18 January 2005 – AccTech Systems upgrades Registrar of Deeds’ systems

Issued by: PR Connections

[Johannesburg, 18 January 2005] – Premier Sage ERP Accpac solution provider, AccTech Systems, has upgraded the Chief Registrar of Deeds’ accounting system to include Sage ERP Accpac Advantage Series and several accounting modules.

According to Tertius Zitzke, MD of AccTech Systems, the relationship between the two organisations began in 1997 when the National Treasury gave approval for the Department of Land Affairs’ Chief Directorate: Deeds Registration to implement Sage ERP Accpac as its financial system.

“Since then, significant upgrades have been implemented including the migration to Windows in 2000,” he says. “Over the years since the original Sage ERP Accpac implementation, many modules were phased in to satisfy changes in business needs of the department to improve the overall efficiency of the Deeds Registration Trading Account’s financial accounting system.”

These modules included General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Cash Book, Warehouse Issues, Order Entry, Purchase Orders, Inventory Control, D-Bit Fixed Assets and RecXpress. Fixed Assets are controlled with assets being bar-coded scanned and monitored on a regular basis at all the nine Deeds Registries and the office of the Chief Registrar of using the D-Bit scanning utility on barcode readers.

Gert Hatting – Registration, Support Systems and Financial Management at the office of the Chief Registrar of Deeds, says the value of the implementation cannot be expressed in mere monetary terms.

“Since the upgrade, we have seen significant improvement in the control of financial transactions and this satisfied the requirements of both the department and auditor general,” he says.

“AccTech is well versed with Deeds’ business and added considerable value during the design of the interface between Sage ERP Accpac and its sub-systems. In addition, consultants guided Deeds’ financial personnel though the various procedures, step-by-step and skills were successfully transferred in a relatively short period of time. In any given month we process over 12 million transactions in Sage ERP Accpac varying from financial transactions to transactions retrieved from the AKTEX and Persal systems.”

The main reason the National Treasury prescribed Sage ERP Accpac for the Deeds Registration Trading Account was the need to comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). “The Auditor General had used Sage ERP Accpac with success and this served to motivate us when the time came to choose products and systems.”

Zitzke adds that the nature of the Deeds Registries’ business required an accurate audit trail of every transaction in all the modules of the financial system. “Sage ERP Accpac has met with these requirements and complied fully with the relevant accounting standards,” he says. The 24/7 support provided to the Deeds Registries office is of crucial importance.

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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