Discover the Sharp Case Studies

Sharp are market leaders and the following case Studies from Barfoot & Thompson, Chesters Plumbing, Horncastle Homes and Ray White can show you what we have achieved and how we transformed their businesses. Working with pioneers in their own industries, Sharp has been able to supply, customise and integrate a number of solutions including:

  • Smart Business Solutions including Document Capture and Intelligent Document Management Solutions
  • Digital Signage and Interactive Displays
  • Software including Invoice Automation and Accounts Payable
  • Telecommunications (ICT) and Video Conferencing
Filter our Case Studies using the links below, or feel free to just browse through:

Visual Solutions     -     Software Solutions      -     ICT     -     Workplace Efficiencies

Visual Solutions

Selling the Dream - Video & Touch Panel Technology

Barfoot and Thompson

Project Overview: When Barfoot & Thompson designed their new purpose-built location in downtown Auckland, it presented an opportunity to install ground-breaking visual display technology never before seen in New Zealand.

Outcomes: Barfoot & Thompson now has one of the most impressive purpose-built auction rooms in Australasia – complete with two large-scale Video Walls, plus a suite of Full HD panels for real-time auction updates. Other business-enhancing technology from Sharp Corporation include the latest Interactive Touch Panel screens for in-house training purposes and boardroom use. 

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Redefining Real Estate - Video Display Screens

Ray White Newmarket

Project Overview: Sharp is providing leading New Zealand real estate group, the Ray White Group, with a total office solution. Auckland-based franchise, Ray White Broadway, is the first store to lead the way.

Outcomes: Ray White Broadway now has a ‘crowd-stopping’ high-impact window display comprised of four high-definition screens. Their new multifunctional printer/scanner also allows them to produce high-quality marketing materials, and scan documents directly to the Cloud. 

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Looking Sharp - Video Wall and Touchscreen Panels


Project Overview: When Methven designed a new purpose-built ‘innovation zone’
to showcase their products, Sharp was instrumental in helping to shape the new space and providing high-end technology.

Outcomes: A high-impact Sharp video wall showcases the Methven brand to visitors – as well as taking centre-stage during product launches, presentations, training and research. 

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Time-Saving Technology - VOIP Telecoms

Chesters Plumbing

Project Overview: Sharp has helped Chesters Plumbing transition to a future-proofed telecommunications solution. The Sharp 3CX is a complete communication system that’s packed with time-saving intelligent features.

Outcomes: Having eliminated line costs, Chesters is making significant cost savings with their new VOIP system. Managing the phone system across the business is now much faster, simpler and more streamlined. And for Chesters’ 200+ staff located around the country, the user-friendly system helps them communicate more efficiently with their customers, colleagues and suppliers. 

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Meetings made easy - Video Conferencing

Horncastle Homes

Project Overview: When Christchurch-based building company Horncastle Homes expanded into the Auckland market, they required a video-conferencing solution from Sharp to streamline their inter-office operations.

Outcomes: By reducing the need for face- to-face meetings, the Sharp VC solution has reduced the cost of staff travel,
and streamlined the building process by bringing people together via time-saving virtual meetings. It has also enhanced client relationships, by providing clients with an impressive ‘virtual fly-over’ through their new home. 

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Workplace Efficiencies

Working Smarter - Intelligent Document Management Solutions

Smart Business Solutions

Project Overview: Tauranga accountancy firm Smart Business Solutions was looking for a more efficient way to scan and archive their client records.

Outcomes: Since Sharp introduced their Document Capture solution, Smart Business Solutions has reduced the time spent on scanning and archiving files by an estimated 60%-70%. Owner Joanne Newsman describes it as “one of the best things we ever did.” 

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Software Solutions

Invoices Automated - Sharp Invoice Automation

Anglican Care

Project Overview: Anglican Care Waiapu provides essential care to thousands of individuals and families in the central North Island. It has adopted PlusOne, an innovative invoice automation solution, to streamline the finance function for its multi-faceted organisation.

Outcomes: Sharp, in partnership with PlusOne, has given Anglican Care Waiapu:
• Better visibility of finance operations.
• Time savings by automating manual tasks.
• Improved compliance. 

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Evolving Technology - Accounts Payable Automation

Evolve Education Group

Project Overview: Evolve Education Group is one of New Zealand’s largest providers of early childhood education (ECE) – with more than 100 childcare centres around the country, and many more home-based care providers. Sharp is providing the innovative Sharp Accounts Payable Automation solution to support the accounts payable function for this fast-growing organisation.

Outcomes: As the organisation scales up in size, Evolve has been able to effortlessly manage the growing demands of its accounts payable function – thanks to the efficiencies delivered by Sharp Accounts Payable Automation (Sharp AP). 

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