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Zimbabwe’s Twenty Third Century Systems opens Nigeria, Ghana offices

By , ITWeb
Africa , 23 May 2013

Zimbabwe’s Twenty Third Century Systems opens Nigeria, Ghana offices

Zimbabwean-headquartered pan-African technology company, Twenty Third Century Systems (TTCS), has expanded operations to Nigeria and Ghana, reinforcing its growing African footprint.

The firm says it has opened offices in Lagos and Accra respectively.

TTCS, which claims to have 300 consultants, says it has over 16 years experience implementing business software SAP across Africa and the Middle East in sectors such as mining.

The company -- which operates in markets such as Malawi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia -- further says it is “the largest SAP Service Partner in Sub-Saharan Africa outside South Africa.”

And in Nigeria, TTCS operates as Nexus 23rd. Nexus 23rd is a joint venture between TTCS Global and Nexus Alliance, a Nigerian company that is very active in the Oil and Gas industry. Currently managed by Akin Idowu.

TTCS, though, says it has been active in the Nigerian market for more than 8 years.

"Previously we used to operate offshore whereby we would send resources from Zimbabwe as and when required for project work but now we have staff on the ground," Ellman Chanakira, TTCS chief executive officer has said.

Officials at TTCS add that the firm has six staff members from Nigeria going through training at the TTCS head office in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Nigerian technology experts have been in Zimbabwe for six months.

In addition, TTCS says it has pre-sales staff in Nigeria.

Chanakira said the Nigerian market has responded positively to TTCS offerings.

"Our services are very well received in West Africa. TTCS is very strong brand in Nigeria and across Africa in general. We are also very active in Ghana and will move into French speaking Africa later this year," Chanakira said.

Following the positive response, TTCS says it plans to launch its cloud based solution, Cumulus, in the two West African countries.

The service was first launched in Zimbabwe last year and later brought to Rwanda and Uganda.

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