Lorge converts Computicket`s ACCPAC accounting system to Advantage Edition

Lorge Press Office
[Johannesburg, 16 April 2003] The back-office financial system of SA`s largest national ticketing company, Computicket, has been upgraded and converted to ACCPAC Advantage Series Enterprise Edition by Softline Lorge, the national and international ACCPAC accounting software reseller and solutions provider.

In an intensive month-long project, Softline Lorge installed the ACCPAC Advantage Series version 5.0 business application suite of software, which involved converting all the data from the previous accounting system into the new ACCPAC version.

“The system focuses on debtors, creditors and general ledger and is completely compatible with the Computicket online front-office system that is used to sell event, transport and cinema tickets for over 30 000 concurrent performances to the public through more than 60 outlets countrywide,” said Lorge executive committee member Alexander Lamprecht.

As it was essential that Computicket`s back-office and selling functions were not interrupted, Lorge conducted an extensive trial data conversion exercise and at the same time trained Computicket head office personnel in the use of the new ACCPAC Advantage Series system.

“With the financial year-end around the corner it was imperative that we ensured complete and accurate financial data. It was vital that we used the right partner to ensure a smooth transition with no disruptions to our clients or to our financial processes,” said Computicket financial manager Kurt Drennan.

“The real data conversion exercise was implemented over a weekend and experience gained from the trial was invaluable in ensuring that the integrity of all of the data was maintained and that it was financially correct right down to outstanding invoice level. The conversion brings significant benefits to Computicket, including standardisation of accounts for easy consolidation, improved security and improved back-office productivity,” added Lamprecht.

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