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Leading South African business solutions provider, Jera Consulting, has partnered with UK-based Version One (, to deliver electronic document storage and authorisation technologies to Jera’s 300+ customers. Jera is the largest Sage provider south of the Sahara, selling a range of accounting systems including Sage Line 500 and Sage Line 1000.

Using Version One’s systems, Jera customers can now eliminate inefficient and error-prone paper-based processes for the approval, storage and retrieval of business documents. Version One’s DbArchive storage system and DbAuthorise workflow technology enable Jera’s customers to electronically store, retrieve and authorise all business documents (invoices, purchase orders etc.) directly from their accounting system. As well as reducing costs and storage space, these technologies significantly improve organisation efficiencies.

Raymond de Kock, Operations Director of Jera says, “Electronic document management systems and in particular storage and authorisation technologies are amongst the fastest growing software applications worldwide. As they provide an extremely fast return on investment and dramatically improve efficiency, we’re expecting South African demand for these technologies to increase year-on-year.”

De Kock continues, “To meet demand, we recognised the need for a partner with robust and flexible electronic storage and authorisation solutions. Version One’s software was the obvious choice as it’s a cut above the rest. As well as tightly integrating into Sage, it’s extremely user-friendly and functionally superior to similar solutions on the market.”

Richard King, Version One’s Partner Manager comments, “We’re delighted that Jera is rolling-out Version One’s DbArchive and DbAuthorise to its user base. With these technologies, Jera’s customers will revolutionise their business processes and in doing so will streamline their operations, reduce their overheads and gain a distinct competitive edge.”


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About Jera Consulting

Jera Consulting provides leading business system solutions throughout Africa including Sage Enterprise Solutions and Pastel Accounting software. The company has established presence in Nigeria and Tanzania to serve its growing customer base in Africa. Jera is currently active in South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho. Due to the limited infrastructure available in Africa, in addition to accounting software, Jera provides products which assist its customers with professional document archiving, retrieval, authorisation and delivery.

About Version One

Version One Ltd is the author of electronic document management and imaging software. These solutions enable the automated electronic storage, retrieval, management, enhancement and delivery of business documents such as invoices, purchase orders and statements. This 'paperless office' technology is seamlessly integrated into all major ERP and accounting systems and with a typical ROI of less than six months, Version One's solutions are enabling thousands of organisations to save dramatic amounts of time and money.


Liz Ebbrell, Version One
+44 (0)1625 856505 or 07917 634 705

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