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Obsidian wins global Appfire award

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Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems.
Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems.

Johannesburg-based open source solutions provider, Obsidian Systems, has become the first South African company to be awarded an Appfire Red Hot Reseller Award, joining a handful of global companies in winning this accolade.

Appfire is a globally recognised family of app brands in the Atlassian ecosystem.

According to Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems, Atlassian supports a more agile methodology that ensures service delivery is aligned with customer expectations while optimising business costs.

“Appfire builds on this by providing innovative open standard solutions to customers in more than 100 countries. Its apps have been downloaded more than a million times, reinforcing its reputation in the Atlassian ecosystem,” says Van Staden.

The Appfire Bob Swift, Wittified and Feed Three apps comprise the largest portfolio of apps in the Atlassian marketplace, with more than 60 purpose-built products and over 31 000 active installations worldwide.

The Bob Swift brand of apps has been designed to creatively enhance Atlassian tools with automations and workflows for Jira and external data integrations for Confluence, while Wittified helps solve common challenges for Atlassian administrators.

Feed Three, the latest product brand in the stable, provides users with the essential solutions to enhance their Atlassian environments.

“Obsidian Systems has shown impressive growth and success as a partner reselling Appfire's family of Atlassian apps, and we truly appreciate their continued hard work and expertise,” says Mat Gauvin, co-founder and COO of Appfire.

Van Staden anticipates the market for all the Appfire apps will grow more locally in the coming months as organisations start embracing the digital way of working.

“The connected society requires always available access to data with the need to analyse and enhance products and services a significant competitive advantage,” he adds.

Obsidian became an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner in 2016. This gave the company the right to consult on Atlassian products as well as sell them. In addition, Obsidian is an authorised Atlassian training provider in Africa.

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