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Silversoft Acquires Leading Agency Management Software firm, Magnetic

Johannesburg – 1 November, 2018Silversoft, a leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based and professional services firms and Deltek Platinum Partner, today announced that it has acquired Magnetic, a well-established agency management software firm based in Cape Town, South Africa.

This acquisition accelerates the momentum of Silversoft’s solutions for the Creative industry with Deltek WorkBook and ConceptShare (online proofing for marketing and creative teams) by bringing in more resources, capabilities and expertise.

Founded in 2012, Magnetic has created a new standard in agency workflow software, which has seen its clients show improved efficiency and increased profitability. With over 200 clients across South Africa, UK and USA, Magnetic’s end-to-end platform empowers its clients and their teams to deliver higher standards for their own clients.

“We are thrilled to announce that we will be joining the Silversoft family,” said Dan Marcus, CEO and Founder at Magnetic. “We’ve always positioned ourselves as efficiency partners to our clients and with this acquisition our team will be working with a firm that absolutely shares that vision, enabling us to bring more to the creative space in South Africa.” Marcus adds, “By having a full suite of products specifically designed for agencies, bolstered through our combined firms, we will be able to assist our clients in ways we’ve only dreamed of until now.”

Jacques du Buisson, Managing Director of Silversoft “What Magnetic has achieved in terms of client success, depth of software and market share is remarkable and truly a South African success story. We feel they will play a key role in our drive to deliver People and Project-Centric firms best-in-class solutions, and help us accelerate our momentum in the Agency Industry.” He continues, “Silversoft and Magnetic share core values, are a great cultural fit, and above all share the same entrepreneurial drive and passion for this industry. We really look forward to our journey together.”

Silversoft’s agency-focused business unit will be headed up by Dan Marcus and the combined business will deliver leading technology, an excellent client-services team, and a development skills set that will provide for further innovation in this space.

Silversoft’s development team, now headed by Magnetic founder and CTO, Korak Kuhnert, will drive innovation in the firm and has already conceptualised potential game-changing technology.

About Silversoft

For 15 years, Silversoft has been delivering enterprise solutions to people and project-centric firms, supporting over 50,000 users across South Africa and internationally within the Professional Services market. Silversoft has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town and is the local Platinum Partner for Deltek, the leading international provider of software to the project and services firms. With WorkBook by Deltek, Silversoft delivers leading Agency Management technology that will helps creative firms win the best accounts, deliver the greatest projects, delight their clients and be more profitable.

About Magnetic

Magnetic is an online workflow management tool designed for creative and marketing teams. Our mission is to help agencies become more profitable.
Born and bred in Cape Town, over the past 6 years Magnetic have built a specialised team across South Africa, geared for assisting agencies and their teams to deliver excellence.

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Black Snow Digital selects Deltek WorkBook to replace existing systems with a single Agency Management Solution

Johannesburg– 19 September, 2018Silversoft, a leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms, today announced that Black Snow Digital, a well-established Digital Agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa has chosen Deltek WorkBook to replace its existing disparate systems, streamline processes and improve customer experience.

Black Snow Digital provides digitally-led marketing innovation, building a wide variety of solutions that grow their clients’ brands and businesses- everything from app design to big brand campaigns or marketing automation.  At the core of their Digital Agency is a dedicated passionate team of digital marketers, creatives, strategists, problem solvers and technologists who spend their days conceptualising, creating and collaborating to help realize the visions and targets of their clients.

Black Snow had looked at several agency-focused systems including locally based options but struggled to find a solution that covered all key requirements in a single platform. Being a digitally-led agency, Black Snow also wanted a solution that was built on leading-edge technology which provided a modern, intuitive user experience with a strong focus on mobility and support of agile project management.  It soon became clear that Workbook was purpose-built to deliver on these requirements, while also driving user adoption through collaboration, mobile apps and ease of use.

WorkBook will affectively provide Black Snow with the capability to collapse three applications into a single solution that drives the workflow of the agency and provides powerful insight into the performance of the business.

Clint Muir Managing, Director of Black Snow on their decision, “Workbook’s new HTLM5 technology, coupled with very smart functionality designed completely for our industry, quickly made it clear that it is suitable fit for our business and will provide us with a solid platform that both our creatives and our executive team can rely on to continue to deliver the best work to our clients.”   He continues, “Another key motivating factor to moving to WorkBook was the fact that it is represented by a strong local partner who has more than 12+ years’ experience implementing software within the services industry.”

Jacques du Buisson, Managing Director of Silversoft “We are very excited to welcome Black Snow on board and look forward to the implementation of a game-changing solution at their firm.  Deltek’s Workbook delivers powerful agency-focussed technology, in a highly intuitive manner, which will give Black Snow the tools they need to continue to deliver world class projects.”

About Silversoft

Silversoft, headquartered in Johannesburg South Africa, is a multinational enterprise software provider focused on delivering solutions to people and project-centric firms. It has partnered with Deltek for more than ten years in offering best-in-class enterprise software tailored for professional services firms in Africa and surrounds. It’s cloud, on premise and mobile solutions deliver real-time information that helps its clients optimise their resources, manage costs and drive profitability behaviour. Silversoft’s Deltek Practice Management Solutions provide a fully integrated set of financial ledgers, people, project and client management functionality – which supports the entire service delivery life cycle from client acquisition to visualizing key performance indicators.  Silversoft’s highly skilled consultants and tailored offering have seen some of the largest professional services firms in the world invest in its solutions.

About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project- and people-based businesses. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 20,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, recruit and develop talent, optimize resources, streamline operations and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more.

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Case Study: Research firm leverages Deltek for greater control and efficiency

RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS), a business unit of RTI International, provides biopharmaceutical companies research and consulting services. RTI-HS realized that managing data in multiple systems that were not designed to meet its specific project-based needs was slowing down processes and impacting project deliverables.

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Leading Agency Management Technology: Silversoft partners with Deltek to deliver WorkBook to South African Creative Firms

Silversoft, a trusted Deltek Platinum Partner for over 10 years and International Reseller of the Year for 2017, announced today at partnership with Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. Through the expanded partnership, Silversoft will now be the primary sales, implementation and support partner for Deltek’s WorkBook solution in South Africa.

 

With Deltek Workbook, Silversoft broadens its technology offering into the Agency, Marketing Communications and IT/Digital consulting space, and is now a significant player in the Agency market in South Africa, delivering a cloud-based, smart agency management suite that integrates project & traffic management, resource planning, CRM, collaboration, forecasting and accounting across all agency operations.  Leading global agencies, including South Africa’s largest agency, Ogilvy & Mather, utilise WorkBook’s modern technology platform to streamline their workflow and improve operational efficiency.  Watch the Ogilvy case study here. 

 

“We are very excited about our partnership with Deltek to offer the WorkBook solution to firms across Southern Africa.  WorkBook delivers state-of-the-art technology that enables creative businesses to drive efficiency and automate their workflow, from time management through to complex traffic and financial requirements. This coupled with a modern, mobility and collaboration platform, enables our clients to spend much less time on admin and more time on delivering excellent work.” said Jacques du Buisson, Silversoft Managing Director.

“Silversoft has a long track record of successfully delivering enterprise software solutions for people and project-centric firms and has deep knowledge of both the industry and the Deltek portfolio.  WorkBook has seen excellent global growth and we are delighted to have a trusted partner in Silversoft to take the lead on our WorkBook focus in Southern Africa,” said René Praestholm, VP Global Agency Solutions.

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Silversoft

Silversoft, headquartered in Johannesburg South Africa, is a multinational enterprise software provider focused on delivering solutions to people and project-centric firms. It has partnered with Deltek for more than ten years in offering best-in-class enterprise software tailored for professional services firms in Africa and surrounds. Its cloud, on premises and mobile solutions deliver real-time information that helps its clients optimise their resources, manage costs and drive profitability behaviour. Silversoft’s Deltek ERP solutions provide a fully integrated set of financial ledgers, people, project and client management functionality – which supports the entire service delivery life cycle from client acquisition to visualising key performance indicators. Silversoft’s highly skilled consultants and tailored offering have seen some of the largest professional services firms in the world invest in its solutions. It is also a proud Level 3 BBBEE Contributor. www.silversoft.co.za

Deltek

Better software means better projects. Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. More than 23,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek for superior levels of project intelligence, management and collaboration. Our industry-focused expertise powers project success by helping firms achieve performance that maximizes productivity and revenue. www.deltek.com

 

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Case Study: Engineering firm eliminates document chaos with Deltek PIM

CDG Engineers & Associates is an engineering firm designed around the people it serves, public entities, private enterprise and the petroleum industry. For over 70 years, the firm has built strong relationships with community leaders and government agencies to help its customers respond to changing regulations and develop new opportunities. With projects at the center of its business, the firm wanted to find a better way to manage its abundance of project documents, which were being stored in silos across its various locations.
CDG turned to Deltek Project Information Management (PIM) to improve its document management and streamline processes.

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