SharePoint Web Parts company 'Lightning Tools' announces new South African partner

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Lightning Tools, a leading provider of Microsoft SharePoint productivity tools are delighted to announce that Complexus, a software, training and consultancy business based in Cape Town, South Africa has been appointed as their agent to provide Lightning Tools products directly to customers within the South Africa, and Sub Saharan (SSA) area.

Under the partnership, Lightning Tools and Complexus will offer customers their SharePoint Data Connectivity Tooling, Permissions Management solution, Content Aggregation Web Parts and Social tools.

Lightning Tools have specialised in Business Data Connectivity for SharePoint since their launch in 2007 and are the developers of the BDC Meta Man and BCS Meta Man products which are currently used worldwide for making data connections to external data sources within minutes.

DeliverPoint is the Lightning Tools permissions management tool which is an in-context tool allowing SharePoint site owners and site collection owners to report and manage permissions. With DeliverPoint you will be able to see exactly who has permissions to your SharePoint content even if Active Directory groups are used to assign the permissions.

Lightning Tools also provides SharePoint web parts such as the Lightning Conductor web part which can roll up SharePoint content across multiple site collections and web applications. The Lightning Conductor also enables you to build complex views of the aggregated content without having to write any code. Social Squared is another well-known SharePoint web part which replaces the SharePoint Discussion List providing all of the forum functionality that users would expect such as Moderation, Reply via Email, and Voting of topics.

“Lightning Tools provides SharePoint web parts and tools which help SharePoint users and developers to drive forwards with their SharePoint projects without complication and without spending endless hours trying to learn code,” says Brett Lonsdale, Product Author, Co-Founder and Chief SharePoint Evangelist at Lightning Tools.

“Many SharePoint vendors provide tools and web parts within the SharePoint industry, but we chose Lightning Tools as they provide low cost, well developed and polished products which resolve genuine gaps found in the SharePoint product today” says Nick Bradshaw, Director at Complexus.

About Lightning Tools
Lightning Tools is made up of a team of enthusiastic individuals who thrive on helping organizations to reach their SharePoint goals faster through the use of its tools and web parts. Lightning Tools is the creator of BDC Meta Man and has since expanded its range of products to offer more SharePoint Data Integration, Content Aggregation, Social, and permission management tools.

Lightning Tools provide first class products that are backed by an outstanding support team. You can view our portfolio and download free trials of our software from

About Complexus
Complexus is a software consultancy operating out of Cape Town, South Africa and serves as a distributor for software brands seeking a sales presence in Southern Africa and wider Sub-Saharan Africa. Complexus currently provide a selection of products & services to help clients work more effectively with content held in SharePoint. Complexus also offer clients a range of expertise through local industry partners to help clients with process and deployment of new technology.

Complexus is a BBBEE certified business. |
enquiries(at)complexus(dot)co(dot)za | +27(0)227720879

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