APS and MSD partner to offer full turnkey digital publishing propositionSpecialist solutions providers join forces to bring holistic offering to digital publishing customers 19 October 2015 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Automated Publishing Solutions (APS) and Morning Star Design (MSD) have entered into a joint venture agreement to deliver full turnkey solutions in the digital publishing and app development arena. The partnership will ensure that customers will be able to purchase and deploy gold-standard technologies like Adobe, Woodwing, Twixl, Easy Catalog through APS. Design, Adobe and Seta-accredited training and consulting services will be fulfilled by MSD. Both companies have solid track records that span more than two decades with concomitant specialist experience. The partnership will boast the most highly accredited technical, sales, training and consulting offering in the Africa and Middle East region. “With the fast pace at which the digital publishing arena is moving, and the potentially high risks to businesses, it is important to get it right the first time, and every time after that” said Charles Parrington, CEO of APS. The partnership will result in physical locations in the major regional centres vis-à-vis Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban with virtual support for clients in other cities. “We have built a reputation for reliability and service excellence with our customers.” says Riaan Jordaan, COO of APS. “Through this expansion, we will be able to meet our customer demands more efficiently.” he adds. “Through this partnership, we are confident that we will be able to take an experience that envelops consulting, app development and training, and roll it into one superbly designed package that resonates with creative community.” explains Rehana Rajah, MD of MSD. The combined effort amalgamates Woodwing Platinum Partner status with Adobe Silver Technology Partner, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Adobe Authorised Training Centre, Corel Training Partner, Apple, Wacom, Lacie and fp&m Seta accreditation amongst a slew of other affiliations including Adobe Certified Sales. Customers can contact Andrew Parrington on Andrew@aps.za.com or by calling 083 360 5819. Through this centralised contact approach, clients are able to facilitate appointments, consultations, book demo sessions, log support queries, or request training. “These developments help cement our sales and support function for our various brands. We are confident that the end-user experience will be significantly enhanced through this endeavour.” concludes Charles Parrington.
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