Kāpura goes live with world’s fastest implementation of SAP S/4HANA Cloud

In partnership with Deloitte, Kāpura achieves rapid 28-day implementation

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced hospitality group, Kāpura, has gone live with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP’s intelligent cloud ERP offering, after a rapid 28-day implementation – the fastest implementation of SAP S/4HANA Cloud globally.

Kāpura is one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in New Zealand, employing over 800 people across 35 different venues in New Zealand. With SAP and Deloitte, it implemented SAP S/4HANA Cloud to improve operational efficiency and employee productivity, by gaining a consolidated view of its different entities and turning real-time data insights into actions. The implementation is part of the Group’s growth strategy, as it aims to become a $500 million market leader in the next five years.

Kāpura needed a solution that set the foundations for its growth strategy and allowed it to future proof its business. SAP S/4HANA Cloud was selected, as its accelerated implementation timeframe decreased disruption to the business, and as a SaaS offering, it allows Kāpura to focus on growing its business, not run systems.

“We have bold growth ambitions, so we need a robust IT architecture, which can run as fast as we do. We chose SAP for its seamless integration with our existing operational systems, as well as providing us a platform for future innovation, as we look at technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver unique experiences for our customers and insights to our employees,” said Cormac Denton, CFO, Kāpura.

“By investing now in our people and processes, we will make life easier for our employees and ensure we can scale with minimal disruption. SAP S/4HANA Cloud has enabled our team to streamline and improve transparency of data, while continuing to focus on the rapid growth of the business and delivering delightful experiences for our customers.”

The new system will reduce operational processes, provide employees with real-time data on business performance and improve efficiency with administrative tasks. This foundation can be used for further innovation, including personalised customer experiences using big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The platform also paves the way for future integration with SAP C/4HANA, SAP Concur and SAP SuccessFactors.






Dave Lane, Associate Director, Deloitte NZ and Cormac Denton, CFO, Kāpura

“We are extremely proud of the joint success achieved during this rapid implementation of SAP S/4HANA Cloud,” said Darren Wood, Partner, Deloitte New Zealand.  “At the outset we collectively set an audacious goal, and then worked cohesively in partnership to ensure a successful outcome.”

“New Zealand’s hospitality industry achieved record sales in 2018 and is set for continued growth. In this era of change, it’s critical for small to medium sized businesses to get their digital framework right, so that their business has the flexible and agile foundations to seize the opportunity for growth,” said Phil Cameron, Managing Director, SAP New Zealand.

“By achieving an implementation timeframe of just 28 days, Kāpura has been able to transform its operations with minimal disruption. SAP S/4HANA Cloud will help Kāpura create a thriving hospitality scene in Wellington, across New Zealand and beyond by supporting local communities and striving for excellence in hospitality.”

About SAP
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 About Kāpura
Formerly Wellington Hospitality Group, Kāpura is named after a Māori word for fire. We’re building a wildly ambitious hospitality business – developing the best people, the best systems, and the best processes to bring kick ass Kiwi hospitality to New Zealand, and beyond. With over 800 people across more than 35 businesses, we’re only just getting started.
About Deloitte in New Zealand
Deloitte New Zealand brings together more than 1,300 specialist professionals providing audit, tax, technology and systems, strategy and performance improvement, risk management, corporate finance, business recovery, forensic and accounting services.  Our people are based in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown; serving clients that range from New Zealand’s largest companies and public sector organisations to smaller businesses with ambition to grow. Deloitte New Zealand is a member of Deloitte Asia Pacific Limited and of the Deloitte Network. For more information about Deloitte in New Zealand, go to our website www.deloitte.co.nz.
About Deloitte
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its global network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) and each of its member firms and their affiliated entities are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL does not provide services to clients. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more.

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Natalie Carter, Howorth, +61 450 644 312, natalie@howorth.com.au, AEST

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Matt Huntington, Deloitte NZ, +64 4 470 3771, mhuntington@deloitte.co.nz, NZT