Ukuvuma is Xhosa and means ‘to acknowledge’ or ‘to agree to’ and in less than a decade, this ICT consulting and development services provider has proven its capability to emerge as an ICT stronghold in a market that is unforgiving, fast-paced and unpredictable.
Ukuvuma Solutions is a South African company that was formed in 2004 to rollout ICT solutions and support to local and international companies. It is an ultra-competitive space and this company has done what so many others sought out to, but could not manage: they have developed a business model that is flexible enough to add value to a broad target market of industry, servicing clients of all sizes, and successfully doing so by effectively managing the required level of expertise.
The business has weathered storms of economic volatility and pressure on markets. It has maintained its composure throughout the turbulence to emerge as a stronghold of technical acumen, business leadership and ICT know-how.
In addition, the company’s technical standing and its ability to deliver sustainable business systems is strengthened through its long-time partnership with IBM and Microsoft.
Executive leadership of the company says the value proposition is not industry specific and a significant portion of its client base is spread between several key industries including automotive, chemical, engineering, healthcare, financial and mining.
In a market segment that is becoming increasingly competitive, management at Ukuvuma Solutions believes the company’s unique blend of advanced technical expertise and in-depth business knowledge to ensure that sustainable value is derived from its solutions.
“This combined with our commitment to exemplary client service makes us one of the few truly eligible solutions providers,” explains Dawid van Heerden, CEO at Ukuvuma Solutions.
Solutions must be agile, flexible and scalable, they must fit to the requirements of the company and must improve operations at all levels.
“Skills retention is considered imperative in today’s marketplace. In order to attract and retain key skills, companies have to ensure that their business systems support their employees’ functions within the organisation, and not frustrate or limit it. Generation ‘Y’ also brings with it a new set of challenges to most business processes and systems. This ignored could prove to be detrimental for organisations going forward. Bring your own device (to work) is a reality and your systems and policies will have to ready for this,” van Heerden adds.
Ukuvuma Solutions is geared to address the requirements of clients of all sizes. Management says whilst there is a greater understanding of the role of technology in business, generally, the guarantee of Return on Investment (ROI) is still a pre-condition to investment.
“Return on Investment is a critical facet of determining the viability of most ICT investments. Depending on the system, and whether the field is salaries or production output, we have seen significant increase in ROI. Subjective decision support should not be left out in the cold compared to RIO. What is the value of a happy employee?” van Heerden comments.
Established in 2004 Ukuvuma Solutions is a South African based company focussed on ICT consulting and development services, spanning various industries and technology platforms. The company services a broad spectrum of businesses, including those within the small-to-medium space as well as major enterprise/ blue chip clients.
The company believes they represent the first port of call for decision makers who prioritise value, business knowledge, track record and delivery.
In today’s market, with its fluctuating levels of pressures and variable dynamics, there is no place for bargain-hunts. A solution is a solution for a reason says Ukuvuma, and, as its name implies, this is something that has to be acknowledged.
The Ukuvuma brand is synonymous with leadership within ICT and reliability across global markets. It is associated with the rollout of innovative and sustainable business solutions that are designed to empower organisations to compete in a shifting global economy.
Its ICT service portfolio incorporates Solutions, Products (HP, IBM, Lenovo and Microsoft), consulting and Managed Services.
Included in its extensive range of products and services is:
• Microsoft .NET
• Microsoft SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013
• Microsoft SQL Server
• Mobile Application Development (platform independent)
• Web 2.0
• IBM Websphere
• IBM Domino
• IBM XPages
Supported by the following technologies:
• Lotus Script
Added value is provided through a host of managed services to a growing market, including:
• ICT Consulting & Strategic Direction
• Network & Desktop Support
• Training (SharePoint & Office)