When local turnkey IT solutions provider Bluekey Network Solutions, a full service solutions provider that specialises in providing value-added IT solutions to SME’s in South Africa, began looking for a company to partner with in rolling out cloud services to its customer base, it earmarked Tarsus Cloud On Demand as its partner of choice.
“Cloud computing is on all of our customers’ minds. Many of them want to incorporate cloud services into business operations but would not do so without partnering with a trusted and reputable company. This need promted our partnership with Tarsus in being able to provide the specific solutions our clients wanted,” says Pedro Lopes, MD of Bluekey Network Solutions.
“Customers don’t want the complexity of adding another service provider to their list. They want to simplify supplier lists and partner with companies that are able to assist them with end-to-end IT solutions. When we started the process of looking for a company to partner with we encountered many different ISP’s with a wide range of solutions, but none of which were able to meet both financial and solutions needs. It was because of this that we elected to partner with Tarsus Cloud On Demand,” he adds.
Additional partners present in the Bluekey Network Solutions portfolio include Africa’s premier SAP Business One ERP provider, Bluekey Software Solutions, as well as a Sage Evolution platinum partner, Kiteview Technologies. Having these solutions at our disposal allows us to cater to those clients wishing to migrate or upgrade software environment without having to approach multiple service providers.
“Majority of our client base would love to upgrade to software solutions that include cloud as this type of business management platform lends itself to flexibility and mobility. Clients opting for business in the cloud are also able to take advantage of cloud based backup as well as secure data access from anywhere at any time and on any device,” explains Lopes.
After identifying Tarsus Cloud On Demand as its preferred partner and becoming a Cloud Builder Partner of the company, Bluekey Network Solutions set about packaging cloud offerings to customers. Lopes adds that some of the reasons behind selecting Tarsus as its partner of choice included the ability to white label solutions for customers, the modularity of its pricing matrix, as well as its local footprint, alongside its desire to drive expansion into Africa.
“Once we engaged with the sales and support teams from Tarsus Cloud On Demand, we felt comfortable with our selection as our cloud services partner. The company has committed people that are extremely knowledgable and technically proficient.
“If we look at how we have integrated the cloud into our offerings, I would say that this is a definite growth area for us. Based on this prospect we have taken the decision to lead with packaging ERP and SaaS offerings in the cloud to our customers,” says Lopes.
Other IT and cloud based services on offer from Bluekey Network Solutions include Office 365 and the migration of traditional on-premise software environments to the cloud, ensuring customers have the flexibility to work no matter where they are.
“Bluekey Network Solutions has embraced every aspect of cloud technology in its business solutions for their customers, which really is its business differentiator. The Bluekey team stand head and shoulders above competitors in their ability to provide value to their customers,” concludes Jonathan Kropf, CEO at Tarsus Cloud On Demand.