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Leeds, England – The Program Management Group (PMG), UK pioneers in multi project management software, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with South African IT specialist, eYona Software Solutions (Pty). Under the agreement eYona will work with PMG to market and implement the company’s Hydra product in South Africa.

The agreement is PMG’s first commercial alliance in Africa, and comes as the company launches a major version of its flagship Hydra product [“PMG Unveils Third Generation Programme Management Tool” – 16/10/01].

According to Tony Speakman, VP of Sales for PMG, the relationship with eYona is set for a flying start, with sales to several companies in the region. “eYona has a good presence in its market and is already taking Hydra into its customer base. We are very excited to have found a strong partner to extend our business outside Europe, and look forward to working with eYona to introduce programme management in South Africa.”

“We have been very impressed with PMG and its Hydra product, which we believe is unique,” commented Gerard Rautenbach, CEO of eYona. “We are already working with several large clients to deliver Hydra and anticipate strong demand for the product and our services in this market.”

eYona Software Solutions (Pty) Ltd, based in Cape Town, is an IT consulting and services group focused on supporting customers’ core business drivers to promote growth. The company is funded by Kitlano Technologies (Pty), a wholly owned Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) company. More information from

The Program Management Group (PMG), based in Yorkshire's "Silicon Dale" designs, develops and markets programme management software and services. Founded as Hydra Development Corporation in 1996, the fast-growing company spent over four years developing and refining its revolutionary programme management product - Hydra, and has in less than 3 years established an international customer base of 32 global organisations, with over 5,000 users.
PMG’s Hydra product is a complete programme management suite, offering resource-centric, multi-project, multi-site planning capabilities. Its patent, intelligent pre-emptive resource scheduling allows organisations to successfully plan and implement multiple simultaneous projects without the limitations of discrete task-centric project management tools.

For further information please go to or contact:

Sarah Neville
The Program Management Group
[44] 1937 547171

Peter Linton
Media Link
[44] 118 984 3386

Gerard Rautenbach
eYona Software Solutions (Pty) Ltd
[27] 21 531-2970

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