DFA appoints APPSolve for Oracle Fusion implementation


Centurion, 01 Jun 2018
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Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), a premier provider of open access connectivity, has partnered with APPSolve to implement Oracle Fusion Cloud Services as its new ERP platform. APPSolve is an IT services company specialising in Oracle Technologies and advisory services.

DFA Chief Information Officer Mmakgosi Mosupi says the new software platform will manage all the company's business processes related to finance, supply chain management, assets, projects and human resources.

Explaining the business reasons for the project, Mosupi says for a number of years, DFA has experienced significant growth as an open access fibre connectivity provider. "As the organisation has scaled up in every aspect of its business, a number of its original systems and processes had to be adjusted in line with this growth."

Mosupi continues that, at this stage of DFA's evolution, there is a pressing need to implement a capable ERP system that can be tailored to meet the company's requirements and easily integrated with other core systems. A key requirement of such an ERP system, she says, is that it must be scalable to support future growth. Oracle Fusion Cloud Services, a cloud-based ERP system, was selected as the solution that most closely matched the company's criteria.

APPSolve director Dr Kevin Lubbe says this is a landmark project in South Africa not only in the telecommunications industry, but also for Oracle and APPSolve. "We look forward to APPSolve leading another successful implementation project with a pioneering company such as DFA."

The project kicks off in June 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by March 2019.

DFA

DFA is the premier open access fibre infrastructure and connectivity provider in South Africa. It finances, builds, installs, manages and maintains a world-class fibre network to transmit metro and long-haul telecommunications traffic. It started rolling out its fibre network in 2007, and to date, it has deployed over 10 000km of ducting infrastructure in major metros, secondary cities and smaller towns. DFA's network runs with an industry-leading uptime of 99.98%. It leases its secure transmission and backbone fibre infrastructure and provides associated connectivity services to telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, media conglomerates, tertiary education institutions, municipalities, government organisations, and other businesses, large and small, on equal terms.

APPSolve

APPSolve was established in 2002. It specialises in consulting services across Oracle E-Business Suite, Fusion Cloud, Custom Software Development, integration and agnostic IT solutions. It also offers a range of integrated solutions to perform specialised processes. Its product range includes BeBanking, an end-to-end secure host-to-host banking solution, and AfricaTradeApp, a cloud-based supply chain management system. Its services include solution scoping and design, software implementations, software support, training, help desk administration, technical development, database administration, system administration, virtualisation and engineered systems. It also offers project management, system health checks, value-added reseller/licence management, cloud services (readiness and implementation) and business process engineering.

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