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Structure for Sage Alchemex's corporate social investments


Johannesburg, 20 Jul 2012
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Scholars from Parkhill High School, Back (left to right): Siyabulela Gasa, Sibongiseni Hlongwa, Thembekani Memela Front (left to right): Busisiwe Hlongwane, Thembeka Memela, Nomalanga Langa, Nolwazi Ximba
Scholars from Parkhill High School, Back (left to right): Siyabulela Gasa, Sibongiseni Hlongwa, Thembekani Memela Front (left to right): Busisiwe Hlongwane, Thembeka Memela, Nomalanga Langa, Nolwazi Ximba

Sage Alchemex, formerly known as Alchemex, has launched its new, more formalised corporate social investment (CSI) division. The company had previously initiated numerous ad hoc CSI programmes driven by the 'Alchemex Community Enhancement' committee.

The recently established CSI division has a new name and a structured plan to give back to the community.

Elev8 - Educate, Empower, Excel, is the new name and slogan of the CSI division, and encapsulates the focus of the division, which Phillippa Dekker, who heads the division, says is "aiding those in need by utilising the existing pool of skills and resources available to us in order to promote growth, learnings, and ultimately, sustainability".

Alchemex staff showing off their colourful and creative new hairstyles: Michael Brennan (Product Manager), Ashley Wood (Software Developer), Jose Soeiro (Project Manager), Nicholas Hanafey (Software Developer), Mark Gaines (Tester)
Alchemex staff showing off their colourful and creative new hairstyles: Michael Brennan (Product Manager), Ashley Wood (Software Developer), Jose Soeiro (Project Manager), Nicholas Hanafey (Software Developer), Mark Gaines (Tester)

Elev8 will focus on:

* Business skills training
* Scholars
* Tertiary students
* Small businesses
* Collaborations with educational institutions, business hubs and media
* Ad hoc initiatives

Some of the initiatives that Sage Alchemex has been involved in to date include the below. Such initiatives will not be eliminated; however, more focus will be directed into providing business skills training with the company's core product, being business intelligence software.

Top seven scholars trained on its Excel on Steroids course

Seven matric students from Parkhill High School were selected to attend its Excel on Steroids training, in December 2011. In addition, four desktops were donated to Parkhill High School.

Box a need

In November 2011, the Alchemex team delivered shoe boxes filled with goodies for underprivileged children at a church in Chatsworth, Durban.

CANSA Shavathon

In March 2012, Alchemex hosted a CANSA Shavathon open to all offices in the Derby Downs Office Park, in Westville, Durban.

Sage Alchemex

Sage Alchemex is a leading developer, enabler and support provider of affordable Excel-based business intelligence software for small to mid-market enterprises. For over 25 000 registered users worldwide, Sage Alchemex's reporting software provides immediate insight into meaningful information from across a business, pulling real-time data directly from the ERP, accounting or payroll package and delivering automated, customisable reports in the familiar environment of Microsoft Excel.

Sage Alchemex powers Sage Intelligence Reporting for Sage 50 - US Edition, Sage 50 - Canadian Edition, Sage 100 ERP, Sage 300 ERP, Sage 500 ERP and Sage PFW ERP; Sage Intelligence Financial Reporting for Sage ERP X3; the Pastel Business Intelligence Centre for Pastel Evolution, Pastel Partner, Pastel Payroll and Pastel Xpress; the Sybiz Vision Business Intelligence Centre; and VIP Payroll's Business Intelligence Manager.

Sage Alchemex also provides automation of preformatted Excel reports for MYOB Exonet, Sage50, SAP Business One and SYSPRO.

Sage Alchemex is part of Softline and the Sage Group.

Visit: www.alchemex.com

Editorial contacts
Alchemex Nhlakanipho Zondi (+27) 31 266 9112/3/6 nhlaka@alchemex.com
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