The challenge

HG Group is a heavy equipment business based in Masterton, New Zealand. With strong growth across the business, ownership made the decision to split the business into three distinct business units, focusing on specialist equipment provision, equipment hire and equipment attachments.

The business was operating without a single source of data and was investing significant time in highly manual data collection, storage and reporting. The result was a significant workload when it came to maintaining the accuracy and usefulness of financial, stock and scheduling information.

At the same time, the sales organisation within the business needed a single source of customer data to effectively manage growth. 

The solution

Working with HG Group to understand their business processes and requirements, Solnet implemented Odoo, an open source ERP and CRM system for the business.

The result was one platform, which spans all business activities and conforms to HG Group'’s existing business processes. A single database was also implemented, which eliminated previous constraints from working across multiple spreadsheets with data duplication. This improved financial forecasting, scheduling, stock keeping and customer data accuracy.

Integrated from website front-end through to financial and reporting systems, Odoo now serves as a scalable platform for the business to continue to grow, whilst reducing operational risk. 

We’ tried a lot of solutions that had failed, so I was nervous about the whole thing. But Solnet gave us confidence with their track record, they understand what we need and ensured we had financials coming in from day one.

Gem Hart - General Manager HG Group
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A platform which grows with the business 

Encompassing a range of additional modules, from HR, finance, time- sheets, E-commerce and CRM Odoo gives businesses the flexibility to consume as little or as much as they choose to. With this in mind, businesses can implement a complete Odoo solution in a staged approach, adding additional modules as the business grows and requires these extra features. 

 

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Core Odoo applications

2000000

Global Odoo users

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Open source platforms for high quality usability, which adapts to your business processes

The open source model of Odoo allows users to leverage thousands of developers, business experts and hundreds of robust apps.

With strong technical foundations, Odoo’'s framework is unique. It provides high quality usability which scales across your business and, it can be further developed into applications which are unique to the business it supports. 

A big part of our decision to go with Odoo is it’s usability, combined with local support via Solnet as we grow. We know there'’s a lot more we can get out of it as we grow.

Gem Hart - General Manager HG Group

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