9 May 2005 – AccTech Systems completes Softline Sage ERP Accpac upgrade at ITAC

Issued by: Watt Communications & G Watt Design

[Johannesburg, 9 May 2005] – The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) will deploy Sage ERP Accpac Advantage Series Enterprise Edition in its corporate finance division in an effort to improve its internal control measures and corporate governance.

According to Tertius Zitzke, managing director of AccTech Systems, clear audit trails are a prerequisite in all government departments. ITAC’s deployment will not only enable the commission to comply with corporate governance requirements, but will also ensure its internal control measures are adequate.

“ITAC is responsible for administrating all international trade for SA,” says Abdullah Ismail, chief financial officer for ITAC. “We required sophisticated, yet easy-to-use tools for our financial systems to adhere to international trade business practice. Sage ERP Accpac’s Financials and AccTech eWorkflow provided us with a perfect solution,” adds Ismail.

AccTech eWorkflow was deployed to streamline ITAC’s purchases and internal procedures. Purchase orders for recurring expenses such as copier payments and telephone accounts are now managed through AccTech’s Purchase Order eWorkflow module. Levels of authorisations are predefined, freeing up senior management’s time from approving non-critical payments.

The deployment has enabled ITAC’s financial department to provide its executive management team with information rich management packs. “We are now able to provide advanced reports of our general ledger chart of accounts, cashbook status and other statutory reports such as the salary clearing account and SARS reports with extreme ease,” says Ismail.

ITAC’s Sage ERP Accpac system has impressive security features. “System users are only able to access and process their relevant cost centres to the purchase order module. We are able to track all new actions against specific budgets and the actual expenses paid. This empowers the finance department to manage the books and not just be a data capturer,” concludes Ismail.

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.

Editorial contacts

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Nick Botha
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Watt Communications & G Watt Design
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Softline Sage ERP Accpac
Jacqui Scorgie
(011) 803 7327
jacqui@Sage ERP Accpac.co.za