19 November 2004 – Roads Agency Limpopo selects eWorkflow for Sage ERP Accpac

Issued by: PR Connections

[Johannesburg, 19 November 2004] – Premier Sage ERP Accpac solution provider, AccTech Systems, has installed Sage ERP Accpac Advantage Series Enterprise Edition (EE) along with AccTech eWorkflow at the Roads Agency Limpopo (RAL). The installation will address RAL’s budget control and business intelligence issues.

According to Tertius Zitzke, Managing Director of AccTech Systems, RAL was in search of a workflow solution that would assist in fulfilling the control of awarded tenders with attention to commitments, work certifications and automated accounting for retention purposes.

“Because a flexible reporting structure was a prerequisite for the RAL, the structure of the General Ledger accounts has been set up to suit the way the company reports to Limpopo Province and central government,” says Zitzke.

The Sage ERP Accpac General Ledger is structured to report on the different segments made up of areas in Limpopo, funding source for projects, type of road or bridge, project type and RDP classification project. eWorkflow for Sage ERP Accpac developed locally by AccTech Systems, will add commitment accounting, retention, BPM (business process management) and record level security to the management and staff of RAL. A full transaction audit on approvals, authorisation on budget overspending and user substitution is available on eWorkflow.

Alice Mogotlane, head of finance at RAL, says the comprehensive solution offered by AccTech has accomplished all that it promised to do.

“We now have management reports that show us the status of all of the projects in progress,” she says. “We can drill back to the briefing stage of the projects; see what percentage of work has been certified and the amount of retention being held by the RAL, including the actual accounting for this type of retention, which is all automated.

“The business day is simpler, easier to run with and all our processes are now automated. AccTech has enhanced our infrastructure to the point where we can view reports as and when required, as well as easily track jobs while closely monitoring associated costs – all at a click of a button.”

AccTech Systems (PTY) LTD

AccTech Systems (Pty) Ltd is an Sage ERP Accpac accounting software solution provider. Accredited as a premier solution provider by Sage ERP Accpac International, AccTech specialises in Sage ERP Accpac’s entire range of award-winning product lines and third-party software products.

AccTech is currently the number one Softline Accpac Dealer of the year as well as the number one Sage CRM dealer of the year. AccTech offers in-depth customer needs analysis, product configuration and custom-designed workflow solutions and backs that up with world-class training and support.

AccTech Systems has representation in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania.

AccTech Systems (Pty) Ltd was also named as one of three finalists of DTI exporter of the year 2005.

Softline is a leading provider of accounting, payroll and CRM software solutions to small, medium and large companies. Founded in 1988 by Ivan Epstein, Alan Osrin and Steven Cohen, Softline was established during the formative years of the software industry and listed on the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa in February 1997. Softline expanded to establish a strong position within its area of focus in South Africa and Australia.

Focused on the development of accounting, payroll and CRM software solutions, Softline has a 16-year track record as a market leader. The group has a broad range of products offering users a variety of software solutions to run their businesses efficiently. Softline’s leading brands include Softline Accpac, Softline Enterprise, Softline Pastel (Accounting and Payroll) and Softline VIP. The combination of the group’s product offerings provides Softline customers with comprehensive, well-branded accounting, payroll and CRM software solutions.

In November 2003, Softline was acquired by Sage Group plc, an established FTSE 100 company. The group includes market-leading businesses throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, South Africa and Australia, supplying business software to the small, medium and large business community.

Softline has a solid track record of profitability and cash generation. The group delivers quality accounting, payroll and CRM software solutions that improve the efficiencies of businesses around the world.

Sage

The Sage Group plc is a leading supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related services for small, medium and large enterprises. It comprises market-leading businesses throughout Europe, United Kingdom, North America, South Africa and Australia .The Sage group plc has over 5 million small and mid-sized customers in 55 countries and 10 500 staff.

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