Sage Announces the Launch of Sage 50 Accounting in East and West Africa
July 21, 2016
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 20, 2016/ — Sage , the global market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, today announced the launch of Sage 50 Accounting in East Africa and West Africa. Sage 50 Accounting is a holistic accounting and business management solution for Small & Medium Businesses.
Sage 50 Accounting empowers you to manage operations, draw reports, and identify trends and opportunities from one interface. All components in Sage 50 Accounting are fully integrated and share a common interface, while data integrity is ensured and maintained in a central database.
“Sage 50 Accounting brings all aspects of your operating environment together, providing a complete business management solution,” says Dr. Rutendo Hwindingwi, divisional director for Sage East and West Africa. “The comprehensive range of features and add-on modules provide a robust management tool for your businesses.”
“The future is mobile and we are giving our customers the power to control their businesses from the palm of their hand with solutions like Sage 50 Accounting. We connect our customers to accountants and partners with real-time and intuitive information about their business,” says Anton van Heerden, Executive Vice-President and Managing Director, Sage South & Southern Africa. “Sage 50 Accounting enables our customers to focus on their business and helps them to leapfrog to the future.”
Sage 50 Accounting comes with a series of core features including:
- System Audit Manager and Audit Trails
- Post-Dated Cheques
- Mobile Sales
- Bank Statement Manager
- Accounts Receivable and Payable
- Fixed Assets
- Inventory Control
- Auto Increment Reference Number
- Departmentalised Financial Statements
- User Defined Header Fields
- Management Dashboards
- Microsoft Office Integration
- Sage Intelligence Reporting
- Contact Relationship Management
- Pricing Matrix
Divisional Director for East & West Africa at Sage
Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi oversees strategies and operations for Sage in the fast-growing East and West African territories, with an especially close focus on business development.
Rutendo joined Softline Enterprise – a division of Sage – as a new business executive in 2006 and was promoted the role of Divisional Director for Sage Pastel International Division in 2008. From 2000 through 2005, Rutendo held a range of general management and business development posts at a Zimbabwe-based Sage reseller.
Before that, Rutendo was a business systems analyst and consultant at Manica Freight Zimbabwe. He also spent some time with Deloitte & Touche Zimbabwe as a trainee articles clerk.
Rutendo holds an executive diploma in business leadership from the Zimbabwe Institute of Management and a Master of Science in Strategic Management from the UK’s Derbyshire Business School.
He also holds a PhD from the University of Witwatersrand, having completed a doctorate on the impact of institutional factors on multinational companies operating in African emerging markets.
Rutendo has an insatiable desire to see the exponential growth of business in Africa as well as a passion for the development of Africa’s greatest resource – its people.Anton van Heerden
Executive Vice-President and Managing Director: Sage South & Southern Africa
As the Executive Vice-President and Managing Director of Sage in South Africa and Southern Africa, Anton van Heerden is responsible for growing Sage’s business across the region.
Before taking this position, Anton was the Managing Director of Sage HR & Payroll, which includes the Sage Pastel Payroll & HR and Sage VIP Payroll businesses. He held this role from 2012 to 2015.
Anton qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 after completing his studies at the University of Pretoria. After a brief tenure with Deloitte in Toronto, he was appointed as financial manager of VIP Payroll and was promoted to the post of Managing Director at Softline VIP Payroll by 1998.
Anton also serves as head of the Sage Payroll Centre of Excellence, where he provides strategic direction to HR and payroll businesses across South Africa and Africa.
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