Software AG, a multi-national enterprise software company, has officially opened its new state-of-the-art premises in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The new office signifies Software AG South Africa’s realised and anticipated business growth in the local market.
“We outgrew our previous premises due to sustained increases in our business revenues, customer base and employee numbers,” says recently-appointed VP for SA Mohamed Cassoojee.
“We have been planning this strategic move for the past year as Software AG’s new office has to accommodate our anticipated growth for the next 5 – 8 years.”
The new 2000 sq m building was chosen for its customer-centric facilities and location, and has been fitted with state-of-the-art technology. With large international video-conferencing facilities and more space for customer training, the company believes this investment showcases its commitment to current and future clients.
Staff will also be more enabled to service the local market with greater efficiency and agility in this new setting.
At an exclusive event held on 4 September, the company reaffirmed its promise to ‘power up clients’ into digital enterprises through new and leading technological solutions. “This building is not only a new physical platform for business. It symbolizes a launch pad into a new era for Software AG customers in South Africa,” stated Cassoojee.
The building’s high-tech biometric doors were officially opened by the Deputy Minister of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, the Honourable Obed Bapela. A representative from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality was also present to receive Software AG’s Innovation World 2013 Award at the event. Darren Roos, a Software AG global Executive Board Member, was on hand to present the award.
Innovation World is Software AG’s annual technology conference. Customers and partners who significantly optimizes their business through the innovative use of Software AG technology is honoured at this event. Ekurhuleni Municipality was chosen from dozens of global nominations and named the winner in the Digital Transformation category. Ekurhuleni Municipality won the award for using Software AG technology to increase and accelerate service delivery to citizens.
Cassoojee said that transforming enterprises, such as Ekurhuleni Municipality, showcases Software AG’s ability to bridge the gap between technology innovation and business objectives. “Celebrating client successes such as Ekurhuleni’s inspire us to build on our solid foundation of customer-centric innovation.”
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