NZ software finds home in Botswana

Jade-based system keeps gold mine counting its beans

Technology from New Zealand financial management software provider Greentree is being used in Botswana.

Gallery Gold, a Perth-based mining company, is using Greentree’s product at its Mupane mine in the African country.

The web-based product, which is built on the Jade platform and designed to integrate into Microsoft environments, has been installed at the Mupane site for just over a year.

Andy Thomson, commercial manager at the mine, says Greentree, which replaced a general ledger system from Pastel Accounting and an in-house built payroll system, has provided advantages in terms of access to data and reporting.

“One benefit is the global, real-time access to data,” he says.

“Another is the Excel interactive reporting tool which allows generic publishable reports to be made available throughout the organisation.”

Gallery Gold decided last year to consolidate its disparate financial management systems onto one platform and chose Greentree.

Greentree was sold to Gallery Gold by Addax Business Solutions, a Greentree partner in Perth.

Addax resells Greentree, Arrow, CBA2000 and other software packages and has experience in the mining sector.

Greentree recently signed its 500th customer and its New Zealand clients include Ryman Healthcare and Transfund. Australian customers include Ballarat Goldfields and food service distributor Nafda.

One recent deal Greentree didn’t win in New Zealand was with watch distributor Griffiths, McKay and Buckleigh, which chose SAP’s Business One over Greentree and several other options when it assessed packages to replace its legacy financial management software.

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