Jun 28 2017

Big data, analytics, business intelligence – these terms define a trend that has found its way into almost every business conversation. They also define the era of data and the need to harness the possibilities it presents. Everybody wants to know what the data is telling them, but few understand how to eke out any real benefits. It is time to relook how data is being managed.

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Jun 21 2017

The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act No. 4 of 2013) has only been partially implemented, with the focus mainly on establishing a national Information Regulator. But many commentators believe that full implementation will probably not be delayed past 2018.
Are organisations ready?

Teryl Schroenn, CEO of Accsys believes that the majority of organisations are not adequately prepared for compliance. “At conferences, we see a small show of hands when asking how many have POPI-ready systems and processes in place.”

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May 23 2017

Customising your : Don’t force your digital system into a manual box

Most organisations that are moving from manual to digital solutions do so to improve efficiencies, extract richer business insights and manage systems more tightly. Digital can transform access and capability, introducing new layers of information that can be used to enhance business processes and decision making.

Unfortunately, in many cases these tools are forced into customised boxes that won’t deliver as effectively as they would if left alone.

What to do when you want to customise your digital system?

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May 11 2017

Payroll compliance in the South African market is complex and demanding. Organisations must obey the rules to ensure they don’t face unexpected fines, lose essential funds or suffer reputational damage. Personnel business practices must adhere to the law, paperwork needs to be kept up to date, and records must be maintained – and payroll must receive the support it needs to keep the business compliant.

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May 2 2017

For most organisations outsourcing is the perfect pill for removing internal headaches. A specialised and carefully selected outsourcing partner can deliver significant benefit to the bottom line, support business growth and enhance the organisation’s ability to develop customer-business relationships.
However, there are numerous layers to implementation and one of the most important factors to consider is the level to which an outsourcing partner will be allowed to go.

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Apr 25 2017

Employee engagement is a buzz word. Everybody knows it. However, few people know that employee engagement means money. Research shows that companies in the US with engaged employees can outperform those without by up to 202% and have 6% higher net profit margins. And although such South African statistics are lacking, they are sure to look very similar.

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Mar 27 2017

Outsourcing can potentially add value, cut costs, support business growth and enhance customer-business relationships. An impressive list of attributes that sometimes mask the reality that selecting the wrong outsourcing partner can result in the business experiencing few of the benefits, with some added new challenges.

The Industrial Development Corporation has indicated that globally Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is in the midst of a growth surge with an anticipated $202.6-billion by the end of 2016 and a five-year compound annual growth rate of 5.3%.

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Mar 2 2017

The Deloitte Global Outsourcing Survey 2016 found that outsourcing will continue to grow, providing customers with innovative services and solutions that help them cut costs while remaining competitive and on track. However, not all outsourcing is created equal and should be undertaken with a measure of consideration and a dollop of common sense.

Business process outsourcing (BPO) has evolved into a thriving and enormously successful market, accelerating in growth as it constantly reinvents itself and adapts to the changing paces of digital, country and economy.

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Feb 22 2017

The 2017-2018 South African Budget Speech was presented by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

View our online tax calculator to see how it affects your tax compared to last year.

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May 13 2016

According to the 2014 Global Outsourcing and Insourcing Survey, compiled by Deloitte, it is no secret that this is a pressing matter that organisations are currently deliberating over, as Outsourcing has seen tremendous growth since 2014.

To better appreciate the decision required, one needs to have a clear understanding of what is meant by each model.

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