came back with a prototype that gave us a comprehensive window into our business.”

ROLAP for advanced processing

“Yellowfin utilises a ROLAP (relational online analytical processing) data schema which gives it more flexibility than traditional BI cubes,” says Chris Morris, chief executive officer at Velocity Global. “This gives us the ability to map structured data into the Yellowfin database, which is hosted at a local data centre, quickly and easily. We have developed a library of reports and dashboard templates for Yellowfin so we could show the team at Nosh exactly what they could expect. We have built a number of Yellowfin implementations so we knew exactly what to do.” “We were impressed with their prototype,” says Ah Num. “Yellowfin did what we wanted, we liked the team at Velocity Global and the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model reduced our risk. The cost-per-user was well within our budget and we wouldn’t have to purchase any additional hardware. After looking at all of the facts, adopting Yellowfin as our BI platform and Velocity Global as our implementation partner was an easy decision to make.”

Fast implementation, immediate benefits

“It took Velocity Global less than two months to get us up and running on Yellowfin,” says Graham. “We worked closely with them to refine the report formats and dashboard configurations. We also had to restructure the data schema and redefine pathways to a certain extent, but by and large, the set up went very well. And now that we are live, we are continuing to add more capabilities and reports.” Already the solution is providing benefits. “We can now align our forward purchase orders more closely to sales figures,” says Ah Num. “We have near real time metrics that help us fine-tune our ordering processes. Because we sell fresh produce, we need to be able to accurately predict sales and inventories. Having the right facts and figures on our managers’ desktops means they can make more accurate decisions on what to buy, in what quantities and when to schedule deliveries. This is a key business process for us and Yellowfin has given us a huge boost.”

Platform for the future

Yellowfin is now a strategic component of Nosh Food Market’s future. “We are adding more capabilities on a regular basis,” says Ah Num. “The support and development that we have received from Velocity Global as been outstanding. Now that we have more experience with the system, we have designated our business analyst to modify and create additional reports and help customise dashboards. Plus we are planning to add mobile support to Yellowfin for smartphone access. We are just scratching the surface with what we can do and are looking forward to extending our capabilities.”

BUSINESS BENEFITS

Fast implementation, with no infrastructure overheads or risks. Software-as-a-service cost effective per-user pricing.

Internal capabilities for customising reports, dashboards and ad hoc queries.

Future extension onto mobile platforms.

FOR MORE INFO//

VELOCITY GLOBAL LTD www.velocityglobal.co.nz Chris Morris chris.morris@velocityglobal. co.nz

+64 9 358 4445

Read original article at iStart


 

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 Pronto Software snares Best Technology Product at The Australian Business Awards 2014 Minimize


31 July 2014 - Pronto Software has been crowned an ABA100 Winner for Best Technology Product in The Australian Business Awards 2014, in recognition of the company’s flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP), mobile and analytics solution, Pronto Xi.

The Australian Business Award for Best Technology Product recognises product leadership through the practical application of technological solutions for new and existing market needs, offering a point of difference from their competitors.

Pronto Software has enjoyed a strong history of success with The Australian Business Awards, winning the Product Innovation category in 2013 as well as the Product Excellence categories in both the 2011 and 2012 Awards.
David Jackman, Managing Director, Pronto Software said this year’s win represented the company’s significant investment in research and development, constantly innovating its technology to help mid-market businesses better compete and empower smarter decision making.

“We’re extremely delighted to continue our long standing success with the Australian Business Awards, and be acknowledged as providing one of the best technology products in the country. We allocate heavy investment into the research and development of our business management software, Pronto Xi, that brings together enterprise resource planning (ERP), mobile and analytics technology into a seamless business management solution for the mid-market,” said Mr Jackman.

“Digital trends are transforming the way businesses operate and interact with their customers. By offering smart technology that’s easy to use and flexible, Pronto Xi enables agile organisations to disrupt large established players and stay ahead of the curve,” added Mr Jackman.

Pronto Software launched the latest iteration of Pronto Xi in September 2013, further enabling its more than 1,600 customers and partners globally to reveal more insights about their business. The company works with some of the country’s leading brands including Natures Organics, Leica Cameras, Inspirations Paint, Gasweld, Bhagwan Marine, Hirotec, The Co-op and Retail Prodigy Group (Nike).

The Australian Business Awards are a national, all-encompassing awards program honouring Australia’s business, innovation and technology leaders through the recognition of their ground-breaking vision, innovative products and exemplary execution of projects, technologies, service, programs, systems and other initiatives.
Ms Tara Johnston, Program Director, says, “With a modernised economy we are experiencing notable change in business with new market and social needs expanding rapidly. The ABA100 Winners are reflective of a nation-wide commitment to innovation and improvement, with the award honouring their evident traction within their respective industries.

“As markets become more informed, organisations are required to be responsive and dynamic in order to create functional, sustainable processes and future-proof products. The program places value on a proactive approach to instigating long-term solutions and generating positive outcomes to ensure a bright economic future for Australians, through the recognition of demonstrated commitment to putting bold ideas into motion and creating products that matter,” Ms Johnston adds.

For more information on The Australian Business Awards (ABA100) go to www.businessawards.com.au

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