Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Signal Alliance completes acquisiation of SOFTribe

Information Technology (IT) company, the Signal Alliance, has completed acquisition of an equity stake in the SOFTribe Nigeria Limited, thereby unveiling a new company to be known as Dynamic Tribe Limited.

Affirming this development, the newly appointed chief executive officer (CEO), Dynamic Tribe Limited, Mr. Joe Jackson said that Signal Alliance and SOFTribe had a long standing professional and social relationship and it is expected that the integration of the two firms would be smooth.

With the latest acquisition, he pointed that Signal Alliance Group is expected to extend its dominance in the IT industry by adding the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) expertise of Dynamic Tribe Limited in delivering the world-class Microsoft Dynamics ERP.

This, he said, would greatly enhance its capacity to provide enterprise resource planning solutions for customers in all industry sectors cutting across the financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, government and education.

Reacting to the development exclusively in a chat, the group chief executive officer, Signal Allaince, Mr. Collins Onuegbu told ITRealms Online on Sunday that the investment in SOFTribe strengthens the already existing partnership with Microsoft, as his firm can now play in the increasingly important Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market.

He stated that the Dynamics ERP range from Microsoft which is suitable for their market because of its ease of implementation and familairity as well as easy integration to already familair Microsoft solutions.

“We‘re working really hard to make the investment work,” he declared.

Commenting on this development, Microsoft Nigeria through its spokesperson Mrs. Ngozi Ife-Anene, said they were delighted in this new happening between the companies.

She also said that it would herald a new era in IT in the country, stressing that Microsoft Nigeria has been encouraging cooperation between its partners over the years and that the new company will obtain full cooperation and support from Microsoft.

Signal Alliance, founded over 14 years prides itself as one of the leading IT firms in Nigeria in systems integration and solutions provision.

Meanwhile, Signal Alliance (SA) recently announced it has attained the gold partner status with Computer Associate (CA). This makes Signal Alliance the only Nigerian IT company to achieve the Gold status.According to a congratulatory message from the president of CA South Africa, Mr. Gary Lawrence, noted that Signal Alliance has become a mini CA in Nigeria.

“I certainly believe that the Nigerian market represents a good opportunity for CA technology. I also believe that with the right levels of focus and commitment from Signal Alliance based on creating Signal Alliance as a “mini CA” in the market that we can do great things,” he said.

For the chief executive officer, Signal Alliance, Mr. Collins Onuegbu, the gold partner status came due to the company’s successful deployment of solutions, efficient after sales support and efficient human resources.

Even as he said, SA has the largest customer base for Computer Associate (CA) products in Nigeria ranging from banking to the manufacturing industries.Proven competency, focus and extensive offshore training enabled Signal Alliance clinched the ca gold partnership status.

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