Software

Eskom attains historic global certification

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ESKOM, the South African power utility that has become the first company in the continent to receive the prestigious Advanced Centre of Expertise (COE) certification, said partnering with a leading global enterprise software solution provider has enhanced its operations over the past decade. Systems, Applications and Products (SAP), the German-headquartered company, has awarded Eskom the certification. ...

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Mobile loans to enhance financial inclusion

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE rapidly evolving electronic business sector, driven chiefly by the concept of mobile loans, will enhance financial inclusion in Nigeria in the coming years. This is the prevailing sentiment from the just-ended Committee of e-Banking Heads (CeBIH) Conference held in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. Themed “Mobile Payments for Financial Inclusion”, new prospects and perspectives were brought to light regarding ...

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Social entrepreneurship seen driving growth in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – DEVELOPING social enterprises is crucial to accelerate innovation and spur economic growth in the African continent, an executive in the enterprise application software industry has said. Pfungwa Serima, the Executive Chairman of SAP Africa, said enterprise building was hence an important business focus for SAP, adding that the company was committed to finding innovative ways to ...

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Joburg, SAP Africa invest in skills development

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE City of Johannesburg has lauded a partnership with a leading multinational software corporation, which will culminate in 30 young and talented residents attending a ten-week skills development training course. The programme, the result of a partnership between the city and software and technology solutions provider, SAP Africa, is in line with the city’s 2040 Growth ...

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SAP expands to Portugues-speaking Africa

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP Africa, the market leader in enterprise application software, has announced its expansion to Angola with the opening of an office in Luanda. It the company’s fifth regional hub in the continent. Regional head, Pedro Guerreiro, who is the Managing Director for Portuguese-speaking Africa, heads the office located in the Edificio Escom business district. Guerreiro, who has been with ...

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Technology addresses Morocco water billing problems

CASABLANCA, (CAJ News) – MOROCCO’S national water and electricity company, ONEE Water, is poised to reap the rewards of adopting modern technology. The utility made the move as a way to improve its manual capturing systems. Mohamed Rhalloussi, Chief Information Officer, ONEE, said by using mobile functionality on-site with customers, the company would significantly  simplify and shorten their billing process. ...

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EXCLUSIVE (INNOVATION): Technology solutions key to averting disaster in continent

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THERE has been a positive response form African municipal authorities to technological innovations that are aimed at resolving prevalent challenges as disaster management, crime, safety and security. Among the firms steering the adoption of such innovations is the German-headquartered Systems Applications Products (SAP), one of the most prominent companies in the European country and a global ...

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Insurers must adopt technology to steer expansion drive

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE continent’s market leader in enterprise application software has advised local insurers to embrace modern technology to enhance their expansion into Africa. South African companies, hungry for success amid the economic slowdown, are casting their eyes on opportunities in other African markets. Neo Mathe, SAP Africa’s Value Engineer (Insurance), said in the highly competitive and disruptive ...

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SAP enhances public services, healthcare digitisation

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP Africa, the software corporation, has reaffirmed its commitment to steer the digitisation of the public services and health sectors in the continent. The company, an entity of the German multinational software corporation, made the commitment at the Africa Public Services and Healthcare Summit, held in Johannesburg. Key partners and customers of the company were in ...

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Technology courses to empower SA matriculants

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JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A SET of introductory technology courses have been introduced to assist South African matriculants interested in the technology sphere to decide upon an appropriate career path. The courses titled SAP in Seven Hours are a culmination of a partnership between SAP Africa and Dr HB Prinsloo Consulting Services, an SAP Education Partner. The introduction of the ...

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