DiData, SMEasy partner
Dimension Data has selected SMEasy as the first partner to offer value-added services to its small and medium business cloud customers.
SMEasy is an online accounting and business management product that has been specifically developed for the SME market.
The company notes that the platform is written in simple English, and only requires users to input the details of what they bought (or sold), how much it cost and how it was paid for.
"The SME sector is the engine room of South Africa's economy," says Stephen Green, executive for next-generation data centres for MEA at Dimension Data.
"As the fastest-growing sector in the country, there is an increasing need to provide suitable products and services that are tailored for this market. Partnering with SMEasy is one way we can provide alternatives for enterprise development spend. As a result, it enables larger businesses to empower qualifying small enterprises in their supply chain with value add product offerings that are specifically developed for the SME market," Green says.
SMEasy is available for R150 a month, making it an affordable option for smaller businesses, Green adds. Because it is an online service, it is more convenient and secure than traditional, non-cloud based services - it is available to the business owner anytime, anywhere and all business data can be backed up at a click of the mouse, Dimension Data says in a statement.
The system also caters for customer communication management, allowing the business to send customers scheduled SMSes to remind them of appointments and so on, it adds.
According to Green, Dimension Data cloud users can look forward to more such partnerships.
"Dimension Data is one of the leading global providers of software-as-a-service, and many of the world's top software providers use our services,'' he says. "It is our aim to partner with these providers so we can offer services in the cloud. In this way, we drive true value in the South African market to allow small businesses access to cloud-based services."
"Dimension Data and SMEasy are offering small businesses - no matter their size or budget - something extraordinary. The exact tools they need to thrive. But at a fraction of the cost and they provide comprehensive free support," says Darlene Menzies, CEO of SMEasy.