5 May 2006 – The subheading

Issued by: Watt Communications

[Johannesburg, 5 May 2006] – Softline Sage ERP Accpac Development Partner and 2005 Business Partner of the Year, AccTech Systems, will participate in the Sage Software Insights Conference 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee later this month.

The Proudly South African Company will exhibit its AccTech eWorkflow, Credit Control Manager and CRM Audit Trail products. Scores of experts, solution developers and service providers will pack the Insights Trade Show hall to showcase their innovations and offerings and AccTech Systems will be the only South African representative.

“We’ve built up a considerable client base in the African and specifically South African market, and we now want to extend our exports to the rest of the world. The Sage Software Insights Conference 2006 provides us with the perfect platform to target the North American and European market,” says Tertius Zitzke, managing director of AccTech Systems.

The Sage Group, parent company of local market leader, Softline, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of accounting and business management software solutions and related services for small, medium and large enterprises. It comprises businesses throughout Europe, United Kingdom, North America, South Africa and Australia.

“With over 4.7 million small and mid-sized customers in 55 countries and 10 000 staff, the Sage Group and its Insights conference is a wonderful launch pad for AccTech System’s new and existing software developments,” explains Jeremy Waterman, managing director, Softline Accpac.

Designed to make time-consuming tasks quicker and human integration seamless, AccTech eWorkflow is a BPM tool developed on MS-SQL driven database. It aims to add value to the business process cycle for procurement, stock, sales and general ledger activities.

Says Zitzke: “eWorkflow has given us a definite competitive-edge in the mid-ERP market and we are looking forward to providing marketing this valuable tool abroad. The local American and European markets will enjoy increased market share if they utilise the enormous benefits that AccTech eWorkflow offers.”

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