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Cloud
Ventana Research names IBM Planning Analytics with Watson an Exemplary Vendor
A common industry problem is business planning, and knowing where to turn and who to trust for the best quality business planning software can be difficult.
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Voyager
Broadband and voice solutions help New Zealand escape rooms thrive
There’s nothing puzzling about loving puzzles, especially if you’ve ever experienced the joy of escape rooms.
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digital economy
MBIE announces launch of new digital identity numbers for NZ businesses
MBIE says Organisation Parts enable New Zealand organisations to digitise their businesses and compete in the changing digital economy.
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Planning
New forecasting and planning tool for SMBs launched in ANZ
giniPredict was launched in ANZ given the countries' ‘high levels of uptake for cloud solutions, the relatively advanced adoption of technology in general and maturity of the digital market’.
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Cost
'Cash is king' and changing plans: new study looks at IT costing trends
The survey data details significant cuts to IT budgets and shifting business priorities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic fallout.
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Human Resources / HR
How Workday's HR tools helped McMillan Shakespeare weather the COVID-19 storm
"If we didn’t have the right tools in place, we wouldn’t have had the level of agility to give our executive team the data they needed to make such rapid workforce decisions — or text people within five minutes to provide them with critical information."
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Business strategy
Asana launches Goals to help businesses navigate changing strategies
Asana has launched a new offering that is focused on aiding organisations that are resetting and redefining their goals and potentially working with a disparate workforce.
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Customer experience
Enhancing the customer experience with data
Customers don’t have the time or patience for companies to figure it out; they go where they have the easiest, most satisfying experience. 
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Cloud
Planning – the critical task for CFOs in unpredictable times
How robust planning can help finance leaders steer their organisations through COVID-19 and beyond.
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Planning
Only 8% of CFOs are factoring in a 'second wave' of COVID-19 into plans
According to a Gartner survey released yesterday, only a small portion of CFOs have a second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks factored into their planning scenarios, while 42% of CFOs are not incorporating a second wave outbreak at all in their plans.
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Financial planning
CorPlan develops forecasting tool to eliminate 'spreadsheet hell' & support stimulus modelling
The solution helps to move organisations away from ‘Excel Hell’ related to budgeting, forecasting, and planning.
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Planning
The fascinating round trip of a Kiwi IBM partner
The story of how a Kiwi company was successful in Australia and now returning full circle to NZ.
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Analytics
Why finance must be at the core of effective business planning processes
Experience shows that better outcomes can be achieved by organisations who adopt a strategy of integrated business planning, according to Board International.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Kiwi software startup and AWS create new tool to empower businesses
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has helped Quantiful, the New Zealand based software startup, to create the world’s first consumer, insight-led business planning tool QU.
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Small Business / SMB
Why the Kiwi ‘feel-good factor’ is terrible for business
“Richard Branson is tremendously successful, but even he admits it’s because he’s hired talented teams of people to get things done.”
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Cloud
Hitachi announces the conclusion of company split agreement
Hitachi states that the company split will have no impact on the consolidated operating results. 
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Industrial IoT
Emulate3D’s software enables customers to virtually test system designs
Rockwell Automation will add Emulate3D’s technology to its digital design portfolio to deliver solutions to automotive, logistics, material handling, and other industrial applications. 
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Commerce Systems
Get your SMB off to the right start for 2019
Here are several key areas business owners can look at to make meaningful changes to their business.
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Insurance
Vero study: Women run larger SMBs; and they're more worried too
Women are more likely to run larger SMBs, but they’re also more worried, more stressed, and less likely to use an insurance broker for their business than male SMB owners.
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Tax
Tax, tax, and misunderstandings: They could be why many startups fail in just 2 years
“Too many business startup owners try to do it all on their own, so they rely on their own interpretations, or what their mates tell them."
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Opinion
What’s all the fuss about Integrated Business Planning?
The ‘textbook’ definition of IBP is that it’s something which offers a co-ordinated approach to business planning.
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
Why ‘best-fit’ is replacing ‘best-of-breed’ software solutions
Software solutions need to be easily customised to fit the way businesses operate - not the other way around.
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Cloud
Anaplan bolsters A/NZ channel play with two new hires
The new appointments will be tasked with supporting partner go-to-market strategies and providing pre and post sales deployment to partners.
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Cloud
Dropbox lures in business customers with new features
Dropbox has launched a collection of new Dropbox for Business features in three key areas: security, administration and integration.