Business insights and product news from the Tidy team.


Business insights and product news from the Tidy team.

Aug 2, 2023

Streamlining Operations: All for One and One for All

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.

Jul 7, 2023

Unlocking the Secrets of Inventory Management: Decoding the Algorithm

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.

Jun 2, 2023

The Dull, Dirty, and Dangerous: How Autoline is Revolutionising It All

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!

May 1, 2023

Gearing up for Success: From Orchards to Innovation - An Innovator with a Passion for Progress

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.

May 1, 2023

Choosing the Right Business System

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.

Mar 27, 2023

How Sunshade Handles the Heat of Business

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?

Mar 3, 2023

What New Zealand’s Cyclone Gabrielle Can Teach Us About Business Continuity Risk

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.

Mar 3, 2023

Why Hiring Interns is the Coolest Thing for Your Business and Their Career

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.

Feb 2, 2023

Work In Progress (WIP) – Valuable and Easy

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.

Nov 30, 2022

Effective Project Management

Tidy Partner, Edward Fyvie, shares his ‘Top Tips’ for running a successful project.

Nov 10, 2022

Stocked, Sealed and Delivered

Restoring seals? Now that’s an exciting prospect for Tekhniseal. The mundane task of restocking their inventory? Not so much!

Oct 31, 2022

Good Inventory Practices

Edward Fyvie, Tidy Partner, shares some handy information below on setting up your inventory to obtain the best benefits when using TidyStock.

Sep 30, 2022

Being a Tidy Partner

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.

Sep 30, 2022

Landed Costs

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.

Sep 29, 2022

A Tick of Approval That Builds Trust

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.

Sep 5, 2022

Turning plastic bottles into Eco-Apparel

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.

Aug 22, 2022

The challenges of running an SME business in a volatile market

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).

May 6, 2022

The adoption of service dominant logic

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

May 4, 2022

Patient participation: What it is and why it matters

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.

May 3, 2022

How Tidy International helps float Kingfisher’s boats

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.

Apr 22, 2022

What's old is new again: The re-emergence of home-based care

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.

Apr 8, 2022

Interoperability in Healthcare

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.

Apr 1, 2022

The shifting nature of patient outcomes in 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.

Mar 28, 2022

Food Distribution Part 2: Distribution and Retail to Consumers

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.

Mar 24, 2022

New Zealand clinic manages inventory with surgical precision

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.

Mar 24, 2022

Inventory management made easy for oral surgery clinic

How do you track and manage supplies and equipment efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced clinical environment? Tidy knows.

Mar 24, 2022

Embracing financial processes to power a new future

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.

Mar 18, 2022

Food distribution part 1: Food processing and manufacturing from the farm

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.

Mar 10, 2022

How is technology enhancing the work of the agricultural industry?

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.

Mar 4, 2022

How have farming techniques developed over the years

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.

Feb 25, 2022

What are the next big things in Healthcare?

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.

Feb 18, 2022

How Artificial Intelligence is empowering human-touch in healthcare

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.

Feb 11, 2022

Benefits of shifting from on-premise to cloud-based software in the medical 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.

Feb 4, 2022

Why has technology been slow to fix the open wounds of the medical industry?

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.

Jan 28, 2022

Colgate's bright forward planning is giving everyone more reasons to smile.

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.

Jan 21, 2022

Why Ford's business forward planning has them motoring ahead

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.

Jan 14, 2022

What is business forward planning?

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

Jan 7, 2022

Making New Year's Business Goals and Resolutions Last

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.

Dec 23, 2021

The automated, data-driven future of supply chains

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.

Dec 17, 2021

The art of creating effective contingency plans in supply chains

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.

Dec 13, 2021

What is supply chain sustainability and why is it important?

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.

Dec 3, 2021

The history of supply chains in manufacturing

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.

Nov 26, 2021

What will the future of work look like?

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.

Nov 19, 2021

What will the post-COVID-19 work environment 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

Nov 12, 2021

How COVID-19 has changed the current working environment

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.

Nov 9, 2021

The history of work: From the Stone Age to the 21st Century

"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.

Oct 29, 2021

The Future of Automation in SMEs: Is it Sustainable?

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.

Oct 26, 2021

COVID-19 and its impact on automation uptake. Part 2

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.

Oct 18, 2021

COVID-19 and its impact on automation uptake. Part 1

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.

Oct 7, 2021

What is automation and why should you consider 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.

Jun 2, 2021

Reducing emissions and odours for a cleaner future

How Armatec Environmental Ltd apply their practical environmental expertise to the industry.

May 26, 2021

Tidy reinforces its status as a New Zealand tech company

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.

May 20, 2021

Nature’s nudge to check your business supply chain

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?

May 12, 2021

What’s the difference between a managed and unmanaged items in TidyStock and which is the best option for my 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?

Apr 6, 2021

Tidy’s digital expertise to support health and wellbeing throughout New Zealand

Tidy joins New Zealand Health IT’s mission to enable a healthier New Zealand through world class health and wellbeing led by digital technology.

Mar 24, 2021

Check supplier invoices quickly with EzzyBills and Tidy

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.

Mar 15, 2021

Call out to the next generation of engineers

How we're working with the University of Auckland to find talented students for internships and careers at Tidy.

Feb 28, 2021

Nothing gets missed

Accurate time tracking ensures consulting engineering firm, Projects & Designs Engineers, always deliver on time and on budget.

Mar 3, 2021

What I’ve learned about Tidy customers in the past few months

How different businesses have reacted to COVID-19 challenges and how the values they’ve demonstrated will help ensure future success.

Nov 12, 2020

Engineering change through changing times

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.

Oct 6, 2020

The drawbacks of venture capital

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.

Oct 28, 2020

Simplify and strengthen your security with 2-factor authentication

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.

Sep 14, 2020

Engineering student’s eye-opening internship leads to job in healthcare technology

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.

Sep 1, 2020

Lessons from lockdown – how cloud-based systems are helping Survey Gisborne wake up in New Zealand’s new dawn

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.

Aug 9, 2020

Tauranga global exporters spark multimillion-dollar development at business park

Global cloud software company Tidy has moved to Newnham Park Innovation Centre, a purpose-built technology hub on the outskirts of Tauranga city.

Jun 1, 2020

How a promise to always deliver great customer service boosts business confidence during a pandemic

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.

Apr 17, 2020

Tidy becomes an Official Ambassador to New Zealand Governments International FernMark Programme

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.

Mar 3, 2020

How do you grow an environmentally responsible business while working with low margins?

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.

Aug 13, 2019

The importance of effective inventory management for your e-commerce business

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.

Nov 4, 2019

What’s behind the World Computer? Demystifying cloud computing

Cast your mind back to the 1980s. PCs were a luxury. Business computing was basic at best. Today, things couldn’t be more different.

Sep 2, 2019

Succeed in the digital transformation era

It’s mostly about your own cultural mindset. This is part 2 to ‘Business survival depends on digital transformation’ in XU Magazine, Issue 19.

Jun 3, 2019

Business survival depends on digital transformation

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

Mar 4, 2019

Keeping business in balance

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

Nov 2, 2018

How House of Science brings experiments and inspiration to New Zealand’s classrooms

For many entrepreneurs, spotting a gap in the market fires a business idea. For Chris Duggan, it was her passion for science education.

Jul 6, 2018

Xero works for large businesses too

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

Jun 2, 2018

How North Group’s journey to the cloud has improved business insight and budget control

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,

May 25, 2018

Tidy loves GDPR!

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.

Mar 2, 2018

What makes a successful cloud consultant?

Robert King has gone from accountant to cloud integration consultant with his company Integration Kings. Now achieving significant success as a technology influencer.

Feb 22, 2018

What’s in an icon?

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.

Feb 2, 2018

Tidy's getting new icons

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.

Oct 31, 2017

When it comes to Managing stock and inventory, it pays to keep things tidy

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.

Sep 11, 2017

International trade? It’s essential for business success and survival.

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.

Jul 31, 2017

SME managing projects, materials and stock? Cloud technology can boost your profitability.

When it comes to winning and managing profitable work, small and medium enterprises have the same challenges as the largest enterprises.

Jun 1, 2017

Ray de Silva on Joining Tidy

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.

Apr 24, 2017

From rock music photographer to helping businesses develop

Life on the road with Tidy Partner David Lloyd of Principality Consulting....

Apr 18, 2017

Cloud Mach 1

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.

Sep 9, 2016

Catching up with Tidy

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

Sep 6, 2016

Award winning Creative Agency, Superdream, boost their productivity and transparency

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.

Feb 26, 2016

Climbing Higher - Q&A with Kevin Mann

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

Dec 7, 2015

Tidy opens for business in the UK

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.