Worldwide Leader in Information Governance and Data Modernization Expands Regional Market Presence in South Africa with Future African Market Penetration Plans
Farnbourough, UK and Johannesburg, South Africa – March 4, 2015
Expanding its global reach into South Africa, BackOffice Associates, the worldwide leader in information governance and data modernisation solutions, today announced a key strategic partnership with Knowledge Integration Dynamics (KID), a data management consulting leader in South Africa. Through the collaboration, KID will offer and provide delivery services for the SAP® Data Services Migration Accelerator application by BackOffice Associates and the SAP Information Steward Accelerator application by BackOffice Associates. This partnership is part of BackOffice Associates’ efforts to deliver its information governance and data migration solutions to a broader global audience, supporting its global reseller agreement with SAP.
“Africa is experiencing rapid business growth, and South Africa is a key region where many large enterprises are adopting and expanding their use of SAP solutions. The KID partnership is BackOffice Associates’ first direct partnership in Africa and allows us to grow our global delivery capability on the continent, providing regional businesses access to information governance experience, commercially and culturally aligned with local market conditions,” said Clive Bellmore, CEO, Europe & Africa, BackOffice Associates. “The synergy and passion that KID offers in helping customers meet their data management challenges is a perfect match with the values of BackOffice Associates. The partnership will help more organisations using SAP software in South Africa benefit from our information governance technology to support their business objectives.”
The BackOffice Associates and KID partnership will expedite time-to-value for organisations seeking to improve data quality during implementation, migration or consolidation of SAP solutions through a critical data governance strategy.
Additionally, BackOffice Associates increased its global footprint with six new offices worldwide. New locations include Richmond, Va.; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Bangalore and Hyderabad, India; Melbourne, Australia; and Zug, Switzerland. The new office openings have driven more than 30 new BackOffice Associates hires.
“We are thrilled to partner with a global leader in helping customers manage data, one of their most critical assets,” said Julian Field, director, Knowledge Integration Dynamics. “Based on our regional presence and expertise and BackOffice Associates’ powerhouse products, content methodology and expertise, this is a win-win for our respective clients.”
About Knowledge Integration Dynamics
Founded in 1999, KID is a comprehensive and successful data management business. Our expertise and skills provide leading-edge business and data solutions, ensuring a consistent and cohesive view of your business. KID is a pioneer in data solutions – we are at the fore-front of EIM development and implementation with the objective of economizing on all the necessary architectural components, processes and procedures. KID are fully certified SAP Africa Special Expertise Service partner with expertise in MDM and Governance.
KID offers professional consulting and resource services; specialising in business intelligence solutions, data warehousing, data integration and data management. Our expertise and skills provide leading-edge business and data solutions. Since its inception, KID, has delivered solutions and services to over 100 corporate clients and has by far the most experience in this industry complemented by a reputable history of successful deliveries and implementations.