We have over 22 years business & I.T experience across various business environments (Industries) and technologies, as indicated below.
We have a strong focus on business systems & broad scope of I.T solutions – From business management functions, processes and procedures to technologies that drive greater performance and efficiency.
Our experience spans across both the corporate world and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Entrepreneurism and innovation is in our DNA, driving our passion for various business ventures and projects over the years.
Over 15 years has seen involvement in the retail sector, where we have assisted with a variety of business and system requirements.
We are on a mission for positive change, which includes both humanitarian and environmental efforts. We are striving to find the balance to streamline businesses for greater awareness and sustainability, along with alternatives that can help us better look after our environment, other species and the planet as a whole. See our Project52 / Tree365 Initiative to find out more on just more way we are trying to make a difference.
Key Experience & Focus Areas:
Entrepreneurism & Innovation
Strategic planning & implementation – We don’t just talk, we do!
Hardware & software solutions – Various, see below
We believe these are the primary factors for any form of satisfaction and/or success (fulfillment) from a personal or business perspective.
Passion [Our – WHY]: An instinctive or intuitive emotion that inspires purpose. A motive for us to take ownership of our ideas and expand upon them.
Discipline [Our – WHAT]: Self-discipline encourages dedication and perseverance. The pursuit of positive habits and behaviour will drive our passion to achieve our objectives through action.
Method [Our – HOW]: Systematic frameworks, formulas and processes required to successfully implement, maintain or improve performance for sustainable results.
Finance: Within the scope of this philosophy, we have categorized finance as a secondary factor. The reason, we believe the primary principles above are ultimately the driving force to attract any form of participation, investment and financing for personal or business objectives. Although we have classified this as a secondary factor, it is still a pivotal part of any business model, as capital and cash flow are considered the lifeline of most, if not all businesses. However, if we undertake the primary PDM principles correctly and with conviction, then investors and financing solutions should be suitably available.
Innovation / Strategy / Human Resource Management (HRM)
“From creative ideas to practical solutions.
Innovation: Our primary goal is to implement creative, yet practical solutions – From business management practices to more advanced technologies, propelling business performance and efficiency. Yes, there is always room for improvement, but we will ensure your business is taking advantage of the best possible solutions within a reasonable cost to company. We will also keep future developments in mind, for a streamlined evolution, that will allow you and you business to grow as seamlessly as possible.
Research & Development (R&D): Find FREE resources on our website to further assist you with your R&D for projects you are undertaking; Or contact us for further assistance.
Intellectual Property: Protecting your ideas and assets may be essential to your business – We can guide you in the right direction to ensure you make informed decisions without spending you budget before your project even gets off the ground.
Project Management: From ideas to implementation, we can assist you with a variety of project solutions – For Example: (i) Concept planning & implementation; (ii) Product/ service R&D; (iii) Business management practices; (iv) Technology/ innovation… And More!
Human Resource Management (HRM): Business environments and systems are only as effective as the people that are assigned to them. We strive to always design, develop and implement practical and intuitive (user-friendly) processes, procedures and business systems for the best possible results. We also offer guidance or training solutions for business management and I.T systems we implement to ensure you and your team get off on the right foot. Thoughtful and well designed environments promote a happier and more efficient work space, encouraging greater leadership and success.
Accounting, Finance & ERP Solutions: We are not an Accounting firm and do not offer accounting, financial and tax services. However we do offer business, finance and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions for systems integration with your business.
As with all our services, we look to integrate solutions that will best serve you and your business. Third-party business systems and solutions do not always ‘talk’ to each other seamlessly – Although ‘work arounds’ are often put in place, business processes usually become disjointed and rather clumsy. This increases your administration and cost to company.
Automation and streamlined integration helps work flow and dramatically reduces the risk of errors occurring along the way. This is vital, particularly when it comes to the business end of your accounting, finance and EPR solutions. Accuracy is essential to ensure trustworthy financial reports – Data assessment of your performance, accounts, tax and future planning.
If you do require an accounting, tax or financial service provider, we may be able to guide you in the right direction.
Services we can provide for business systems integration –
Accounting & EPR Integration: We can assist with the design and implementation of your accounting, financial and ERP systems. We can also assist with the integration of your accounting and ERP systems with third-party solutions, such as – An eCommerce website, payment gateways and more.
Payment Gateways: Over and above accepting payments via EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) or bank deposit – Payment Gateways offer additional and secure payment channels for your prospective clients. Convenient, secure payment options encourage increased sales and improved turnover, allowing your business to be a lot more competitive. Although these service providers take a fee on transactions, offering these payment solutions on a secure and encrypted server, eliminates the risk of you having to process transactions directly on your server(s). Once a customer has selected their preferred payment option, they’ll be seamlessly redirected to a secure server (Payment Gateway web page with your branding for consistency) – When the financial transaction is complete, customers are redirected back to your server (e.g. eCommerce Website). This gives the impression that the entire transaction is guided step-by-step through your business systems and processes, which is great!
Secure Payment Gateway Transactions:
Credit & Cheque Card: The world’s most popular online payment method
Debit Card: A popular payment option for many South African shoppers
Instant EFT: An electronic funds transfer that gets verified instantly
MoreTyme: A buy now, pay later option with TymeBank (South Africa)
Masterpass: A digital wallet that streamlines the checkout process
SnapScan: A free ‘scan to pay’ app for convenient online shopping
Mobicred: An online account that gives buyers access to credit
Scode: A platform for buyers to pay for online purchases in-store
Zapper: A free ‘scan to pay’ app for convenient online shopping
Technology + Business Systems
“Business systems design, development & integration.
Innovative technologies & business systems is where our strength and a large portion of our experience lies. We have covered a wide variety of system environments – From hardware, software, design, development, cyber security to support and maintenance.
SwitchonMyMedia.com is our technology brand division (subsidiary), where you can find technological services we can offer. Take a look at our Portfolio + Clients page to see some of our past work, to review a summary of these services and to see a list of some of our top clients & connections.
Below are lists of services and solutions available to you and your business – The ‘Service’ list provides details and pricing for the various service packages we offer. The ‘Solutions’ list are useful links for more information on the relevant technologies.
We can provide a wide array of marketing and sales services from traditional to digital solutions.
A variety of design and digital marketing solutions can be found on SwitchonMyMedia.com – Once again, take a look at our Portfolio + Clients page to see some of our past work, to review a summary of these services and to see a list of some of our top clients & connections.
Processes & Procedures: We can help establish or refine business processes and procedures for an intuitive and user-friendly working environment.
Operational Workflow & Automation: Business function and system automation helps improve business efficiencies and dramatically reduces the chance of errors occurring.
Communications: Effective communication is imperative for any business. We can assist with improved communications through existing channels or through dedicated solutions, such as a customer service desk system, and the like. Communication systems should allow for automation and notifications to both team members and the customer in their respective formats. All communications should be visible to the relevant team members for easy job and/or order tracking.
Drop Shipping: Drop shipping has become a big trend over the years, allowing you to increase revenue based on your marketing and sales expertise… And with the reduced risk that comes with holding the actual stock on hand.
Marketplace Solutions: Marketplace solutions allow you to market and sell multi-vendor products and services through a single technological platform, such as an eCommerce website. This usually goes hand-in-hand with drop ship methods.
Warehousing, Courier & Logistics: We can assist with the setup, integration and streamlining of your logistics. We will also work closely with your courier service provider to ensure accurate process and systems integration for your business.
Courier Matrix Design: We can assist with the design and implementation of a ‘courier rates matrix’ (system) – Offering more accurate and automated courier quotations on order. We have experience in the following courier matrix system designs:
Courier rate calculations, as a percentage of the order total
Standard volumetric weight calculations
Small parcel rate calculations – Pretty easy…
Large/ bulk parcel rate calculations – A lot more tricky!
Rate calculations for multiple-parcels per product (Bulky products)
Accumulative parcel rate calculations for multiple products per order
Discounted rates or free delivery for select criteria
Inclusion of insurance in courier rate calculations