Agilyx Insights

Written by Ashley Yee
on December 02, 2021

Sydney, Australia and Pretoria, South Africa.

Agilyx Group, a global, change-ready technology services organisation, has announced that it will be acquiring an interest in ErasmiCon, an independent Unit4 ERP consultancy and service provider based in South Africa. This alliance brings together Agilyx Group’s 20+ year history of successfully delivering leading-edge digital transformations with ErasmiCon’s rich expertise in Unit4 software as well as its local market presence. The acquisition will see Agilyx Group continuing to expand globally, empowering the African market with end-to-end service across multiple time zones.

This latest chapter for the Group follows similar expansions in North America (2016), Asia (2017) and United Kingdom (2017). The Group continues building on its legacy of transforming the finance and HR processes of organisations across Australia and New Zealand, where the Group was founded. The move provides African businesses with access to the Group’s global reach and entrenched Unit4 expertise, including a deep talent pool of experienced consultants and ‘follow-the-sun’ technical support and the opportunity for customers in this region to access ERP product innovations from Agilyx Group R&D centre in Canada.

Agilyx Group Chief Executive Officer John Catarinich said of the acquisition: “Working with ErasmiCon Managing Director, Christo Erasmus for many years, we are excited to be joining forces with the business to bring Agilyx Group’s unparalleled ‘extraordinary-as-a-service’ (XaaS) offering to Africa. Africa is a burgeoning market where Unit4 has been well received and recognized as a marketing-leading ERP system. We are very excited to be investing further into the region as well as bringing our global capabilities to our fifth continent. In addition, this expansion perfectly complements this our Salesforce platform business as South and Pan-African based organizations adopt Salesforce platform technology solutions.”

Similarly, Salesforce has taken a strategic interest in the African region. The company reportedly plans to continue to double down on its investment in the region, citing the growth of technology industries and the rich talent base as a foundation to support a high demand for Salesforce skills across the continent. The Agilyx Group, with this latest acquisition, has now positioned itself to grow into this market as the skills in the region continue to pivot towards a services economy driven by an update in smartphone usage and maturing internet infrastructure across the continent.

ErasmiCon Managing Director Christo Erasmus added, “I am thrilled about ErasmiCon becoming part of the Agilyx Group. There are incredible opportunities for African customers, with the largest global Unit4 Partner investing in a local presence in Africa. My team and I are excited to be part of this truly Change Ready organisation”.

The acquisition will be completed in December 2021 with integration activities commencing immediately.

About Agilyx Group

At Agilyx Group, our purpose is to build better organisations by empowering people at work to be their best. We are a global, change-ready technology services company, delivering transformational solutions to people-focused organisations all over the world. We have been transforming organisations in the Commercial, Government, Education and Not-for-profit sectors using cutting-edge technology solutions and human ingenuity for more than two decades.

Working at the intersection of people, technology and change, Agilyx Group as a two-decade record of success in the delivery of digital transformation projects for customers globally, leveraging our ‘Agilyx Way’ delivery methodology and the inspired thinking of our team of professionals across our 8 global locations. As a cloud-first organisation, we work with leading technologies across the ERP, FP&A, Human Capital Management, Talent and Learning landscapes. We leverage partnerships with technology companies who provide world-class solutions for our customers globally, including Unit4, FinancialForce, Vena and Cornerstone OnDemand.

As a change-ready organisation we are inspired by our people – together, we ignite innovation and unlock human ingenuity, through deep collaboration in our work with our global customers and partners.

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