16 February 2005 – AccTech Systems is Sage ERP Accpac dealer of the year

Issued by: PR Connections

[Johannesburg, 16 February 2005] – AccTech Systems was honoured as Softline Sage ERP Accpac’s top Business Partner for the year 2004 at a lavish award ceremony held at the SPIER wine estate in Stellenbosch on 12 February 2005. AccTech was also honoured as Africa’s top Sage CRM (customer relationship management) dealer for 2004 and they once again received the title of Sage ERP Accpac Premier business partner.

“Achieving the number one position out of more than 230 business partners in Africa pays tribute to the hard work we’ve done during 2004. It is not only the sales numbers in software packages that is the key factor for our success, but the consulting, development, training and support we offer which differentiates AccTech from other business partners and enable to us to deliver first-class service to our clients. Our solid infrastructure and qualified resources enables us to have the privilege of being the biggest Sage ERP Accpac Solution provider in the world today,” says Tertius Zitzke, Managing Director of AccTech Systems.

“The diversification into providing CRM solutions to the market added a whole new dimension to the offering that Sage ERP Accpac brings to our clients. Our CRM reference sites are growing by the day and the CRM dealer of the year award proves that we’ve managed to take CRM from a being a buzzword in 2003 to a tried and tested solution in 2004.”

A few of the other verticals that AccTech offers today includes business intelligence, fixed assets, service management, job costing, manufacturing and workflow.

AccTech raked in a total of six awards for the evening apart form the three mentioned above. These include top business partner for the Western Cape region, a Premier Partner award from Australian third-party developer Technisoft for sales and support of the Service Manager product, and a Top Support Plus award from local Sage ERP Accpac Cashbook developer, Peresoft Software.

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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