15 March 2006 – AccTech Systems nominated as one of SA’s finest

Issued by: Watt Communications

[Johannesburg, 15 March 2006] – Africa’s top Softline Sage ERP Accpac Business partner, AccTech Systems, has been nominated as one of South Africa’s leading companies in the Proudly South African Homegrown Awards 2005.

AccTech Systems has been nominated in the Exporter of the Year category for globally exporting its locally developed business process application, AccTech eWorkflow. It is also been acknowledged for exporting its experience, knowledge and expertise within the African continent via the AccTech Alliance franchise model.

“As an IT company competing against some of South Africa’s top corporations, this nomination is a great honour for us,” says Tertius Zitzke, managing director, AccTech Systems. “We’ve invested a lot of time and effort over the past 24 months into developing our exporting model and are now reaping the rewards. In addition to the launching of three more provincial offices, we’ve opened AccTech Alliance branches in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania in little more than a year.”

Zitzke says that creating top of mind awareness in the international market for AccTech eWorkflow has been a great challenge: “We’ve been focusing our marketing efforts on international exhibitions, traveling to virtually every continent on the globe and its working. Accpac’s international partners have started to grasp the potential of the AccTech eWorkflow and we are now receiving international queries for the product on a daily basis.”

The Proudly South African nomination follows shortly after AccTech’s recent success at Softline Sage ERP Accpac’s reseller awards. The company was awarded the top Accpac reseller for Africa. “Being recognised as an industry leader by our peers was once again a great achievement for us. The Proudly South African nomination, however, places us in an entirely different league. The fact that we are being recognised for exporting our IT products and skills is a feather in the cap of the South African IT industry.”

Winners of the Homegrown awards will be announced in May 2006 at the new Department of Trade and Industry Campus in Pretoria.

AccTech Systems

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.

Recently awarded with a ‘Top International Producer for Sage ERP Accpac – Star Award’ by Best Software, the leading provider of business management products and services, and its UK-based parent company, The Sage Group plc, AccTech offers in-depth customer needs analysis, product configuration, and custom designed workflow solutions and back that up with world-class training and support. AccTech Systems (Pty) Ltd, the Revolution in End-to-End Business Management.

Softline Sage ERP Accpac

Softline Sage ERP Accpac is a global provider of business management applications including accounting, CRM, warehouse management and HR to the mid-range market. Its solutions are delivered to 130 countries exclusively through its network of over 5 500 solution providers worldwide and 130 throughout Africa.

Softline Sage ERP Accpac’s product line includes: Sage CRM, Sage ERP Accpac, Sage ERP Accpac Business Analysis Suite, Sage ERP Accpac eTransact, Sage ERP Accpac Warehouse Management System, Sage ERP Accpac ePOS, Sage ERP Accpac Insight and Simply Accounting.

Softline

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, provide 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 five million small and mid-sized customers in 55 countries and 10 500 staff.

Editorial contacts

AccTech Systems
Nick Botha
0861 11 1680
nb@acctech.biz

Softline Accpac
Jacqui Scorgie
(011) 803 7327
jacqui@Sage ERP Accpac.co.za

Watt Communications
Samantha Watt
(011) 425 6290
samantha@wattcommunications.co.za