Our Group is home to many industry-leading specialists who operate across several payroll & HR disciplines. We refer to our partners as Associates. During November 2022 we kicked off an initiative to showcase our individual Associates.
During March we had the pleasure of speaking to Anton Krynauw and we’re thrilled to present an exclusive interview with Anton, founder of Krycom, a financial and professional services company, with over 20 years of experience in the SARS eFiling and SARS e@syFile industry. Over the years Anton has become a leading authority in the field, offering specialised technical support and training to clients.
Throughout the interview, his passion for the industry and his clients shine through, demonstrating why he has become such a respected and sought-after professional in the field.
We hope you enjoy our interview with Anton Krynauw and gain valuable insights into the world of SARS eFiling and SARS e@syFile.
A little more about Krycom and the motivation behind starting it
“Krycom is a financial and professional services firm that specialises in providing technical support and training for SARS eFiling and SARS e@syFile, two popular digital platforms used for tax submissions and payments in South Africa.
I started Krycom in September 2012, after working for various companies in the financial sector, including Investec Bank and MyTax, where I sold SARS eFiling and SARS e@syFile services.
I’ve been involved with these platforms since their inception and developed a passion for their technical aspects over the years. I saw an opportunity to offer specialised support to users who might be struggling with technical issues or require training and decided to start my own business to provide these services.”
Anton’s experience and qualifications in this field
“I often joke that I studied at the “Varsity of Life” and the “School of Hard Knocks,” but it’s true that most of my experience comes from my years of working with SARS eFiling and SARS e@syFile.
I’ve been there since the beginning, marketing the product via training sessions, and later, shifting my focus to technical support. I also worked as a property valuer at Investec Bank for six years, where my interest in IT and technical aspects began.
I was very involved in the process of going from paper valuations to electronic formats. I’m also contracted to the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT) as their SARS eFiling and SARS e@syFile Technical Specialist, a role I’ve been in for more than six years.”
Services offered by Krycom and the type of clients they cater to
“Krycom offers everything and anything related to SARS eFiling and SARS e@syFile, including technical support, troubleshooting, and training.
Our clients are anyone who uses these platforms and has a technical issue or requires training. This includes individuals, small businesses, and large corporations.”
Can you tell us about a specific challenge that you’ve helped a client solve recently?
“One of our clients was having issues with their SARS eFiling account, and they couldn’t submit their tax returns on time.
They contacted us, and we were able to troubleshoot the issue and solve it within a few hours. We also provided them with advice on how to prevent similar issues in the future.”
What sets Krycom apart from other firms that offer similar services?
“I believe what sets us apart is our efficiency, drive, and passion for SARS eFiling and SARS e@syFile.
We’re service-driven and client-centric, and we’re always willing to go above and beyond to help our clients.
Additionally, our experience and knowledge of these platforms are unparalleled, given our involvement since their inception.”
Looking back, what was your dream for Krycom when you started, and how has it evolved over the years?
“When I started Krycom, my dream was to become self-employed and offer specialised support to SARS eFiling and SARS e@syFile users. Now, more than ten years later, my dream has come true, and Krycom has weathered the storms and remained fiercely independent.”
Finally, is there anything else you’d like to add about Krycom or your experience in this field?
“Just that I’m efficient, driven, and passionate about what I do, and I always strive to provide the best possible service to our clients. I’m proud of what Krycom has achieved over the years and excited about what the future holds for us.”
In conclusion, Anton Krynauw’s journey in the financial and professional services industry is a testament to the power of passion and determination. From his early days as a property valuer to his current role as a SARS eFiling and SARS e@syFile technical specialist, Anton has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to his craft.
Anton’s efficiency, drive, and client-centric approach has earned him a loyal following and commendations from clients and various governing institutes over the years. As Krycom continues to weather the storms and remains fiercely independent after a decade in business, Anton’s dream of becoming self-employed has become a reality.
With his vast experience and expertise, Anton Krynauw is an asset to the financial and professional services industry and serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs.
If you’re ever stuck with SARS eFiling or SARS e@syFile, Krycom has your back! Their team of experts are here to help you navigate any error messages, complete submissions correctly or simply lend a hand if require a “how to” on certain elements of SARS eFiling or SARS e@syFile. Get in touch with Anton at firstname.lastname@example.org.