Bluekey launches SAP Business One in Mauritius
Bluekey Software Solutions, with branches in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania – and recently Mauritius – has established itself as a major player in the provision of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to companies in Africa, enjoying exceptional growth since inception.
The largest and most successful SAP Business One partner in Africa, Bluekey implements, supports and develops ERP and accounting solutions for SME’s. The company is currently responsible for almost 40% of SAP Business One sales in SADC and COMESA and has expanded from its initial beginnings of core ERP to incorporate development, networking and cloud and mobility solutions into its portfolio.
With economic growth in Africa outperforming that of the developed world, and rapidly growing cross-border trade, local business owners continue to expand and diversify across the continent. The company is filling a void in a market hungry for qualified, on-the-ground expertise to implement and optimise integrated business management tools that enable companies to drive efficiencies, gain competitive edge and increase profits.
For many years ERP vendors have relied on old software with periodic updates to keep their customers ticking over. The paradigm shift has come with major suppliers like SAP who have found that the frequent application of technological innovation to ERP yields impressive results. Customers get to run their businesses smarter and grow faster. Terabytes of data can be processed in seconds with results displayed as dashboards – which are delivered to your mobile device, or your desktop. Technological advances have driven strategies of choice. Businesses choose how they want their software deployed; cloud, on-premise or hybrid. They choose between traditional databases such as Microsoft SQL Server or in-memory databases like SAP HANA. And they choose whether they want deep industry specific applications or application that streamline processes and reduce complexity.
“Smart technology and industry knowledge contribute significantly to success in ERP implementation”, says L. Clensy Appavoo, founder of HLB Appavoo & Associates and a Director of Bluekey in Mauritius. “We see first hand that adoption of new technologies transcends the primary accounting function by driving improvement in access to information, integration and process simplification. The ability to get full visibility of all operations in real-time promotes effective decision-making, and gives businesses the confidence to grow”.
Mauritian growth prospects at 3.6% in 2016, modernization of the sugar and textile industries, and government blue and green economy initiatives bode well for business growth. With Mauritius ranking a best in Africa 17th of 189 world economies in trading across borders in the 2015 EDB survey, the country is well positioned for trading opportunities on the continent.
“With projects implemented in 19 African countries, and 26 countries in total we are able to deliver meaningful value to our clients in support of their current business setup or as they look to grow. We are equally able to cost effectively deliver solutions for a small retailer, a midsize logistics company, or a large diversified conglomerate with operations throughout the region,” says Mala Bhatt, the Managing Director at Bluekey East Africa. “Our customer base is diverse and many of them are local and regional concerns, which show that it’s not only the big companies with international ties that are keen to leverage ERP to drive business efficiency”.
SAP Business One is becoming the preferred ERP solution because it provides such an excellent fit for the typical Africa-based business. It is easily configured for varying business needs, without having to do bespoke development as is often the case with other less flexible products. Because it can be implemented ‘vanilla’ without customisations or third party applications, the complexity of implementations is dramatically reduced and support is simplified.
SAP Business One is extremely scalable so it supports companies as they grow. There is also plug-and-play integration with larger corporate systems such as Business Suite and it also offers multi-language support.
As part of its consultative approach and focus on driving greater awareness of the value of technology for business, Bluekey regularly hosts information workshops and seminars. At an event on the 22nd of October 2015 at the Hennessy Hotel, experts from Bluekey showcased features and technologies to more than 50 executives from local businesses and illustrated the relevance and impact to the Indian Ocean Islands.
“SAP Business One addresses all the key business requirements from finance and inventory, to customer relationship management; sales, and procurement, all in a single, integrated solution. SAP Business One is extremely scalable so it supports companies as they grow. Although a product of the world’s foremost international ERP vendor, SAP Business One can be localized so that it conforms to the legislative requirements of each country in which an organization operates. It also offers multi-language support. With our strong team, our track record, and our experience, we are well-positioned to make SAP Business One the number one ERP tool in Africa,” concludes Mrs. Bhatt.
Bluekey Software Solutions
Bluekey Software Solutions specialises in the implementation of SAP Business One, the market-leading business management software solution for small to medium sized companies. It offers a total solution, from networking through data take-on and system setup to management reporting.
The company is the most successful and fastest growing SAP Business One reseller in Africa. It has been awarded SAP PartnerEdge Gold status; SAP EMEA Pinnacle Award Winner in 2008; SAP Business One Africa Partner-of-the-Year 2005 – 2011 and SAP Business One Africa Retail Partner-of-the-Year 2013, 2014.
Bluekey is also the most technically proficient reseller with the largest number of SAP-certified professionals. It has regional representation in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Port Louis, Cape Town and Durban supporting 280 customers in 26 countries.
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