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After the successful launch in 2016 of AgileFile, by AgileCloud at CommerceQuest SA, a number of companies have purchased and are already using AgileFile to send their 3rd Party files to SARS. As SARS submission time is fast approaching – we suggest you take a look at AgileFile and what it offers.

The SA Revenue Services (SARS) introduced an additional interface for the submission and transfer of 3rd Party data files using IBM’s Connect:Direct, to provide a secure solution for point-to-point file transfers. IBM Connect: Direct is the file transfer standard used primarily among the banking community and larger organisations specifically for the secure transfer of large files. This platform provides faster feedback on file submissions. At a time when information security is constantly under threat, it is vital to provide a channel for secure point-to-point file transfers. IBM Connect:Direct provides a near real-time solution for reliable, secure file transfer.

However, many small to medium sized companies, find the purchase of the IBM software license to be too costly for their SARS 3rd Party File Transfers, so AgileCloud created a solution called AgileFile which uses IBM Connect:Direct as the core of the system, at a fraction of the cost. The ease of providing SMEs with a remote installation of IBM Connect:Direct software program, setting up of the customized folders required and the management by the AgileFile team to assist with any technical issues, has proven to be both simple and very cost effective.

AgileFile, provides a single secure connection for your 3rd party submissions to SARS, and is also used by some companies for file transfers to the major SA Banks (Standard Bank, ABSA, Nedbank, etc) plus to various Government institutions, for example, Department of Home Affairs who also use IBMs Connect:Direct.

AgileFile is a fully managed offering, paid on a monthly basis (OPEX). The offering includes the IBM Connect: Direct software license fee, installation of AgileFile on your server, configuration, management by the AgileCloud team, maintenance checks, remote assistance and weekly monitoring via remote VPN connection.

Designed to take away the file transfer administration headaches for companies, AgileFile is an ‘under the covers’ installation, configuration and on premise managed solution utilizing Connect:Direct with simple operation that ensures a company can transfer files to and from a single connected partner with minimal effort.

AgileFile provides alerts and reports regarding the files being sent and received. Remote monitoring of the solution ensures the User never has to worry about the system, and does not need to employ or have access to any ‘specialist’ skills within your company.

If your company is looking for an easy and cost effective way, with fixed monthly payments – to send your files to SARS – why not phone and ask for a quote for AgileFile today?

Call AgileCloud – 011 447 4701 or email