Revenue authorities have hailed the relief that Systems Applications Products (SAP) - a unique software package with Enterprise Resource Planning capabilities - has brought to revenue accounting and management.

Speaking at a summit organised by Twenty Third Century Systems which was held from September 14 to 17 at the resort town of Victoria Falls, representatives from revenue authorities and software companies acknowledged the challenge that the uniqueness of tax administration poses in coming up with tailor-made systems.

Officially opening the summit, the Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA), Mr Gershem T Pasi, noted that “the challenge that revenue administrations face is the need for an all-round system that covers these unique business needs.  . . Such systems should be able to gather, collate and share information using databases that can be relied upon for reporting purposes.”

The summit was attended by the SAP Regional Director for SADC, Mr S Mangadze, representatives from revenue authorities and tax administrators in Sub-Saharan Africa; SAP; Indra; Accenture; IBM; as well as captains of industry and commerce.

Click here for the full version of Mr Pasi’s speech.