In what is testament to the company’s meteoric rise over the years, Twenty Third Century Systems (TTCS), the Pan-African business solutions provider operating in 10 African countries, including Malawi, has received four top international awards.
The awards make the company the technology winner across the whole African continent at the just-concluded 2014 SAP Africa Partner of the Year Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa, according to a statement.
This followed an awards haul of Innovation in Sales category (Cloud and Line Of Business), Regional MD Award (Partner of the Year – for Southern Africa including South Africa) as well other accolades such as Public Services Partner of the Year Award and SAP Business One Partner of the Year (which went to DBS, a Twenty Third Century Systems subsidiary).
The Pan Africa group, which has been successfully implementing SAP across Africa and the Middle East since 1996, won these accolades ahead of all other SAP partners in Africa.
The awards haul was the most by any SAP partner and confirms TTCS as a leading SAP partner on the African continent.
TTCS is present in more than 10 African countries which include Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Botswana, Senegal and Ivory Coast.
The SAP Africa Partner of the Year Awards is the company’s premier partner recognition programme that recognises its most outstanding partners, who have excelled in developing a partnership with SAP and in helping their customers optimise their operations, boost their productivity, and increase their respective revenues on the continent.
TTCS group chief executive officer, Ellman Chanakira, said he was excited and humbled by his company’s achievement.
“I would like to thank TTCS staff for making this happen and I say congratulations. Their hard work, commitment, team work and loyalty has earned us these awards.
“I would like to thank them all from the bottom of my heart for this huge achievement and making us number one on the African continent. There is no doubt that our brand is getting stronger and stronger and that we are dominating.
“A big thank you to all our customers across Africa, who have supported us and trusted us with their business, without them we would not have received this tremendous recognition as a leading SAP Partner in Africa,” Chanakira was quoted as saying.
He added: “Truly, we are living to our vision, to dominate in our chosen markets and in Africa we are.”
Winning the overall SAP awards comes a few months after TTCS got global recognition in Barcelona, Spain for winning the SAP EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Partner Excellence Award 2014 for Innovation.
Desmond Nair, director general business and partner ecosystem at SAP Africa, said the awards were SAP’s endorsement of top-performing partners.
“SAP chooses the winners based upon four factors, which are co-innovation, market expansion, service delivery and sustainability.
“In order to make the best decision, we consult with our own customers as well as field leaders, industry experts and also analyse the key performance indicators of the nominees,” Nair explained.