Change is all around us – it can be exciting and set your business on a path to thrive beyond expectations. During the last year, Glad Group have embarked on a business transformation program; ‘Increase Momentum’. This program has already made significant changes to our company, creating momentum for ongoing business resilience, optimism, and growth.
A significant focus of our Increase Momentum program is the fundamental review of business systems and processes. Glad Group recognise that legacy systems and manual processes are both inefficient and inflexible. To build a better, smarter, and more efficient business is the goal.
To that end we have partnered with Wild Tech and The Bean Counters to invest $1 million in capital to upgrade our Technology, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Expense Management Systems.
Building smarter business solutions
After many workshops defining scope and business requirements, we completed the design phase of this project – which encompassed a re-design of our accounting and procurement processes for all business divisions within the Glad Group. This is a significant investment and change to support our growing business. Manual, legacy processes and systems are being redefined.
Every aspect of how we financially manage and report on business operations – across human resources, business development, sales, marketing, and site operations – will soon all connect and work seamlessly together in an integrated suite of online applications. Building new, smarter business solutions also improves how we connect with our customers and suppliers – simpler, flatter processes to streamline transaction times and responsiveness.
Investment for the future
This is a whole of business project, an investment in building new systems and processes, supporting every aspect of Glad Group operations. Through development of new systems and processes we set ourselves up to be more agile, dynamic, and responsive to change.
To help lead and shepherd us through this project, we have partnered with systems development and integration specialists Wild Tech and The Bean Counters.
Medium to large sized Australian businesses are faced with the challenge of selecting the right Enterprises Resource Planning (ERP) from an ever complex and noisy enterprise software market.
The team at Wild Tech are a rare breed of ERP specialists who have deep expertise in Retail, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, Construction and Professional Services.
Wild Tech is uniquely placed within the Australian market to work with Glad Group through all stages of the project – from recommending which enterprise software platform is best to developing and delivering the solutions that really transform our business.
The Bean Counters
Removing or improving unproductive tasks is the key to optimal efficiency, customer, and staff engagement. The Bean Counters are helping Glad Group work through and document manual and legacy processes that have grown over many years. This is an essential step in understanding how the business operates and where system efficiencies can be found.
It sometimes needs an outside perspective to truly understand where the barriers and opportunities lie. For example, account processes are often over complicated by unnecessary and time-consuming paper-based approvals that take time to action and often require circular lines of feedback between divisions. This all takes time and negatively impacts business value.
The reliance on manual processing is often due systems that are outdated and painful to use. The Bean Counters have helped Glad Group review how we use existing systems, and then help identify where there are opportunities for either process improvement or system change.
The Bean Counters have been instrumental in helping Glad Group choose the right system and minimise risk behind launching our Increase Momentum project.
Together these valuable partnerships help Glad Group grow and transform, investing for a smarter more sustainable future. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on this project.