09 June 2006 – Softline VIP selects Accpac financial solution from AccTech Systems

Issued by: Watt Communications

[Johannesburg, 9 June 2006] – Softline VIP, a leading developer, implementer and support provider of payroll and human resource management software, has opted for a new back office financial solution from Softline affiliate, Softline Accpac. Premier Accpac solution provider, AccTech Systems will manage the implementation.

“We required a system that would make it possible for us to deploy the financial solution over a wide area network (WAN) to manage the accounting needs for all our branches and allow a holistic view at head office level,” explains Clarice van der Berg, financial director at Softline VIP. Softline Accpac offered us the perfect solution.

“We are deploying Sage ERP Accpac 500 for Softline VIP on a MSSQL database,” says Tertius Zitzke, group MD of AccTech Systems. “Their head office is in Pretoria, but the solution had to be rolled out to branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein, as well as Gaborone and Windhoek. The latter two installations required them to take Accpac’s Multi-currency as an additional module allowing them to print reports in both the functional and the source currency.”

“Although Accpac’s Inventory Control (IC) module allows for sales integration, Softline VIP only required IC for the internal issuing of stock at all the branches,” explains Zitzke. Softline VIP also has distributed stock control requirements. Branches can now issue complimentary demo software and training manuals to clients and prospects allowing head office to keep track of stock levels. The fact that the inventory system is now integrated with the financial system will save time and allow immediate management of any discrepancies.

“It goes without saying that our internal payroll is managed by our own payroll software and also required an integration with Accpac,” says van der Berg.

“Accpac’s General Ledger account structure allowed more segments than our previous system. This feature provided us with the opportunity to pull a lot more detail through to our monthly reports. The speed with which we produce these report packs is now also greatly enhanced.”

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 backs 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 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.


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.

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