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It's game on for one Kiwi business

What could you do with a quarter of a million dollars in software?

Greentree Game OnGreentree International, maker of business software for medium-size organisations, is offering Kiwi companies a chance to win the "ultimate business painkiller and multivitamin", aka, $250,000 worth of its products. Its range covers business intelligence, supply and distribution, HR and payroll, financial management tools and more.

This December, one business will walk away with the prize, consisting of up to $125,000 in Greentree software, $75,000 in implementation services and $50,000 worth of free cloud hosting for two years.

Between now and October 31 companies are invited to enter Game On by explaining why they deserve the prize and what they'd do with it.

“The shortest case that you can put is great,” Greentree chief executive Peter Dickinson says. “We’re not after verbosity; we’re after compelling.”

The company says many businesses out there could do even better if they have the right management systems, and is offering all entrants a 10 percent discount (25 percent for those who reach the finals).

A panel of judges, including Dickinson, Mike Hutcheson (a director of Image Centre Group and Idealog publisher Tangible Media), Ken Davis (executive director of Greentree partner CodeBlue), Simon Challies (Ryman Healthcare CEO) and Justine Smyth (executive director of Lingerie Brands) will whittle down the entries to 10 finalists, who’ll be announced on November 14, after which time the public will get to vote for whoever they think is most deserving. Their say will count for 50 percent of the judges’ final decision, revealed in early December.