SaaSn, distributors of TaskCentre in Africa, this week announced a cooperative agreement with Bluekey Software Solutions, Africa’s largest and most awarded SAP Business One partner. The partnership, which will see Bluekey become “a reseller for TaskCentre in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania,” will afford them “a competitive edge in the market”, explained Gustav Hardiman, Sales Manager at SaaSn. For SaaSn, the agreement will provide a channel to speed up the adoption of SAP Business One.
SaaSn, a division of Anderson Group, is a leader in the field of “Solutions-as-a-Service”, as opposed to Software-as-a-Service, and with an already well-established channel into Southern African markets, this partnership will see SAP Business One software become a complementary component of SaaSn’s existing and future automated Business Process Management (BPM) solutions in South Africa and the entire SADC region. Hardiman said that, “Anderson Group is investing significantly in both the distribution of TaskCentre—a value-adding software package—and in the production of ready-to-deploy BPM solutions, with the release of a number of “Solutions-as-a-Service” over the next few months targeted towards specific verticals”.
“Business Process Automation is a key requirement for growing businesses and can reduce manual processes that lead to errors and non-productive processing,” Warrick Hopcroft, Sales Director of Bluekey Software Solutions, acknowledged. By including the Business Process Automation of TaskCentre within their offering, Bluekey can add value to the overall SAP Business One value proposition. “The Business Process Automation not only compliments the Bluekey service offering, but creates a new revenue stream for the business,” elaborated Hopcroft.
For both parties, the partnership constitutes a strategic opportunity to grow the existing market with future expansion into Sub-Saharan countries. Affordable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions and Automated BPM solutions are high on the agenda for organisations. “Tough trading conditions are refocusing the agenda of senior management towards improving internal business processes and eradicating unnecessary costs,” explained Hardiman.
The SaaSn-Bluekey partnership further supports Bluekey and Orbis Software’s—the author of TaskCentre—goal of becoming the leading provider of automated BPM solutions to the global SMB marketplace in the SADC regions.