What our Associates had to say;
Intersoft Systems Limited
I first met Helen way, way back in 1996 – I was new to Intersoft and we were on a training course for Dealers in Napier to learn all about the recently released Performer Series modules. Helen was pretty inspiring to me. She had been a Reseller for Intersoft for about 4 years already and with her knowledge and experience of programming and IT it appeared there was nothing she did not know. Since then she has always been a leading member of the Dealer network and has continued to inspire those around her.
Life has taught me that a measure of a person is always the company they keep. If you look at the team that Helen has assembled you will see a team of dedicated professionals that are committed to ensuring their clients are well and truly looked after and their software requirements are fully catered for. These core values that the team at HHA have are a reflection of Helen herself and what she herself believes in.
Helen has built a great business over the 25 years and her commitment to her clients is reflected in the growth of her client base – both in numbers and the size of the businesses. Her clients are well spread around the South Island and is often seen driving all around them. I was nothing to leave home at 4.30 in the morning to be in Dunedin on time for a client meeting at 8.30am, work all day then head home again at 6pm.
It has been a great 25 years and I am sure there will be many more to come.
The team at MYOB IMS would like to congratulate Helen and the HHA team on achieving the milestone of 25 years in business. The HHA team were one of the first resellers of IMS Payroll; the team did more than just sell software, they invested in themselves and grew their knowledge of payroll in order to better support their clients.
The support provided to clients has been extensive and included initial implementation and training, the first contact for client queries, health checks and on-site training. This was particularly important in the early days when technology did not allow us to provide online training. Helen and team have always been there to help, they have helped us out by hosting training sessions in their Christchurch office. HHA have been a great source of ideas on how to develop and improve the IMS product
It has been a pleasure to partner with HHA to help clients. The dedication of the HHA team is illustrated by this tale:
One of the HHA team was due to be in Auckland for a day of training, and then fly that evening to our offices in Hawkes Bay for a second day. As is often the case the flight from Auckland to Napier was cancelled. However, the 8.30am still went ahead - the team member came to down on an overnight bus – arriving around 3am and not skipping a beat – this shows real dedication.
Thank you Helen and the HHA team for being a great partner of MYOB; we wish the very best for another 25 years helping New Zealand businesses.
Enfinit Software Limited
Congratulations – 25 years is a great achievement. We have enjoyed working with you for ten of those years, and look forward to many more.
Regards from all at TimeFiler
Mark Hubbard - Accountant
Congratulations to Helen and all the hard-working, innovative crew at HHA Associates Limited on reaching the 25 year milestone. In today's fast moving business world, especially the world of IT, that is a worthy and commendable feat. I've loved doing your accounting work over that time, Helen, and watching the business grow to be a great server of its customers, and a not-so-small employer for the region. Especially great to see an IT company making it good in South Canterbury. All the best.
Willis White & Company Limited
I am delighted on behalf of Willis White and Exodesk to offer many congratulations to Helen Henderson and her team at HHA upon celebrating a significant 25-year milestone in business this year. Helen started in business at a similar time to ourselves, and we formed an early association providing customers with complementary solutions. The IT industry is among the fastest moving of all industries, and HAA has grown and developed over all that time, through all those changes, prospering as a result of hard work and a commitment to customer service.
From the early days of the Intersoft Legacy series of software, the Ready /2 Prosper association with IBM (who remembers the IBM PS/2?), Funeral Directors (somewhat unkindly nicknamed Ready /2 Die – thank you Derek Olson), Hire Purchase and Freight, software has evolved to the point where it is critical to business, and Helen and the HHA team have risen to the challenge.
Needless to say, Willis White values its on-going association with HHA and we are confident that the forthcoming years will bring
continued innovation from Helen and the HHA team. As they say in the song, if you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere…