18 April 2007 – Venter Trailers streamlines operations with AccTech Systems

Issued by: Watt Communications & G Watt Design

[Johannesburg, 18 April 2007] – AccTech Systems, 2006 Softline Sage ERP Accpac business partner of the year, has successfully assisted Venter Trailers to modernise its IT infrastructure and streamline operations.

The two-fold project involved rationalising both the manufacturing and the retail operations, which run as separate business entities.

Tertius Zitzke, managing director, AccTech Systems says: “We are delighted to assist Venter Trailers to upgrade its systems and successfully bring the ‘ventertjies’ back onto our South African roads.”

Zitzke says the first phase included an upgrade of Venter Manufacturing’s old DOS operated workflow system into Sage ERP Accpac. He says the benefits were almost immediate for Venter Trailers.

“Sage ERP Accpac has improved our efficiency significantly as we save time on mundane tasks that are now automated such as month-end data movements, tax and inventory and warranty tracking. It results in real-time analysis and reporting as well as a much quicker month-end procedures,” comments Detlef Hamann, Managing Director, Venter Trailers.

The second phase involved implementing Accpac Retail Management Solution (RMS) to create an integrated system between local branches and the head office. It enables local branches to process invoices and receipts directly on the main server via VPN, avoiding time consuming re-capturing at the head office. The Open Database Connectivity also sped up the reporting process from weeks to days.

“We are going through very exciting times. Implementing Sage ERP Accpac and Accpac RMS fits into our long-term plan to position Venter Trailers among South Africa’s strongest brands,” concludes Hamann.

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, Accpac Business Analysis Suite, Sage ERP Accpac Warehouse Management System, Accpac RMS and Sage ERP Accpac Insight.


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.

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.

AccTech is currently the number one Softline Accpac Dealer of the year as well as the number one Sage CRM dealer of the year. 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 has representation in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. AccTech Systems (Pty) Ltd was also named as one of three finalists of DTI exporter of the year 2005.

Editorial contacts

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Nick Botha
(012) 640 2600