eFront and Methys extend their partnership, strengthening customer service in South Africa


eFront and Methys extend their partnership, strengthening customer service in South Africa

Paris, October 13, 2014 – eFront, a leading software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, is pleased to announce that it has extended its partnership with international technology consulting firm, Methys, naming it the integrator for all eFront solutions in Africa. The two companies will build on the partnership’s many successes implementing eFront solutions throughout Africa to bring regional customers innovative technologies, market leadership, local expertise, hosting and value-added services well into the future.

eFront began its partnership with South Africa-based Methys in 2012 and, during that time, the two companies have collaborated on seven projects in South Africa and throughout the continent. These successes have proven the importance of maintaining a local presence and local support services while highlighting Methys’ unique skill set, which combines technical expertise with superior knowledge of private equity and financial services.

“eFront and Methys have a long professional history together, based on trust,” commented Christophe Viarnaud, co-founder and CEO of Methys. “We share a common philosophy on client satisfaction, and this has made for a very close fit of company cultures, which is an important component of our success.”

The collaboration demonstrates eFront’s continuing commitment to its African clients and to serving the growing private equity industry in the region. eFront’s role as technology provider will continue with sales and business development management, support and maintenance programs, as well as web support portal access. Methys will continue its implementation and post-deployment services, local consulting and business analysis, as well as state-of-the art hosting. In addition, Methys will provide an additional layer of value added services in application management. Methys will host South African eFront operations in both Johannesburg and Cape Town to strengthen the implementation and support methodologies.

“Methys complements eFront’s leading technology with local presence and unique private equity process expertise,” explained Philippe Verboogen, Managing Director of Operations, Europe and Africa for eFront.

“The result is a very high level of confidence in the success of our future engagements for us and our customers.”