UDI Group (Pty) Ltd, the holding company for Ulwazi Digital Information, has expanded its network into the Indian Ocean Islands with a dedicated software development facility in Mauritius called UDI Mauritius. This will be the start of our presence in the Indian Ocean Islands, says Group MD Derek Naidoo.

UDI Mauritius, which is a partnership with the UDI Group and Tamak Technologies Ltd, will offer focused opportunities to the provision of business solutions both in Mauritius, SA and future growth into the Indian Ocean Islands, says Frederick Tsang Mang Kin, MD of UDI Mauritius.

UDI has been involved in the design, development and engineering of specific technology in the training, content management and ERP fields. The Mauritian outfit will initially focus on ERP customisation, development and online support to local customers. The high level of skills availability in Mauritius and the cost thereof has ensured savings to clients.

Tamak Technologies has been involved in ERP design and development focusing on Java, J2EE, Struts and Oracle. The skills that have been developed over the past years will greatly enhance the existing offering by UDI group and visa versa.

Our intention of building a dedicated ERP skills base will address the requirements of clients both locally and internationally, and ensure the growth of the businesses.

ERP solutions have grown over the past years in Africa and the cost of implementation has grown likewise. For our economies to grow into world-class economies, we need to ensure we utilise local resources and skills that will keep the revenue generated within the continent.

UDI has already implemented its ERP solution OpenERP in a number of sites including Africa Heritage Investments Group of companies.