19 August 2003 – AccTech Systems implements Sage ERP Accpac at Armscor

AccTech Systems implements Sage ERP Accpac at Armscor

Issued by: PR Connections

[Johannesburg, 19 August 2003] – AccTech Systems, an Sage ERP Accpac International master reseller and accounting solutions provider, has implemented Sage ERP Accpac Advantage Series Enterprise Edition version 5.0 at Armscor Business (Pty) Ltd, a full subsidiary of the Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor).

“Armscor Business has been running Sage ERP Accpac version 3.0 for five years,” says Koos Liebenberg, Armscor Business’ financial manager. “As part of its New Technology Project (NTP), it was decided that the company would upgrade its financial system. Sage ERP Accpac version 5.0 was selected and proved to be the perfect choice, using a Microsoft SQL Server as the underlining database.”

Tertius Zitzke, managing director of the AccTech Group, says that, for the duration of the upgrade, users were unable to utilise their workstations.

“Therefore, as part of the tender, Armscor set out a final conversion date by which time all the users’ workstations had to be upgraded to the new version. It was of critical importance that the implementation was carried out quickly and precisely.”

An intensive two-week, on-site training period assisted Armscor Business personnel in navigating the new version 5.0’s Web-based screens, says Zitzke.

Liebenberg says that what made the implementation so significant was the fact that AccTech carried out a conversion directly from version 3.0 to 5.0, as well as changing the database from Btrieve to MS SQL.

“With outstanding project management and planning, the datasets for more than 16 companies were converted in a limited time frame,” he adds.

The implementation was rolled out from Pretoria to Cape Town and included such remote sites as Prieska in the Northern Cape Province. Financial as well as distribution modules were implemented and Assetware’s AssetPro was installed as the fixed assets solution.

“Another major part of the implementation was the customised reports that were designed specifically for Armscor Business,” says Zitzke.

“These included the standard Sage ERP Accpac financial reports, but also in-depth analysis and financial reports for all 16 business units.

“According to Armscor’s tender regulations, vendors incur penalties if they don’t comply with the stipulated conversion dates. AccTech did not incur a single penalty,” he adds.

AccTech Systems (Pty) Ltd

AccTech Systems (Pty) Ltd is an Sage ERP Accpac accounting software solution provider. Accredited as a Master 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. In-depth customer needs analysis, product configuration, and custom designed workflow solutions, backed by world-class training and support. AccTech Systems (Pty) Ltd, quality and technology for the road ahead.

Sage ERP Accpac

Sage ERP Accpac International, Inc, a subsidiary of Computer Associates, empowers medium-sized enterprises through a broad range of end-to-end e-business solutions designed to enhance competitive advantage and increase profitability. Award-winning product lines include Sage ERP Accpac Advantage Series (Enterprise Edition, Corporate Edition, Small Business Edition and Discovery Edition), Sage ERP Accpac Business Analysis Suite, Sage ERP Accpac eTransact, Sage CRM, Sage ERP Accpac Warehouse Management System, Simply Accounting, FAXserve and Simply BitWare.

Based in Pleasanton, California, with offices in Asia, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Middle East, SA and the UK, Sage ERP Accpac has more than 500 000 registered clients and 5 000 business partners in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit Sage ERP Accpac at www.accpac.co.za or www.accpaconline.co.za.

ARMSCOR and Armscor Business (Pty) Ltd

Armscor, the Armaments Corporation of South Africa, was established to meet SA’s needs for defence-related products and services and to maintain key industries and technologies for that purpose.

Armscor’s primary aim is that the South African National Defence Force should be provided with solutions to all its requirements, with the emphasis on technical excellence and value for money. It provides specialist guidance to clients and partners who need cost-effective solutions, without jeopardising the quality or capability of products and systems. It offers clients and partners a range of services including acquisition, export promotion and facilitation, government to government contracting opportunities, development of technologies, test and evaluation and defence industrial participation.

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