About the event

As a part of an ongoing digital transformation journey, Norwood, a pioneer in the field of farming and contracting equipment in NZ since 1948, selected Microsoft Dynamics 365 system as the solution upon which to support the requirements of the organisation’s Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain Management functions, including dealership management.

Join us at an exclusive online event on Friday 19 June at 11.00am-12.00pm to learn about the journey Norwood undertook to implement the Microsoft Dynamics 365 (Finance and Operations) with Annata as their ERP system and the comprehensive testing services Assurity delivered throughout the project to ensure a successful roll-out.

We are truly delighted to have Helen Smith from Norwood who will share the business drivers, lessons learnt and valuable business benefits Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP system and the collaboration with Assurity brought to the team at Norwood.


11-11.05am Welcome and introduction to speakers

11.05-11.30am Norwood – Implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365. Experience and lessons learnt

11.30-11.45am Assurity – Testing best practices and critical success factors

11.45-12.00pm Q&A (panellists Helen, Pete, Rana and Lax)


Helen Smith, Commercial System Analyst/Project Subject Matter Expert, Norwood

Helen is the Commercial System Analyst and project SME at Norwood. She is currently working on the Optimus Project, implementing the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP system and the Annata management solution at Norwood. Helen is a strong team player and has proven track record in project management and delivery, keeping to timeline whilst maintaining a strong focus on stakeholders' communication. 


Pete Savage, Business Manager, Assurity Consulting

Pete is part of Auckland’s Branch Leadership Team with a focus on the Testing practice. He and his fantastic team bring a range of skills and experience to support a diverse set of clients. Within that team, there are technical specialists as well as product specialists i.e. Microsoft Dynamics. 

With over 30 years' experience in the IT industry, Pete has worked with some of the UK's and New Zealand’s leading organisations to deliver large programmes solutions. Pete has a focus on helping organisations implement better quality solutions to ensure the right solution is delivered and delivered right. This helps to increase consumption and adoption of the solution within the business and ultimately delighting the client.


Rana Gorgees, Principal Consultant, Assurity Consulting

Rana is a professional Principal Consultant with over 15 years' experience in the testing and quality assurance (QA) practices. Rana has extensive, proven experience in testing and QA methodologies, having delivered numerous projects where she was responsible for the entire lifecycle of the testing plan and activities.

Over the last 10 years, Rana has been actively involved in the delivery of a number of strategic and complex ERP implementations across different technologies e.g. Microsoft Dynamics 365 and SAP. Rana had acquired a unique and invaluable set of skills in the world of test and IT project delivery services by being deeply involved in the delivery of these projects and, in turn, leveraged on these skills and experience in leading teams to achieve successful business outcomes for her clients.


Lax Sinha, Senior Manager, Assurity Consulting

Lax has 14 years' experience in technical service delivery. He is a valuable member of Assurity’s growing test engineering practice and is very passionate about customers and technology coming with a solid technical background. He brings his expertise in driving end-to-end responsibilities for a portfolio of projects, establishing engineering practices and demonstrating business value to clients. At Assurity, he has been part of delivering multiple key projects in Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation – at the same time working with our technology partners to uplift customer capabilities. Before moving to New Zealand, he worked for a decade in the US leading applications team under the Technology and Operations group for one of the largest financial institutions. He fully understands how important it is to have a great team dynamics in today’s multi-disciplinary business environments and embraces it to solve customer problems.

This complimentary webinar will give you the opportunity to:

  • Hear about how Norwood, a 70-year-old company continues to transform itself and future-proof its operations with the revamp of its ERP systems and processes
  • Learn about the best practices in Lean Testing to ensure a successful delivery
  • Engage in a robust Q&A session with our subject matter experts

Register for this exclusive complimentary event

About Assurity

Assurity is a 100% NZ-owned business and is a leading New Zealand digital services company, providing a broad range of professional services to lead and deliver Testing, DevOps, Design Thinking, Intelligent Process Automation, Agile, User Research and Education capabilities.

Formed in 2005 to ‘improve the delivery of software’, Assurity quickly became the leading software quality and testing consultancy firm in New Zealand. Understanding that to truly deliver quality solutions required changes to the complete design to delivery lifecycle, we became the New Zealand pioneers for Agile software methods and DevOps practices. This philosophy of consistently seeking to improve how software and technology is delivered in New Zealand has seen us grow our presence nationwide, employing more than 280 staff across three offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Together we have successfully completed more than 1600 projects for 300+ clients in New Zealand.

Today, we partner with the country’s largest organisations and government agencies collaborating with them and guiding them on their digital transformation journeys, delivering proven capabilities to enable them to innovate and implementing new ways of working and empowering their workforce.