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Gekko Systems of Ballarat Victoria Signs with Star Business Solutions

Australian Mining Equipment Success story, chooses to upgrade to Greentree Business Management and Accounting Software

Star Business Solutions (Star) is proud to announce Gekko Systems, whose Head Office is in Ballarat Victoria, has engaged Star to supply, implement and service all of their Greentree Business Management & Accounting Software requirements.

Gekko Systems is a true Australian Success story. Gekko, a multiple award winning company, specialises in the design, development and distribution of innovative mineral processing equipment and systems with a particular focus on gravity separation. Long-term relationships based on trust and mutual benefit, as well as an emphasis on innovation, are the cornerstones of Gekko’s philosophy. With offices in Australia, Chile, Canada and South Africa, everyone at Gekko is passionate about producing timely, high-quality products and services for their customers. Since commercialisation in 1996, Gekko products have been manufactured and installed in 33 countries worldwide.

The company seeks low-cost, quality solutions to metallurgical problems. With the ecology in mind, improving environmental outcomes in the area of mineral processing is a key focus. Gravity separation by its very nature provides opportunities to both reduce costs and improve the environmental profile of mineral processing. Maximising recovery through gravity separation by creating a high-grade stream of concentrates for preferential treatment is a significant conceptual platform to help achieve these objectives. Gravity separation also has an important function in the efficient removal of waste.

Star Business Solutions is a market leading supplier of business management and accounting software solutions with offices inMelbourne, Sydney,Canberra and Adelaide. Star believesthat their business solution software partner, Greentree, is the best locally developed integrated business management & accounting software package in the mid market with Financials, Distribution, Job Costing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, CRM, HR/Payroll, eCommerce, Report Writer, Workflow and Business Process Management. Star’s goal is to provide services and solutions that constitute clear, measurable value which will validate each client’s choice to partner with them.

Gekko initiated an extensive assessment process to determine the best possible solutions for their needs. The process started with Gekko setting up an internal project called “Smart IT Project” to develop an IT strategy for the business moving forward into the future. They then employed an external consulting firm “Green Star Technologies” to work on the Project to develop their new IT Strategy. Part of that Strategy was to develop a short list of ERP Software Vendors that could provide a solution suitable for Gekko. Green Star Technologies evaluated the various ERP systems available and then, with Gekko, selected a shortlist for detailed evaluation. The use of Gekko sample data allowed all parties to truly demonstrate how their solution could meet the Gekko requirements. Gekko’s active involvement of all relevant internal parties, both managers and staff, ensured that a true usage perspective was gained.

Results were presented to the Gekko Executive along with feedback from site visitations to Greentree Users. This rigorous process allowed Gekko to determine that Greentree and Star Business Solutions were the best option for them.

Trish Hall CA

Chief Executive Officer

Star Business Solutions.