Sekela Xabiso (SKX) is one of South Africa’s leading majority black-owned professional services firms and one of the largest accounting firms in Southern Africa. The firm prides itself on applying international best practice to deliver rigorous Internal Audit, IT Audit, Forensic Audit and Business Consulting services of the highest standards. The company was created in September 2012 through the merger of Sekela Consulting and Xabiso Chartered Accountants, bringing together two highly qualified teams of professionals with vast experience and impressive credentials. The combined knowledge and business acumen of SekelaXabiso’s directors puts the firm in an ideal position to deliver world-class, client focussed business solutions to a growing range of clients in both the private and public sectors.
Given SkX’s continued success and growth in client base and service lines, the firm recognised the need to consolidate business operations onto a single software platform, moving away from manual processes, improving visibility into key performance areas, enhancing client and engagement management and converting resource-intensive disparate systems into a single digital workflow.
“We were looking for a solution that would give us a live visibility into our business, optimise the way we work and provide a modern, integrated platform for our employees to deliver world class services. As we evaluated our options, it became clear that Silversoft with Deltek’s solution offered the leading end-to-end practice management technology, including the rich integrated accounting required to run a multi-dimensional firm with multiple offices, partners and service lines. Not only is their solution powerfully designed to handle deep accounting functionality, it also offers a mobile, modern and user-friendly interface to drive productivity in the firm.” said Raymond Mokgalagadi, Chief Operating Officer at SkX. “Silversoft, also has deep contextual knowledge of our industry and an exceptional track record in delivering successful projects locally, so we were pleased that we could set and achieve an aggressive project timeline of 12 weeks from inception to go live.”
“It has been an excellent experience to work with a firm as focussed and committed as Sekela Xabiso. We really felt that we had a shared vision from the outset and that the implementation of Deltek at SkX would help drive their business forward. We are thrilled they selected Deltek’s technology to manage their practice and deliver a platform for growth moving forward, and that through their professional and structure approach were able to go live on time and on budget.” said Jacques du Buisson, Managing Director of Silversoft.
SkX is one of the largest Accounting firms in Southern Africa and the only Professional Services firm of its size and capacity in South Africa to offer specialised services in Internal Audit and related fields. Led by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and highly skilled and committed team of experts in the industry, the firm prides itself on applying international best practice to deliver quality services that support the growth of its clients. The firm is invested in the training and development of their executives and employees to cope with the increasing demand of a growing client list.
Silversoft, headquartered in Johannesburg South Africa, is a multinational enterprise software provider focused on delivering solutions to people and project-centric firms. It has partnered with Deltek for more than ten years in offering best-in-class enterprise software tailored for professional services firms in Africa and surrounds. It’s cloud, on premise and mobile solutions deliver real-time information that helps its clients optimise their resources, manage costs and drive profitability behaviour. Silversoft’s Deltek Practice Management Solutions provide a fully integrated set of financial ledgers, people, project and client management functionality – which supports the entire service delivery life cycle from client acquisition to visualising key performance indicators. Silversoft’s highly skilled consultants and tailored offering have seen some of the largest professional services firms in the world invest in its solutions.
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