Hyland Software Partners with BSVA Integrated Services to Drive ECM Adoption in Africa

JOHANNESBURG – 6 March, 2013 – Hyland Software and BSVA Integrated Services (BSVA IS) have partnered to offer OnBase, Hyland’s enterprise content management (ECM) solution, to organisations in Africa. BSVA IS, a subsidiary of BankservAfrica, is a trusted organisation in South Africa providing comprehensive IT and ECM solutions to companies across the continent.

BSVA IS delivers a wide range of services including core banking platforms, server hosting, digital asset management, money transfer, point of sale technology and more. By including OnBase in its portfolio, BSVA IS adds value for its clients by enabling users to take control of their information and streamline business processes. BSVA IS offers ECM solutions tailored for a number of industries, including retail, insurance, healthcare, higher education, government and energy.

After closely examining other ECM products, BSVA IS found that Hyland offers the widest scope of solutions. Hyland invests more than 15 percent of its annual revenue into research and development, creating innovative and quality technology that is relevant to a variety of industries.

“Hyland’s strong track record of productivity, go-to-market strategies and corporate values confirmed that it was the best fit for us,” said Dan van der Westhuizen, CEO of BSVA IS. “ECM technology is a key part of the IT future in Africa and we are excited to partner with Hyland because of its reputation for creating powerful and flexible solutions.”

BSVA Integrated Services joins the exclusive Authorised OnBase Solution Provider community of more than 300 Hyland partners that provide the highest level of expertise and hands-on support for OnBase.

“Gartner’s forecast of a 6.4 percent rise in worldwide enterprise software spending in 2013 and the overall growth of the African economy indicate that there is an emerging need for ECM technology in Africa,” said Ed McQuiston, vice president of global sales at Hyland Software. “BSVA Integrated Services is an expert resource that will provide strategic ECM solutions that reduce operating costs, improve customer service and minimise risk.”

A number of organisations in South Africa have already utilised BSVA IS’s industry and IT experience to implement powerful ECM solutions that improve the business environment, including BankservAfrica, BSVA IS’s parent company.

“BSVA IS’s extensive experience in the financial services industry was critical to the successful implementation of our ECM solution,” said Scott Rossouw, business development manager, BSVA IS. “They understand our need for information lifecycle management, data governance and business process efficiency and constructed a comprehensive OnBase ECM solution that integrates with our existing systems. With better access to our information, we’ve saved resources, accelerated business processes, increased transparency and minimised risk, resulting in a better way of doing business.”

Offering OnBase deployments in the cloud (SaaS and hosted) and on-premises, BSVA IS is primed to address the evolving business needs of companies in Africa.

For more information on Hyland Software’s ECM solutions, please visit Hyland.com.

About Hyland Software
For over 20 years, Hyland Software has helped our more than 11,300 lifetime customers by providing real-world solutions to everyday business challenges. That dedication is why Hyland realises double-digit growth, and why 98 percent of our customer base continues to renew its annual maintenance. Our customers see the ongoing value of partnering with Hyland and continue to work with us year after year.

Hyland’s enterprise content management (ECM) solution, OnBase, is one of the most flexible and comprehensive ECM products on the market today. OnBase empowers users to grow their solutions as needs change and business evolves. It is tailored for departments, but comprehensive for the enterprise, designed to give you what you need today and evolve with you over time. For more information about Hyland Software’s ECM solutions, please visit Hyland.com.

BSVA Integrated Services
BSVA Integrated Services provides financial and business processing technology solutions to organisations across Africa. A subsidiary of BankservAfrica, Africa’s largest automated clearing house, BSVA Integrated Services provides clients with technology that increases productivity, improves competitive agility and enhances customer service. For more information about BSVA Integrated Services, please visit BankservAfrica.com.