Spinnaker Support Announces Entry into South African Region

Company to offer third-party maintenance services via strategic partnership with South African distributor Mantrasys (Pty) Ltd.

Mar 14, 2013, 08:00 ET from Spinnaker Support

DENVER and CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker Support, the global market leader for SAP and JD Edwards third-party maintenance, co-sourcingSM, and consulting, is proud to announce their official entry into the South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa regions for SAP and JD Edwards.  Complementing their entrance is the signing of a strategic partnership with Mantrasys (Pty) Ltd., a South African distribution company that provides a diverse range of advanced technology and enterprise solutions to SAP customers within the Sub-Saharan African region.

"Due to the increase in ERP vendor maintenance costs, Spinnaker Support is fielding inquiries from CFOs and CIOs across the globe about the efficacy of third-party maintenance," commented Matt Stava, Managing Principal for Spinnaker Support.  "Formally expanding our services footprint into South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa was an easy decision due to the interest we have recently seen in this region. We are extremely enthusiastic about having Mantrasys as our partner, particularly with their reputation for providing leading-edge solutions to their customers. The relationship exponentially boosts our efforts to become the go-to maintenance alternative for SAP customers in the region." 

Spinnaker Support's commitment to the South African market began earlier this year with some strategic hires.  First Mrs. Barbara Harper joined the company from Oracle and more recently Nigel Pullan was appointed VP, EMEA. Through this new partnership and exclusive sales agreement with Mantrasys, the organizations will work jointly in educating the SAP marketplace about the savings to be had with third-party maintenance and co-sourcing services.

"With economic conditions becoming more difficult, South African companies are looking at ways to improve bottom-line profitability, and as such, pressure is being put on reducing IT budgets. Reducing annual support fees is one way of achieving this; however a company's ERP deployment should not be put at risk. Previously, SAP customers had no alternative to high SAP Maintenance support fees but now, with Spinnaker Support entering the Sub-Sahara market, via Mantrasys as a new sales partner, there is a proven, world class alternative," stated Steve Berry, Director at Mantrasys.

About Spinnaker Support

Spinnaker Support, the global market leader for SAP and JD Edwards third-party maintenance, co-sourcing, and consulting services, helps companies maximize their ERP software investments. Whether companies are planning to replace their high-cost maintenance provider or are seeking supplemental maintenance support for their ERP applications, Spinnaker Support has a solution to fit their needs. More than 160 clients worldwide have chosen Spinnaker Support as their provider of choice. Spinnaker Support services are available across the globe via offices located in Denver, London, Singapore, and South Africa. To learn more about Spinnaker Support, visit www.spinnakersupport.com, call +1-877-476-0576 or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Mantrasys

Mantrasys (Pty) Ltd is a South African distribution company that provides a diverse range of advanced technology and enterprise solutions to customers within the Sub-Saharan African region. Mantrasys has over 40 years of experience and with it a wide and varied customer base. The company excels in its ability to source, supply and support the most advanced and cost effective products, systems and solutions from leading suppliers worldwide. Mantrasys consists of two main divisions: Enterprise Solutions and Network Solutions. To learn more about Mantrasys, visit www.mantrasys.co.za or e-mail info@mantrasys.co.za.

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