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Sailing through
oceans of data

Chartering a course to success with people, process and technology 

Using the Cloud to travel the seas

Sailing across the world, Kotahi know a thing or two about wading through large waves of data.

As New Zealand’s largest supply chain collaboration, they deliver goods around the world, including seafood, meat, dairy, hides, timber and pharmaceutical products.

Global export though is a complex business. Oceans of data need to be analysed and reviewed, often while on the move.

Kotahi knew by pooling the container cargo of over 40 leading exporters and importers, they could optimise the supply and demand of freight transport, enabling New Zealand to better compete in international markets.

They needed a digital solution to help them navigate their way.

“The future is about making export supply chain solutions easier for our customers to use and that has put digital transformation at the core of our business strategy."

David Ross - Chief Executive, Kotahi 

Every cloud has an Azure lining

Cornerstone to Kotahi’s digital strategy and platform, is cloud-based Microsoft Azure.

Offering benefits including reliability, flexibility and a best-in-class security, Azure helps Kotahi tackle waves of data.

It also gives Kotahi the ability to develop and deploy its own cloud solutions, while its analytics and automation capabilities continue to support Kotahi’s digital evolution.

Within months, 100% of Kotahi’s applications and infrastructure were migrated without any impact on productivity and uptime, or risk to crucial data and services.

Roped together with their own CRM system, customers can now access data from their mobile devices using the online order and tracking system.

Azure’s integration has helped Kotahi to quickly set up new development, testing and production environments – a key to their digital transformation journey.

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