Softline VIP extends African footprint into Zimbabwe

An agreement with Omni Africa sees Softline VIP increasing its footprint into Sub-Saharan Africa by establishing a partner network in Zimbabwe.

February 1, 2011

A landmark agreement with Omni Africa, based in Harare, sees Softline VIP, part of Softline and Sage Group plc, a global supplier of business software and related services has increased its footprint into Sub-Saharan Africa by establishing a partner network in Zimbabwe. Omni Africa is well represented in Zimbabwe, making the partnership with Softline VIP a logical next step in giving the payroll operators in Zimbabwe the security of a familiar and established operator that can be approached with confidence.

Softline VIP, recognised as a leader in the Payroll and HR management industry in Africa, released Premier Payroll, an innovative software solution that caters for the African market. It is customised to be country specific taking into account the legislation and required statutory reports that are needed to run payroll and HR management software with confidence. The Zimbabwean suite of products includes regulatory requirements from the Zimbabwean Revenue Services (ZIMRA) as well as the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) that makes the implementation of the product much easier.

Omni Africa is extremely confident with the product, says Gerhard Hartman, National Sales Manager for Softline VIP. “We started the implementation process two months ago to facilitate a smooth transition from their current software to the new management solution. The new system will officially come into effect end of February 2011, carrying the stamp of approval from Omni Africa.”

“The feedback has been very positive with clients finding Softline VIP’s payroll programme to be highly customisable and stable with easy navigation and a logical lay-out. We are currently training users to familiarise them with the product in order to optimise utilisation and to aid the transition process,” says Hartman.

Economic growth in Africa makes the Softline VIP payroll system the ideal solution for small to large corporations that require flexible software with ease of use and stability. Softline VIP is currently operating and expanding services in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar and Malawi, with Zimbabwe being the newest addition to the operation.