Karabina, Magic Orange to deliver next level of cost transparency

Johannesburg, 10 May 2018
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Magic Orange and Karabina sign partnership agreement to deliver the benefits of a progressive cost transparency platform to a wider range of clients.

[Story] As the leader in cost transparency in South Africa, Magic Orange provides a cost transparency platform that is a powerful cloud-based solution that offers the required granular understanding of costs that is needed in the modern services-focused world. When it comes to truly understanding costs, the shared services environment is an extremely complex one. This is why cost transparency is so crucial to any enterprise. It facilitates true cost visibility, which enables significant cost savings and the improvement of profitability.

Karabina, which has a national footprint in South Africa and customers across Africa, the Middle East and Europe, was formed in 2001 and is part of the iSPartners group of companies. The organisation's goal is to provide relevant and innovative technology solutions and services that deliver outstanding value and help people in business to succeed.

Within the office of finance, Karabina understands the key role that finance plays in managing increasing business risk, regulatory compliance, reducing costs and improving profit margins.

Magic Orange's vision is to empower its clients to be successful custodians of their businesses and to be a globally recognised expert and trusted partner in profitability and cost transparency. With this in mind, the company is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Karabina, an organisation that is renowned for delivering relevant and impactful technology solutions of the highest quality. The alignment of Magic Orange's strategy and the capabilities and expertise of Karabina promises to be highly successful.

"Magic Orange is really excited about this partnership, as both our enterprises are built on the principles of utilising technology to provide clients with greater value, increased efficiencies and significant cost savings. Karabina has received regular global recognition from Microsoft for its success as a Microsoft channel partner. We value the partnership with Karabina and expect this relationship to assist us in increasing the market share of the cost transparency solution and the unique benefits it offers to a wide range of clients," says Malcolm Stewart, business development manager at Magic Orange.

Jean-Pierre Strydom, Karabina Corporate Performance Management (CPM) competency lead, says: "The inclusion of Magic Orange's cost transparency and optimisation solution into Karabina's current CPM offering will further strengthen our ability to partner with the office of finance, delivering end-to-end performance management solutions, with transparency and trust in data at the forefront of our value proposition to customers. The newfound ability to have insight into data, and making the costs and allocation processes transparent to business, will ensure that executives are able to challenge the status quo and make decisions that drive the business forward, utilising actionable business information and optimising performance and decision-making processes."

"The combination of two dynamic companies is not only beneficial to both organisations but, more critically, is of enormous value to our joint clients, whom we will now be able to assist in driving their cost efficiencies to the next level by offering the Magic Orange solution together with the depth of their skilled consulting team," concludes Stewart.


Karabina's focus is on bringing its people, the Microsoft Cloud Platform and partner products together into experiences and solutions that deliver new value for its customers through six key competency areas:

* Data management and analytics
* Customer engagement
* Digital workplace
* Corporate performance management
* Dynamic operations
* Cloud OS

Founded in 2001, with a current staff complement of over 190 consultants, all focused on Microsoft technology and customer success, and over 72 international and local awards, Karabina is the leading Microsoft Gold Partner with the ability to lead your move to the Microsoft Cloud, with solutions that align technology to business strategy.


Magic Orange

Magic Orange was founded in early 2012 by a team of technology experts with a strong track record in finance in general and cost transparency in particular. The company has offices in Johannesburg and Durban and, via strategic partnerships, also has international reach within the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.


Editorial contacts
Karabina Samantha Durkin (+27) 11 463 8155 SamanthaD@karabina.co.za
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