NEWS & Updates

August 11, 2015

Gough Group Manages Dealership Operations with XAPT Solution – Microsoft Dynamics AX for Equipment Dealers

Miami, Florida –August 11, 2015 — XAPT Corporation, a leading global Microsoft Dynamics partner, is pleased to announce the successful “Go-Live” of their Microsoft Dynamics AX for Equipment Dealers ERP solution at Gough Group. The XAPT solution which was developed exclusively for equipment dealers will now allow Gough to better plan and manage business operations throughout its subsidiaries in New Zealand and Australia.

At the beginning of December 2014 the Gough Group, based in Christchurch, with operations throughout New Zealand and Australia, went live with the first two of its business units, Palfinger New Zealand and Transpecs on the comprehensive ERP solution which integrates real-time business information including SalesPartsRental, Service, Power SystemsCRM, Finance, and Accounting. Since then Gough has rolled the solution to the remaining shared services and two other Business Units, Transport Wholesale, and Gough CAT, the Caterpillar dealership for New Zealand, which went live on the 10th August.

Karl Smith, Gough Group Chief Executive Officer, explains, “We selected XAPT and their solution Microsoft Dynamics AX for Equipment Dealers to meet both current and future business requirements. We believe this solution gives us an agile business system platform allowing us to better service our customers, improve efficiencies for our employees, and extend our competitive advantage in the markets in which we serve. With over 6 months of successful operation, and now operational in many of our businesses we are extremely happy with the outcome and we are extremely happy with the partnership with XAPT and the way they worked with us to make the plans a reality.”

Ralph Hunt, CEO for XAPT Asia Pacific, commented, “We are delighted with this accomplishment and congratulate Gough on the successful final go live. The successful completion of the project for Gough is a testament to Gough’s trust in XAPT’s capability to deliver complex systems with the best quality outcomes for our partners.” He continues, “The success of the implementation at Gough is the result of strong collaboration and the commitment of both the XAPT consulting team and the Gough implementation team and recognition of the Solution’s maturity.”

Todd Ward, Gough Group Programme Manager, commented “ Having been involved in many similar projects I thought the go lives and first 6 months of operation went extremely well, with all members of the team, Gough and XAPT, working well together to ensure the project was a success. “
Daniel Énekes, CEO and President of XAPT Corporation adds, “XAPT thrives to build lasting partnerships with our customers, and we are proud that our innovative solution enables them to address the challenges of the ever-changing business environment. Our focus has always been on enabling our partners with proven solutions and technologies that will allow them to capitalize on opportunities and meet the demands of an evolving digital world. “

About Gough Group

The Gough Group is New Zealand and Australia’s leading value-added solutions provider to the infrastructure, mining, forestry, transport and power system industries.
Gough Group is a diverse group, made up of five trading subsidiaries incorporating ten distinct businesses, Gough represents premium global brands such as Caterpillar, Hyster, and SAF, in New Zealand, and Palfinger in New Zealand and Australia.

As a privately owned New Zealand business, the Gough Group draws on a rich heritage stretching back over 83 years. In partnership with our global supply partners and longstanding customer relationships, we’ve built a reputation for quality and integrity. With more than 925 highly-skilled employees and a network of over 50 locations in both Australia and New Zealand, the Gough Group remains an integral and high-value partner within the industries we serve.

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