Wed, 5 April 2023
Titan Global Wheel launches new innovative product range at Nampo
Recognised as the SA suppliers of the Goodyear Agricultural brand of tyres and rims, Titan Global Wheel now also offers a range of Goodyear Lubricants, offering clients a genuine one-stop-shop.
Thur, 15 September 2022
Pyramid Analytics enables African businesses to make intelligent decisions
The importance of Business Intelligence (BI) tools to modern companies should never be underestimated. Take data analytics solutions as an example: these are critical for anticipating and navigating future crises and for driving competitive value. However, the challenge arises from the fact that in most enterprises, both junior and senior business users remain highly dependent on technical teams for their data. This inevitably impacts efficiency, introduces unnecessary confusion and is a time-consuming approach.
Thur, 25 August 2022
Coolcumba’s Scott it all
Coolcumba Communications is proud to announce that Bev Scott has joined the team. Bev has more than 25 years of experience in sales, channel management and business consulting and...
Mon, 15 August 2022
Saryx’s solar solution reduces operational expenditure by 10-20%
Renewable energy is the future, but leveraging its full benefits requires a software solution based on 4IR technologies, which delivers true control, accurate forecasts and enables proactive maintenance....
Mon, 23 May 2022
The Pickles amongst the Mielies
Titan Global Wheel team 'wheely' enjoyed a successful week at #nampo2022. Our Coolcumba Communications team is so grateful to have been able to join them on this journey...
Thu, 05 May 2022
The future of health and safety compliance is now with HSEC Online
An automated, cloud-based solution that provides a transparent, collaborative workflow platform to eliminate the manual complexities of health and safety document management, contractor management, and any management compliance.
Sun, 01 May 2022
Titan Global Wheel and Goodyear Agricultural go ‘off the road’ to Nampo
At this year’s Nampo Harvest Festival, Titan Global Wheel will demonstrate an exciting range of Goodyear Agricultural tyres for farmers that reduce both ground pressure and tyre maintenance.
Wed, 26 Jan 2022
Saryx optimises remote client engineering operations despite pandemic challenges
Businesses rely on speed, efficiency, and a high level of agility to meet the demands of their customers and failure to deliver on time can result in grave financial losses. Often the impact of outdated technologies on plant productivity are highly underestimated.
Mon, 24 Jan 2022
SkillUp Training takes business and computing skills to underprivileged communities
SkillUp Training helps companies meet CSI obligations while delivering critical Microsoft and business administration training to those areas where it is needed most.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021
HSEC Online® makes safety sense and quality sense
SRichards Bay Crane Hire (RBCH) has been providing crane hire rigging and services to the industry and businesses within the Richards Bay area since 1998.
Thu, 14 Oct 2021
Saryx Engineering Group uses smart tech to efficiently manage water and waste
Saryx Engineering Group is leveraging the latest technologies to efficiently manage water storage, flow, usage, and treatment. This not only saves water and significant amounts of money, but it also places Saryx in a strong position to add value to the smart cities of the future.
Thu, 07 Oct 2021
Cyber-security: crafting a back to basics layered approach
Cyber-crime has risen exponentially since the start of the global pandemic. While no security is full proof, crafting a security posture with multiple layers, built on the basic tenets of cyber-security is certainly a good start.
Wed, 08 Sep 2021
Going digital is a compliance game-changer
Digitisation is the key to business growth and evolution, particularly in respect of the complexities and challenges around health and safety compliance.
Thu, 02 Sep 2021
Saryx Engineering Group launches Training Management Platform
Saryx Engineering Group has developed a Training Management Platform (TMP) designed to enable a training facility, whether it is an internal training department or a large company supplying training to the public, to digitise management of their training services.
Thu, 22 Jul 2021
Securing your network – from north to south and east to west
Making your network safe from the traditional north to south perspective is no longer enough. In a digital world, micro-segmentation that secures it from east to west is also vital.
Fri, 2 Jul 2021
Securing identities from the core of the busines
Identity and access management is a key security measure businesses simply have to take, particularly in the digital era, where cloud identities create new security risks for the organisation.
Thu, 6 May 2021
Risk management is a vital aspect of enterprise development
When large businesses implement enterprise development plans, they do not always consider how critical risk management and due diligence are to the process.
Fri, 17 April 2021
Transaction Junction’s new switch enables rapid and accurate PoS transactions
Transaction Junction’s newly developed switch provides flexibility and agility to better service customers across a multitude of verticals.
Fri, 5 March 2021
Health Passport South Africa provides technology, testing and vaccination support during the new norm
Test and Protect: Health Passport South Africa plans to collaborate with the intention of reopening opportunities in travel and tourism, business, events of all types, and job creation on a national level.
Fri, 5 March 2021
Guardicore: a new security approach for the modern network
Micro-segmentation is the security answer to modern, agile, and dynamic networks.
Fri, 12 February 2021
How Managed Print Services reduce costs in today’s work environment
By controlling wastage and identifying who is printing what, Managed Print Services reduces costs by up to 65%
Thu, 14 January 2021
Transaction Junction expands eCommerce offering to enable a true omnichannel approach
Customers pay for goods or services via the channel of their choice. Transaction Junction’s omnichannel payment platform enables this, while affording retailers a holistic view of their clients.
Mon, 11 January 2021
Paying and tipping at Seattle Coffee Company made easier, thanks to Transaction Junction
Seattle Coffee Company understands that while its business is coffee, customer service is equally as critical. To this end, it partnered with Transaction Junction to make both payments and tipping a simple and easy process.
Fri, 18 December 2020
Transaction Junction provides all the baskets in one EGG
Transaction Junction, specialising in digital payment solutions for the future, provides a payment experience to boost customer experience at We are EGG’s new and original omnichannel retail offering
Thur, 17 December 2020
Transaction Junction processes R2.8 billion worth of transactions during November
Black Friday in South Africa evolved into Black November and Transaction Junction processed billions of Rands of transactions, despite the challenges created by Covid-19.
Mon, 9 December 2020
The benefits of an agile Point of Sale enablement
Digitisation is increasing the number of ways customers choose to interact with point-of-sale (PoS) devices. Agility in the PoS platform is key to keeping pace with this evolution.
Mon, 23 Novemeber 2020
Black November looking bullish, thanks to consumer adoption of eCommerce and new digital payments
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with the increased uptake of online shopping and the adoption of new digital payment methods, November should be a successful month of shopping for all.
Tue, 10 Novemeber 2020
Migration services are vital as the pace of technology evolution increases
As the pace of technology evolution increases, so does the need for organisations to shift operations to the cloud, between clouds or environments, or simply transition employees over to using the latest, most effective, and productive applications and solutions. Under such circumstances, it should be obvious that the need for migration specialists is growing significantly.
Fri, 9 October 2020
Transaction Junction - The wind beneath Veneshley Samuels’ wings
At Transaction Junction, we acknowledge our responsibility to be good corporate citizens and to help build a better South Africa for us all.
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Regulation – the biggest obstacle to e-commerce innovation
E-commerce is a digital marketplace with its own rules for procuring goods and services. Craig Duggan, Head of Commercial at Transaction Junction says the need to ensure confidence in the security and privacy of these transactions has resulted in legislation that tightly regulates and often restricts e-commerce and innovation.
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Nando’s new digital payment processing platform is hot stuff
In the restaurant industry, the importance of good customer service is balanced by the need to ensure the customer can easily pay for their meal at the end of their experience – and these two areas inevitably converge at the point-of-sale (PoS).
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Is a cashless informal market possible?
The desire for cashless transactions – driven by the ongoing fear of COVID-19 infection – is as prevalent in the informal sector as anywhere else. What is needed is a way to make these a reality.
Thursday, 11 June 2020
How adversity drives innovation
The world is currently facing a global crisis – but the good news is that the one thing people are exceptional at is turning adversity into innovation.
Thursday, 12 December 2019
Black Friday 2019 was anything but black
As an organisation that focuses on the digital payments journey, using technology and innovation to enhance the overall customer experience, Transaction Junction relishes the huge retail trading period that starts with Black Friday and ends with Christmas.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
When it’s time to pay the piper
The evolution of retail payment solutions continues apace, with Transaction Junction insisting that modern consumers should be able to undertake a wide range of transactions at the point of sale (PoS).
Friday, 31 August 2018
Pickle Picking Robot Will Assist Farmers With Cucumber Harvests
Engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute are developing a dual-arm robot intended for the automated harvesting of cucumbers — and it could help save the backs of the human cucumber pickers who currently have to manually pick them. It’s part of an E.U. project titled CATCH, standing for (in English) “Cucumber Gathering – Green Field Experiments.”
Friday, 18 May 2018
SME Survey: SMEs stick with what they know
While most small and medium enterprises (SMEs) believe that their accountants are tech-savvy, many are actually using outdated technology solutions – choosing to keep expenses down by not investing in innovative new technological offerings. In fact, according to the SME Survey 2018, more than a quarter of SMEs (27%) still use Excel spreadsheets for financial data capturing and reporting.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
SME Survey: Day Zero warning hits SMEs hard
Running a small business goes hand-in-hand with being kept awake at night, worrying about big issues and their consequences on the market and business operations. However, the biggest challenges tend to be magnified by the messages in the media. Rarely has this been as dramatic as in small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners’ reactions to the announcement of ‘Day Zero’ in Cape Town, according to a research report released today.
Monday, 7 May 2018
SME Survey: SMEs ready to embrace IoT
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are notoriously slow when it comes to adopting new technologies, but South African SMEs are about to do a U-turn in this regard, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). In fact, as many as 83% of decision-makers responding to a new survey expect to be using IoT in their business within five years.
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Festive Season creates headaches for small businesses
Holidays weigh heavily on decision-makers at small and medium enterprises, as they rush to meet deadlines before the working world closes its offices for the festive season.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
To transform or not to transform – that is the digital question
SME Survey 2018 will highlight the levels of digital transformation in the small business sector.
Sunday, 1 October 2017
Coolcumba Communications and Salt Biz partner to bring Big Magic to the world of selling, because results matter!
Big Magic uses 'warm-calling' techniques to provide accurate and reliable database records which our clients use to speed up and close the sales cycle.
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Attend VMworld Europe 2017 and Discover What’s Driving Innovation in Tech
VMworld promises to provide the latest updates on cloud, business innovation and digital disruption
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Rush exceeds 1000 deliveries, RTT and Road Trip Courier on board
Within just three months since its launch, Rush has
proven to be quite the courier business
disrupter with now over 1,000 successful deliveries.
Powered by WeChat, Rush is clearly keeping its promise to fundamentally disrupt the courier industry in South Africa.
Friday, 18 December 2015
Excel4apps makes waves in Hong Kong
There are many typical reporting challenges that impact on companies and how they are able to get the most out of their financial reporting. When it comes to solving these problems, the adoption of innovative technology is one of the most obvious answers, and is the reason why the recent Excel4apps self-hosted seminar in Hong Kong proved to be such a success.
Monday, 23 November 2015
Rush powered by WeChat will fundamentally alter SA's courier business
Johannesburg, Monday, 23 November 2015: Rush is the new digital disruptor that is about to transform the courier business in South Africa. As a courier aggregator, Rush enables a customer using their mobile phone to choose a courier solution that meets their requirements by comparing couriers, their prices and delivery services in real-time.
Thursday, 30 July 2015
SME Survey: Tangible SME uptake of cloud services
The uptake of cloud services in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector has been growing steadily, but 2015 sees businesses finally beginning to wake up to the benefits offered by services like online storage and backups.
Thursday, 30 July 2015
SME Survey 2015: shows that load shedding is the biggest threat to SMEs
If you were to ask the owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) what keeps them awake at night, chances are that you would be inundated with shared concerns. Based on the findings of the SME Survey this year, finance, competition and crime are some of the most pressing issues. However, crime no longer claims first place. Instead, frequent and prolonged power failures rank as the most concerning issue for SMEs.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
SME Survey 2015: SMEs flirting with disaster by not backing up often enough
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa are flirting with disaster by failing to improve their policies on backing up data, which is often critical to the very survival of their businesses.
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
SME Survey 2015: The greening of the SME sector
Latest results indicate a massive growth in environmental awareness amongst SMEs.
The small and medium enterprise (SME) market is not only considered a vitally important business segment as far as South Africa's economy goes, it is also the sector that often astonishes the most. In the current, green-focused business environment, it would not shock anyone to hear that large enterprises are motivated to operate in a sustainable fashion, but to hear the same of SMEs comes as far more of a surprise.
11 May 2015
Reporting nightmare becomes a dream: Hinterland deploys GL Wand for SAP
Like many complex organisations, financial reporting for Hinterland is paradoxically a crucial task but one which presents a major obstacle for accounting personnel. When a previously cumbersome, time consuming and error-prone reporting process was replaced with GL Wand from Excel4apps, what was once a reporting nightmare was turned on its head to become an automated, flexible and easily executed process.
23 February 2015
SME Survey 2015: SME use of IT maturing
At a time when technology tools ranging from email to social media are becoming more complex rather than simpler, many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to cope with the rapid pace of change.
Just how well they are coping and what mechanisms they use to cope are key questions being addressed by SME Survey 2015.
6 February 2015
Shelter Afrique boosts productivity and increases efficiencies with GL Wand
When the only Pan African housing finance company, Shelter Afrique, implemented Oracle ERP financials, it soon discovered a limiting factor with the efficiency of the solution with regards to reporting: getting information out of the system and to the people who needed it to make decisions was just too difficult and time consuming. The problem was quickly solved with the addition of GL Wand from Excel4apps, which enabled the organisation to respond immediately to its partners' requests for real time financial information.
2 February 2015
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23 October 2014
Tsogo Sun Streamlines and Simplifies SAP Financial Reporting with GL Wand
When Tsogo Sun upgraded its Enterprise Resource Planning software to SAP's ERP Central Component, the company soon identified a deficiency in its ability to rapidly generate ad-hoc reports to meet business requirements. With a department staffed by Excel experts who were under pressure to meet reporting deadlines, the introduction of Excel4apps' GL Wand has transformed the ability of the company to gain insights into critical performance data, substantially reducing the time and effort for ad-hoc report creation.
14 July 2014
SME Survey 2014: Location, location, location – it still matters
Johannesburg, 14 July 2014: City slickers really do have it better than country folk, at least where the profitability of their businesses is concerned. That's one of the surprise findings of SME Survey 2014, which has revealed that businesses in cities, or headquartered in cities, are more likely to be profitable than those located in smaller towns or rural areas.
3 July 2014
SME Survey 2014: A minority, but women SME owners more successful
A small business owned by a women has a better chance of being profitable than one run by a man. That is one of the startling findings of SME Survey 2014, the annual study of factors behind the success of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa.
26 June 2014
SME Survey 2014: Cloud grows, government does better
Johannesburg, 26 June 2014: South African small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are steadily moving to the cloud, and have a generally positive perception of government services. These are the headline results of SME Survey 2014, which tracks the perceptions and concerns of small business owners in this country.
13 May 2014
SME Survey 2014: Cloud uptake amongst SMEs is ‘slow and steady’
Although cloud uptake by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) remains reasonably slow, the growth in usage is not only steady, but is, in fact, almost exactly as predicted by SME Survey 2012.
According to Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx and principal researcher for SME Survey, the interim results of the 2014 edition indicate that the level of usage today is almost exactly where it was forecast it would be, two years ago.
“In 2012, just 9% of SMEs were using cloud services. Our forecast was that it would rise to 18% by the end of last year. Once you add another four months to this – taking us to the point the interim results were analysed – and the forecast should have reached about 21%. The number revealed by the survey is in fact 22%,” he says.
9 May 2014
SMEs express growing confidence in government support programmes
Government support programmes for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) appear to be finding resonance with many organisations in their target audience. According to SME Survey 2014, more than half of the SMEs polled expressed satisfaction with the quality of these services.
SME Survey has contributed ground-breaking research into the forces shaping SME competitiveness since 2003. It is recognised as the largest representative survey of SMEs in South Africa and the final 2014 survey results are scheduled for release in June.
According to Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx and principal researcher for SME Survey, the satisfaction expressed by SMEs in the government support programmes is welcome news.
24 March 2014
Coolcumba Communications recognised as Level One BBBEE contributor
Employment Share Ownership Plan provides employees with 30% ownership.
Coolcumba Communications is among the first South African organisations to adopt the new broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice. By instituting a 30% black women-owned Employment Share Ownership Plan (ESOP), a priority element in the new codes, the company has fully embraced the ownership requirements of the codes and has thus been recognised as a BBBEE Level One contributor.
19 February 2014
SMEs brace for change
Johannesburg, 19 February 2014: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa face a dramatic shift in technology use as the triple impact of social media, Cloud computing and the “bring your own device” trend transforms the competitive landscape.