IDU, a leading independent software vendor providing budgeting, forecasting, performance management and reporting tools, has appointed 4Sight Dynamics Africa as a distributor of its products throughout Africa. Kevin Phillips, Managing Director at IDU says that the move is part of the company’s strategy to drive growth across the continent.
“4Sight Dynamics Africa has developed a unique, specialised channel focused on business applications with hundreds of expert resellers across 51 African countries,” he says. “It therefore offers us an unparalleled opportunity to access resellers who are genuinely active, understand our unique selling proposition and can take our product to market successfully.”
IDU’s budgeting, forecasting, modelling, and reporting tools are designed to simplify the budgeting process while at the same time making it more accurate and provide genuine business value. They provide real-time access to critical financial information drawn straight from the ERP system, eliminating inaccurate manual data re-entry, and turning budgeting into a powerful decision-support tool. IDU’s products are designed to integrate easily with most major ERP software, without needing expensive, ongoing consulting while reducing budgeting cycles from months to weeks.
IDU follows a modular design and is available in three editions to suit larger enterprises, mid-sized companies and smaller businesses. The software can be purchased in a variety of ways, from conventional licences to software as a service, on premises or in the cloud.
Denzil Moorcroft, Sales Director Channel Partners at 4Sight, says he is delighted to welcome IDU as a partner. “Independent software vendors like IDU are critical members of the business applications ecosystem and play a vital role in enabling end users to maximise returns on their ERP investments,” he says. “IDU offers innovative solutions to common business challenges, and our channel of specialist resellers across Africa is well positioned to take them into Africa’s vibrant and expanding business environment.”
4Sight Dynamics Africa falls into 4Sight’s Channel Partner Cluster, one of their four distinct business clusters. This Channel Partner Cluster has highly skilled resources dedicated to managing and growing its business partners.
“Our channel plays a key role in our go-to-market strategy: our experienced, business-focused resellers build close relationships with end users to understand their needs, and independent software vendors like IDU develop the solutions that add immense value,” Mr. Moorcroft concludes. “The end result: a powerful ecosystem that delivers the business value that end users want.”
4Sight is a JSE AltX (ticker: 4SI) listed, multi-national, diversified technology group. Our purpose is to leverage our extensive product and services portfolio, focused on 4IR technologies, people and data-focused solutions to design, develop, deploy and grow solutions for our partners (customers and vendors). Our mission is to empower our partners to future proof their businesses through digital transformation to make better and more informed decisions in the modern digital economy.
The 4Sight Channel Partner (CP) cluster is 4Sight's 100% partner-focused ecosystem. The cluster supports and empowers an ever-expanding channel of Value-Added Resellers across Africa, the Middle East and Central Europe to distribute 4Sight's OT, IT and BE integrated solutions to markets across the world.
Within the CP cluster, is the 4Sight Dynamics Africa division - Microsoft appointed 4Sight Dynamics Africa as an Indirect Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) for the Middle East, Central Europe, and Africa regions. The CSP program allows for distributing Microsoft’s range of cloud applications, including Office 365, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Azure to its dedicated partners worldwide.