Sage South Africa, leading business software and services partner, acquired SkillsMap to strengthen the fast-growing Sage VIP Recruitment business  as well as to enrich the Sage Pastel Payroll & HR solutions.

SkillsMap is an online platform that connects employers in South Africa and the rest of the world with quality talent.  It is a cloud -based, end-to-end recruitment solution that offers our customers direct access to top talent in Africa and abroad for exclusive positions.

Sage SkillsMap complements the existing recruitment services offered to Sage customers, broadening our service by giving customers more options to address their recruitment needs.

The SkillsMap software filters candidates, consolidates data and tracks placements. For a monthly subscription fee, it gives companies access to an applicant tracking system, public talent community and customised client career portal.

The acquisition of SkillsMap positions Sage as the only provider in the market that can offer payroll and HR, an applicant tracking system and a job board in one solution. This empowers customers to achieve significant efficiencies in their businesses.

SkillsMap was founded by Heidi Duvenage in 2012 and was the culmination of a lifelong dream and many years of “putting people together”. Following Sage’s purchase of the software and intellectual property of SkillsMap, Heidi and her team joined Sage and now operate from Sage VIP’s offices at Menlyn Maine in Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria.

About Sage

We provide small and medium sized organisations with a range of easy-to-use, secure and efficient business management software and services – from accounting and payroll, to enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and payments.

Our customers receive continual advice and support through our global network of local experts to help them solve their business problems, giving them the confidence to achieve their business ambitions.  Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999.

Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 12,700 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil. For further information please visit