For more than 16 years, Deltamune has been relying on Sage ERP Accpac as its ERP solution of choice and Softline Accpac business partner of the year, AccTech Systems, has been supporting Deltamune every step of the way.
“We deployed the DOS version of Sage ERP Accpac at Deltamune in 1995, and it has been a privilege to see their business grow as it has over the past 16 years,” says Tertius Zitzke, Chief Executive Officer at AccTech Systems.
South African based biotechnology company Deltamune focuses on veterinary and public health solutions, mainly in the production, animal and food safety sectors.
“Deltamune started out in the poultry industry and soon became the largest poultry veterinary test laboratory that is supported by a research and development team in addition to a vaccine production unit in South Africa. With new possibilities in the animal health and food industries, the scope of the business now extends far beyond just poultry, and it has been very pleasing to have provided support to Deltamune on the same accounting and financial platform for the past 16 years,” says Zitzke.
After the recent ban on all export of Ostrich meat due to the Avian Influenza, Deltamune established a satellite laboratory in Oudtshoorn to support the ostrich industry in line with European Union requirements to monitor the epidemic.
“It’s a common occurrence for businesses to deploy, use and abandon ERP solutions as their functionality become dated,” says Deltamune CEO Dr. Hannes Swart. “We have had tremendous growth over the last 16 years and it has been a pleasure to work with a product such as Sage ERP Accpac and AccTech, a solution provider that understands our business,” says Swart.
Elize Prinsloo, Operations Director at AccTech Systems has been part of the Deltamune team for many years and she believes it is the contingency that AccTech can provide customers on not only technology, but also people, that has led to the longstanding business relationship between the two organisations.
“Technologically Sage ERP Accpac has been an excellent fit for Deltamune,” says Prinsloo. “The Lot Tracking functionality in Sage ERP Accpac has allowed Deltamune to manage the financial transaction as a vaccine follows its development life-cycle from research, to development, to production. Developments such as AccTech Integration.NET have also allowed us to provide full financial integration between Deltamune’s laboratory testing systems and their Sage ERP Accpac financial system,” explains Prinsloo.
No other solution scales like Sage ERP Accpac, says Keith Fenner, Vice President of Sales for Africa, Softline Accpac and Sage MMD Africa. “Sage ERP Accpac offers the freedom of choice, ease of integration, high performance and reliability that forward-thinking companies such as Deltamune rely on to increase profitability and seize the competitive advantage.
Swart says that Deltamune needs to focus on its core solutions and services and the partnership with Sage ERP Accpac and AccTech Systems has allowed them to do just that. “The business intelligence provided through accurate management reports enables us to make the correct business decisions, which has been at the core of our business success,” concludes Swart.
Softline Accpac is a provider of business management solutions including financial, distribution, service management, retail, warehouse management, manufacturing and CRM to the mid-range market. Accpac solutions are delivered to 130 countries exclusively through a global network of solution providers, including over 150 throughout Africa. Softline Accpac’s product line includes: Accpac ERP, Accpac CRM, Accpac RMS, Service Manager and Accpac Insight. Softline Accpac also distributes Sage SalesLogix, Sage Geode and Sage ERP X3, a full-service enterprise management software system for mid-to-large businesses. With a choice of languages, currencies, enterprises, locations and legislations, Sage ERP X3 offers an efficient, multi-company solution.
Softline is a leading provider of accounting, payroll, CRM and ERP software solutions to small, medium and large sized 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, CRM and ERP software solutions, Softline has a 20 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 Pastel (Accounting and Payroll) and Softline VIP. The combination of the group’s product offerings provide Softline customers with comprehensive, well-branded accounting, payroll, CRM and ERP software solutions. In November 2003, Softline was acquired by the Sage Group plc, a FTSE 100 company. The software 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 sized business community. Softline has a solid track record of profitability and cash generation. The group delivers quality accounting, payroll, CRM and ERP software solutions that improve the efficiencies of businesses around the world.
About The Sage Group plc
The Sage Group plc is a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized enterprises. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has 6.3 million customers and 13,400 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For further information please visit www.sage.com.