JOHANNESBURG– epic ERP, a value added Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) software reseller, has joined forces with CentralCloud to bring clients within Sub-Saharan Africa the flexibility and scalability of an end-to-end, feature rich cloud-based ERP solution.
is associated with Alviva Holdings, one of Africa’s largest
providers of information and communication technology products and
Epicor cloud-deployed ERP has brought customer success to hundreds of
companies globally, epic ERP is the first value added Epicor reseller
to provide this functionality within Sub-Saharan Africa,” explains
Stuart Scanlon, managing director and founder of epic ERP. “As an
innovative technology that needs advanced infrastructure in place
from an on-premise point of view, epic ERP is now able to provide the
same solution within the cloud, not only with a zero hardware
footprint but also within a highly secure, available environment.
upshot here is that African clients no longer have to make an
additional hardware investment to derive value from their ERP
element of the epic ERP/ CentralCloud solution is the fact that
clients can easily flex or shrink services consumed according to
their changing needs. They are also able to manage their own cloud
environment via a self-service portal and can switch between the
cloud and on-premise offerings as required.
to Scanlon, Epicor’s sizable, high-profile client base has exacting
requirements when it comes to a cloud system. “Not only do they
want an environment with depth, they also want one that is simple to
operate, and available 24/7 of course. Certain local clients are
seeing an exponential growth of 20 to 30 percent year-on-year, and it
is critical that we are able to keep up with these developments. The
combined epic ERP/CentralCloud solution is able to tick all of these
the very heart and lifeblood of the company, the implication of ERP
system downtime is almost unthinkable, Scanlon continues, as clients
stand to lose millions of Rands. “It stands to reason then that our
top requirement for a cloud computing specialist partner was
exceptional reliability,” he explains.
ERP and CentralCloud have partnered for the past six months, and it
is within this relationship, that epic ERP has found the flexibility,
scalability, and reliability it sought in a cloud partner.
a trusted partner like CentralCloud on board, epic ERP is able to
confidently offer a flexible, scalable software-as-a-service (SaaS)
subscription model to the African market. We can now effortlessly
provide backups and upgrade client environments within hours if not
operates as a corporate concern, but one with an agile setup and
entrepreneurial mindset. It also provides the professional yet
personalised touch that was a non-negotiable requirement for our
partnership. The CentralCloud team has provided seamless setup,
guidance and training around the cloud offering, as well as being
extremely responsive, delivering a quick and painless resolution to
any challenges,” adds Scanlon.
de Lange, sales specialist at CentralCloud explains that the
CentralCloud offering provides medium-sized businesses with an
enterprise-ready infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution that is
both secure and affordable. “In the case of epic ERP, African
Epicor clients now have access to world-class infrastructure that is
available 24/7, meets the desired 99.9 percent availability
requirements of today’s businesses and can be scaled up and down
quickly as needed via an easy to use the self-service portal.
only is there no minimum financial investment requirement, but
clients are also not tied into long-term contracts. As a
locally-based cloud partner, CentralCloud is also able to deliver
faster response times and greater accessibility, at a lower cost and
with less latency than a global partner using international
bandwidth,” says De Lange.