Leading Sage Business Partner AWCape has successfully supplied & implemented Sage 300 ERP (formerly known as Sage Accpac) with Project Job Costing as a Cloud Solution for RMS SHOPFITTING.
Cape Town based RMS SHOPFITTING with its global footprint provides sophisticated, creative and practical shopfitting solutions. With an unrivalled reputation in the industry, RMS SHOPFITTING has carried out major commissions throughout Africa, as well as exported manufactured goods to Japan, the UK and Europe. RMS SHOPFITTING’S South African customers include the Busby Group, EDCON, Greencross, MTN and several major hotel groups including Crystal Towers and Protea Hotels.
RMS SHOPFITTING required a robust system to improve their management of revenue and expenditure derived from multiple projects in a typical manufacturing environment. After careful analysis the company chose Sage 300 ERP with Project Job Costing to replace their aging systems. An important factor in their choice of system was the ability to upscale seamlessly as their business grows, and the ability to invest in a cloud solution, freeing up any requirement to maintain in-house servers with its typical requirement for technical support. In addition to a hosted virtual server, AWCape also supplied on-line backup and Business ADSL services to RMS SHOPFITTING.
AWCape CEO Henri Hattingh commented that AWCape has refined the deployment of Sage 300 ERP on hosted virtual servers over the past two years. “The cost savings are impressive and reliability is greatly enhanced – our AWCloud team offers our customers peace of mind, allowing them to focus on their core business functions without having to worry about the maintenance and support of infrastructure, which effectively becomes our responsibility as the service provider,” explains Hattingh. AWCape is expanding into supplying turn-key solutions for mid-sized companies, and services being rolled out at the beginning of 2014 include disaster recovery and IT strategy.
RMS SHOPFITTING’s CEO Andrew Hishin commented that they chose AWCape as a preferred vendor due to its proven track record of Sage ERP implementations in the cloud, attention to detail and a reputation for excellent customer service.
Following the implementation of Sage 300 ERP with Project Job Costing, RMS SHOPFITTING is now in a position to better manage its resources, with improved cost control over individual projects, making it easier to grow the business outside of the South African border. Phase two of the system will involve the implementation of Sage Intelligence to deliver reporting that will allow for increased business efficiency,” says Andre Tancred, Financial Director of RMS SHOPFITTING.
Jeremy Waterman, Managing Director for Sage ERP Africa and Middle East concludes: “Businesses, such as RMS SHOPFITTING, can count on Sage 300 Projects for expert management of estimating, tracking, costing, and billing of projects. Sage 300 Projects easily identify potential issues and determine success factors for any project. The solution streamlines processes and reduces time spent on reporting and communications. It provides for effective project and job costing without breaking an organisation’s budget, straining internal resources, or compromising on functionality.”