Deloitte South Africa has signed a strategic alliance with SAP Concur®, a SAP® subsidiary, and announced that the team from Zentae Consulting (Pty) Ltd, one of Africa’s most experienced service providers for SAP Concur solutions, joined the professional services firm effective 1 March 2022. This positions Deloitte as a leading implementer of SAP Concur solutions in Africa.
“As businesses and finance teams across Africa advance their digital journey, leaders are seeking more flexible digital finance solutions, and we believe that the SAP Concur platform is an ideal fit. We are very proud and excited about this alliance,” said Deloitte Africa Assurance Services Leader, Greg Haskins.
SAP Concur is the leading brand for integrated travel, expense and invoice management solutions, providing cloud-based, Software as a Service scalable solutions to take companies of all sizes and stages beyond automation to a completely connected spend management solution.
“Digital disruption means businesses are moving faster and they don’t want to be slowed down by inefficient processes. When it comes to spend management, organisations need a tool that will speed up claiming and reimbursement processes while also making it simpler to manage spending and enforce policies. SAP Concur solutions provides this ,” said Haskins.
“Deloitte sees significant synergies in working with the SAP Concur platform,” said Deloitte Africa Accounting Operations Advisory Lead, Kavita Vanmali. “We have deep expertise across the end-to-end finance process for businesses of all types and sizes, helping to automate month-end reconciliation, easing the burden of data capture and supporting finance teams through the rapid technological and digital disruption underway.”
Jen McDonald, Deloitte Consulting Director, added that “Deloitte has been a strategic global SAP alliance partner since 1989 with more than 25,000 global SAP practitioners, we are well placed to advise businesses on how to integrate SAP Concur solutions into large-scale SAP-based enterprise programmes.”
As a result of the transaction, Zentae’s founder Trevor Erlank will join Deloitte as an Associate Director, together with two staff members. Zentae Consulting started working with SAP Concur solutions over five years ago and is a long standing delivery partner. “The team from Zentae Consulting brings us deep expertise in SAP Concur configuration and support services and Deloitte is now able to support clients through all aspects of their SAP Concur journey: from business case planning and configuration through to training, change management, and post-implementation support services,” said Haskins.
Trevor Erlank said he was looking forward to joining Deloitte, “being a part of Deloitte provides scale and leverages our experience from implementations across 6 continents and 28 countries. Deloitte provides significant market reach and confidence that we will have a broader team to support our clients as they maximise the opportunities for invoice automation and improved management of travel and expenses.”
Paul Ponçon, SAP Concur VP Cloud Channel Sales EMEA, said, “We are excited about this alliance with Deloitte in Africa. Zentae enhances Deloitte’s SAP Concur practice and service expertise. This will provide businesses in South Africa with another key channel to access the SAP Concur spend management platform. It will also allow the SAP Concur business to further extend our presence in the market.”