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Given its ambitious goals, Netball New Zealand knows the importance of running a future proof, business-like organisation that also maintains great connections with participants. That’s another way of saying that yesterday’s gains can quickly become today’s rut.
To that end, the organisation last year restructured, consolidating 12 regions and five franchises into five zones set up as incorporated societies.
That was a foundation to build on, but there was still left plenty to do. One burning issue: each zone was using a different accounting solution, and there was no way to easily integrate them. What’s more, the system used by Netball New Zealand itself was out of date and inadequate for a world class sporting organisation. For example, the kind of reports that modern organisations take for granted often had to be created through macros and other time consuming methods.
“It was what we called a ‘mantronics’ system,” says Netball New Zealand Finance Director, Jennie Wyllie. “We did the work, not the machine. In a best-in-class environment, it’s no longer suitable.”
They wanted to create a system where the board could see the consolidated financial status of the entire sport within New Zealand, across all of the disparate entities, aggregated into a rolled-up view for management.
More information: http://www.intergen.co.nz/Our-Work/netball-new-zealand/