OVER 20 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL SOLUTION DELIVERIES

While Saratoga Software and Alacrity Technologies merged in 2017, both companies have a long and rich history of delivering IT expertise and technology solutions to local and international clients. Take a look at our journey.

ESTABLISHMENT
1998

MAGMATEC

Magmatec started and took on the support of the legacy Southern Life Employee Benefits systems on behalf of Momentum as their first contract.

2000

SARATOGA

Saratoga was founded as an IT services company by the management consortium behind Plessey Corporation, a listed electronics and telecommunications company that was sold two years prior to Dimension Data.

2002

EXPANSION & MERGER

Saratoga expanded into the USA and simultaneously merged with a startup founded by three postgrad friends from the University of Cape Town; Mark Gebhardt, Anthony Robinson and Jasper Horrell.

2005

CONTINUED GROWTH

Saratoga in South Africa grew organically, specialising in software development, business analysis and project management, and became a trusted delivery partner to financial services, retail and other companies in Cape Town, Johannesburg, the USA and the United Kingdom.

2007

DIVERSIFICATION

Saratoga continued to grow and diversify through acquisitions. Notable subsidiaries included Digital Matter, World Wide Creative, and Afrozaar.

2008

MAGMATEC EXPANSION

Magmatec opened an office in Johannesburg.

2009

BIRTH OF ALACRITY

Magmatec merged with Comprehend IT, forming an organisation of over 100 people and was renamed as Alacrity Technologies.

2010

SARATOGA SUCCESS

Saratoga established a reputation for delivery of innovative software solutions with two of South Africa’s largest Life Insurance companies.

2011

ALACRITY GROWTH

Alacrity completed the legacy Southern Life Employee Benefits systems thereby successfully concluding Alacrity's first contract. By this time, Alacrity had grown to over 120 people and was providing services to most of the major insurance organisations in South Africa.

2012

CAPITAL EYE GROUP

Alacrity was purchased by Argility and the Capital Eye Group.

2017

SARATOGA / ALACRITY MERGER

The South African operating business of Saratoga was acquired by Crossfin Technologies and merged with Alacrity Technologies to provide larger scale and an improved offering to clients, positioning the new combined business as a solution delivery partner of choice.

The new combined business now trades as Saratoga Software.

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