SYSPRO, a global ICT company that develops Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, has today formally opened an office in Nairobi. The new office will serve as a regional hub for East Africa and will support SYSPRO’s local partners and customers in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

SYSPRO was founded in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa by Phill Duff and Chris Duff. It has more than 15,000 customers and 1,600 partners in over 60 countries across six continents.

In East Africa, the company has had a presence for over 20 years and has been selling their ERP solution through partners. The company currently has 4 partners and 39 customers in the region. It’s partners include Synchron Business Solutions and Mareba Computers Limited. Some of its customers here are; Brookside Dairy, Basco Paints, Sadolin Paints, Jomo Kenya Foundation, Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), MEDS, Githunguri Dairy, Kenya Methodist University (KEMU), SC Johnson & Son and Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers.

The company’s ERP solution, SYSPRO ERP, targets customers in manufacturing and distribution across industries such as food and beverage, machinery and equipment, electronics, fabricated metals, automotive among others. The ERP works on the Cloud, MS Office, Desktop client and on Mobile devices.

SYSPRO ERP automates processes such as:

  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Production Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Growth Management
  • Manufacturing Operations Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning

Speaking at the launch, The Managing Director of SYSPRO Africa, Mark Wilson, said that “Opening an office in Kenya comes as a result of recognizing the potential that the region has to offer. We are extremely excited for what’s to come in the next few months. We are also eager to explore the opportunities that this will present to the manufacturing sector,”

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers’ PR, Communications and Marketing Manager Sally Kahiu added that ICT is transforming the global manufacturing arena, while at the same time opening up opportunities for local manufacturers. She noted that automation within the manufacturing industry – particularly its value chain will lead to efficiency, lower cost of production and result in increased competitiveness of products at the local, regional and international markets.