SAGlobal Opens Brazilian Subsidiary
Sao Paulo, 8th September 2006
SAGlobal, one of the biggest Microsoft Dynamicsâ„˘ global partners in the enterprise business solutions (ERP and CRM) area, acting in Europe, United States and Asia-Pacific and with hundreds of clients in over 40 countries, is opening a subsidiary in Brazil to act exclusively on Microsoft Dynamicsâ„˘ AXâ€™s sales and implementation. Microsoft Dynamicsâ„˘ AX is the flagship ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution from Microsoft Corporation and is focused on mid-market enterprises.
SAGlobal Brazil was formed through a joint venture with Gestar, a Microsoft Dynamics Brazil partner with wide experience and expertise in enterprise management and CRM. SAGlobal Brazil is the first entity for the Group in Latin America and Brazil is the first country to implement SAGlobalâ€™s local-company partnership model that is focused on BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries.
According to Moacyr Galo Jr., General Director of SAGlobal Brazil, the Brazilian subsidiary will leverage on System Advisers Groupâ€™s expertise on the Microsoft Dynamicsâ„˘ AX platform. â€śSAGlobal is recognized for its excellence in global business solutions based on the Microsoft Dynamics platformâ€ť, he said. Moacyr added that the company was chosen by Microsoft Corporation as their main partner in the localization project of Microsoft Dynamicsâ„˘ AX for Brazil as well as other countries in Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
â€śWe will be launching Microsoft Dynamicsâ„˘ AX 4.0 in the Brazilian market by the end of this yearâ€ť said Rodrigo Modena Munhoz, General Manager for Microsoft Brazil Business Solutions Division. â€śThe investment in Brazil by SAGlobal is very important, because of their deep and specific knowledge about Microsoft Dynamicsâ„˘ AX, a global scale of action, and recognized ability. SAGlobal Brazil certainly can be very successful in the countryâ€ť, commented Munhoz.
In its first year, SAGlobal will focus on the manufacturing segment where they will leverage on their strong international performance. â€śWeâ€™re initially targeting international clients of SAGlobal that are either already present in Brazil or will shortly be starting their operations hereâ€ť, said Moacyr Galo. â€śWe are going to use SAGlobalâ€™s expertise in the manufacturing segment through vertical solutions that meet this marketâ€™s specifics needs. To leverage this expertise, SAGlobalâ€™s first few projects will call-upon the Groupâ€™s global expertise from India, Europe and the United Statesâ€ť.
SAGlobal Brazilâ€™s target is to achieve their first three Microsoft Dynamicsâ„˘ AX clients by the end of this year. â€śWe are in advanced negotiations with these companiesâ€ť, said Galo. The companyâ€™s present strength is a team of 22 professionals â€“Â by the end of 2008, the company plans to double their team to 40 professionals and aims to have at least 20 clients. â€śWe will invest almost R$ 2 millions in this first year of operationsâ€ť, said Galo, informing that the companyâ€™s expectation is to achieve a net income of R$ 7 millions in Brazil in 2008.