Case Study: Zespri

  • Location: Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
  • Industry: Consumer, F&B, Retail
  • Product: K2 blackpearl, K2 smartforms
  • Integrations: Microsoft SharePoint, SAP, Custom Applications
  • Solutions built: Financial, Operations Management

Kiwifruit marketer Zespri operates a global distribution network netting $1.5 billion in annual revenue, managed entirely by just 280 employees and a lean IT team. With a bustling business, small staff and a far-reaching footprint, manual finance processes were a burden. Zespri was primarily using email and paper-based processes to handle roughly 30,000 invoices per year from across the globe. They wanted a solution that would tie together its line-of-business systems and applications. Zespri deployed agile K2-based solutions — built by Datacom, a support partner in New Zealand — to automate and centralize processes for all its invoices and to address changing business needs.

“In terms of ease, speed and its integration with SAP, K2 has already paid for itself,” Solutions Manager Gregg Liebenberg said. “We have saved thousands of dollars already.”



“The actual build of K2 was six weeks. Other technologies would have taken us three to six months or more.”