New software provider enters Ugandan market


A new software service provider “Twenty Third Century Systems” (TTCS) will this week launch its services in Uganda.

The Uganda launch will be the fourth destination for the company among the EAC partner states after already having subsidiary companies in Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya, reports EA Business Week.

According to Stuart Mugabe, the company Chief Executive Officer, the launch of the Twenty Third Century Systems Uganda is a culmination of the strategic alliance forged by local ICT provider Spacecomms Consulting Ltd a company incorporated in Uganda and wholly owned by Ugandans, and a Pan African business solutions provider Twenty Third Century Systems (pvt) Ltd (TTCS) a company incorporated in Zimbabwe.

TTCS is the largest SAP (Software Applications) resource partner in Africa outside South Africa with a Gold partner status.

Mugabe says that the company has been in the business of deploying the world's leading ERP solution (SAP) for the last 15 years, with so many end to end SAP implementations to its name.

"TTCS has spread its operations from Zimbabwe to open other subsidiaries across Africa i.e. Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia and Nigeria.

"The opening of the Uganda Subsidiary through this strategic partnership represents our commitment to delivering world-class solutions to East Africa using Ugandan resources," said Mugabe in an interview with East African Business Week in Kampala.

He adds that Twenty Third Century Systems has extensive experience in Africa and the Middle East, with successful projects in countries such as Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Malawi, Rwanda, Botswana and Bahrain.

"TTCS has a wealth of knowledge and experience, employing over 130 SAP consultants to date.

"We have invested hugely in providing software as a service (cloud computing) and training Ugandans to replace imported skills, thereby creating local capacity for the delivery and support of future SAP implementations in the region using Ugandan resources," adds Mugabe.

He notes that their strategy is to build on its relationship with SAP to deploy a large number of SAP solutions to the private sector and Government  institution, providing complete solutions which cover the full spectrum of ICT projects, i.e. hardware, software , connectivity and implementation services.