IT solution provider, Datacentrix has announced its acquisition of Nokusa Engineering Informatics (NokusaEI), an international consulting company, specialising in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) strategies, solutions and implementations.
A locally based, privately owned BEE company, NokusaEI forms part of an extensive global ECM partner network, which includes SAP, OpenText and the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM), which is recognised as the de-facto global community of information professionals.
According to Datacentrix CEO, Ahmed Mahomed, as a company that is already a serious competitor within the local ECM sector, Datacentrix wanted to expand its capabilities into the different disciplines within the SAP ECM market. “Achievements over the past year, such as being named as the South African OpenText partner of the year for 2012, joining the OpenText Partner Program for SAP Competence and attaining the status as SAP Special Expertise partner, stand testimony to our competence in this arena,” he states.
“The acquisition of NokusaEI gives us immediate access to a pool of highly proficient ECM individuals, comprising skills ranging from consulting and implementation to management capabilities, allowing us to strengthen our competence both at our Gauteng head office and throughout our regional operations. The acquisition will complement our current skills base as well as give greater depth to our ECM expertise and knowledge, allowing us to extend and maintain our high standards of execution.”
Mahomed explains that not only does NokusaEI’s client base include a number of blue-chip companies; it is also a certified SAP ECM partner in Africa and has received numerous awards from SAP for service excellence. “Furthermore, NokusaEI is an accredited training provider for the Certificate Education Programmes of AIIM (the ECM Association), boasting the largest number of certified AIIM Masters in Southern Africa.
“We believe that this acquisition will allow Datacentrix to stamp its authority on the South African ECM environment, further entrenching us as a serious solutions and services player in the local market,” he adds.
“Datacentrix’ acquisition of NokusaEI, and the subsequent joining of the two teams, will ensure that the organisation becomes the ECM partner of choice for South African businesses of all sizes and across all industries,” says Michelle Momberg, MD of NokusaEI. “The complementary skills within both teams will allow for complete solution development, improved service delivery, increased customer satisfaction and greater project success.
“All current and future clients, specifically those within the SAP environment, will benefit from the merge due to the shared knowledge base within these specific ECM solution sets,” she adds.