Saint Kentigern Trust logoSaint Kentigern Trust in Auckland was founded in 1949 and is New Zealand’s largest co-educational Independent Schools Group. The Trust has a long history of delivering excellence in education and operates four schools and a preschool across three separate campuses.

The Challenge

Saint Kentigern Trust was seeking to improve the overall quality of its financial reporting and forecasting. The Trust required a more robust and visible budgeting process in order to achieve greater engagement and accountability by its key stakeholders.

The Solution

MAGIQ Performance sits across the organisation’s core Synergetic business system to deliver budgeting and reporting information across the entire organisation. The software has been rolled out to all stakeholders with fiscal responsibilities across the organisation; from the Trust’s Executives and Managers, through to Senior Management, the Principals and Department Heads of each school.

The Benefit

The simplicity of use of the MAGIQ Performance system and the ability to easily provide highly relevant and contextual views to each Manager and Department has created a very positive environment for change.

MAGIQ Performance has empowered managers to access the information they need when they need it, and respond very quickly.  Everyone across the organisation now has far greater visibility and to deliver better informed, more pro-active decision-making.

Walter Chieng, Director of ICT:

What used to take two weeks to complete now takes about two hours – which means our Finance team can enjoy spending more time on the really high value work, as opposed to the time-consuming, lower value transactional work.

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