Alvin Electronics

“The word ‘streamlined’ keeps coming to mind. The old end-of-month regime doesn’t exist anymore – you just click a box and it’s done. Previously I could never take annual leave over the end of a month. I don’t even have to think about that now. I love the ability to automate a lot of the processes, such as statements. If I’m not going to be there that week or whatever, I can just schedule it through the task
queue."

Lisa Rennie
Administration Manager, Alvin Electronics

Alvin Electronics needed to modernise its distribution and financial systems. Its current business software was inhibiting growth and making it difficult to maintain its position in an increasingly competitive environment and in a world where more and more transactions were occurring online. As a smaller organisation, Alvin Electronics questioned the wisdom in investing in a tier 3-business software solution, until they learnt of the capabilities of MYOB Greentree’s distribution and financial systems from Star Business Solutions.

With a catalogue of over 1600 items and state wide distribution, Alvin Electronics needed a business software solution that would help them streamline financial processes and slash error rates in filling orders. With a MYOB Greentree ERP solution, implemented by the Star Business Solutions team, Alvin Electronics staff is now able to perform more tasks and have eliminated many of the issues inherent in their old system. This newfound efficiency has helped team Alvin Electronics maintain staffing levels, whilst increasing efficiency and accountability and ultimately making the organisation more competitive.

“It was a no-brainer for us to work with Star Business Solutions to implement MYOB Greentree,” says Alvin’s Administration Manager, Lisa Rennie. “Nobody else could offer us anything close to what it had.”

MYOB Greentree synchronises with an Excel spread sheet to provide the monthly profit/loss and balance sheet report and warehouse staff can turn an order into an invoice themselves, as well as processing packing slips and doing stock enquiries. MYOB Greentree has also helped to reduce errors in orders. “The beauty of MYOB Greentree is that you can backtrack easily to correct an error before an order or an invoice is despatched,” Lisa says.

“The word ‘streamlined’ keeps coming to mind,” she says. “The old end-of-month regime doesn’t exist anymore – you just click a box and it’s done. Previously I could never take annual leave over the end of a month. I don’t even have to think about that now. I love the ability to automate a lot of the processes, such as statements. If I’m not going to be there that week or whatever, I can just schedule it through the task queue. We’ve also been able to rationalise the activity of our staff because of the ease with which a lot of the processes can be done in MYOB Greentree.”

“I think what sets us apart from our competitors, is that we also provide a knowledge base for our clients if they have technical issues,” says Lisa.

By working with Star Business Solutions to implement MYOB Greentree business software, Alvin Electronics has been able to focus on what makes them unique, proving that you don’t have to be the biggest to deliver the best service, sometimes you just need to think outside of the box and employ better business software solutions.

And this is just the beginning. MYOB Greentree is built from the ground up to work in the online world. Alvin’s future expansion plans including moving more activity online and the experience of the Star Business Solutions team and the power of MYOB Greentree business software will help make this transition happen seamlessly.