Datacentrix bolsters ECM competencies with OpenText and SAP

Provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, Datacentrix, has successfully joined the OpenText Partner Program for SAP Competence, as well as attaining the status as SAP Special Expertise partner.

February 20, 2012

Provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, Datacentrix, has successfully joined the OpenText Partner Program for SAP Competence, as well as attaining the status as SAP Special Expertise partner.
 
Under the extended agreement with OpenText, a global Enterprise Content Management (ECM) leader, Datacentrix will deliver and support products of the OpenText ECM Suite for SAP Solutions.
 
Jürgen Maier, SAP Ecosystem Program Manager Europe/ APJ at OpenText comments: “Datacentrix has invested heavily in technical certification and training to build the resources required to deliver SAP Archiving by OpenText, SAP Document Access by OpenText and SAP Employee File Management by OpenText, each of which are resold by SAP.”

The companies, together with SAP, will collaborate on the implementation of joint market offerings, based on the OpenText ECM Suite for SAP Solutions, in conjunction with Datacentrix’ comprehensive offering, ranging from the core areas of infrastructure and business solutions, to outsourcing and other related IT services.

OpenText has successfully integrated with SAP for two decades, delivering solutions to more than 3,000 SAP customer sites around the world. Its ECM Suite for SAP Solutions offers a complete range of capabilities for managing and archiving business documents – incoming/ outgoing invoices, orders, delivery notes, quality certificates, travel receipts, digital assets, human resources documents – that originate from customers’ SAP applications.

“We are excited about Datacentrix joining the OpenText Partner Program for SAP Competence,” comments Maier. “This latest extension of our partnership agreement reinforces the faith we have in Datacentrix and the fact that the company continues to deliver great results with OpenText. With Datacentrix, we have a highly committed, innovative and growth-oriented SAP Competence Partner on board that has excellent project, industry and process knowledge to deliver high quality projects around our products for SAP clients in the South African market. We’re looking forward to this next chapter and continuing to build on our relationship with Datacentrix.”

“Our partnership with OpenText has spanned a number of years now and encompasses a large customer base. Due to the organisation’s strong alliance with SAP, it made a great deal of sense for us to join the OpenText Partner Program for SAP Competence,” explains Shakeel Jhazbhay, Business Unit Manager at Datacentrix. “By the same token, the timing was also right for Datacentrix to become a SAP Special Expertise partner – we currently have a number of technical staff members certified on the SAP/ OpenText offering and are able to provide these competencies on a country-wide basis.”

“SAP is determined to continue its investment through the ecosystem – a community of organisations and individuals focused on a common goal – and channels, as this reinforces the important role that partners play in bringing our solutions to market,” says SAP Africa Director of Ecosystem and Channels, Desmond Nair. “We are looking forward to working even more closely with Datacentrix as we believe the company has a significant role to play in driving usage of innovative technologies, such as the OpenText ECM suite, into the South Africa market.”

SAP is continuing to grow its business through partners, and the Datacentrix and OpenText partnership helps accelerate this focus of the organisation, concludes Nair.