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 town has a population of approximately 3000 and is a major service centre for the surrounding rural areas. The local economy is primarily based upon agriculture, with sheep, beef and dairy farming being the principle agricultural activities.
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.
The Council has chosen to move it’s on-premise MAGIQ Software systems to be hosted in a complete Cloud environment. The entire Council will operate its finance and administration, business performance management and document management from the Cloud.
By adopting a Cloud strategy, the Council has been able to work smarter and faster and become more cost effective by running all of its business systems in the Cloud. The strategy has also provided unexpected benefits, such as the recent ability to swiftly transition to a fully remote workforce.
Mike Wanden, IT Manager
“Whilst other Councils have faced enormous issues implementing a remote workforce during the recent pandemic, we were able to make a swift transition and have been able to continue to provide our services to Customers remotely.”