Tags: South Africa

NetSuite flows into GCC

NetSuite has announced an increased presence in the Middle East in time for the roll out of GCC UAVAT (Gulf Cooperation Council Unified Agreement for VAT). The announcement sees NetSuite set up a direct sales team in the Middle East. The news comes after Mark Woodhams, Oracle NetSuite Vice President, EMEA announced an increased presence…

NetSuite targets Africa for rapid growth

NetSuite has expanded its business operations significantly in South Africa. The announcement reveals that the enlarged sales operation is led by by Khaled Ismail, Vice President, Oracle Digital Application Business, East, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (ECEMEA). Ismail is currently based in Dubai but there will be a new office opening in South Africa…

KCS acquires IQ Retail ERP business

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire IQ Retail. Founded in 1986 and based in Stellenbosch, South Africa IQ Retail is a software development company that creates retail and ERP solutions. It is the leading POS solution in South Africa and is distributed through 160 business partners across…

Sage extends cloud over Africa

At the Sage Summit tour in South Africa Sage has announced its plans for the growth of its cloud solutions across the continent. It is extending the reach of its portfolio of solutions across the continent. Its intention is to bring its finance, payroll and ERP solutions to a wider audience and help businesses grow. According…

Late payments harm SME’s

Xero recently carried out research among 517 small businesses in South Africa and revealed the impact of late payments on them. The research was carried out by Frontline Market Research, but similar results are seen in most other countries one suspects. Almost 50% of UK SME’s are paid late according to Bacs Payment Schemes Limited. The…

Mentis Sales makes Sage decision

Mentis Sales has replaced its legacy ERP system after only six years. The company selected Sage X3 to replace the solution it only implemented in 2010. Mentis Sales said they changing system so quickly because they needed a solution that would support the strategic growth plan of the business. The previous solution also didn’t provide the seamless reporting…

Employees make Sage South Africa a caring company

In the week before the Sage Summit employees at Sage South Africa volunteered for charities across the country. The activities were in support of Mandela Day as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme at Sage. A recent survey looked at involvement in social programs for millennial entrepreneurs. It showed South Africa has the highest percentage of…

Saab to deploy IFS in South Africa

Fresh from the signing of a US$245 million contract with the Brazilian Ministry of defence for its Gripen fighter system including 36 Gripen NG airplanes, Saab has signed a deal worth more than $US1.3 million with IFS. The deal with IFS is to deploy its ERP solution, IFS Application 9 in not just the Saab…