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Streamline and Sharp New Zealand Partner to Simplify Access to Business Technology Solutions

24 June 2020

IT and services innovator Sharp New Zealand and back office processing specialist Streamline Business Group have joined forces to simplify access to a broad suite of business technology solutions.

A strategic agreement by the two companies, effective today, will see Sharp offer a subset of Streamline’s custom and off-the-shelf business process automation solutions alongside Sharp’s existing office productivity technology suite, including content management solution M-Files and communication management tool PlanetPress.

Sharp General Manager for Business Solutions Dave Pointon says the agreement offers customers Streamline’s product expertise and consultancy experience, along with the convenience of a single billing relationship and ongoing account management from Sharp.

“The ability to analyse business process workflows and to identify opportunities for efficiency and productivity gains is critical to the selection of automation software solutions, and that’s exactly what Streamline will offer our customers,” Pointon says.

Streamline CEO Craig Pellett says the agreement with Sharp builds on a resale partnership that goes back to 2015. “We’ve learned over that time that there’s a growing appetite for liberating businesses from inefficient and error-prone manual processes. That appetite has only increased as New Zealand companies emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown, so the time is right for a sales model that makes it easy for businesses to tap into the advantages of office automation.”

Streamline and Sharp New Zealand Partner to Simplify Access to Business Technology Solutions

24 June 2020

IT and services innovator Sharp New Zealand and back office processing specialist Streamline Business Group have joined forces to simplify access to a broad suite of business technology solutions.

A strategic agreement by the two companies, effective today, will see Sharp offer a subset of Streamline’s custom and off-the-shelf business process automation solutions alongside Sharp’s existing office productivity technology suite, including content management solution M-Files and communication management tool PlanetPress.

Sharp General Manager for Business Solutions Dave Pointon says the agreement offers customers Streamline’s product expertise and consultancy experience, along with the convenience of a single billing relationship and ongoing account management from Sharp.

“The ability to analyse business process workflows and to identify opportunities for efficiency and productivity gains is critical to the selection of automation software solutions, and that’s exactly what Streamline will offer our customers,” Pointon says.

Streamline CEO Craig Pellett says the agreement with Sharp builds on a resale partnership that goes back to 2015. “We’ve learned over that time that there’s a growing appetite for liberating businesses from inefficient and error-prone manual processes. That appetite has only increased as New Zealand companies emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown, so the time is right for a sales model that makes it easy for businesses to tap into the advantages of office automation.”

The lights are still on for
Streamline Business and Admin Army

01 April 2020

Are we working through the Covid-19 lockdowns? You bet we are!

New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment confirmed this week that both Streamline Business and sister company Admin Army qualify as essential businesses under the current lockdown rules, which classify our services as critical for ensuring businesses and workers can continue working from home.

Our teams in New Zealand, Fiji and India, working almost exclusively from home, will continue to support customers and offer our full range of services throughout the pandemic.

The lights are still on for Streamline Business and Admin Army

01 April 2020

Are we working through the Covid-19 lockdowns? You bet we are!

New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment confirmed this week that both Streamline Business and sister company Admin Army qualify as essential businesses under the current lockdown rules, which classify our services as critical for ensuring businesses and workers can continue working from home.

Our teams in New Zealand, Fiji and India, working almost exclusively from home, will continue to support customers and offer our full range of services throughout the pandemic.

Covid-19 Update

19 March 2020

Our clients rely on Streamline for business processes that are in many cases critical to their organisations. Today I wrote to them to explain exactly what has been done to ensure we keep their work running without disruption during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alongside the health and welfare of our own staff, the continuity of our clients’ businesses has been our highest priority. Here’s what we’re doing:

  • For four weeks now our NZ team has been working from home, coming in to our Newmarket office only on an agreed schedule.
  • Each home worker has been given additional screens and the supporting technology to keep them 100% efficient.
  • To guarantee the continuity of our mail operations we have engaged a second mail house provider in addition to Solution Dynamics, should it be required.
  • We have also set up another scanning site at Sharp’s offices in Penrose to support our Newmarket office capability.
  • Our India team has also been working from home for the past week without delivery issues, and with the same technology support as their NZ colleagues.
  • Our outsource provider in Daqing, China has been unaffected throughout the course of the pandemic and continues to provide daily service for some clients. Daqing provides backup to our own Data Validation teams when required.
  • Our Fiji team continues to work without interruption from our Suva offices.  We have initiated additional measures to keep the Fiji workspace safe, including reconfiguring the office and employing additional staff for regular cleaning and disinfection.
  • Working from home for the Fiji staff is a last resort, as residential infrastructure and personal home environments are not as robust as our locations in NZ and India.
  • We’re currently negotiating with the Fijian authorities for an exemption that will enable our team to continue to work from our building, should a quarantine be introduced.

We’ll keep you posted on any further developments.

Craig Pellett, CEO

Covid – 19 Update

19 March 2020

Our clients rely on Streamline for business processes that are in many cases critical to their organisations. Today I wrote to them to explain exactly what has been done to ensure we keep their work running without disruption during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alongside the health and welfare of our own staff, the continuity of our clients’ businesses has been our highest priority. Here’s what we’re doing:

  • For four weeks now our NZ team has been working from home, coming in to our Newmarket office only on an agreed schedule.
  • Each home worker has been given additional screens and the supporting technology to keep them 100% efficient.
  • To guarantee the continuity of our mail operations we have engaged a second mail house provider in addition to Solution Dynamics, should it be required.
  • We have also set up another scanning site at Sharp’s offices in Penrose to support our Newmarket office capability.
  • Our India team has also been working from home for the past week without delivery issues, supported with the same technology as their NZ colleagues.
  • Our outsource provider in Daqing, China has been unaffected throughout the course of the pandemic and continues to provide daily service for some clients. Daqing provides backup to our own Data Validation teams when required.
  • Our Fiji team continues to work without interruption from our Suva offices.  We have initiated additional measures to keep the Fiji workspace safe, including reconfiguring the office and employing additional staff for regular cleaning and disinfection.
  • Working from home for the Fiji staff is a last resort, as residential infrastructure and personal home environments are not as robust as our locations in NZ and India.
  • We’re currently negotiating with the Fijian authorities for an exemption that will enable our team to continue to work from our building, should a quarantine be imposed.

We’ll keep you posted on any further developments.

Craig Pellett, CEO

Admin Army’s Irene Bennetts recognised
as a global accounting leader.

16 March 2020

Irene Bennetts

Congratulations to our own Irene Bennetts, who has just been recognised as one of worlds top 50 women in accounting.

Irene, CEO of Admin Army and a director of Streamline Business Group, was the only New Zealand-based executive in the “Top 50 Women in Accounting 2019” awards announced last week by business software firm Practice Ignition.

The awards acknowledge women who are “leading the charge when it comes to advocacy, change and community in their workplace and beyond”. We’re thrilled that Irene’s zeal for reducing businesses’ administrative burdens, and her ambitions for Admin Army’s customers and staff, have been so widely recognised. Irene’s own take: “I’m a little shellshocked right now”.

Admin Army

Admin Army’s Irene Bennets recognised
as a global accounting leader.

04 February 2020

Congratulations to our own Irene Bennetts, who has just been recognised as one of worlds top 50 women in accounting.

Irene, CEO of Admin Army and a director of Streamline Business Group, was the only New Zealand-based executive in the “Top 50 Women in Accounting 2019” awards announced last week by business software firm Practice Ignition.

The awards acknowledge women who are “leading the charge when it comes to advocacy, change and community in their workplace and beyond”. We’re thrilled that Irene’s zeal for reducing businesses’ administrative burdens, and her ambitions for Admin Army’s customers and staff, have been so widely recognised. Irene’s own take: “I’m a little shellshocked right now”.

Admin Army

Admin Army joins forces with
Streamline Business Group

04 February 2020

Smiles all round this week as we announce that bookkeeping and related services provider Admin Army has joined Streamline Business Group. It’s a move that promises synergies for both organisations and upside for their customers.

Streamline acquired Admin Army Limited via a share swap that was completed on 31 January.

Streamline chairman and CEO Craig Pellett says the acquisition is strategic. “It’s the first step in the development of an umbrella of adjacent brands and services, all drawing on Streamline’s technology stack and all with the same mission: unlocking business success through a combination of advanced automation and our experienced global team,” he says.

Admin Army retains its branding and founder Irene Bennetts, who stays on as CEO, says its customers can expect a “business as usual” approach along with a broader range of solutions and expertise.

“I believe that by joining forces the group will become a potent force in the business support services industry,” Bennetts says. “Admin Army now has the capacity to deliver far more to our clients’ businesses and our ability to serve new clients will be dramatically improved as we rationalise our services.”

Admin Army joins forces with
Streamline Business Group

04 February 2020

Smiles all round this week as we announce that bookkeeping and related services provider Admin Army has joined Streamline Business Group. It’s a move that promises synergies for both organisations and upside for their customers.

Streamline acquired Admin Army Limited via a share swap that was completed on 31 January.

Streamline chairman and CEO Craig Pellett says the acquisition is strategic. “It’s the first step in the development of an umbrella of adjacent brands and services, all drawing on Streamline’s technology stack and all with the same mission: unlocking business success through a combination of advanced automation and our experienced global team,” he says.

Admin Army retains its branding and founder Irene Bennetts, who stays on as CEO, says its customers can expect a “business as usual” approach along with a broader range of solutions and expertise.

“I believe that by joining forces the group will become a potent force in the business support services industry,” Bennetts says. “Admin Army now has the capacity to deliver far more to our clients’ businesses and our ability to serve new clients will be dramatically improved as we rationalise our services.”