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Oakwell earns Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status


Johannesburg, 18 Jul 2002
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Oakwell, the software solutions house, has announced its recognition as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Collaborative Solutions. This makes Oakwell one of only four companies in SA to have achieved this status. It caps a period of remarkable growth and achievement since the establishment of the company in February 2000.

"Oakwell`s advanced certification, case studies and real-world customer references are evidence of their commitment to excellence and reflect the Microsoft Certified Gold Partner Programme philosophy," says Gail Moffitt, Partner Manager for Microsoft South Africa.

Meeting Microsoft Certified Gold Partner criteria

In just over two years, Oakwell has grown from a two-man show to a company of 20 staff members. Fifteen are Microsoft Certified Professionals and seven have either MCSD or MCDBA qualifications.

With Oakwell`s high calibre of skills, together with its project approach based on the Microsoft Solutions Framework, and its leverage of Microsoft technologies, the company has built up an enviable delivery track record over a short period. Its clients include Sasol, Legalwise, Alpha Cement, De Beers, Safcor and Anglogold.

"As an organisation that focuses on helping clients realise their potential through advanced technology solutions, our Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status proves that we can walk the talk," says Oakwell MD Roy Hobson. "Our solutions are practical, highly functional, and are always based on a value proposition for our clients."

Oakwell Solutions

Oakwell Solutions (Pty) Limited is based in Sandton. It focuses on developing and implementing high quality, cost-effective software systems that meet medium to large size enterprises` needs. These needs include intranet/extranet line-of-business systems, knowledge management enablers and corporate portals, business intelligence reporting, collaboration and messaging integration, employee self-service systems and business-to-business solutions.

The company`s approach is based on best-of-breed practices, hands-on project management, incentivised performance management, technical excellence, knowledge sharing and partnership - the cornerstone of everything it does.

Oakwell partners its clients throughout all phases of each project to ensure seamless integration. It teams up with suppliers and peers to ensure technical staff have access to the latest product information; and outsources non-core competencies like network support, system support and graphic design. Due to this emphasis on supply chain partnership, Oakwell is able to ensure that it is fully resourced and supported to deliver cutting-edge technology and world-class consulting, implementation and training services.

Editorial contacts
Purple Apricot (Pty) Ltd Brydon Tweddell (011) 886 0750 brydon@purpleapricot.co.za
Oakwell Roy Hobson 0861 444 123
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