Land Manager Consolidates Financial Software to Simplify Reporting, Reduce Headcount
Fred Rickert wondered why he lived on Maui when he spent all his time in the office. As Vice President of Finance and Treasurer for Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Rickert spent 12-hour days trying to get basic information out of older, highly customized financial systems. Before any more staff quit over the aggravating software, Rickert standardized on Microsoft financial software. MLP now has a single, consolidated database of financial figures that users can easily query. Auditing takes one-third less time, accounting headcount has been trimmed by 20 percent, and Rickert has ten extra hours a week to do more - and relax on Maui time.