4most and SAP targets Zambia

South Africa based 4most, the SAP Business One software specialist entered the fast growing Zambian market for accounting, financial and ERP solution designed specifically for companies operating in the high-growth SMME and SMB sectors through Interim Management and Consultancy (IMAC).

Zambia has a strong market with 60 000 SMME businesses and 20 000 SMBs and these entrepreneurial companies can reap the many business benefits that accrue from the affordable SAP Business One mid-market financial and ERP software solutions. A new development that was part of the launch in Zambia is a new product known as the SAP Business One Starter Pack.

“It is designed specifically for the SMME market and is a scaled down version of SAP Business One that caters for one to five users, and offers an applications set focused on the needs of SMME businesses through a different licence. A growing, successful SMME that expands its operations to be classed as SMB, can access the full SAP Business One product merely by procuring a new licence.“In this way, the SAP Business One Starter pack allows small companies to avoid the disruption of having to switch to new software when they expand and their functionality requirements are extended or significantly change.” said Eugene Olivier, managing director of 4most.

The 4most/IMAC operation in Zambia will focus on areas where it has considerable expertise, such as job costing and a range of manufacturing and sales and distribution operations, as well as in-depth hands-on experience in base metals, fabricated metal products, machinery and equipment, and clothing and apparel.

Pankaj Pema, Head of Business One Africa, SAP South Africa, said the company is “excited” about the expansion of 4most into Zambia. “This complements our growth strategy for small businesses. 4most is currently one of our Gold certified SAP partners for our Business One solution and we are confident that through this partnership, we will continue to add value and support to the growing small business market. Our channel partners understand these business concepts and we are proud of the association with 4most.”