Otorohanga District Council is located in the Waikato Region of the North Island of New Zealand and is centrally placed, being within easy driving distance of Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo and New Plymouth.
The local economy is primarily based upon agriculture, with sheep, beef and dairy farming being the principle agricultural activities.
Otorohanga has successfully branded itself as New Zealand’s ‘Kiwiana Town’ and is home to the world famous Kiwi House & Native Bird Park.
As a smaller Council, Otorohanga District Council has limited capacity and resources to consume and manage its business systems. Simplicity of use and deployment are also critical to efficient take-up of systems across the organisation.
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.
Working with a single vendor provides Council with a less complex and more cost-effective business systems approach. Council has continued to invest in and enjoy additional product functionality, while eliminating the hidden costs and complexity associated with maintaining integration between systems.
Mike Wanden, IT Manager:
The MAGIQ Software Platform delivers all the business systems we need within a single, easy to use framework. At the end of the day business systems are all about making people’s jobs easier for them and MAGIQ does a great job of delivering that.