11 February 2009 – AccTech Systems makes it five in a row as number one Softline Accpac business partner

Issued by: AccTech Systems

[Johannesburg, 11 February 2009] – For a fifth year running, AccTech Systems has been crowned as Softline Accpac’s number one Accpac business partner. The awards were presented at the annual Softline Accpac Insights Conference, held in the Drakensberg at the weekend.

Apart from the top business partner award, AccTech was called upon to receive a further eight awards, clearly showcasing AccTech’s dominance in the Softline Accpac channel.

The awards include: Top Accpac Business Partner 2008; Softline Accpac Premier Solution Provider; Top Sage CRM Business Partner 2008; Top Accpac Performer for the Gauteng region; The Peresoft award for Support Plus Renewals for the Cashbook product; Gold Status award for AccTech Zambia; Silver Status award for AccTech Namibia; Silver Status award for AccTech Ghana; Highest Sage ERP X3 Sales for 2008.

“Being the number one business partner for five years in a row demonstrates our commitment to the Sage ERP range of products,” says Tertius Zitzke, Chief Executive Officer of AccTech Systems. “We provide the market with vertical solutions implemented by industry experts, and it is this approach that has allowed us to provide solutions that fit our wide-ranging customer base,” says Zitzke.

AccTech’s dominance is also centred outside of South Africa, as is evident from the partner status awards for its African Alliance partners. “Achieving Gold status awards Zambia, and Silver status in Ghana and Namibia is a wonderful achievement,” says Zitzke.

AccTech Systems also acknowledged the dedication and diligence of the AccTech Alliance partners on the African continent. AccTech Zambia was recognised as the top AccTech Alliance Accpac partner for 2008 and AccTech Malawi, for the second year in a row, as the AccTech Alliance Microsoft Partner of the year.

Softline Sage ERP Accpac

Softline Sage ERP Accpac is a global provider of business management solutions including financial, distribution, service management, retail, warehouse management, manufacturing and CRM to the mid-range market. Its solutions are delivered to 130 countries exclusively through its global network of solution providers including over 150 throughout Africa. Softline Sage ERP Accpac’s product line includes: Sage ERP Accpac, Sage CRM, Accpac RMS, Accpac Warehouse Management System and Accpac Insight.

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, an established FTSE 100 company, is a leading supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and services to 5.2 million small and medium clients worldwide. With over 13 000 employees, the Sage Group comprises market-leading businesses throughout Europe, United Kingdom, North America, South Africa and Australia. Its products and services are sold through a global network of 23 000 reseller partners, 40 000 accountants as well as directly to clients from Sage companies throughout the world. For the financial year ending 30 September 2006, the group’s revenue grew by 22% to £935.6 million and the operating profit rose by 18% to £235.8 million.

AccTech Systems

AccTech Systems is a technology independent IT solution and services provider. Certified as a Microsoft Gold Partner with competencies in ISV Software Solutions, Data Management Solutions, Information Worker Solutions and Business Process and Integration, AccTech has representation in 5 South African provinces as well as 11 other African Countries. AccTech is also certified as a Premier Accpac Solution provider by Sage International and is currently ranked as the No.1 Accpac Solution provider in the world.

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