Navomax to Provide Managed Cloud Services for SAP Software

To deliver software subscription to SAP solutions in a private cloud hosted by Navomax

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICANavomax, a subsidiary of SSA, announced today an agreement with SAP Africa to provide managed cloud services for SAP software solutions. Through this agreement, Navomax has become the first official provider of managed cloud as a service for the SAP HANA platform in Africa. The database and technology solutions provider will deliver a ready-to-use, subscription-based offering of SAP solutions in its private hosted cloud, enabling customers to access SAP software quickly and easily with an affordable and predictable cost.

“Thanks to this deal, our customers don’t need to worry about the underlying IT infrastructure and can focus on the use, development and administration of their services. This enables a powerful paradigm shift, as cloud-based solutions are always on, incredibly adaptable, highly reliable and secure, and deliver a more solid return on investment,” says Wayne Borcher, chief operating officer of Navomax.

Borcher explained that the pay-as-you-go model allows Navomax customers to save money that would have been spent on IT infrastructure and use this to grow their business. Furthermore, he says, many companies can’t afford to wait six to nine months for delivery of new business capabilities, and managed cloud as a service allows for a more rapid pace to deliver an ROI.

“With managed cloud as a service, customers can focus on managing your business and not on IT,” says Pfungwa Serima, managing director of SAP Africa. “Their preferred SAP partner takes care of deployment, application and infrastructure management services, along with ongoing maintenance and support. All the customer pays is a single subscription fee that gives them greater control over their operating expenses.”

As a provider of managed cloud services for SAP solutions, Navomax will provide customers with a cost-effective, on-demand, cloud-based delivery model of their software solutions. The company will supplement these services with application migration, implementation, management and support services.

As an SAP channel partner, Navomax offers and supports solutions around in-memory computing (SAP HANA), as well as the traditional online transaction processing (SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise) and online analytical processing (SAP IQ) database solutions.

Thanks to this new agreement with SAP Africa, Navomax will be able to deliver even more SAP solutions to its customers as a turnkey offering on a subscription basis, without the customer having to license solutions separately from SAP.

About Navomax

Navomax, a South African company and a subsidiary of the SSA group of companies, has a Corporate Best Practice approach combined with entrepreneurial experience offering Database and Technology solutions aligned through its partnership with SAP.

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For more information, press only:
Ansophie Strydom, SAP Africa, +27 (11) 235 6070. a.strydom@sap.com. CAT
Andrea Slater, FleishmanHillard, +27 (11) 548-2000, sap@fleishman.co.za