AIGS honours top partners at recent Progress partner awards

Mar 27th, 2019

Earlier this month saw AIGS, the Progress distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa, honour its top performing Progress partners at a glittering event held in Johannesburg.

Drawing from its local partner base of no fewer than 30+ Progress partners, the timeframe under review extended from December 2010 (commencement of the AIGS Progress distributorship) to November 2018 (end of previous financial year), with nominees and winners acknowledged across the following categories:

  • Software as a Service (SaaS) percentage growth: i.e. revenue in FY18 as a percentage growth over revenue in FY11.
    • Nominees: IT Dynamics, MIP, Kaap Agri
    • Winner: Dovetail
  • Total revenue growth: once again FY18 as a percentage growth over FY11 (including all partners, not just those who have adopted the SaaS model and, also factoring in both licence fees and maintenance renewal revenue).
    • Nominees: MIP, Dovetail, RData
    • Winner: Kaap Agri

In order to ensure the relevance of both the nominees and overall winners in today’s business environment, the timeframe for the following two categories was limited to the previous two years:

Nominees in the ‘Technology adoption and innovation’ category included Britehouse for its modernisation program, ELCB as a result of its application redevelopment and Kaap Agri for its move to a cloud hosted VM environment and modernisation initiative, with MIP announced overall winner for its investment in innovation and its Digital Stack.

The evening ended with the announcement of the AIGS ‘Special’ award, paying tribute to outstanding and ‘out of the ordinary’ achievements by local Progress partners. Nominees included  MIP for the development of Investec’s first life insurance offering end of last year, Dovetail for extending its footprint within both the public sector industry and Africa as a whole when it was awarded a tender from the Namibian Post Office and Digidata for the successful deployment of its Hospital Management System at King Edward hospital (one of the largest public sector hospitals in Durban).

While all deserving winners, it was Lloyd Griessel, MD of Mozaic Software, who took home the prestigious “Special” award. Having engaged with a well-known FMCG provider who was unable to meet certain key requirements after deploying a leading ERP solution, Mozaic’s niche functionality quickly affirmed the role tailored legacy applications have to play as the only supplier worldwide capable of delivering the much-needed functionality.

“It was an honour to receive this acknowledgement in a room full of well deserving peers,” comments Griessel. “Having been a Progress partner for many years, I commend AIGS on the energy and effort it puts into building our local community and its unwavering dedication to delivering maximum value.”“Our local Progress partner base comprises an outstanding and highly dedicated group of companies. They are the back bone of our business, with some whose investment in Progress technology extends as far back as 20+ years,” says Rick Parry, Chairman and CEO, AIGS. “We once again extend our heartfelt congratulations to each nominee and award winner and thank every one of our local partners for the continued commitment and support.”