eg solutions secures first contract in South Africa

IT software and services company, eg solutions plc, has secured its first contract in South Africa with the country's largest bank. eg solutions has been engaged to apply its principles of operational management to achieve consistent management practices, improved team leader capability and cost benefits in the Vehicle and Assets Finance division of South African-based financial services company, Standard Bank.

The deal, signed in May, is particularly significant for eg as it is the company's first major customer to be secured in South Africa. Standard Bank has a global presence, operating from 18 African countries and 21 countries on other continents, with over 42, 000 employees.

eg solutions has put in place a guarantee to achieve a 10% increase on the bank's throughput times. Using the eg principles of operational management, the company will conduct a structured training and coaching program for Managers and Team Leaders to ensure consistent application of capacity planning and work allocation, communication and motivation techniques.

Derek Brown, Managing Director of eg South Africa states: "Securing this deal confirms our research that there is a ready market for eg in South Africa. Having worked in South Africa for the last 12 years, I am confident we will be able to significantly increase our customer base in South Africa in the near future."

"The strength of adoption of leading-edge technologies makes South Africa the next obvious choice for our continued expansion, " said Elizabeth Gooch, CEO eg solutions. "We are also expanding our Software teams into South Africa to support our expanding continental client base. It is a fantastic market and the cultural fit is good."

eg solutions is rapidly expanding its presence in South Africa with an office in Johannesburg. The company is currently recruiting locally in order to build a full team in South Africa. This team will be used to serve new clients in Africa but will also be involved in supporting the global expansion of the company.

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