Kilimanjaro is proud to announce that for the third year in a row we have attained MYOB’s Diamond Partner status. This award is a credit to our fantastic team and the long-term relationships we maintain with our clients. We believe that a combination of a highly skilled team of Sherpas continued commitment, paired with our low-risk methodologies is the key to clients trust and our success.
Maintaining MYOB Diamond Partner status attests that Kilimanjaro has consistently performed well when measured by MYOB’s metrics. Customer satisfaction and business improvement are our highest priorities.
What is MYOB Diamond Partner Status?
The MYOB Partner channel was established to support bigger business with implementation and ongoing support of MYOB Enterprise products, such as MYOB Advanced and MYOB Exo. All MYOB partners must be certified and trained to support their clients. The journey to achieve MYOB recognition is long and challenging. There are certain criteria to be met. We believe that healthy competition drives constant development and improvement. As the channel has evolved, the benchmark has become higher. It truly is an achievement to be a Diamond Partner, as there are strong competitors in the Enterprise division.
Kilimanjaro as MYOB’s first Diamond Partner
You may not be aware that Kilimanjaro was recognised as MYOB’s first Diamond Partner. On 14th of March 2016, MYOB announced that Kilimanjaro Consulting had qualified as the first and only MYOB Diamond Partner. It was an honour for us and an exciting challenge to maintain this status for the future.
MYOB Diamond partner 3 years and counting – our promise to our clients
Being an MYOB Diamond Partner is not only an honour but also carries with it an obligation. We look forward to consistently helping our clients improve their business efficiencies through the clever use of innovative and proven technology. Our promise to our clients is to implement software using our low-risk methodologies, that will allow our clients to feel safe and in trusted hands. We are continually looking for areas to improve our customer satisfaction and help our clients succeed. We genuinely believe our client’s success is our biggest award.
Big thank you to Kilimanjaro’s team of Sherpas
We would like to send big thanks to our team for all the hard work. From guidance, consultancy, implementation to support, their work has achieved our third year in a row with MYOB Diamond Partner status. Most importantly, a humble thank you to all our clients for another great year of success thanks to the patience and trust you have put into Kilimanjaro.
The tribal culture here will continue to thrive off our approach to help clients scale new heights, guide them to achieve current goals and realise new ones.
We can also be your trusted partner
At Kilimanjaro, we understand that choosing the right ERP for your business might be stressful. However, we are here to help from the beginning to end. We will ensure that the selection process, implementation and any support queries after that are dealt with to the highest standard. If you wish to have Kilimanjaro as your trusted partner, contact us today for a free consultation with one of our specialists. If you are considering choosing an ERP system for your business, you might want to check our latest article “Making Your Way Through The ERP Selection Process” for some tips on where to start.
Ronald McDonald House is one of the most recognised charities in the world. Their ability to house over 3000 families every day worldwide, in 366 houses across 42 countries, means that it is vital for them to have stable and efficient communication.
Starting in 2017, Kilimanjaro has not only provided support to Ronald McDonald House Charities in Australia through the implementation of MYOB Exo software and support services but has taken part in initiatives to help families in need. Today, we would like to share the journey that Kilimanjaro has had with RMHC, starting with implementing Exo in all 13-chapter houses and being part of the initiative to reduce the stress in everyday tasks.
RMHC Facing the Manual Work Challenges
Ronald McDonald House Charities was established in 1989 and since then has continued helping families in need. Each year the Charity faces the challenge of raising funds as the number of families requiring support increases.
The continuous growth of this inspiring charity meant that manual labour and paperwork became tiresome, and with 13 chapter houses across Australia running on individual programs, RMHC needed software they could count on to eliminate chaos and uncertainty.
MYOB Exo Successfully Decreases Manual Work
To reduce a national headache for the charity, Kilimanjaro implemented MYOB Exo at the start of 2017. This relieved RMHC of various accounting and reporting problems, allowing them to put more time and effort into what mattered: the families and their children’s well-being. Exo was able to successfully decrease the amount of manual labour and paperwork considerably by introducing automation and EDI. This effectively allowed RMHC to run steady and effective communication.
Together We Can Make A Difference
It was a pleasure to have been able to help such an inspiring organisation that gives back to the community. It is important for the team at Kilimanjaro to engage with corporations with a commitment to corporate social responsibility. Apart from implementing Exo for all 13-chapter houses, Kilimanjaro participated in one of RMHC’s amazing initiatives ‘Make-a-Meal’. This was in line with our own Corporate Social Responsibility program and provided the Kilimanjaro tribe with unforgettable team building experience. We thank RMHC for letting us be a part of it.
Check out the entire story of how MYOB Exo was able to provide RMHC with significant benefits, including improved efficiencies and greater visibility of all business functions or contact us to discuss your business requirements today.
One of the most successful entrepreneurs of the last century once said “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs.
At Kilimanjaro, we believe it is essential to love your work, and we suggest a few things that can make this easier for everyone. Kilimanjaro collectively agrees that the key to start loving your work is a combination of the organizational culture and the environment we work in. We are not afraid to say our team is our greatest asset, both because of their quality skills and the ability to adapt to the unique tribal culture that we pride ourselves on.
Birth of the Tribe
It was almost 13 years ago that Kilimanjaro established a company that to this day strives to support businesses with their journey of growth using carefully chosen and implemented ERP software. As our team has grown from a mere two tribe members to over 60 MYOB specialists, the company has continued to flourish. We have achieved this through the proper structure which gives every employee a voice and encourages the vision ‘farmers, not hunters’. The creation of this unique culture has been nourished and continues throughout all our offices. Today we would like to share our Tribes’ secrets of how to make your team love their work.
At Kilimanjaro, we believe in the African saying “Ubuntu” which means I exist because you exist, and you exist because I exist. Everyone here is treated equally which inspires a constantly encouraging work place environment. This atmosphere allows employees to believe that they can develop their own skills and personality to coincide with the business, which is key to maintaining long-term employees that respect the business. To find out more about how to create this encouraging atmosphere, have a read of ‘It’s baby steps as new employees learn your environment’ written by our managing director. We don’t see the benefits of a command and control environment. Creating a positive space for our team creates a positive environment for our clients, feeling confident they are in trusted hands.
Creation of the Golden Rules
We all need some rules to follow. At Kilimanjaro, we very early on defined 9 Golden Rules which we expect everyone without any exceptions to follow. The vision was to create a liberated, unique and resilient company. One glibly talks about an organisational culture, built on the foundation of a set of core values. If you haven’t created them as of yet, define that set of values now, to avoid ending up like every other mundane, pedestrian organisation. In order for the rules to be effective, the rules must be part of your way of doing things. One of them which is very close to our hearts and improves internal functionality is “We keep our promises”. We don’t make commitments to work we can’t deliver. This works well internally and externally for our clients.
In order for a business to thrive, it is important that employees are focused and motivated. To ensure this, simple rest and relaxation is essential. Although the ‘work-life balance’ may seem difficult, there are a couple of things you and your team can implement so that every individual is not over-worked and stressed in the company. At Kilimanjaro, we encourage taking time for yourself and switching off from your devices, spending quality time with family and friends and indulging in the right meals, exercise or other hobbies. We believe that planning this time effectively will lead to an effective workplace environment. In summary, the more time you spend looking after your mind and body, the more you will achieve at work.
Our people are our greatest assets
We nurture our people, create an environment in which they can thrive, teach others, grow and progress. We seek for clever, intelligent, creative, diligent people to love working in our environment. We give them more responsibility, more discretion. In return, they deliver the agreed outcomes. If our people are stressed, unhappy, unmotivated, we need to change our organisation, not change the people. Supporting one another and engaging in team building experiences is another great way to create a community within the workplace. Kilimanjaro has successfully created this type of atmosphere by combining our Corporate Social Responsibility with team exercises. To read more about our involvement with inspiring charities and ways that our team have bonded through this, check out our CSR page.
We love our work
Most of us are spending 40 hours or more at work per week, that is around 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. With numbers like this, it is important that your job is inspiring, exciting and a joyously challenging activity. We hope that our ideas are able to motivate a better workplace, a positive mind space and overall growth for you and your business.
Our MYOB Exo User Group Forum will be kicking off its 5-city roadshow across Australia and New Zealand. Attendees can look forward to expert insights and exciting panel sessions on new and existing MYOB Exo features. The Forum runs twice a year, and we make sure you get the most out of your current system and are aware of new trends. If you are an Exo User who still has doubts, read the 5 reasons why you can’t miss our MYOB Exo User Group Forum
Update Your Knowledge about MYOB Exo
If you are using MYOB Exo software, this forum will be a great opportunity to learn new features and exchange your knowledge with other users. MYOB is constantly working on improving customer satisfaction and our job is to show you how to get the most out of the new features. For those who are long-term Exo Users, you will have the benefit of learning about the latest versions to ensure your business stays up to date.
Learn New Trends
Our User Group forum agenda includes interesting information about market trends. Kilimanjaro provides you with stimulating and insightful analysis, tailored to the medium-sized businesses in our client base. The forum incorporates two guest speakers from our Connected Services portfolio: Netstock and Phocas. Our speakers will be focussing on the best practices around everything from Business Transformation to Metrics that Matter. The forum will also feature two very special guests from NAB in Sydney and Melbourne, discussing the economic forecast, indicators and business impact of 2018.
Meet the Kilimanjaro Team
Kilimanjaro supports over 900 clients all year round, dealing with over 1000 support cases each month. It is an understatement to say that the support team can get extremely busy. The User Group Forum gives you the opportunity to engage with our team and our guest speakers in an interactive environment.
Located Near You
Each year our MYOB Exo User Group Forum grows larger. Our aim is to make it as convenient as possible for our clients, so we have expanded to 5 different locations across Australia and New Zealand. We welcome all businesses from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth or Auckland to take advantage of this great opportunity!
Free for all MYOB Exo Users!
This is the only MYOB Exo User Group Forum available free to all MYOB Exo Users. All you need to do is register now before spots fill up and we will take care of the rest.
It’s that time of year where we sit back and think about the year that has been. I find myself thinking of all the amazing ‘startups’ I’ve met in 2017. I wanted to create a list of amazing companies (some brand new in 2017, some a little older) who are doing epic stuff – it’s hard to limit it to 10 (seriously how amazing is the Aussie startup space!!). So in no particular order:
Kilimanjaro’s Exo User Group Forum runs twice a year and focuses on helping you achieve the full potential of MYOB Exo within your organisation, while we also share insights into the newest features and the latest upgrades. Our User Group Forum is an excellent opportunity to meet with other Exo users, our connected services partners, MYOB representatives and the Kilimanjaro Team.
Where is the MYOB Exo Forum held?
The User Group Forum has been growing every year, and at the last session, we extended the forum to include Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth. This year we are continuing to expand and will be hosting a new forum in Auckland, New Zealand.
Why should you attend the MYOB Exo User Group Forum?
The MYOB Exo User Group Forum is a great occasion for all MYOB Exo Users to learn more about the latest in technology and how to drive business further. We discuss relevant technology trends and solutions to ensure your business is functioning efficiently, while also diving into new Exo features and the latest updates. We maintain an interactive environment by inviting special guests and speakers and provide a forum where customers can interact with one another and our team.
If you feel this forum can benefit you, your employees and your business – save date today and keep an eye out for detailed information – coming soon in January.
MYOB Exo User Group Forum dates and location:
Perth: Friday 16th February
Melbourne: Thursday 22nd February
Auckland: Wednesday 14th March
Canberra: Tuesday 20th March
Sydney: Friday 23rd March
In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding the MYOB Exo User Group Forum, please don’t hesitate to email our marketing team on email@example.com.
Kilimanjaro Consulting’s approach is to help our clients scale new heights in safe and trusted hands. We understand the importance of a successful software implementation in order to improve efficiency and achieve growth. Recently, Kilimanjaro concluded an effective implementation for the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) – Old Parliament House, who were facing challenges due to growth and limited reporting capabilities.
Museum of Australian Democracy – Old Parliament House
Old Parliament House is home to the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD). The nationally listed heritage building consists of social and political history displays and artefacts. The museum prides itself on workplace diversity for all its employees and visitors. The vision and role of Old Parliament House is to emphasise the importance of Parliament to Australians and to conserve the building for both entertainment and educational programs.
As the Museum is a constantly evolving organisation, effective financial control is very important. MYOB Advanced is the perfect fit, providing separation of responsibilities and duties, as well as a scalable platform for growth.
New Cloud-Based ERP Solution from MYOB
MYOB Advanced is a relatively new product in the Australian market. It is a cloud-based ERP solution which is aimed at larger businesses that require a business management system which covers the entire business operation, from finance to administration and everything in between. MYOB Advanced is an easy to use, web-based product, making it accessible to users anywhere and anytime. It is the perfect software for businesses that want to reap the benefits working in the cloud.
Effective MYOB Advanced Implementation
Kilimanjaro Consulting understands that providing a structured, methodological approach is essential in deriving real benefit from a new system. This is what made the MoAD implementation so successful. When we first met with MoAD representatives, we identified a variety of management challenges due to a growing number of visitors, school tours and exhibitions. They were looking for something more intuitive and user-friendly which would allow them to manage business processes more easily. Implementing MYOB Advanced led to the removal of a significant number of manual processes. Manual data entry was eliminated in purchase orders, AP payments and AR requests. Paperwork coming into the Finance department decreased by up to 75%. In essence, MYOB Advanced has given the Museum of Australian Democracy a platform for future growth.
Measuring The Risk
Our experience with software implementation has confirmed our view that the three major risks in implementation are:
In the case of Old Parliament House, the software risk was minimal because Kilimanjaro had determined at the outset that MYOB Advanced was an extremely good fit for their specific requirements. In the case of implementer risk, Kilimanjaro’s low risk methodology and structured approach to implementing large more complex sites once again proved its worth. In the case of self-inflicted risk, the team at Old Parliament House were a pleasure to deal with, and had all the necessary skills to eliminate this area of risk.
Structured Kilimanjaro Methodology equals a smooth implementation
The team at Old Parliament House embraced our methodologies which made the implementation both smooth and successful. Whilst one may think that software is software, a far larger element of success is the implementer, the project champion, the client’s team and the change management. Kilimanjaro Consulting has incorporated all of these into its methodologies. This has driven them to become the number one MYOB Advanced implementer in Australia. When dealing with prominent or high-profile organizations, there is always a risk that a failed implementation can lead to negative publicity for the product. This case study illustrates the nexus between software, implementer and the clients team, all essential to ensure a successful outcome. It is testament to the perfect mix of all three of these elements.
Your Trusted Advisor
The experience Kilimanjaro has gained in this successful implementation for Old Parliament House shows that we are well equipped to replicate this success in other government, semi-government and non-government organizations that require this a strong General Ledger, and integrated ERP system.
Remember that when choosing your software, you do have a choice of implementers and you would be wise to cast your democratic vote for someone that has done this before.
Our offices will be closed from Close of Business Thursday 21st December 2017. We will resume normal business on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
We will however, have a skeleton team in place to attend to any support queries you may have throughout the year-end period.
You can access support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling our after-hours support number on 1300 857 464.
If you believe your licenses are due for renewal during this time and we haven’t already contacted you, please call or email us before Tuesday 19th December 2017 so this can be arranged.
Our implementation teams return on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 and are looking forward to assisting you to grow your business in the New Year.
If you are considering making any upgrades or changes to your IT infrastructure, please get in touch with us so that we can schedule our resources to assist you. Please do not attempt to make any major changes without our input.
Please use the end of the year as a reminder to check the backups of your system. You should already have a strict backup regime in place, but make sure you test the restore process at least once a year.
In March this year, we attended the MYOB Enterprise Partner Conference in the Barossa Valley, S.A. The synergy and cooperation between MYOB and Kilimanjaro drives our success. Kilimanjaro was both humbled and honoured to receive the following prestigious awards:
MYOB Partner of the Year 2016
Excellence in Business Partner of the Year 2016
We retained our status as an MYOB Diamond Partner for the second year in a row
We are proud to be MYOB’s largest, most experienced and most recognised partner. This drives us to scale new heights in future years!
Kilimanjaro Consulting Swaps Major Equity Stake with ENPRISE Group
On 4th September this year, Kilimanjaro and Enprise Group (NZ – ENS) announced a share swap, in which each company obtained equity in the other.
Kilimanjaro is the largest MYOB Enterprise partner in Australia, and Enprise is the largest in New Zealand. The synergies from this deal will flow through to our clients over the next year, as we begin allocating the best resources for the job across both companies.
A larger team of specialists can deliver better solutions and better support to our clients. Service is our priority and that is the logic behind this equity swap. This is a real win-win arrangement, which allows us to achieve synergies from leveraging our dominant positions in our respective geographic markets. The ability to plan together with full visibility of each other’s strategies will be of benefit to all clients. Applying best processes, procedures and systems from each organisation, will ensure the best outcomes for clients.
In November 2016, we took over all the MYOB Exo clients from Indivia, and all the MYOB Advanced clients from Xen. Indivia and Xen had operated in the MYOB enterprise space for a number of years, but decided to exit.
This was done at relatively short notice, and with due consideration for clients who were at risk of not having a support partner. It did place a huge additional burden on our support team. We have been gradually building up the team to an appropriate resource level, and hope to have our support standards back to where they should be, by early 2018. We thank our clients for their patience during this period.
This new group of clients are already benefitting from our Business Process Improvement program. Many of these businesses are poised for growth and have yet to experience all that MYOB Exo and Kilimanjaro can offer in terms of efficiency improvement.
Flying high with Qantas
Kilimanjaro’s managing director Ronnie Baskind had the honor of featuring on Qantas’ popular Inflight Radio Channel, “Talking Business with Alan Kohler”. The interview was based around the channel’s main focus: business news and financial commentary. The interview focuses mainly on Ronnie’s South African farming background and how this led to the creation of Kilimanjaro Consulting. Kilimanjaro has developed into a company that is committed to nurturing and creating long-lasting relationships with clients. The story of Ronnie’s past is unique. This provides a foundation of core values and business principles – our Golden Rules. Using traditional African leadership to guide the Kilimanjaro tribe, Ronnie and the team now manages over 65 employees and 900 client sites as the premier specialists in MYOB Enterprise Solutions.
Check out the interview by visiting iTunes or for more insight into Kilimanjaro’s journey up the ‘technology mountain’, visit our story here.
Our approach is to help clients scale new heights in safe hands. Having a trusted adviser and an experienced implementer is a vital consideration when looking for new software solutions for your organisation. One of Kilimanjaro’s clients, Old Parliament House, (home to the Museum of Australian Democracy), took this advice on board. We completed a successful implementation of MYOB Advanced, which was an extremely good fit for their specific requirements. Our low risk methodology and structured approach has once again proved its worth.
At Kilimanjaro, we believe that our people are our greatest asset. It is our collaborative approach and teamwork that ensures the delivery of high standards of work. Kilimanjaro has had constant growth, and recruiting new team members is a continuous process. We have appointed over 20 new staff members in the past year. As the new team members get up to speed with the products, we will be able to deliver ever-improving service to our clients.
Meet our new team members:
Alvin – Consultant: SAMACS
Chami – MYOB Exo Implementation Team
Chris – MYOB Exo Implementation Team
Denys – MYOB Advanced Team
Dinali – MYOB Advanced Team
Graham –Business Development Team
Guru – MYOB Exo Implementation Team
Gail – MYOB Advanced Team
Katrina – Team Leader: Specialised Projects
Izabela – Marketing Manager
Jennifer – IT Coordinator and Administrator
Lachlan – Network Administration Assistant
Lauren – Receptionist
Lyn – Accounts Receivable
Manan – MYOB Exo Implementation Team
Masoume – Consultant: Projects
Mark – MYOB Exo Support Team
Maryanne – MYOB Exo Support Team
Matt – Media assistant
Michael – MYOB Advanced Team
Olivia – Marketing Assistant
Sam – Consultant: Projects
Shaun – MYOB Exo Support Team
Stephen – National Manager: SAMACS
We have had to say farewell to a few team members this year. While we are always sad to lose good people, we wish them all the best for the future. Those that have moved on are:
Karen – Financial Manager
Stuart – MYOB Exo Projects Team
Jo – MYOB Advanced Implementation Team
Gregg – National Sales Manager: Enterprise Solutions. Gregg got married in Peru in August, and then returned to his native Ireland with his new Peruvian wife!
Jacqueline – Receptionist
Kim– Marketing Coordinator
That means we end the year with 16 more sherpas than we started it with.
Our company continues to grow. We have expanded our office spaces to welcome new team members and to better meet our client’s needs. Kilimanjaro’s Melbourne Office in Docklands has doubled in size and Parramatta has a new look at Unit 2, 52 O’Connell St.
The opening of new premises ensures our clients have easier access to our advisors. We welcome clients popping in to say hello and have a cup of coffee while discussing their requirements and plans.
This year saw the launch of our SAMACS team. (Strategic Account Management and Connected Services). This team is an expansion of what used to be called “Inside Sales”.
The SAMACS team is at the service of all our existing clients. Whether it is Business Process Improvement, Additional Licences, Upgrades or connected services, this team can give you the advice you need to take the next step. Many of you will have met the team at our User Groups. Our SAMACS department is growing, and now has 3 highly skilled consultants.This is an excellent free service that Kilimanjaro offers, so please make use of it.
Kilimanjaro puts great emphasis on the evaluation and adoption of 3rd party products that integrate with MYOB solutions. Our “Connected Services” help companies improve their unique and sometimes complicated processes, by leveraging off cloud services. As the market becomes an increasingly competitive our role is to offer our clients’ proven technologies which will allow them to manage better and make smarter decisions. In addition to the long list of existing partnerships listed on our website, we have also acquired a number of new technology partners that offer clever solutions. This year saw Opmetrix, TimeTrack, Dataline and expensemanager added to our list. We are certain these software solutions will have a positive impact on our clients’ businesses.
In May, Katrina King was appointed as our support desk manager. Katrina comes to us from MYOB and has had a tremendous amount of experience in managing a large support team.
We are working on our backlog of tickets, and hope that by January 2018 we will have a normal workload for our ever-expanding support team. This team has really taken the brunt of the workload that has come from the disruption in the partner channel.
An interesting fact is that our support team deals with over 1000 cases per month.
We pride ourselves on all of our consultants achieving relevant formal accreditation. In addition to learning Kilimanjaro processes and methodologies, our consultants are expected to gain formal recognition from MYOB. Passing the challenging MYOB exams is a great accomplishment. The accreditation gives us the confidence to give our clients guidance in regards to MYOB Exo and Advanced products and services. Kilimanjaro has over 48 MYOB accredited consultants, plus we have access to the Enprise team in NZ as well if required.
Kilimanjaro recognises the benefits of training as a key element to success. Our philosophy is to make our clients as self-sufficient as possible, with all MYOB modules. This year we decided to limit classroom training to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
Recognising that predefined training courses may not always meet clients’ specific training requirements, Kilimanjaro Consulting also offers customised training which is tailored to suit your specific needs. Kilimanjaro can conduct training remotely via TeamViewer or GoToTraining, depending on the requirements. Our Training team is also constantly working on developing more online training. This is available via our modern online training platform – http://kctraining.com.au/login/learnbooklogin.php
User Group Forums
Kilimanjaro’s informational MYOB Exo User Group Forums run twice a year for our existing clients. This year we extended the reach to four locations: Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth. The forums give our experts the opportunity to share their MYOB Exo knowledge and experience with end-users. It is a great time for clients to exchange experiences while learning more about Connected Services, Exo features and updates.
Read more about our last MYOB Exo User Group Forum here.
Client Referral Competition
Twice a year we run an attractive Client Referral Competition, in order to generate leads and to show our appreciation for referrals. Congratulations to our March winner: Cadia Group, (who chose the 6 bottles of Grange) and our September winner, Gary Dillon from Danne Montague-King (who was the lucky winner of a 4 night holiday for 2 to Hamilton Island)! The competition is very simple: if a client of ours refers someone that may be interested in MYOB Exo or MYOB Advanced, they automatically go in the draw to win either 6 bottles of Penfolds Grange or a 4-night stay in Hamilton Island (Tough choice we know!!).
Coming Together of the Tribe
Our 8th Annual Summit was again a time for the entire Kilimanjaro tribe to reunite and discuss strategies, long-term plans, and our goals. This year’s Summit was held at The Intercontinental Hotel Double Bay and not only involved strategic planning but included a team-building exercise with our very special guest, Head Chef for the Kedah Royal Family in Malaysia, Wanitha Tanasinga. Wanitha led us through a collaborative cooking experience, motivated by her passion for food. It was amazing to hear how Wanitha likened the creation of a unique dish with various ingredients, to the tribal culture at Kilimanjaro. While each team member has unique skills and personality, it is the combination of these that create the magic that is Kilimanjaro Consulting. This experience allowed the Kilimanjaro Tribe to engage with each other strengthen the cooperation and collaboration that is at the core of our service delivery.
Corporate Social Responsibility
During 2017, Kilimanjaro continued our Corporate Social Responsibility program by working with various charities, and by volunteering. This is something close to our hearts, as we believe it is important to help others in need and engage with the world around us, to bring about change for the better where we can. This year, we supported and worked with numerous charities and initiatives such as:
Supporting a client in her climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Children with Autism.
Organising a company morning tea on R U OK Day for suicide awareness.
Visiting Ronald McDonald House Randwick to take part in their Make a Meal initiative, and to show support for the families staying there.
We believe our contribution is important and we encourage our whole team and our clients to make a difference where we can.
What’s in the Future?
Good things are happening in the New Year. Both Exo and Advanced have exciting roadmaps, with additional functionality and enhancements coming in both products. We will constantly be working on improving our customer satisfaction by expanding and upskilling our client services team. Our SAMACS team is always seeking innovative technology solutions to meet your unique business needs. User Groups, Newsletters and Social Media posts create opportunities for clients to learn and exchange knowledge and experiences. Our 2018 vision is to deliver higher standards with a new fresh look to boot. Watch this space!
It’s not goodbye, just see you later!
It’s 11 years since we hung up our shingle as Kilimanjaro Consulting. Some of you have been with us since the beginning, but all have been fundamental to our success. The tribe at Kilimanjaro wish our valued and trusted clients a Happy and Safe New Year. For all our informative and interesting updates throughout the New Year and beyond, follow us on our various social media channels to stay in the know – Peak Promotions, Events, Training and more. See you soon!
If you haven’t heard about our competition you can read more here – it’s easy as baking a cake. Essentially you need only to share the details of someone and their business that might be interested in MYOB Enterprise Level Software Solutions, like MYOB Exo or MYOB Advanced. Then, twice a year, we take all of our referral clients, put their names in a hat and “Hey Presto!”, draw the winner. The one lucky duck, lucky enough to be drawn then has a difficult choice. They can either indulge in a 4 night getaway holiday for two on Hamilton Island, or refine their tastebuds with 6 bottles of select Penfold Grange.
Kilimanjaro Consulting has been running our Client Referral Competition for 3 years now, and we are very happy to see that our clients recommend our services to their friends and colleagues. These connections made between clients and prospective clients helps re-inforce the statement that our clients are happy clients. It also builds a strong basis of co-operation between businesses Australia-wide.
November Client Referral Competition Winner
Last week we had the amazing opportunity to visit our Client Referral Competition Winner Gary Dillon from Danne Montague-King (D.M.K.), who elected to go away on a four night holiday for two to Hamilton Island.
Our journey with Danne Montague-King began 10 years ago, when we first met to discuss software opportunities. We realised that MYOB Exo would be a great fit and would allow the company to improve efficiencies and grow as their needs changed. Not only are they users of Exo, but also two additional Connected Services, being BlueEchidna and Phocas. We are pleased to see our client making great use of Exo Products and the associated solutions.
We would like to thank Gary for all the trust he has put into Kilimanjaro, as he had confidence in putting us in contact with one of his colleagues. It’s an honour to be Danne Montague-King’s trusted advisor. Wishing you an amazing holiday, Gary. We hope to see more photos this time from the trip to Hamilton Island!
A reminder to all Sherpa’s and clients that the next round of our Client Referral Competition is now open, and will be drawn in April 2018. Click here to be one step closer to your dream getaway!
AUCKLAND, 1 December 2017. Enprise Group (NZAX: ENS) today reported strong year-on-year growth in revenue and profit for the half-year to September 30, 2017.
Total half-year revenue rose 10.40% to $4.7 million. Of this, Australian revenue grew 17% to $1.02 million and New Zealand revenue grew 9% to $3.7 million. Net profit for the period rose 22% to $393,000. Cash and bank balances were $265,000 at period end.
Kilimanjaro Consulting has recently embarked on a journey with Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia (RMHC), placing respect for others above all else.
If you’re not clued up, RMHC Australia was founded in 1974 with the objective of helping seriously ill children and their families across Australia. They offer a number of initiatives to provide a home away from home for those folks in need; including, but not limited to: Houses, Family Rooms, Family Retreats, Learning Programs and Care Mobile. RMHC has 13 house chapters across QLD, NSW, TAS, WA, SA and VIC that work locally to run the programs and support families in need. In 2016 alone, RMHC supported 7.1 million ill children globally. In light of this we aim to give back to their outstanding efforts and alleviate some pressures they may be facing.
Our extended co-operation with Ronald McDonald House began at our 10th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner, where we were lucky enough to have James Antrim speak on behalf of RMHC. He candidly did so last year to raise awareness of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
At that time as MYOB’ largest partner and the only Diamond status partner we have been privileged to choose one charity to which we could provide software and our services. The obvious choice had brought us excellent partnership between RMHC and Kilimanjaro.
MYOB Exo Running Smoothly in RMHC
Since 2016, Kilimanjaro has implemented and sustained MYOB Exo and Payroll to all chapter houses. We have gotten to know the teams at each location and are amazed at the work and support they provide to their local communities. The implementation process was a seamless tapestry for all houses and we were more than happy to guide them through their MYOB Exo and Payroll journeys, check out the entire case study here. In “Now” terms? We hosted an all-out Make-A-Meal Event for the Randwick House on Thursday, the 2nd of November, completed with the all-Australian proud tradition of an out-door Barbie!
We are honoured to be part of this new initiative with RMHC and look forward to our ongoing relationship ahead. Beyond providing software support and guidance, Kilimanjaro will be getting involved with RMHC’s Corporate Partnerships scheme where we visit local Houses, participate in a range of activities and play a small part in helping the children. In this sense, we are not only giving back to a loyal client but giving back for the teensy bit of joy we hope to bring the families, inspired by our Corporate Social Responsibility at Kilimanjaro.
If you would like to learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities, read their stories, or find ways to get involved, please visit their website and join us in this exciting endeavour. Keep an eye on social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn to see how the Kilimanjaro Tribe is giving back.