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  1. Ferret Planning Session Photo

    Photo taken 11 August, 2014

    This photo was taken during a Software Planning Session at our development offices in Hamilton, New Zealand.

    New and exciting things to come!

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  2. Customs and Excise Act 1996: Electronic Filing of Customs Records

    This legislation stresses the importance for freight agents to maintain a good record/ filing system. This filing system must have the ability to quickly and easily present all documentation and failing to do so can have serious consequences.

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  3. ‘Ferreting’ - New dictionary meaning

    ‘Ferreting’ - refers to the Ferreting/ scurrying behaviour of the ferret animal which resembles people’s behaviour when searching for lost and misplaced documents or e-mails

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  4. Data Governance is a Manager’s Responsibility

    An IT mindset has dominated the way organizations view and manage their data, even as issues of quality and consistency raise their ugly head. One reason for this is that the “Manager” does not want to be involved on an on-going basis.

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  5. How do I file emails in Outlook?

    Standard practice for Outlook users is to create folders and subfolders then drag emails into the relevant folder.

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  6. August 2014 Newsletter

    Click here ot read the August 2014 Newsletter

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  7. Fish & Game: Hunting for Documents and Information

    Over the years different people had built their own document filing systems – “Re-inventing the wheel”, meaning everyone was doing something different.

    We were beginning to run out of space in our paper archive room. It could take days to collate historical data.

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  8. June 2014 Newsletter

    This newsletter covers the following topics:

    Internal Dispute Resolution System
    Brokers Behaving Badly – Article

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  9. New internal disputes resolution system could stem FOS disputes

    A New Zealand software company has designed a new internal dispute resolution system for brokers which could stop disputes reaching the Financial Ombudsman Service, and therefore save them money.

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  10. Dispute Resolution System Using Ferret

    Ferret recently assisted customer (ILG Insurance) to set up Ferret as an Internal Dispute Resolution System.  There is a legal requirement for Insurance and Financial Service Providers to have an Internal Dispute Resolution System.​

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  11. Insurance service firm targeting Australia for growth

    A New-Zealand based document management system, which centralised Austagencies communications, is targeting Australia as a prime area for the growth of its business.

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  12. Austagencies centralize all communications with Ferret Software

    "We recognised the opportunity to deploy a system that allows us to centralise all of our communication and rating notes in a structured and controlled manner that has close integration to our core underwriting platform."

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  13. HHL Group use Ferret to process and file 26,000 paper timesheets per fortnight

    "Our storage costs have reduced dramatically and I no longer am moving countless numbers of archive boxes"

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  14. Happy client – Ferret team goes above and beyond

    "Probably not PC but here you go”

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  15. Technology One Evolve 2014 Conference

    Many Technology One customers use ScanWatcher specifically for scanning paper AP invoices.  It can be used in conjunction with Auto Invoice Matching in Tech One Financials to fully automate the process of matching incoming invoices to purchase orders.

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  16. Forestry Tasmania reduces costs with ScanWatcher

    "All the information they require supporting a transaction is at their finger tips."

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  17. Benson Insurance Brokers Ltd

    "Our office has been transformed, time use is so much better."

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Our Customers

  • Nelson Airport fully automated with Ferret Software

    "Our AP processing has just moved from fully manual to fully automated with Ferret and has resulted in a streamlined, efficient process"

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  • Ferret is going like a Rocket!

    Ferret is going like a Rocket! We highly recommend Ferret for Accounts Payable Automation

    Commercial Manager at Red Stag Timber

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  • Carr and Haslam Limited

    We are very happy with Ferret, no issues, find everything we want and its easy. We like it, love it and it does a great job.

    Chris Carr

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  • User Story - Managing Export Shipping Documentation at Tenon

    Manufacturing Giant Tenon manage over 5000 new Export Shipping Paper Documents each month. They were looking for a way to streamline this business process and found that Ferret Document Management System was a great fit.

    View the video on YouTube - click here

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  • Southern Cross

    “Today, we’ve halved the processing time per invoice and expect this to reduce further as we refine the import process and expand its use across other processes.”

    Dreeson Andrew, Financial Controller at Southern Cross Health Society

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  • Southern Cross

    “Today, we’ve halved the processing time per invoice and expect this to reduce further as we refine the import process and expand its use across other processes.”

    Dreeson Andrew, Financial Controller at Southern Cross Health Society

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  • Tenon

    “Ferret Software is user friendly and simple, implementation is completed without huge time effort, and the support team are always readily available to support with full knowledge in the product.”

    IT Manager Tenon Manufacturing Ltd.

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  • Tenon

    “Ferret Software is user friendly and simple, implementation is completed without huge time effort, and the support team are always readily available to support with full knowledge in the product.”

    IT Manager Tenon Manufacturing Ltd.

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  • Whittaker’s

    Our factory generates a lot of paper records every day and traceability is very important to us. Ferret has enabled us to store all our files in a systematic order and we are able to access records whenever we want them.

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  • WEBBLINE AGRICULTURE LTD

    “Ferret AP Approvals System achieved our goal to be as efficient as possible in the Admin area. As Ferret has a sync the two systems are able to talk to each other. If an Auto.I.T EQUIP user is finding they have a bottleneck in their AP process I would recommend that they look…

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  • John Rae Insurance

    "It's been a great way to store documentation electronically in a systematic and orderly manner. We like the way you can link accounts, input notes and search for clients and documents. "

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  • Bain & Associates

    “Ferret is the missing link where all emails and documents are stored in one place and it actually doesn’t matter where they are kept.  They can always be found."

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  • Fish & Game

    “Ferret totally improved our ability to get our hands on information, saves us a lot of time, and we just love it. It’s easy to operate, Brilliant!"

    Cheryl Mason - Fish & Game Southland

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  • Benson Insurance Brokers Ltd

    "Our office has been transformed, time use is so much better."

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  • Real Landlord Insurance

    As a boutique insurance brokerage, space is limited in our office and having everyone being able to access information became imperative as our team grows. Investing in the Ferret Software has given us a lunch room and so much more…

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  • Secret Ballot: Staff Vote Ferret As Best Thing To Happen In 2012

    Staff unanimously voted the implementation of Ferret Software as the best thing to happen in 2012. Each year Matt Jensen Insurance hold a secret ballot where all staff rank the top things that happened during the year. Included in the list are business changes (good or bad)…

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  • Baileys Insurance

    Auckland based company, Baileys Insurance, had all 13 staff members up and running on Ferret Document Management System in only one day. The bulk scanning process was described as “a piece of cake” and they have not needed to refer to paper documents since the install.… Read full case study

  • Colliers Save Time with Ferret Document Management System

    “Once our staff changed their mind-set and realised that paper was no longer required, the Ferret system become liberating. We just wish we had installed it five years ago!”

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  • Hurford Parker

    Ferret Software spoke to Hurford Parker Insurance in Hastings about how implementing Ferret Document Management System improved their bottom-line. They initially purchased Ferret to improve their overall system and processes and to improve the delivery of insurance broking…

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  • FMR Risk

    The February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake proved to be New Zealand's deadliest peacetime disaster. Ferret Software interviewed insurance broker customer, FMR Risk about the effects of the Earthquakes on their business, and the role of Ferret Document Management Software.

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  • HEB Construction Ltd

    "The invoices are quicker in reaching the Project Mangers. We are able to be aware sooner if an invoice has been charged to the wrong Job. If I need an invoice returned promptly, it is only a matter of contacting the Project Manager and is a lot quicker than having it signed…

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  • Wallace Corporation

    We use ScanWatcher to scan all Accounts Payable invoices and shipping documentation, and link them to our ERP system. Users now get access to these documents electronically and no longer have to search through paper based filing systems meaning they spend less time searching…

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  • ACM Ahlers Insurance Professionals

    "What is most impressive for me in terms of the Ferret software it the ease of coding and storage of documents from the variety of platforms we use. Then of course it is equally important to be able to “find” what you need when you need it. Ferret has over the last few years…

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  • Easdale Surveyors

    "One great feature is the ability to save emails to jobs. E-mail correspondence is huge for each surveying job and with Ferret the organization of these is simple and jobs are separate"

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  • Port of Tauranga

    "We have used Ferret's ScanWatcher software for over 5 years and find it fantastic. It makes the scanning of documentation a breeze and interfaces really easily with our other systems."

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  • Airey Consultants Ltd.

    "All relevant e-mails are now saved to each job or client directly from each staff’s Outlook, along with electronic scans of all paper documents and any other electronic document such as Word, Excel, and PDF. Essentially staff are able to find any document they need, when they…

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  • MOTAT - Ferret AP Approval Case Study

    MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport, technology and social history museum and process around 600 accounts payable invoices per month. Ferret’s Accounts Payable Approvals System was implemented instantly and fully replaced our invoice tracking process after only one month.…

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  • Star Underwriting Agents

    Star Underwriting Agents is New Zealand’s largest and leading specialist Motorcycle insurance agency, insuring the largest number of motorcycles in New Zealand and continuing to grow. Using Ferret Software as our centralized electronic document archiving system we are able to…

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