11 August 2004 – Big catch for Sharks Rugby with Sage ERP Accpac end-to-end Business Solutions

Issued by: PR Connections

[Johannesburg, 11 August 2004] – The Kwa-Zulu Natal regional office of Premier Sage ERP Accpac Solution Provider, AccTech Systems, is currently in the process of streamlining the IT back office solutions at the Natal Sharks Pty (Ltd).

“AccTech secured the Sharks account in December 2002 when we upgraded the union from Sage ERP Accpac for DOS to Sage ERP Accpac Advantage Series for Windows,” says Mark Warriker, KZN regional manager at AccTech Systems. “Since then, the company realised the potential that Sage ERP Accpac offers and now utilises a broad spectrum of Sage ERP Accpac’s end-to-end business solutions.”

Carrie-Ann Truter, IT manager for the Sharks confirms this statement. “We were extremely happy with the traditional Sage ERP Accpac financial modules and thus, the evolution to integrated Point-of Sale (POS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions was the logical step. AccTech’s understanding of our IT Strategy and their background with our financial system, made our choice of Sage ERP Accpac Business Partner an easy one”.

Keith Fenner, manager: solutions and business development at AccTech, explains. “The Shark Cage is the Shark’s retail division, and they can run up to 10 000 retail transactions on any given match day. They required a solution that could offer a seamless integration to the financial modules monitoring the stock levels and processing the cash transactions, captured at the multiple till points. IsoPos, a locally developed POS system for Sage ERP Accpac, was the chosen solution.”

In the next phase of the installation AccTech will rollout Sage CRM version 5.6.

“Sage CRM has been chosen as the solution to efficiently manage and market to the rapidly growing Sharks supporter base,” says Truter. “We are looking forward to the marketing automation and levels of control over our supporter’s database that Sage CRM will offer.

“Sharks fans are our most important asset and Sage ERP Accpac’s range of products are helping us to not only effectively manage our financial back office, but now also maintain these levels of control in our merchandising and marketing divisions.”

AccTech Systems (PTY) LTD

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.

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