Data-Afrique, a Cape Town based IT-company, recently secured the sole distribution rights to market and distribute the eXpd8 software suite in South Africa and Namibia. eXpd8 was founded by Declan Branagan and is based in Dublin, Ireland, where it has been developing legal specific software since 1991. The software is widely used in Ireland, the UK, Australia, Canada, USA, and Portugal.
Data-Afrique offers a range of specialized services and products which assist businesses to reach and surpass information and communication technology (ICT) challenges. It delivers professional consultancy, full lifecycle software development and systems integration in sensitive business critical areas.
eXpd8 is a software interface that brings all client information into one central, searchable, easy to use screen. Up to the second client and case information is available at the user's fingertips, meaning the information is available they want when they want it and staff will increase productivity and efficiency. A file will never be "misplaced" or "lost"
The core functionality within the software is;
- Time and cost control
- Complete digital file of all information
- Remote working
- Scanning post and documents to any file or files
- Document assembly (templates)
- Brief generation
- Management information systems through extensive reporting system
- Email/diary management
Although predominately aimed at the legal fraternity, eXpd8 is used in a variety of other industries such as property developers, facility managers, event organizers, and estate agents. As all these industries have similar challenges in managing a "file" and keeping track of all information, correspondence, emails, costs and billable hours, pertaining to that file. eXpd8 does not replace any other software which are installed, such as laws, conveyancing, accounting systems, etc - by works in conjunction with such systems.
Tinus Lamprecht, eXpd8 South Africa's Country Manager says: "The recent economic downturn has forced all managers to re-examine their business processes and find innovative ways to increase revenue whilst at the same time reduce costs. Increased focus on corporate governance, the consumer protection act, and changes in rules of the courts are all playing a role in an increasing need for business to work smarter and more efficient. Too many hours are being wasted looking for files, correspondence and other client information. Workers across the world have also become more mobile and need to access information from out of the office"
eXpd8 Client Management software was developed with those challenges as its focus and it enables the users to:
- Make managing the practice simple and easy
- Increase customer service and response times
- Work anytime, anywhere and waiting time more productive
- Increase staff productivity
- Reduce Costs
- Grow the business without additional staff.
In the image to the left, CEO of eXpd8 Ltd, Mr. Declan Branagan (left) handing over the signed agreement to Tinus Lamprecht of Data-Afrique (right) in Dublin, Ireland.