Acquisition adds depth to the Workforce’s selection of human capital solutions

Thursday, 10 December 2020, Johannesburg: Workforce Holdings Limited (JSE: WKF), has acquired OpenSource Intelligent Solutions Proprietary Limited and OpenSource International Limited, with effect from 1 January 2021. The maximum purchase consideration is R24 208 875, subject to OpsenSource achieving certain performance targets over three years.

OpenSource is a South African and Mauritius based business which was established in 1993. The company places skilled SAP resources on both a contract and permanent basis at clients utilising SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning system. In addition, OpenSource also provides SAP training and other services including SAP site maintenance and payroll outsourcing. OpenSource is an accredited SAP partner and resources consultants across all SAP modules and complementary technologies to companies in South Africa as well as internationally.

As a highly regarded service provider in this niche segment within the IT industry, this acquisition allows Workforce to further expand its human capital service offering. This is consistent with Workforce’s previously stated growth and diversification strategy. The acquisition introduces a profitable and specialised business with a broad footprint and a driven, entrepreneurial management team into the Workforce group.

Commenting on the rationale for the acquisition, Ronny Katz, CEO of Workforce adds, “The Opensource Group offers new services as an accredited SAP partner, allowing Workforce to offer leading solutions in a new and diverse market.  In addition, this complementary offering provides both Workforce and the Opensource Group with exciting cross selling opportunities within their respective customer bases.”


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