Suidwes Agriculture, one of South Africa’s largest South African agricultural companies, has announced that it will partner with Datacentrix to upgrade to an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that will better support the organisation’s growth strategy.

Suidwes Agriculture provides a number of services and products to the agricultural industry, including grain handling and storage, grain trading, retail trade, IT, financial services and insurance.

According to Johan Hanekom, ERP business unit manager at Datacentrix, Suidwes Agriculture’s current ERP system lacks the flexibility to grow with the company.

“There are multiple disparate systems in place at Suidwes Agriculture at this time, a situation that does not provide it with any technological advantages,” he says. “Not only this, but concerns around continued support for the existing solutions also pose a risk to the business.”

Datacentrix’ status as a Premier Sage ERP x3 Partner and experience within the local agricultural sector were key factors in the company’s appointment to assist Suidwes Agriculture in this project.

Hanekom adds: “Datacentrix has been tasked with analysing the current environment at Suidwes Agriculture, configuring and rolling out the new integrated ERP solution and all of its associated modules, and training users. In addition to this, we will also be providing thought leadership in terms of ERP best practices to the business.”