STRATO’s offering includes business consultation, solution design, implementation and the maintenance of operations. STRATO is a certified SAP Services Partner and certified solution provider for Maximizer CRM software. We also design, implement and manage customised IT solutions. Products developed by STRATO include STRATOPOD , a mobile business application facilitating paperless delivery and Proof of Delivery operations and STRATO SETA-Link , a tool that facilitates reporting of Skills Development returns to SETA’s.
The STRATO team members are carefully selected highly qualified consultants who have obtained subject matter certification in their areas of expertise. Team members are passionate about their customers and they will undoubtedly go the extra mile to deliver an effective service of high quality at a competitive price. The team’s consulting skills cover a broad base of business applications and technologies including ERP, Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management, Process and Systems Integration, Business Workflow, Human Capital Management, Warehouse Management, Database and Systems Management. The team also have various technical skills in programming (ABAP, WEBDYNPRO, JAVA, C#,SQL, SHARE-POINT among others), Mobility, Cloud and Hosting services. The application and technical skills are complemented by a strong team of Project Management and Change Management resources.
STRATO has a track record of successful system implementation and service delivery and this has been achieved through the establishment of close partnerships with our clients. A philosophy of ‘People engaging with People’, rather than faceless service delivery. Therefore we seek to have a selected customer base ensuring high quality, mutually beneficial partnerships.
STRATO does not attempt to overwhelm customers with a sophisticated array of expensive ‘World Class’ technical and process service delivery offerings. STRATO engages with customers and together we find a Sensible, Seamless and Sustainable solution for the customer.
Our Board of Directors
Cassie Lessing : CEO
Benjy Naggan : Marketing and Sales
Mervyn Coopen : Financial and Operations
STRATO has developed strategic partnerships with various entities to provide complementary and or tailored solutions to our customers. Some of these partnerships include:
Our clients include:
January 1999 – 26 members of the PFG internal IT department under leadership of Cassie Lessing establish Gateway Technologies (Pty) Ltd. The team consists of 19 Business Systems and 7 Network/Desktop resources. Between 1996 and 1998 these resources are instrumental in the implementation of SAP at PFG Building Glass. Gateway secures a 5 year outsource contract with PFG to support the SAP and Network environments
April 1999 – Gateway teams up with other ERP entities to establish ERP.com Holdings Ltd. ERP.com focuses on the provision of Consulting Services to customers considering ERP solutions or who have already implemented an ERP solution. Gateway specialises in SAP.
September 1999 – ERP.com lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under the venture capital section.
February 2000 – Gateway is rebranded as iServe. iServe gets accredited as SAP National Services Partner.
September 2000 – iServe is accredited as SAP Application Hosting Partner (ASP).
May 2004 – iServe is accredited as SAP Value Added Reseller for SAP All-in-One.
March 2005 – iServe is accredited as SAP Value Added Reseller for SAP Business One.
December 2006 – iServe performs a Management Buy-Out (MBO) from ERP.com. Gateway Technologies (Pty) Ltd is acquired from ERP.com and trades as iServe.
January 2013 – Gateway Technologies (Pty) Ltd trading as iServe is rebranded to STRATO IT Group (Pty) Ltd.
August 2013 – Strato becomes a Certified Solution Provider for Maximizer CRM Software.
Strato Brand Name Rationale
The STRATO name is a creative adaption of the word "stratum" or "strata" (plural). Stratum means a layer, or more especially one of several parallel layers arranged one on top of another. This name serves as a metaphor for the company’s core competency: putting the systems in place, from basic to complex, to ensure seamless business operations. It creates the foundation from which to build and grow.
Circular Element Logo
The circle symbolises a seamless business process from start to finish. It is also a metaphor for partnerships and global trade, with the arrow pointing up to show progress and growth. Red conveys strength and order, while corporate grey conveys resilience and reliability.
Our Major Achievements
STRATO has a track record of successful SAP implementations and in most instances has forged long term support relationships with the clients where STRATO has implemented SAP. STRATO consultants have also participated with other SAP partners in many successful SAP implementations and our consultants are often called upon to bring specialist skills to SAP implementation projects.
STRATO and Cassie Lessing (CEO), take a direct interest in the Joshua Project, donating much time and funding to this worthwhile cause.
The Joshua Project is a safe haven for vulnerable children and children living on the street mainly in Jeffreys Bay. The project functions as a drop-in centre for the children where they receive love, support, education, and training.
Every day, the Joshua project:
Provides physical and emotional care to traumatized children.
Develops education and life skills.
Develops discipleship through various activities.
Provides financial support to children who need rehabilitation due to substance abuse.
Through consistent relationships and education-based programs, the Joshua Project seeks to help these children to realize and develop their unique talents; to become healthy, responsible adults and a productive part of the work force and community and, most importantly, to discover their value as a child of God created for a specific purpose.
The Joshua Project (NPO 1998/007990/08) is a non-profit organization that depends on volunteers and funding from local caring organizations and individuals.
For more information on the Joshua Project go to: www.joshuaproject.co.za