28 Nov
2013

IMPERIAL RESOLVES TO MAKE BUSINESS BETTER WITH ITS ACQUISITION


By: Marelize Hoffman BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

Johannesburg, 28 November 2013

Imperial Logistics is to acquire a 55% interest in business software applications specialist IMMIX Solutions. The business will be incorporated into Imperial Logistics group company Resolve, and managing director Heinrich Strauss explains that the acquisition forms part of the group’s strategy to enhance its client service offering.

“At Resolve, our purpose is to make business better,” says Strauss, “with IMMIX in our stable, we can now integrate business improvement and IT enablement. In addition, we will consider alternative commercial remuneration models for our services. Together, we can now offer the market an alternative approach to realise value from IT.”

IMMIX is a GOLD Microsoft Certified Partner with specialisation in Microsoft Dynamics – a line of business applications for the midmarket to enterprise markets. “Launched in 2000, IMMIX today boasts one of the largest client bases of all Microsoft partners in South Africa,” comments IMMIX managing director, Andre Pearce.

IMMIX also designs and delivers adaptable, integrated technology solutions for business management, including Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SharePoint, Business Process Automation, Knowledge Management and Digital Marketing solutions. “IT is an enabler of business, but it can also be the reason why things don’t work,” Pearce notes. “Resolve’s acquisition of IMMIX is thus clearly part of their strategy to offer a range of transactional, specialised and custom developed product suites.”

Strauss adds that Resolve and IMMIX have worked together on projects in the past, and this provided both parties with the opportunity to see that there was a sufficient degree of overlap in their cultures and value systems to make a next level relationship work.

Summing up the businesses’ synergies, he says: “We believe there is room in the Microsoft application and middle tier ERP and application market ‘to make business better’.”

About Resolve

Resolve is the newly formed venture that merges Imperial group companies Volition, e-Logics and their associated businesses with some existing managed services capacity in the group. The consolidation enables us to offer clients a complete services solution – from design, through implementation and managed services. Resolve incorporates the consulting and deep functional expertise offered by Volition with the technology capabilities of e-Logics, as well as operating and managed services capabilities from other companies in the group. The result is a powerhouse of experience and expertise – with the capability to offer not just consulting and separate technology services but full business process outsource services that enable the implementation of true value-centric solutions.  What sets us apart is how we leverage these broad capabilities, and integrate them to amplify the business value we deliver to our clients. Resolve’s focus will be on driving competitiveness for business in Africa and African business and our approach to Africa – along with our burgeoning experience across the continent – is one of the factors that differentiate Resolve from its competitors. Our aim will be to partner with clients on their journey into and through Africa, sharing their risks and sharing their successes.

For more information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za

About Imperial Logistics

With extensive operations throughout Europe and Africa, Imperial Logistics is uniquely placed to partner companies in leveraging the value inherent in their supply chains. By positioning ourselves as an extension of a clients’ business – building our clients’ brands alongside our own – we are co-collaborators in unlocking the competitive advantage contained in complex and dynamic logistics environments. Our own differentiators lie in a combination of an extensive resource base of transportation, warehousing and distribution operations and best-of-breed integrative process and technology solutions.  We apply our pre-eminent supply chain management skills to manage operational processes across end-to-end value chains on behalf of our clients.  As a multi-branded business, we are in a position to optimise the benefits, scale and synergies that are derived from large businesses, while retaining agility, customer focus and an entrepreneurial flair that characterises smaller businesses.  We recognise that our clients’ requirements are unique and customise our service offerings accordingly, whilst leveraging our experience to benefit each client.

For more information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za

 

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