We just received a news release from Chips Computing that says the company has partnered Utande Internet Services (the ISP arm of Dandemutande) to offer Sage ERP X3 over the cloud. The Software as a Service application will be hosted at Utande’s new datacentre in Harare.
The partnership was first unveiled at last year’s ICT Africa event in Harare, where the implementation won Utande an award for the most innovative product at the annual exhibition. Today’s release doesn’t say if the service is already available to customers, but we’re guessing it is, as they wouldn’t announce it for the second time just for the sake of it. There are also no pricing details or how the licencing will be structured. We have written to them for that information and we will update as soon as we get it.
Chips Computing is one of the Zimbabwe’s oldest software companies and represents Sage Enterprise in Zimbabwe. Dandemutande is one of Zimbabwe’s licensed 12 Internet Access Providers. The company has for a while now been preparing to launch its new WiMax service which we’ve been told by source is about to be launched.