Britehouse Holdings, a Convergence Partners’ investee company, has formally announced its acquisition of a 60% stake in Firestring. Britehouse is a market leader in delivering SAP and Microsoft services, as well as solutions designed specifically for the new world of work, which is mobile, social and increasingly semantic.
Dimension Data, a Convergence Partners’ investee, has been recognised as the leading provider of IT services to the South African market by IT market research and advisory firm IDC. In IDC’s South African IT Services Market 2012-2016 Forecast and Vendor Shares report released in September 2012, Dimension Data is positioned as the leading IT services provider in South Africa in 2011, with an estimated 14.4% market share.
Britehouse SSD, Africa’s most complete SAP specialist, becomes one of only three SAP VAR Gold Partners in South AfricaOctober 1st, 2012 | admin
SAP’s South African Alliance Partner, and the only company on the continent to offer the full spectrum of SAP solutions, services and products, Britehouse SSD has achieved Gold Partner status as a value-added reseller (VAR) of SAP software, only eight months after signing the VAR agreement.
Britehouse, a Convergence Partners investee, is still one of the best companies to work for, according to Deloitte’s annual survey 2011. The fact that all levels of staff are empowered to contribute to company strategy makes Britehouse SSD, Britehouse’s specialist SAP division and a leader in mobile business software applications, one of the best companies to work for.
Says Britehouse SSD CEO, Paolo Masselli: “In spite of an extremely disruptive year in which we acquired several companies and then merged nine into four, we still came fifth in the Small to Medium category in Deloitte’s 2011 Best Company to Work For survey – and second in the Business and Professional Services category.
In a first for South African SAP environments and for the steel industry globally, Britehouse, Dimension Data’s specialist SAP practice, has completed the consolidation of five different SAP systems into a single master system at ArcelorMittal South Africa, Africa’s largest steel producer.
In a project that took 11 months and involved taking millions of records from the previous 10 years of the standalone systems, the consolidated system went live in April 2011 – with subsequent month-ends running as normal.
In a large and complex project that included moving one of the country’s largest MS SQL Database (housing 7.5 terabytes of data) to a Data Centre – and new hardware – as well as upgrading a highly customised SAP 4.7 version to ECCC6, Convergence Partners’ investee company, Britehouse successfully brought this important public sector project, the City of Tshwane, in on time and budget with no disruption to users.
Local Microsoft development powerhouse, 3fifteen, a Britehouse Company has announced a new partnership with Vodacom Business, which will see its customers able to – on a per seat basis – rent access to Microsoft’s enterprise software solutions for a cost-effective, predictable monthly fee.
Vodacom will be responsible for managing the multi-tenant back-end systems required to host instances of Microsoft Exchange, Dynamics CRM, SharePoint and Office Communications Server in its own data centre, while 3fifteen will focus on configuring, customising and building the functionality its customers require from their software solutions.
Britehouse, one of the country’s largest SAP solution providers, has acquired a majority stake in Swicon 360 (Pty) Ltd and BasisOne (Pty) LtdNovember 30th, 2010 | admin
Britehouse, a Convergence Partners investee, has further strengthened its position in the SAP market by acquiring a majority stake in Swicon 360 (Pty) Ltd. (‘Swicon 360”) and BasisOne (Pty) Ltd. (“BasisOne”).
Swicon 360 is an established human capital management business process outsourcing solution provider and BasisOne is Africa’s first and only SA-accredited hosting provider.
These acquisitions are aimed to providing Britehouse with additional SAP capabilities in both the BPO and cloud computing environments.
Britehouse Specialist SAP Division was yesterday ranked as the fourth Best Company To Work For in the Small Company Category in the Deloitte Annual Survey. The company was also rated third best in IT in South Africa. Britehouse shareholders, management and staff are very proud to have achieved this rating, a phenomenal improvement from ninth place in 2009!
Britehouse subsidiaries, 3Fifteen and Britehouse Specialist SAP Division, included in the top ten in the Deloitte ‘Best Company to Work for Survey’November 24th, 2009 | admin
Britehouse subsidiary 3Fifteen, has, for a second year running, achieved sixth place in the Small Company Category (50 – 300 employees) in the annual Deloitte ‘Best Company to Work For Survey’. Britehouse Specialist SAP Division, a leading South Africa SAP consultancy firm employing close to 300 people improved its ranking significantly from the previous year [...]