Enprise Group CEO Mark Loveys looks back on Enprise’s 10th year in business, in which new ownership, new directors, new branches and an Australian stock exchange listing were just some of the changes.
2012 has been a huge year for us here at Enprise. We have continued to increase our MYOB Exo leadership position in the New Zealand market – around 50 percent of the total installed MYOB Exo base in New Zealand are now Enprise customers. To cap that off, our launch into Australia is moving much faster than anticipated with our Sydney and Melbourne branch offices generating strong sales. MYOB Exo has a dominant market share among mid-sized companies in Australia and we are on a mission to compete strongly for new MYOB Exo business as well as service and support for existing MYOB Exo customers.
As a leading Gold SAP Business One Solution partner, Enprise’s Job Costing solution for SAP Business One now has a global channel of nearly 100 resellers.
Our Microsoft CRM team has developed sophisticated workflow solutions for some of our largest customers on both sides of the Tasman.
One of our newest customers – Lee Bettles, the CEO of Scanpower – said last month that “Anyone can sell software, but it’s understanding the real business and accounting issues that make the difference.” Our implementation and support consultants combine sophisticated business expertise with depth and breadth of product knowledge. We will continue to maintain our focus on support quality in the years ahead. This is why nearly all of the customers that were with Enprise ten years ago are still our customers today.
Now that we are a public listed company, Enprise has a new and much larger base of shareholders that includes most of our staff. As a public company we have access to capital which provides a stronger platform for growth. This growth will occur through expansion of our coverage, products and services. As co-owners of the business, the people at Enprise will be committed to the success of the business and its customers.
For my part, I intend to maintain my 20 percent shareholding of Enprise and will work to build Enprise Group into a substantial software and services company that has a strong culture of delivering excellent service and value for money for its customers.
Other new shareholders in Enprise include Neiser Capital Investment fund, managed by former Boston Consulting Group partner Dr Jens Neiser, and Nightingale Partners of Sydney, managed by Christian Bernecker. Both Jens and Christian will add substantial strategic value to Enprise, Jens as a non-executive director and Christian as our chairman. Their insights and international experience are fresh assets for the company as we enter 2013.
I wish all of our customers a happy holiday season, and I look forward to doing business together in the New Year and beyond. Thank you so much for your ongoing business and support.