Software Development


Octagon Business Solutions delivers world-class, business critical systems. Established in 1997, our company's proven ability to deliver information technology systems on time and within budget has created a loyal and growing client base in South Africa and internationally.

We are an enterprise solutions company, delivering a complete service ranging from consulting, business analysis, design, development, implementation, maintenance and enhancement. Our capability is focused on identifying and solving the real business problem, using the most advanced business and technology practice. This practice combines best product with superb integration skills, taking our clients to new levels of business performance.

Over the past 6 years OBS has developed more than 200 significant projects for a wide variety of clients. OBS estimates that there will be more than 8000 users of its systems by the end of 2002.

Our Team

Octagon Business Solutions is dedicated to delivering working systems to solve real business problems. Our people are highly skilled and experienced IT professionals, resolved to helping our clients realise their business potential.

Our solutions are designed to meet our clients' unique requirements. And raise their business practice to new levels.

Understanding the technologies with which we work also requires a fundamental understanding of their application in the business environments in which we offer our services.

Our Clients

We believe in partnerships with our clients. This is illustrated by the long-term strategic relationships that we have formed with leading companies over time.

Our clients are prominent organisations where business systems are fundamental to success. Where competitive advantage depends on the successful application of technology to achieve business objectives. Adding value to the process, we incorporate specialist industry knowledge into the systems that we deliver, paving the way for new opportunities for our clients.
- Credit Guarantee
- National Brand Limited
- Credit Underwriting Agency
- PIC Solutions
- Compagnie Generale de Chauffe Informatique (France)
- Standard Bank
- I-Net Bridge
- Truworths
- First National Bank
- Dow Jones Telerate (Bridge)
- World Wide Solutions Gateway
- Mercantile Bank
- DST International
- Q-Vector
- BOE Bank
- Johannesburg Stock Exchange
- PQ-Africa
- DG Bank (Germany)
- KreditInform
- Teljoy Cellular
- Joshua Door Group
- Experian
- TIBCO (Europe)
- Wizard Financial Services

How we see things

Our clients' expectations are key. We understand the importance of creating and fulfilling realistic expectations.
So it is vital that each customer's needs are clearly understood at the outset. Our commitment to meeting these requirements is based on the clear and mutual understanding of what will be delivered.

We understand that our success depends on our people. OBS attracts, employs and retains world-class systems developers. We are professionals, supported by the collective skills and experience within our company.

A powerful, problem-solving partnership is created by combining the client's business knowledge, ideas and understanding with OBS's strength, innovation and experience in the application of technology for our customers' business objectives.

Agreeing expectations upfront

The groundwork of a successful project begins with a thorough investigation to understand the business problem. With the client, we agree a clear, viable scope for the project, the best solution and approach and a realistic duration and budget.

Our project managers are tasked with bringing projects in on time and within budget. It is their responsibility to implement stringent planning and control mechanisms. Pre-empting any risks that may impact progress. Setting the course that will bring the project in.

Early planning

Delivering today's solutions requires relevant business knowledge, business process design capabilities, leading products and exceptional integration skills.

Smooth migration to any new system relies on early preparation. A practical strategy for implementation is established upfront. Facilities to support the data migration and transition are developed with the same rigor that applies to the entire system.

While sensitive to late discoveries, and measuring them against their impact on the corporate objectives, our project team remains focused on the defined business issues. This streamlines the project, reduces risk and accelerates the delivery of business benefits.
Delivering a working system

The system is there to serve the users. Accurately interpreted user requirements, managed implementation of changes to the business process and comprehensive training build real ownership of the system.

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