Maintaining a competitive edge is vital to achieving sustainable success in business. Effective management of inventory and projects is just one of the levers a business can pull to achieve this kind of success.
At the heart of every successful business, are efficient management processes. One of the key processes is managing stock and inventory to ensure you know where your capital is tied up and what you can deliver and when for your customers.
From painting and palletising to welding and assembly, Autoline has transformed industrial processes across a broad host of industries. With large projects under their belts like delivering a large-scale milk plant bottling line upgrade, Autoline estimate around 80% of New Zealand’s bottled milk passes over one of their conveyors at some point between the cow paddock and your fridge at home!
Nestled in the heart of Te Puke, New Zealand, Fraser Gear Limited is a company that has been making waves in the Kiwifruit industry since its inception in 2000. The company has come a long way from its humble beginnings in a shed on an orchard.
Edward Fyvie, Tidy Partner, is a consultant who helps businesses assess and select the best system for their needs. Recently, due to changes in the Xero marketplace, he has been fielding more questions about evaluating and choosing a suitable system.
From powder-coated pieces to aluminium cuts and a raft of textiles sprawled across the workshop, Sunshade is a whirlwind of activity. With so much going on, it could get gusty, so how do they keep things under control?
It will never happen to our business! In New Zealand, we recently experienced several large-scale storms over summer, while just over a decade ago, one of our larger cities, Christchurch, was devastated by an earthquake destroying many buildings.
As an innovative and future-driven company, Tidy understands the importance of bringing fresh perspectives and ideas to our team and the software we deliver to you. One of the ways we do this is through hiring interns from universities across New Zealand.
This month we switch to a not so interesting but necessary and important accounting topic, the dreaded Work in Progress (WIP). This article will show how WIP can be easy and more importantly, very useful. WIP in a project environment can be messy, difficult, and time-consuming to nail down, however once set up will produce great results.
Tidy Partner, Edward Fyvie, shares his ‘Top Tips’ for running a successful project.
Restoring seals? Now that’s an exciting prospect for Tekhniseal. The mundane task of restocking their inventory? Not so much!
Edward Fyvie, Tidy Partner, shares some handy information below on setting up your inventory to obtain the best benefits when using TidyStock.
Edward became an official Partner with Tidy in 2017. This was an integral part of his consultancy business, 5e Management Services, where he offers consultancy services covering, effective strategy, innovation, productivity and sales, marketing and analysis advisory, and board advisory.
Landed costs are the total costs of getting a product from your supplier to your business. In addition to the actual cost of the product, it includes all expenses associated with transporting and landing products through the supply chain to their final destination. It also includes certain mandatory compliance costs. Understanding and accounting for landed costs are crucial, especially with the rise of SMEs’ involvement in global trade.
The FernMark Licence Programme is the Government’s official ‘country of origin’ accreditation programme. Displaying the FernMark on our products also indicates other areas of compliance such as being GST registered in NZ, having a substantial level of New Zealand ownership and number of employees, and that our company has been exporting for over 12 months.
Tsunami Sport is pushing boundaries to make sportswear products that secure great, long-lasting performance and are made in a way that aims to meet a ‘no harm’ impact on the world, now and into the future.
It's no secret that worldwide, businesses are struggling, in a highly inflated market, to keep their prices low and their operating costs even lower. The consumers price index increased 7.3 percent in the June 2022 quarter compared with the June 2021 quarter, Stats NZ, said this month (July 2022).
To kick off this month’s topic The changing nature of services, we seek to challenge readers’ thinking on what differentiates goods from services. Is there really a difference? Many would say the differences are obvious, but you'll have to read to find out more
We opened the recent healthcare series of posts by looking at the shifting nature of patient outcomes, interoperability, and distributed healthcare. Incorporating all three of these topics, is the increasingly important healthcare process known as patient participation. With our final article for the month of April, we look at how past topics integrate into the patient participation process.
When the Mason family bought into a Tauranga-based manufacturer of catamaran-hulled boats, the business management software being used included TidyEnterprise and Xero, critical to the co-ordination and control of their production and supply.
Healthcare has changed dramatically over the past century. You can’t get children’s medicine with morphine in it anymore and the gap between what looked like rusty gardening tools and lifesaving medical equipment is larger than ever. Oddly though, leeches are still very, very much a thing.
Communication in any relationship, or partnership, is key. Whether it’s personal or business related, failures in effective communication create issues that can be difficult to overcome. Humans aren’t the only ones that need to communicate either. Our second article for the month of April takes a look at how interoperability can help communication between all aspects of healthcare.
At the heart of every great healthcare practice is the patient. The outcomes of patients’ experiences are key attributes in determining a practice’s success. After all, they are the reason many healthcare professionals get into medicine. The first article for the month of April takes a look at how the nature of patient outcomes has shifted.
In part 1 of this month’s series, we reviewed how food travels from the farm to processing and then manufacturing plants. In the second part of our 2-part series we’ll outline the final stage of the journey of food from farm to table.
Scalpels, sutures, and implants, oh my! With hundreds of stock items consumed each day, how do clinics track it all? In their fast-paced facility, Rodney Surgical Centre has discovered the secret to managing a smooth, structured, and tidy clinic.
How do you track and manage supplies and equipment efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced clinical environment? Tidy knows.
In a company led by investors, how do you introduce processes that will feed growth and innovation, not stifle them? That was the challenge faced by the finance team at Fulcrum3D.
The journey of food from farm to table is not always a simple and straightforward one. It can be a complex system as it involves many parties getting involved throughout the process. Whether that’s harvesting crops from the fields, transporting them to a food processing plant, or manufacturing them into finished products. The 1st part of this 2-part series on food distribution will highlight the earlier phases of this food journey.
Imagine waking up before the crack of dawn, getting ready to start a new day of work, in rain, hail, or shine conditions. One that’s filled with manually laborious tasks like fixing a broken fence, tending to livestock, and hand-picking ripe crops. Our second article for March discusses how technology has enhanced the work of farmers in the agricultural industry rather than negatively impacting it.
Food. A singular word that'll invoke fond childhood memories and mouth-watering cravings to anyone who hears it. From staple ingredients to products steeped in family history, there’s a story behind all types of food. Our first article for March takes a look at some of the current farming techniques and how they've developed over the years thanks to technology.
What is the next big thing? Whether it be a new business venture, technological innovation, or emerging consumer trend, there’s always been a significant value and attention placed on discovering the next big thing. Our final article for February takes a look at what some of the next big things within the Healthcare industry are.
Historically, artificial intelligence (AI) has been viewed as a disruptive solution that would displace several jobs across a variety of industries. Whilst those fears are justified, the reality of the situation has changed over time as AI technological solutions have developed and matured, especially within the healthcare industry. Our third article for the month discusses how AI is empowering the human-touch aspects of the healthcare industry.
The emergence of disruptive technological solutions, like cloud-based software, has created a dilemma for many key decision makers within the medical industry. For decades, on-premise software has been the preferred technological solution for medical practices. In our second article for February, we look at some of the benefits of shifting to cloud-based software.
The adoption of modern technologies has always been a hotly debated topic amongst industry leaders when they're first introduced to the wider market. Tradition and history are common sticking points in delaying technologies' disruptive abilities. Our first article takes a look at some of the reasons why technological adoption has been so slow in the medical industry.
Not only is the word smile one of the longest words in the dictionary, but it’s also the headlining title of Colgate’s latest forward business plans. Following on from the success of the 2015-2020 people, performance, and planet strategy plan, Colgate have launched their 2025 sustainability and social impact plan. Our final article for January looks at Colgate's plans for sustainability.
When Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company back in 1903, few could have imagined the sustained success and impact that Ford vehicles would have around the world. In their 118-year history, Ford has emerged as a leading global automotive manufacturer. In our third article for the month, we look at how the business planning conducted by the Ford Motor Company has them in pole position for the future.
Although business forward planning itself has no formal definition, it can best be defined as the process of making plans to consider what is likely to happen or be needed in the future. Simply put, business forward planning is making plans for the future in the context of a business. Our second article for the year discusses what business forward planning is and why it's valuable for businesses
Inevitably, each New Year brings about a new wave of forward planning ideas. For some, these are the beginning of significant personal changes and improvements. But, for many, their annual New Year resolutions last as long as it took to come up with them. In our first article of 2022, we discuss how to keep those New Year's resolutions goals.
The future of supply chains will operate in an automated, data-driven environment. Automation has sky-rocketed with increased adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) technologies, and this will continue. In our final article of 2021, we preview what the future of supply chains has in store.
Remember the Suez Canal blockage in March 2021? When the 220,000-ton Ever Given vessel grounded global trade to a halt for six days, causing billions worth of goods to be delayed across the globe. Our third article for December discusses the art of creating effective contingency plans.
Getting from A to B. A simple concept in theory, but one that has become increasingly complex in the context of the modern-day supply chain. In our second article for the month of December, we take a look at what supply chain sustainability is and why it's important.
A healthy, predictable supply chain is one of the most important dimensions of profitability in many manufacturing businesses, especially for those of a larger size. In its simplest form, the supply chain can be defined as being... Our first article for the month of December takes a look at the history behind supply chains and how they've developed over the years.
As the world begins to emerge and venture into a post-pandemic future, the attention of business decision makers has turned towards discovering what the future will look like. With all the changes that have occurred, there remains to be a large amount of uncertainty about what the future has in store. In our final article for the month of November, we preview what the future of work may look like.
What does a greater flexibility, better work-life balance and increased productivity have to do with COVID-19? They are just some of the reported benefits introduced into the current working environment with remote work. In our third article for November, we discuss what the work environment will look like post-COVID-19
It’s no secret that things aren’t the way they once were. The last 18 months have seen changes even the wildest of dreamers couldn’t have predicted. To paraphrase the Fresh Price Will Smith, “…life got flipped turned upside down…” and it seems like it’s going to stay that way. The second article in our November series takes a look at how COVID-19 has changed the current work environment.
"Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living”. Or is it? Maybe it was back in 1980 when Dolly Parton released the song, but work has changed considerably since then and it will always continue to change. Our first article for November takes a look at the history of work and how it's changed over the years.
What does the future have in store? A question that has probably been asked more times than anyone can count over the last 18 months. And one that seems to have a different answer every day. In the final article for the month of October, we share our thoughts on the future of automation and whether it is sustainable.
Society is morphing away from the traditional analog methods of yesteryear, towards a new era filled with digtialisation. New jobs have been created, information is everywhere, and for the most part, paper has been replaced with screens and pixels. In the second of two parts, we share how the process of implementing automation technologies in SMEs has been impacted by COVID-19 and the positives that have come from it.
Global trends indicate robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are slowly becoming the new norm in a trend affectionately known as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. In the first of two parts, we share how the process of implementing automation technologies in SMEs has been impacted by COVID-19 and the positives that have come from it.
Throughout October, we’ll bring you a series of concise articles that cover the past, present, and future of automation within small to medium sized enterprises. This week, we share some insight on how automation has become what it is today and reasons why you may consider how to introduce automation into your business.
How Armatec Environmental Ltd apply their practical environmental expertise to the industry.
Globally, New Zealand is often seen as a holiday destination, with its reputation of untouched, Lord of the Rings-esque landscapes and environments. However, our reputation is quickly evolving. New Zealand has raised some of the most successful tech companies, and Tidy is proud to be a part of that growth.
The news that some car manufacturers stopped production due to a shortage of microchips shows that no business is immune to supply chain disruption. How can you reduce the impact on your business?
TidyStock gives you the option for each inventory item to be managed or unmanaged. What do these terms mean and how should you assign them to items in your business inventory?
Tidy joins New Zealand Health IT’s mission to enable a healthier New Zealand through world class health and wellbeing led by digital technology.
Find out more about EzzyBills, the latest Tidy integrated app that makes it quick and simple to check supplier invoices and keep track of prices and stock levels.
How we're working with the University of Auckland to find talented students for internships and careers at Tidy.
Accurate time tracking ensures consulting engineering firm, Projects & Designs Engineers, always deliver on time and on budget.
How different businesses have reacted to COVID-19 challenges and how the values they’ve demonstrated will help ensure future success.
Investment in technology and skills is key to survival in the ever-changing world of business. We spoke to family-owned engineering company F.V. Evans & Sons about how it has adapted to changing markets throughout its history and how always looking in new directions will help ensure future success.
Our CEO Kevin recently caught up with Geraden Cann from National Business Review to discuss the lessons he’s learned to make Tidy a flourishing success. Offering some valuable tips, Kevin advises entrepreneurs to weigh up the benefits and drawbacks before accepting venture capital.
Security is top priority for many senior executives. With the growth and popularity of digital transformation, more and more businesses enjoy the benefits and convenience from technology. However, risks also come with the benefits, as businesses are largely exposed to a rich, yet extremely connected network.
University of Auckland Engineering student Sharon Wong recently completed an internship at Tidy. This internship was one that ultimately led to being offered a permanent position that she will start after graduating this year.
As businesses around the world start to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic we talk to one of Survey Gisborne’s directors, Diane Taylor, about the lessons and opportunities of these unprecedented times.
Global cloud software company Tidy has moved to Newnham Park Innovation Centre, a purpose-built technology hub on the outskirts of Tauranga city.
Like so many businesses across the globe, Auckland based company Perla Supplies Ltd are facing unprecedented economic and social challenges due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Tidy has been officially authorised to use the FernMark to represent the Kiwi origin of our products, as an ambassador and member of the FernMark Licence Programme.
We look at how Australian company Acacia Environmental Management continues to be an industry leader in this field by staying true to its environmental values.
The cloud has enabled people to start an e-commerce business with very little up-front investment. All you need now is a computer and internet connection.
Cast your mind back to the 1980s. PCs were a luxury. Business computing was basic at best. Today, things couldn’t be more different.
It’s mostly about your own cultural mindset. This is part 2 to ‘Business survival depends on digital transformation’ in XU Magazine, Issue 19.
Digital transformation, or ‘DX’, has been happening for many decades. You may think of milestones like Apple’s first iPhone release in 2007 or when you first heard the term
Clemi Hardie is not your conventional CEO. She has achieved the desire of many; balancing her passion for the sport of surfing with running UK-based event technology
For many entrepreneurs, spotting a gap in the market fires a business idea. For Chris Duggan, it was her passion for science education.
We hear a lot about how Xero helps small businesses, such as cafes or bike repair shops. But what about larger businesses? Should we be hearing about how Xero helps
Pure cloud software continues to rapidly replace outdated on-premise and hosted applications. Gartner Research Vice President Milind Govekar, has said that as soon as 2019,
With the GDPR coming into effect, we are confirming Tidy’s compliance with GDPR. We did not, however, require legislation to tell us how to respect and protect your data.
Robert King has gone from accountant to cloud integration consultant with his company Integration Kings. Now achieving significant success as a technology influencer.
No, not sporting, musical, or political Icons. I’m talking about those graphical icons representing buttons we press to do something in the software we use.
We're excited to say Tidy is getting a fresh look later this month. While Tidy is getting updated all the time, the look and feel has remained consistent while we focused on giving you more features and improving the functionality.
Accurately knowing the value, availability and flow of stock is key to staying in control of your inventory and can make or break a business; your customer reputation and profitability.
A company is more likely to succeed (11% more in the UK) if it does business abroad. We ask three different businesses about the opportunities offered by international trade.
When it comes to winning and managing profitable work, small and medium enterprises have the same challenges as the largest enterprises.
I first discovered Tidy when I was building out Pay with Bolt, a B2B payments platform for SaaS solutions. They're both in the cloud technology space that I find so exciting.
Life on the road with Tidy Partner David Lloyd of Principality Consulting....
Digital technology is deeply entrenched in every new technology advancement from medical to mechanical. It is not only reserved for computer science. Cloud computing is poised to be at the core of every future technology. Cloud Mach 1 aims to get readers to ponder where these advancements might lead.
Tidy just released their new website and a new partner programme. XU Magazine asks Kevin Mann, CEO of Tidy International for more details and if there are any new
Superdream is a full service creative consulting agency where over 50 specialists combine their skills of PR, advertising, digital, social and creative to give their customers a larger share of the future.
CEO Kevin Mann and the Tidy team are aiming to climb higher this year along with their customers and partners. We talked to Kevin about how this company is moving upwards
Tidy, a New Zealand based Xero Add-On Partner that provides project, job and inventory management solutions has recently opened their European HQ in the city.