11 April 2005 – Intercare opts for Sage ERP Accpac Advantage Series

Issued by: PR Connections

[Johannesburg, 11 April 2005] – Premier Sage ERP Accpac solution provider, AccTech Systems, is to install Sage ERP Accpac Advantage Series Corporate Edition for Intercare.

The healthcare provider currently operates five integrated medical facilities, three in Gauteng and two in the Western Cape, and plans to double this number by 2006. A typical Intercare Medical and Dental Facility houses a comprehensive array of general practitioners, medical specialists, nursing services, dental health professionals, physiotherapists as well as offering pathology, radiology, clinical research and a pharmacy.

“The key module for Intercare is Sage ERP Accpac’s General Ledger Security by Segment, “says Keith Fenner, director solutions and business development at AccTech Systems. “With this module, Intercare will be able to define security at branch level as well as produce reports across all branches at group level, thus implementing a single database and reducing costs.”

Intercare’s financial and IT manager, Pieter Niemann, says the new system will enable branch accountants to access general ledger information for their particular branch, without being able to see the real-time general ledger structure across all the branches.

Intercare has also invested in Sage ERP Accpac’s Business Intelligence module, Sage ERP Accpac Insight. “Insight’s Digital Dashboard allows us to instantly pull real-time financial statements, including detailed branch performance analysis, enabling us to better manage the group.”

He says that with Intercare’s move into the Western Cape and more expansion planned in the coming 18 months it was vital to have a system that could meet the increasingly complex demands of the business while improving financial control.

“Sage ERP Accpac meets both criteria and we were also impressed at its track record for reliability and stability over a wide area network.”

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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