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Leading accounting firm Sekela Xabiso implements Deltek’s Accounting Practice Management Solution to streamline service delivery and deliver business insight.
Johannesburg– 8 November, 2018 – Silversoft, a leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms, today announced that leading South African Accounting & Audit Firm, SekelaXabiso (SkX), has implemented Deltek Maconomy to manage its practice.
Sekela Xabiso (SKX) is one of South Africa’s leading majority black-owned professional services firms and one of the largest accounting firms in Southern Africa. The firm prides itself on applying international best practice to deliver rigorous Internal Audit, IT Audit, Forensic Audit and Business Consulting services of the highest standards. The company was created in September 2012 through the merger of Sekela Consulting and Xabiso Chartered Accountants, bringing together two highly qualified teams of professionals with vast experience and impressive credentials. The combined knowledge and business acumen of SekelaXabiso’s directors puts the firm in an ideal position to deliver world-class, client focussed business solutions to a growing range of clients in both the private and public sectors.
Given SkX’s continued success and growth in client base and service lines, the firm recognized the need to consolidate business operations onto a single software platform, moving away from manual processes, improving visibility into key performance areas, enhancing client and engagement management and converting resource-intensive disparate systems into a single digital workflow.
“We were looking for a solution that would give us a live visibility into our business, optimise the way we work and provide a modern, integrated platform for our employees to deliver world class services. As we evaluated our options, it became clear that Silversoft with Deltek’s solution offered the leading end-to-end practice management technology, including the rich integrated accounting required to run a multi-dimensional firm with multiple offices, partners and service lines. Not only is their solution powerfully designed to handle deep accounting functionality, it also offers a mobile, modern and user-friendly interface to drive productivity in the firm.” said Raymond Mokgalagadi, Chief Operating Officer at SkX. “Silversoft, also has deep contextual knowledge of our industry and an exceptional track record in delivering successful projects locally, so we were pleased that we could set and achieve an aggressive project timeline of 12 weeks from inception to go live.”
“It has been an excellent experience to work with a firm as focussed and committed as Sekela Xabiso. We really felt that we had a shared vision from the outset and that the implementation of Deltek at SkX would help drive their business forward. We are thrilled they selected Deltek’s technology to manage their practice and deliver a platform for growth moving forward, and that through their professional and structure approach were able to go live on time and on budget.” said Jacques du Buisson, Managing Director of Silversoft.
About Sekela Xabiso
SkX is one of the largest Accounting firms in Southern Africa and the only Professional Services firm of its size and capacity in South Africa to offer specialised services in Internal Audit and related fields. Led by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and highly skilled and committed team of experts in the industry, the firm prides itself on applying international best practice to deliver quality services that support the growth of its clients. The firm is invested in the training and development of their executives and employees to cope with the increasing demand of a growing client list.
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.
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
Grant Thornton Sweden developed and decentralized their business control with Deltek’s enterprise solution Maconomy.
Due to rapid growth in recent years combined with an internal change and development process, Grant Thornton Sweden decided to look at how their existing business solution could support their processes and provide a better basis for decision-making at all levels in the company.
Together with existing ERP vendor, Deltek, Grant Thornton Sweden decided to customize their business system to an advanced finance management model and at the same time decentralize the use of the system. This way, Partners and Managers across the organization could get a better overview of and insight into business critical information.
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South African financial services firm Riscura selected Deltek Vision to optimise business processes, improve management reporting and financial budgeting, enhance client relationship management and enable better measurement of KPIs and profitability. [Johannesburg, 20 February 2014]
Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms, today announced that RisCura, a financial services firm in South Africa, has selected Deltek Vision as its fully-integrated ERP solution. RisCura will use Deltek Vision to integrate its unique CRM activities into projects and accounting processes and increase profitability.
Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, with more than 100 employees in offices in several African countries and in the UK, RisCura offers independent advice, analysis and reporting for asset owners, investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms and brokers. As a highly client-centric firm, RisCura was looking for an integrated ERP and CRM solution to improve performance through more efficient processes, to deliver insight and enhanced reporting into key metrics, and to ensure tight financial integration.
After an in-depth evaluation process, it soon became clear Deltek and its local partner Silversoft could meet or exceed RisCura’s requirements, including RisCura’s unique CRM needs. Deltek will enable RisCura to move away from working in disparate systems and will support the entire project flow from CRM and project control, to financial management in a single integrated ERP solution. RisCura will also use Deltek Vision’s highly configurable platform to create and manage its own user-designed forms and fields which will support industry-specific information collection and management requirements.
“After a thorough selection process that included other major business ERP software brands, it was not hard for us to choose Deltek as they stood out as true experts in the professional services field with people who displayed an impressive knowledge of what it takes to run a project- and people-based business. In addition, Deltek Vision completely caters to our unique business processes, delivering timely management information directly from the system, and ensuring we can fully integrate our CRM with project planning and accounting. This will give us better visibility and ultimately grow our profitability,” said Malcolm Fair, COO, RisCura.
“Deltek Vision is purpose-built for professional services firms like RisCura, delivering the capabilities it requires to manage the complete project and client lifecycle. We see a trend in the industry where financial services firms are moving towards project-focused business processes as fee-based work is increasing relative to commission-based work. This trend makes Deltek Vision a very compelling solution for financial services firms like RisCura because it supports the company’s complex CRM and financial management processes and delivers easy access to critical information,” said Claus Thorsgaard, Deltek’s Executive VP and General Manager – Professional Services.
Leading South African CPA firm Selects Deltek Maconomy to Accelerate its Growth.
HERNDON, Va. – November 27, 2012 – Deltek, Inc., the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, today announced that the rapidly growing South African CPA firm SizweNtsalubaGobodo has chosen Deltek’s purpose-built ERP solution Deltek Maconomy to accelerate its growth. SizweNtsalubaGobodo will use Deltek Maconomy to improve how the company manages its resources, projects, and organization as a whole – delivering the unified management platform it needs to accelerate its growth.
SizweNtsalubaGobodo is currently the 5th largest CPA firm in South Africa and is one of the fastest growing Audit firms in South Africa, with over 1,000 staff in multiple offices around the country. SizweNtsalubaGobodo provides services to both public and private sector clients including those listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
SizweNtsalubaGobodo needed a system that was built for its strategy of managing the company and all of its projects as one unified organization. Deltek Maconomy will enable the company to integrate and manage the key functional elements of its organization, specifically financial management, project management, resource management and time collection, while providing more insight into business performance through real-time reporting. By automating its organization, the CPA firm will simplify revenue recognition, WIP reporting, and time-based costing and ultimately create improved visibility into project profitability that will guide what types of engagements the company will pursue in the future.
“As we progressed through the software evaluation process, it quickly became obvious that Deltek was the right solution provider for us because we needed an ERP system that is tailored to the Tax and Audit industry and can accelerate our fast growth strategy. With Deltek Maconomy, we now have one, single system that provides real-time visibility into the performance of our projects and engagements across the entire organization. The intelligence Deltek Maconomy delivers will enable us to run our business better and make more informed decisions about how we want to grow our organization. It is also a game-changer that Deltek Maconomy will be used widely across our company, driving efficiencies across multiple departments,” said Donovan Simpson, CFO, SizweNtsalubaGobodo.
“Deltek Maconomy was built to automate the critical financial management processes of CPA firms to deliver information on the profitability of all resources, projects, and the company as a whole. To make smarter decisions about how to run its business, SizweNtsalubaGobodo turned to Deltek Maconomy for one complete view into the performance of its business. We are proud to be able to add one of the fastest growing CPA firms in South Africa to our growing list of clients in this vertical market and look forward to partnering with them as they continue to grow their business,” said Claus Thorsgaard, EVP and General Manager, Professional Services for Deltek.
SizweNtsaluba VSP and Gobodo Incorporated merged in 2011 to form the largest black-owned and managed accounting firm and the fifth largest accounting firm in South Africa, providing assurance and advisory services. The merger combined more than 40 years of experience across various industries. Clients include major players within both the public and private sectors. www.sng.za.com
Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 15,000 organizations and 2 million users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, optimize resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more.® www.deltek.com
Maconomy has signed a deal with the audit firm BDO Ltd. Hong Kong, member of BDO International, a worldwide network of public accounting firms.
September 30, 2009 12:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Danish ERP provider Maconomy already has a strong foothold in the US and Northern Europe thanks to its specially designed ERP solutions for project-focused companies. As Maconomy’s clients expand their base internationally, however, Maconomy continues to broaden its geographical base as the preferred ERP vendor for these clients.
Maconomy recently inked a similar deal with the BDO member firm in South Africa. After a careful selection process, BDO Ltd. Hong Kong decided to follow suit by signing a contract with Maconomy’s business partner MSA in September. The ERP solution includes the Maconomy Audit & Tax Solution for 550 users with advanced Business Intelligence capabilities.
BDO in South Africa selected Maconomy’s specially designed Audit & Tax solution to ensure cleaner workflows throughout the company. BDO Ltd. Hong Kong realized they could achieve similar benefits with an out-of-the-box solution.
“Maconomy has a keen understanding of the audit profession and this expertise is fully integrated in the ERP solution we have selected. This allows us to handle job management, CRM, advanced business intelligence and all back-office processes using the same system. Maconomy offered us an all-inclusive solution to support our long-term strategy. For us it makes perfect sense to invest in an ERP system specifically designed for our type of business,” says Mary Joyce Leung, Director of BDO Ltd. Hong Kong.
BDO Ltd. Hong Kong has also purchased Maconomy Analytix, an easy-to-use business intelligence tool that gives BDO an instant overview of their key figures. Analytix is fully integrated with the ERP solution, enabling users to go in-depth with any audit job to analyze its performance based on live data.
“We are very pleased with landing our second BDO deal in the span of a few months. BDO has already seen the value we bring to their business, so it’s only natural that we keep building closer ties with them. And with that comes even greater value because we can align our solutions with the way they run their business. We specifically develop our ERP solutions to help them address their challenges and run a more efficient business. The two BDO deals confirm that we have a strong business case in the accounting sector and it definitely benefits the Accounting and Audit and Tax clients in the US as well, as it clearly shows that Maconomy is a global company with a focus on this industry,” says Steen Andersen, President Maconomy US.
Please note that this release does not affect Maconomy’s financial expectations for 2009.