LONDON, November 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanceNet, Africa's leading CRM provider, announced today that it will be distributing simple hosted CRM ( systems from the UK's largest online CRM ( vendor, Really Simple Systems throughout Africa. AdvanceNet will be adding Really Simple Systems web based CRM to its portfolio of traditional in-house CRM products including Pivotal and Microsoft Dynamics.

For 20 years, AdvanceNet has been providing sophisticated business solutions for clients in over 30 African countries in industries ranging from mining and logistics to financial services, telecommunications and government. AdvanceNet has achieved significant success in the South African marketed by placing CRM at the heart of business and technology alignment, and will look to build on this with online CRM ( from Really Simple Systems.

Phil Hemsley, managing director of AdvanceNet, said, The combination of ease of use, reliability and speed over limited Internet connections make Really Simple Systems Hosted CRM the ideal product for African companies looking for a Software as a Service solution.

The Really Simple Systems offering was really cost-effective - some others were as much as ten times the price, says Gavin Green, managing director of African Corporate Cleaning Services and an early adopter of Really Simple Systems web based CRM in Johannesburg. Green adds, We also liked the hosted aspect - we did look at some 'on-premise' solutions, but decided they weren't for us. We wanted the ease, security and reliability of a hosted solution.

Earlier this year, online CRM provider Really Simple Systems announced a joint venture between themselves and resellers 4Growth Inc. in Toronto. This latest deal with AdvanceNet, coupled with recent reports from Gartner indicating that SaaS revenue will grow by 18% in 2009[1], further demonstrates the global demand for simple hosted CRM solutions and the shift to SaaS which looks set to continue into 2010.


About AdvanceNet

AdvanceNet is Africa's leading IT solutions provider delivering Infrastructure Solutions, Financial Management Solutions, Customer Relationship Management Solutions, Performance Management Solutions and Mobility Management Solutions. In business for over 20 years, AdvanceNet has developed into a mature, multi-faceted company offering sophisticated business solutions throughout Africa. This ability to deliver measurable business value is what makes AdvanceNet's offering more than simply a comprehensive suite of excellent software, hardware and network infrastructure products.

About Really Simple Systems

Really Simple Systems Hosted CRM is aimed at small and medium sized organisations with between 5 and 200 people who want a straightforward hosted CRM sales, marketing and support system. The hosted model is particularly suitable for companies with multiple locations and sales people who work remotely or at home. Really Simple Systems, winner of the Software Satisfaction Award 2008 Small Business Software CRM, is the largest United Kingdom provider of hosted CRM systems with offices in the UK, North America and Australia. Users include the Royal Academy of Arts, the British Library and the Department of Health as well as many small and medium sized companies.

For further information, please contact: John Paterson Really Simple Systems Tel +44(0)1730-823300 Max Deeley itpr Tel +44(0)1932-578-800

SOURCE: Really Simple Systems

CONTACT: For further information, please contact: John Paterson, ReallySimple Systems, Tel +44(0)1730-823300,; MaxDeeley, itpr, Tel +44(0)1932-578-800,