Astral is first Navision Software Solution Centre appointed in South Africa
Astral is a Cape Town based consulting company focused on implementations for medium sized organisations with unique business requirements and the need for a responsive solution.
The senior partner of Astral, Paul Jensen, said the decision to partner with Navision Software South Africa was based on their excellent track record and their position as a leading enterprise business management solution vendor in the global market.
Astral currently has four systems consultants trained in implementing Navision applications.
"Navision is a good company and their financials management software is recognised as being among the best in the world. Their global infrastructure also means that our new consultants will have the opportunity of sharpening their skills internationally which is most important for us," said Jensen.
Jensen added that he was impressed with the commitment that Navision Software has made to both the global and South African markets.
Navision's South African managing director, Keith Mullan, said the move to partner with Astral was important and strategic. "The training of new Navision Software consultants by Astral will expand the base of available skilled Navision resources in South Africa."
"With the support of Navision Software South Africa I believe that we will build a strong team of consultants and grow our customer base in line with the target we have set ourselves," said Jensen.
Founded in 1984, Navision Software is a leading developer of innovative enterprise business solutions. Navision Software has more than 32,000 installations worldwide in 75 countries and 20 different country-specific versions. Some of Navision Software's clients include Adidas AG, AC Nielsen, Bang & Olufsen A/S, BASF AG, BMG Entertainment International GmbH, Florimex Worldwide GmbH, F.L. Smidth A/S, Hoechst AG, KIA Motors GmbH, Oticon A/S, Spencer Stuart B.V. Steínway & Sons and Winter & Co UK ltd. The company is headquartered in Vedbaek, Denmark. Navision Software can be found on the Internet at http://www.navision.com.
Navision Software's solutions are sold through a worldwide network of Navision Solution Centres staffed with certified professionals dedicated to providing customised solutions, training, support and service. Pricing is based on a scaleable, usage-based model that enables customers to purchase only the features and system capacity they actually use. Navision solutions are built and sold to meet individual clients' needs through granules (optional functionality).
Navision Software has a reputation for being first to the market with advanced technologies in accounting and business management solutions and Navision Financials was the first enterprise business solution to receive the Designed for Microsoft Windows 98/NT logo and has also received the Designed for Microsoft Windows95/NTlogo, the Designed for Microsoft Backoffice logo and the Microsoft Office 97 logo.