SA’s Outsurance upgrades its IT software

Keith Fenner, Vice President of Sales at Softline Accpac

Outsurance, a South Africa car and household insurance provider, has embarked on a project to upgrade its fixed asset management system to Sage ERP X3 by the end of June 2011.

Jan Hofmeyr, Chief Financial Officer at Outsurance says the company’s rapid growth and the size of the fixed asset base led to the upgrade. “The growth in our fixed asset base necessitated the need for a mature and fully functional fixed asset register software, which we found in Sage ERP X3,” says Hofmeyr.

Outsurance has grown and expanded over the past decade to cater for business insurance in the Namibian and Australian. After careful deliberation, Parity Software was chosen as the vendor handling the software upgrade.

“Outsurance needed a software solution that will compliment and aid their specific management process, manage their assets, assist their accounting process and provide mobile scanning solutions,” says Warren Williams, Parity Software Managing Director.

“We have finalised a thorough diagnostic and are at present building the system and is being designed to address Outsurance’s specific needs.  Training in how to use the system is well underway,” says Williams.

Keith Fenner, Vice President of Sales at Softline Accpac says the technological solutions offered in Sage ERP X3 allows a system to be synchronised across a large base of operation.

“The scalability and functionality of Sage ERP X3 will optimise the continued growth and development that Outsurance is showing.  The software will adapt and enhance the growth of the business by growing with the company and offering access to state of the art technology such as remote access, a customisable dashboard and interface and real-time information that is available at your fingertips,” explains Fenner.

Jan Hofmeyr says the Sage ERP X3 solution seamlessly integrates with their existing IT infrastructure.

“The product is mature and offers the required functionality for our business that is optimised to accommodate our geographic spread. The software will enhance our functionality to track our physical assets, perform capital budgets and optimise procurement spend and process,” says Hofmeyr.

By: Staff Writer