SAP Africa, Navomax in historic agreement
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – NAVOMAX, a subsidiary of SSA, has announced an agreement with SAP Africa to provide managed cloud services for SAP software solutions.
Through this agreement, Navomax has become the first official provider
of managed cloud as a service for the SAP HANA platform in the continent.
The database and technology solutions provider will deliver a ready-to-use, subscription-based offering of SAP solutions in its private hosted cloud, enabling customers to access SAP software quickly and easily with an affordable and predictable cost.
“Thanks to this deal, our customers don’t need to worry about the
underlying IT infrastructure and can focus on the use, development and
administration of their services.
“This enables a powerful paradigm shift, as cloud-based solutions are always on, incredibly adaptable, highly reliable and secure, and deliver a
more solid return on investment,” said Wayne Borcher, Chief Operating
Officer of Navomax.
He explained that the pay-as-you-go model allowed Navomax customers to
save money that would have been spent on IT infrastructure and use this to grow their business.
Pfungwa Serima, Managing Director of SAP Africa, said with managed cloud as a service, customers can focus on managing their business and not on IT.
“Their preferred SAP partner takes care of deployment, application and
infrastructure management services, along with ongoing maintenance and
“All the customer pays is a single subscription fee that gives them greater control over their operating expenses,” Serima added.
As a provider of managed cloud services for SAP solutions, Navomax will provide customers with a cost-effective, on-demand, cloud-based delivery model of their software solutions.
The company will supplement these services with application migration,
implementation, management and support services.
As an SAP channel partner, Navomax offers and supports solutions around in-memory computing (SAP HANA), as well as the traditional online transaction processing (SAP Adaptive Server® Enterprise) and online analytical processing (SAP IQ) database solutions.
Navomax, based in South Africa, will be able to deliver even more SAP
solutions to its customers as a turnkey offering on a subscription basis, without the customer having to license solutions separately from SAP.
– CAJ News
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