Saphila 2017 secures top-class Sponsors

JOHANNESBURG – February 14, 2017 – The African SAP User Group (AFSUG) has announced key sponsors for its biennial conference for SAP users, Saphila, which takes place at Sun City on 5 and 6 June 2017.

Market leader in enterprise application software on the continent, SAP Africa; technology leader Dimension Data company in collaboration with subsidiary applications business, Britehouse Group; and global professional services company, Accenture; amongst others, will this year partner with AFSUG to support the Saphila conference in its goal to enable SAP users to connect, create and collaborate, through sharing knowledge about innovations, implementation and service delivery.

SAP Africa and Dimension Data, together with the Britehouse Group, will hold “Diamond” stand sponsorship status at Saphila 2017.

“The SAP Africa stand will showcase the latest industry solutions as well as cutting edge innovation products and technologies to enable customers in the digital economy. SAP Africa believes in the value of a strong user group and is committed to partnering with AFSUG on Saphila 2017 and beyond. Collaboration is key to allow customers and partners to discuss their opinions, successes, activities and digital transformation agendas with the broader SAP community in Africa,” says Brett Parker, managing director at SAP Africa.

“Britehouse, a division of Dimension Data, is proud to be a Diamond sponsor of Saphila 2017. Saphila has long been considered the ICT conference that’s not to be missed, and this year promises to live up to its reputation. We have been very involved with inspiring ventures, like SAP Co-Innovation Labs, as well as to our committed partnership with SAP to enable strategic and operationally supported solutions,” adds Paolo Masselli, Group CEO. “We believe that this sponsorship shows our dedication to the strong global and regional partnership we have with SAP, especially in the area of the cloud and we look forward to hosting our joint customers.”

Providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations, Accenture will be sponsoring the Executive Forum Lounge at Saphila 2017.

Accenture’s unprecedented collaboration with SAP has one goal in mind: to help its clients quickly and effectively deploy SAP software-based solutions that drive operational efficiencies and better financial performance.

“We combine our deep industry knowledge and broad portfolio of solutions that take advantage of both traditional and emerging technologies such as SAP S/4HANA, analytics, mobile and cloud technical know-how, in addition to our global delivery capabilities,” says Willie Schoeman, managing director for Accenture Technology. “Our participation in the Saphila 2017 event demonstrates our unique association with SAP, and provides us with an opportunity to showcase new IT solutions that enable a shift away from monolithic legacy systems to a world of liquid applications where software is continuously delivered faster and nimbly.”

Sponsors include:

• Diamond stand Sponsors: SAP and Dimension Data
• Platinum stand sponsors: T-Systems and Deloitte
• Silver stand sponsors: ClickSoftware
• Crystal stand sponsors: SUSE, Telkom|Business Connexion and EPI-USE
• Glass stand sponsors: Ancile
• SMME demo pod sponsors: Alliance Enterprise Consulting (Pty) Ltd, Excel4apps, Consnet, K5 Business, HBS, Decision Inc. and OpenText
• Cappuccino stand sponsor: Rangewave
• Hot chocolate stand sponsor: Vodacom
• Mobile charging station sponsor: SUSE
• Lanyard and escalator sponsor: EOH
• Celebrity chef sponsor: WIPRO
• Gold day shirts sponsor: Telkom|Business Connexion



The African SAP User Group (AFSUG) provides a forum for SAP customers to share information and experiences, accelerate implementation of successful business solutions and influence SAP Africa and SAP Aktiengesellschaft’s (AG) local and global directions. It represents all customers across a variety of industries, businesses and technological processes.

Regular, focused and highly professional contact at all levels between AFSUG, SAP Africa and its business partners, allows the user group to promote the needs and wishes of the user community. Additionally, through this contact, it assists SAP Africa in the management of the service-related challenges presented by rapid growth.

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