myob exo early settler

Early settler (ESR)

Established in 1985, Early Settler has grown to now be one of Australia’s most recognised furniture brands, with more than 30 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand.



The Challenge

A system that had reached its full potential

In 2005, the Early Settler and Recollections brands merged to become ESR Group Holdings Pty Ltd – a company that could offer an even greater range of styles from a wide variety of quality new and recycled timbers. But with many more transactions and increasing volumes of data, the need to find a robust ERP system that could handle the growth of the business became paramount.

“We wanted to bring our history across from MYOB Premier, rather than run two parallel systems for years to come.”

The Solution

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“Being able to drill down for more information means you can keep an eye on what’s going on across the business – without having to dig around to find what you’re looking for.”

Early Settler already worked successfully with MYOB Premier for many years but the decision to move up to MYOB Exo was not automatic. They assessed several replacement systems against the same criteria. The cost represented good value for money and the ability of MYOB Exo to easily integrate with a number retail stores – these run with specialised retail software – made it an easy choice. Add to this the ability to bring the full history of data across from Premier and there was no competition.

The Outcome

Improvements for today, compatibility for tomorrow.

MYOB Exo Business has played a major part in Early Settler’s continued growth and success. The implementation of the system was really easy; this also included sessions to train all of the staff in the move across from MYOB Premier. More importantly, they now have greater visibility around purchase orders which allows Early Settler to have a better idea of what’s likely to be owing in the near future – which is vital to any retailer’s budgeting and forecasting analysis. In addition, having the ability to have a complete view of the business in a few clicks and keystrokes has made planning their future growth easier than ever before.

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Before Exo:

  • A system struggling with the growing business
  • Lack of visibility over changing purchase orders
  • Inability to access data quickly and easily

After Exo:

  • A seamless transition
  • Scalability which allows for future growth
  • Value for money continues to help the bottom line

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