About us

Linc specialises in project management and implementation of ERP systems for small-to-medium sized businesses – primarily with the use of Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision).

We have over 30 years of combined experience in this field, and our team consist of some of the most senior Microsoft Dynamics NAV skilled professionals in South Africa.

We also offer services and products that complement this offering, in the areas of business analysis, business intelligence and custom integrations. Through close associations, we can offer SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics CRM integration and implementation services.

Give us a call or drop us an email if you have a question, or need advice on your business system challenges – we can help.

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We believe in customer satisfaction. We believe in lasting relationships. We are very proud of our work and we are fortunate to have a close and personal relationship with all of our clients. This, above all, is what sets us apart and we work hard to keep our service levels high whilst ensuring our clients have direct access to our senior team members to enjoy the best attention and advice at all times. Give us a call.

Our Clients

We are very proud of our work and we are fortunate to have a close and personal relationship with all of our clients.

This, above all, is what sets us apart and we work hard to keep our service levels high whilst ensuring our clients have direct access to our senior team members to enjoy the best attention and advice at all times.

We provide a quick summary of who our clients are, and links to their websites where available. Have a look, call or email us for more background information about these engagements, but if you’d like to speak to our clients directly about our services, please let us know beforehand.

We respect our clients’ privacy and we have made commitments to them that they will not be contacted unless we clear it with them first.

That said, we proudly present our client list and their products and services.

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Wildeklawer

Wildeklawer is South Africa’s largest single producer of onions in the local market and plays a significant role as a global exporter. Wildeklawer packs more than 2.4million onions per day during peak season. They are also a major potato producer, responsible for up to 5% of South Africa’s total potato produce during peak season. The married team, and main driving force behind Wildeklawer, Louis and Cora de Kock however do not only care about quantity. Quality is their priority.

We support Wildeklawer’s Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation.

Go To: www.wildeklawer.com

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La Motte

Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape winelands, La Motte is home to the finest wines, recognised internationally for exceptional quality. With its picturesque setting, traditional cuisine and historic charm, La Motte is an enchanting destination for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

For La Motte, we have implemented our industry-leading winery solution.

Go To: www.lamotte.co.za

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Torre Automotive

Torre Automotive (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of the JSE listed Torre Industries Limited, manufactures and distributes quality branded products to the automotive aftermarket in sub-Saharan Africa.

For Control Instruments Automotive we first upgraded their Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation to the latest version, at their Gabriel Division in Cape Town. We then rolled it out to the main distribution centre in Johannesburg.

This project also entailed web service integrations to advanced warehouse management systems and ongoing initiatives to integrate to industry standard EDI services.

Go To: www.torreautomotive.co.za

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Suiderland Plase

Suiderland Plase is a producer, packer and exporter of quality fresh produce, with a sophisticated client profile all over the globe. Based in South Africa’s Western Cape province, the company is an integral part of Suiderland Development Corporation. Suiderland Plase is a frontrunner in the citrus and table grape industry and is world-renowned for its top quality produce.

For Suiderland Plase we have implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV as their financial management system, and it includes consignment trading and fresh produce export functionality, provided through a specialist module for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, for which Linc is the local distribution and implementation partner in South Africa.

This project covers their head office financial management requirements, across several legal entities, and full implementation at their packhouse operations and farms.

Go To: www.suiderlandplase.co.za

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Boschendal

Boschendal is the ultimate icon of a heritage brought to South Africa by the French Huguenots in the seventeenth century and covers 2240 hectares (5500 acres) with a special composition of vineyards, orchards, nature reserves, mountain corridors, rivers and historic homesteads./p>

For Boschendal we implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV as their financial management system, upgraded from a previous version.

This project also entailed restructuring of their financial accounts and accompanying reporting mechanisms.

Go To: www.boschendal.co.za

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Charka

Established in 1978 and a member of the Suiderland Group of Companies, Suiderland Charka Ltd has been a part of the South African Braai for over 30 years. Charka, one of their many charcoal products, was the first SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) approved charcoal product in the country, and their products have been fuelling the best braais ever since.

For Charka we implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV as their financial management system, and integrated it to their national distribution network system.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is also used for their manufacturing operations.

Go To: www.charka.co.za

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Spier Wines

Spier is a historic wine farm in the Cape winelands. In fact, it was one of the very first farms to be established in Stellenbosch in 1692. Its rich cultural heritage includes a restored Manor House, an impressive collection of Cape Dutch gables and the oldest dated wine cellar in the country.

For Spier we implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 as their financial management system, replacing EzyWine, as well as Jet Enterprise for their business intelligence reporting.

This project also entailed the integration to WineMS. The project took 6 months from initial kick off to final implementation and the site went live in February 2014.

Spier proudly agreed to publish a case study of this successful implementation. View the Spier Case Study (PDF)

Go To: www.spier.co.za

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Brito’s

Stikland Cold Store was initially built to accommodate the storage requirements of the trading and manufacturing divisions of the Brito’s Group of Companies and with a storage capacity of 2500mt, is equipped with the latest technology in mobile racking systems and blast freezing facilities.

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Go To: www.britos.co.za

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Graham Beck Wines

Graham Beck’s Robertson estate, Madeba, is situated in the breathtaking Breede River Valley bordering the semi-arid Little Karoo region. The farm is located on the famous Route 62, a meandering country road which takes visitors on an unforgettable tour of the region’s plentiful attractions. At their Robertson Cellar they focus on minimal intervention, allowing instead the authentic essence of the fruit and terroir to shine through in the final wine.

With their financial and marketing head offices situated in Franschoek, we rolled out our Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrated with WineMS solution across the Franschoek office and the operations and the Robertson estate. Jet Enterprise was also implemented for their business intelligence reporting. The implementation also covered their Steenberg Wines business.

Go To: www.grahambeckwines.com

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Steenberg Wines

The oldest registered farm in the Cape, Steenberg Vineyards produces a range of much-loved wines through a process of environmentally considerate and dedicated winemaking. From vine to bottle, Steenberg’s wines are primed to produce an experience that evokes the unique terroir of the estate.

As part of Graham Beck Enterprises, we implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrated with WineMS packaged solution at Steenberg. This also included point of sale functionality for the wine sales section.

Go To: www.steenbergfarm.com

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Saag Jonker

OPSA, as a member of the Saag Jonker Group, is one of the largest privately owned vertically integrated Ostrich farming and distribution groups in the world.

For Saag Jonker (OPSA) we upgraded their Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation. They use the solution for financial management and their ostrich processing operations.

Go To: www.ostrichleatherco.co.za

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Seartec

Seartec is a proud distributor of the SHARP range of Electronic Cash Registers, POS equipment and Office Automation products in South Africa. Sharp has remained the No. 1 supplier of Calculators in the South African market and has shown itself to be a consistent, reliable supplier of Office Automation Equipment.

From their humble beginnings in 1968, to a multifaceted company today, the committed team of Seartec specialists is there to assist customers with choosing the right product that best suits their needs.

We support Sharp’s Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation, and advise on upgrades and new projects.

Go To: www.seartec.co.za

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Afrifresh

The Afrifresh Group is one of South Africa’s top producers, with large Citrus and Grape production at its strong base. A fully integrated business, its activities span farming, packaging, technical assurance, quality control, marketing, exporting and logistics. The Group has a controlling interest in Ariston Holdings, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, which is producing BANANAS, APPLES, TEA, MACADAMIA NUTS & VEGETABLES and is looking at further expansion and opportunities. Founded in 1992, Afrifresh has consistently followed a dynamic, long-term growth strategy. Today it owns 17 farming entities, which operate 22 farms and 2 independent pack houses in South Africa and is partnered with more than 50 growers in various regions. They also export to 54 countries worldwide and have international offices in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Chile, Spain and China.

For Afrifresh, we implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV as a single centrally hosted solution across all the businesses in Southern Africa. Initial implementation focus was on financial management, short-to-long term budgeting, forecasting and modelling, and business intelligence. We also built integration to their operational systems. The next phase is the roll out of LINKFRESH, a specialised NAV module for fruit consignment trading, fruit accounting and logistics.

Go To: www.afrifresh.co.za

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Vergelegen

Since 1700 and to this day, Vergelegen (meaning “situated far away”), has been crafted by some of the world’s great explorers and visionaries, who each in their own way have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate.

For Vergelegen we upgraded their Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation and integrated it for wine production processing, with WineMS.

Go To: www.vergelegen.co.za

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Pioneer Fishing

Pioneer Fishing is a trawling and fish processing business that produces a wide range of fish products for local and export markets. The infrastructure includes a fishing fleet, processing factories and engineering services, and it also markets and distributes its products.

For Pioneer Fishing we are implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 as their financial management system, and it includes consignment trading and fresh produce export functionality, provided through a specialist module for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, for which Linc is the local distribution and implementation partner in South Africa.

This project covers their head office financial management requirements, and full implementation at their processing facilities, Eyethu Fishing in Port Elizabeth, and Oranjevis in St Helena Bay.

Go To: www.pioneerfishing.co.za

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Delecta

Delecta Fruit exports Southern African deciduous and citrus fruit across the globe. The company was founded in 1997, by Jonathan Gersh, after deregulation of the South African fruit industry. Today, Delecta Fruit is jointly owned by leading producers and management. Delecta Fruit operates from their head office in Paarl and offices in the Ceres production area. Delecta is currently supplying leading retailers and wholesalers with stone fruit, table grapes, apples, pears and citrus from all the major supply regions in Southern Africa.

The company manages the full logistics function from their pack houses in SA to overseas destinations, ensuring a “door to door” service for the Delecta and Graaff Fruit brand. Delecta is a member of Agricultural Produce Agents Council (APAC), Fresh Produce Exporters Forum (FPEF) and IFS accredited. Delecta is proud to be associated with Graaff Fruit & De Grendel. For Delecta, we have implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV with LINKFRESH, the specialist food supply chain software built into NAV.

Go To: www.delecta.co.za

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Star South

Founded in 2003, Star South was initially established as a wholesaler in the South African fruit market. The company has since built a well balanced portfolio of international clients and suppliers within a reliable distribution and supplier network. Star South’s vision is to develop an optimized global supply chain. Their mission is sustainable profitability for all, and their core value is to meet their commitments, always.

Star South supplies various International Regions within the retail, wholesale and processing sectors with individually tailored shipments in terms of both quality and quantity.

In association with PwC Exordia, we are delivering ongoing implementation services and localised specialist functionality with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and LINKFRESH on PwC’s world-class hosted platform.

Go To: www.starsouth.biz

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Stellenbosch Vineyards

Stellenbosch Vineyards is a wine producer and exporter with its roots in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s premier wine-producing area. It is one of the largest branded product exporters in South Africa, taking its portfolio of award-winning wines to 39 countries around the globe. Its head office is situated on Welmoed, one of the oldest proclaimed farms in the Stellenbosch district, with a history dating back to 1690.

Following our strong success stories in the wine industry, we implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV with WineMS for Stellenbosch Vineyards.

Go To: Stellenbosch Vineyards

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Orange River Cellars

Orange River Cellars were established on 23 December 1965, with Upington Cellars harvesting wine grapes for the first time in 1968. Since the early seventies, the wine production activities have been extended significantly with the addition of cellars at Groblershoop, Grootdrink, Kakamas, and Keimoes. Grape juice production is managed from a separate, specialised facility at Kanoneiland, and is also done at the wineries of Grootdrink and Kakamas.

For Orange River Cellars we upgraded their Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation. They use the solution for financial management and all sales and distribution.

Further interoperability with their wine production operations are provided through seamless integration to WineMS.

As a second project, we rolled Microsoft Dynamics NAV out to their grape juice concentrate division, Orange River Concentrate Producers, where it is used for financial management and manufacturing operations.

Go To: www.orangeriverwines.com

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Mosstrich

Mosstrich, is based in Mossel Bay and is the world’s second largest producer of ostrich products.

Linc supports Mosstrich’s NAV implementation and is in the process of upgrading their solution to the latest version. They use the solution for financial management and their ostrich processing operations.

Go To: www.mosstrich.co.za

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Leopards Leap

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards is a leading wine producer situated in South Africa’s famous Franschhoek Valley. Sourcing grapes from selected vineyards in the Western Cape winelands, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards produces and markets quality wines under the Leopard’s Leap label, aimed at consumers with a preference for affordable, easy-drinking wines, fit for any occasion.

As a popular, family-orientated tourist destination, Leopard’s Leap also boasts sociable tasting facilities, a versatile food offering, culinary tutoring and, of course, the charm of a beautiful landscape.

For Leopard’s Leap, we have implemented our industry-leading winery solution of Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrated with WineMS.

Go To: www.leopardsleap.co.za

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Anthonij Rupert Wines

Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm, L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was eventually taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003 and the brand named after him.

It was Johann Rupert who constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility, catapulting the farm into a prestigious wine estate and the beginnings of what is now a sprawling enterprise.

The focus is on terroir specific wines and therefore it would seem obvious that the brand is made up of an impressive portfolio of farms representing the best in grape producing locations.

The portfolio is made up of L’Ormarins situated in Franschhoek, Rooderust in Darling, Riebeeksrivier in the Swartland and Altima in isolated Elandskloof. Individually each site offers optimum varietal specific growing conditions, allowing Anthonij Rupert Wyne to adhere to the requirements of their different brands.

For Antonij Rupert Wines, we have implemented our industry-leading winery solution of Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrated with WineMS.

Go To: www.rupertwines.com

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Fruits du Sud

Fruits du Sud is an international supplier of high quality raisin products, which include bulk and pre-pack raisins, mixes and fruit mince. Due to its knowledge and experience acquired over the last decade, Fruits du Sud has grown into a profitable and dominant market player by providing Quality Customer Product and Service, Advanced Technology and Motivated Personnel.

As part of the Afrifresh group, we implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV at Fruits du Sud covering all business areas including the grading and packing facility.

Go To: www.fruitsdusud.com

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Berfin

South Africa has enjoyed a reputation as an exporter of excellent quality foods, which dates back to the legendary trading ships of the Dutch East India Company who first saw the potential of “The Fairest Cape ” and its fertile soils.

Berfin is Strategically placed between historic wine lands and beautiful orchards close to Cape Town, to continue a proud tradition as one of South Africa’s leading food marketers. Now operating in 30 countries from South East Asia to Europe, Berfin is able to offer an exceptional marketing service by drawing on the well established international connections.

During its 19 years of operation, Berfin has established a close relationship with local manufacturers, wholesalers, supermarkets and other retail outlets, thereby ensuring that the company stays in touch with the latest trends in the food industry.

Originally part of the Afrifresh group, we implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV for the entire operation. Following their separation from Afrifresh, Berfin became our first customer to host Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.

Go To: www.berfin.biz

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African Pride Wines

African Pride Wines is driven by pride in their craft, their country and their people. They strive to provide delicious wines and to offer impeccable service delivery to their customers. This approach has led to their wines being distributed in more than 35 countries and to be found in locations as diverse as a small market stall in Rwanda to a 5 star luxury Cruise Liner. This is a testament to the broad range of wines they offer with global appeal.

They produce a range of uniquely branded wines aimed to appeal to wine-lovers across the globe. Their goal is to be market orientated and to provide a unique combination of branding and wine styles at various price points.

Originally part of the Afrifresh group, we implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV for the entire operation.

Go To: www.africanpridewines.co.za

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Franschoek Motor Musem

The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only one place can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile, The Franschhoek Motor Museum.

We support FMM’s Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation.

Go To: www.fmm.co.za

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CPGR

The Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research is a specialist not-for-profit contract research organisation established in South Africa to provide support and services to the life science and biotech community.

The organization, based in Cape Town combines state-of-the-art information rich genomic and proteomic (‘omics’) technologies with bio- computational pipelines to create unique solutions for biological problems in the human health and the agri-biotech sectors.

For The CPGR we implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 as their financial management system.

Go To: www.cpgr.org.za

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Acsis

Acsis is an independent financial services group that guides clients along their journeys in achieving lasting financial well-being.

For acsis we implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV as their financial management system.

This project also entailed integration to two critical line-of-business applications using web services and database level integrations. Other integrations included reporting tools and banking.

Go To: www.acsis.co.za

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Quoin Rock

The name “Quoin Rock” traces its origins to the Agulhas area, where Quoin Point is the second most southerly point, after Cape Agulhas itself. In historical Latin terms, ‘quoin rock’ means ‘cornerstone’; the cornerstone being a fundamental piece of the foundation of buildings constructed throughout history. The cornerstone was laid first and set the precedent for where the following stones would be placed and eventually where the building would be erected.

The ‘quoin rock’ displays strength, endurance and timelessness- qualities that inspired their original labels and have proven true of their wines in the developing years. Their promise to you is that these qualities and values will remain evident in the Quoin Rock wines in the years to come.

For Quoin Rock we implemented our industry leading winery solution of Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrated with WineMS.

Go To: www.quoinrock.co.za

Our Solutions

We choose to implement the solutions we do. We choose very carefully.

We’ve been implementing business solutions for a while now. We know what works. The solutions that are represented here work.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV

For nearly 30 years, Microsoft Dynamics NAV has delivered the capabilities, performance, and ease of use that power more than 84,000 diverse businesses in over 40 countries. It provides comprehensive core business management functionality, including sales, marketing, financials, reporting, supply chain management, and more. Easy to adapt, extend, and connect, Microsoft Dynamics NAV has enabled a global network of partners to create many powerful solutions that can meet the needs of small and midsize businesses across a wide range of highly specific industries and vertical businesses.

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LINKFresh by Anglia

Fully integrated with Microsoft Dynamics, LINKFresh harnesses the power of Microsoft’s world class solution by adding a broad choice of modules and applications designed specifically for companies who work in the food supply chain. Anglia’s team of Supply Chain Specialists have used the knowledge of real customer requirements to create LINKFresh; a complete business management solution for the food supply chain industry.

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Jet Reports

Looking for a reporting solution that is easy to use, powerful and nearly automatic? With Jet Reports you get all that and more — access to all your systems, automatic updates, report scheduling — you name it. So now you have the information you need to create great reports that make the impact you want.

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Zetadocs for Microsoft Dynamics NAV by Equisys

Zetadocs for NAV is the document management add-on for Microsoft Dynamics NAV chosen by Microsoft for its connection to SharePoint. Zetadocs will help your business eliminate time-consuming and cumbersome paper-based processes so that you can achieve cost savings, faster response times to your customers and a reduction in your company’s carbon footprint.

CONTACT US AT LINC COMMUNICATIONS

Give us a call or drop us an email if you have a question, or need advice on your business system challenges.

We have over 30 years of combined experience in this field, and our team consist of some of the most senior Microsoft Dynamics NAV skilled professionals in South Africa. Linc specialises in project management and implementation of ERP systems for small-to-medium sized businesses – primarily with the use of Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision).

We work hard to keep our service levels high whilst ensuring our clients have direct access to our senior team members to enjoy the best attention and advice at all times.

Contact us ON 086 000 LINC (5462) – we can help.

Contact Linc Communications (Pty) Ltd

3rd Floor
107 Bree Street
Cape Town
8000

P.O. Box 2819
Clareinch, 7740
South Africa

Contact Us:
Telephone: 086 000 LINC (5462)
International: +27 21 300 1767
Fax: 086 619 1428
E-mail: accounts@linc.co.za

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