Masterton is located 100 kilometres north east of Wellington and is the largest town in the Wairarapa, a region separated from Wellington by the magnificent Remutaka ranges. Sheep and beef farming, forestry, cropping and horticulture are the major industries for the District, which is home to more than 24,000 people.
As a smaller organisation Masterton District has limited access to resources and a limited capacity to manage systems complexity. Council required its business systems to meet its diverse functional requirements, while being easy to use and administer.
Council has chosen to adopt a single vendor systems approach investing in the MAGIQ Software Platform to efficiently meet its finance and administration, business performance management and document management requirements across the whole of Council.
The MAGIQ Platform is providing Council with access to cost-effective, fit-for-purpose business systems that are easy to use and consume, ensuring a high level of take-up and utilisation across the organisation.
Partnering with a long term supplier to the local government industry also provides Council with access to the expertise and contextual experience required to effectively support its business systems.
David Paris, Manager Finance, Masterton District Council:
As a smaller Council, we have limited access to resources and with that comes a limited capacity to manage complexity. The MAGIQ Software Platform allows us to meet the diverse functional requirements of our business, while ensuring that as an organisation we can also effectively consume the software.