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Zensar to enable SynChem’s seamless business operations
Selected as JD Edwards implementation partner
Press Release | 14 Feb 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa : February 14, 2018: Zensar Technologies, a leading digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with global organizations across industries on their Digital transformation journey, announced that it has won the mandate for providing JD Edwards 9.2 implementation for Africa’s leading specialty chemicals conglomerate, SynChem. The project involves integrating three of its holding companies into one single ERP framework, to bring in seamless operational excellence. Zensar will be managing the implementation across the key functional areas of finance, manufacturing, supply chain and asset maintenance.
Sandeep Kishore, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Zensar Technologies said, “Today’s businesses need to be nimble, in order to leverage the emerging technology platforms. Zensar has vast experience in working with global enterprises on their ERP mandates; we are confident of generating business value for SynChem.”
Shoaib Nathie Head of IT, SynChem commented, “We are focused on streamlining our operations across our group companies. For this initiative, it was important for us to have a partner who understands the framework and has the experience of large scale implementations. We were pleased with the work done by Zensar for our group company, Idwala and we look forward to another successful outcome with them.”
Prameela Kalive, Executive Vice-President and Head, Applications Business Solutions, Zensar Technologies said, “Our team has successfully enabled SynChem’s group company, Idwala to realize benefits from the JD Edwards implementation. We understand their business challenges and our team of experts will be able to help SynChem through the entire implementation process seamlessly.”
Harish Lala, Senior Vice-President and Head, South Africa, Zensar Technologies said, “SynChem’s business operations are process intensive, and they needed a partner to help them streamline their critical business operations. Our local understanding of the market, coupled with domain capabilities makes us confident of helping the customer to experience enhanced efficiency and better alignment of its processes.”
SynChem has chosen a phased approach to migrate its member companies onto a single ERP solution. This project involves three of its member companies with the objective to enhance business process and workforce efficiency. Additionally, the company is looking at ways to improve operational, management and statutory reporting.
The expected business benefits include:
- Provide a robust platform for current and future business growth of current operations
- Provide effective support for growth by SynChem’s acquisition strategy
- Effectively cater to processes in the areas of Finance, Supply Chain, Transportation, Manufacturing and Capital Assets Maintenance
- Enhance business process and workforce efficiency
- Lower total cost of ownership
- Improve operational, management and statutory reporting
Synthesis Chemical Holdings Proprietary Limited (“SynChem”) is a chemical, minerals beneficiation, and performance coatings holding company, with various operations across the industry. SynChem’s product range includes basic chemicals, life sciences, pharmaceutical, specialty chemicals, industrial minerals, technology based performance coatings and consumer products. The geographic footprint of SynChem is well established in sub-Saharan Africa. The SynChem companies are market leaders in most of the products they supply.