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01. strategise

We provide complete strategic guidelines to help build and implement strategies for your business

02. manage

We offer solutions to better manage projects, financials, people, processes and implementation

03. improve

We have a large selection of tools and systems available to help you improve communications, sales, marketing, business performance and more

04. track

From detailed reporting to company dashboards, we provide you with a detailed snapshot of your business

05. enable

The most valuable resource for a business is its people. We source and provide you with the best skills for your business.

Where Vision
Comes to Life

  • Express your business future - Business Strategy for Business Clarity.
  • Manage Your Spend.
  • Measure Everything!
  • Deal with complexity and changes easily.
  • Combine real-time data and intelligence from different platforms to simulate and improve assets.

 

 

Clear Strategy

Step-by-step process in formulating clear strategy, enabling leadership to clearly 'see' your vision.

Live KPIs

Live Key Performance Indicator dashboards and management reporting.

Business Insights

Digital Twin providing Insight and Guidance From Data.

Actionable Objectives

Detail your strategy into actionable objectives and track progress through powerful and effective Balance Scorecards.

Accurate and Early Reporting

Gain Actionable Insights through accurate and early reporting, highlighting revenue growth and cost optimisation opportunities.

Maximizing Returns

Ensuring that stakeholder funds are spent as planned, thus maximizing investment return.

Solutions: Strategise Case Studies

We Let the Results Speak for Themselves

Know Your Business

Business Strategy for Business Clarity

Insight and Guidance From Data

Measure Everything!

 

 

ECO-SE

Organizations must evolve to keep pace with digital disruption. ECO-SE shifts your high-process discipline to dynamic and adaptive execution.

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ECO-EA

Enterprise Architecture enables the accurate detailing of an organization's structure and operations.

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K-ECO

Leadership struggle with insight into the performance of their areas, always being the last to know. K-ECO provides the needed insight by means of live dashboards and management reporting?

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ECO-DT

Many companies find making the right decisions in an ever-changing market challenging, therefore affecting the actions needed to take them to the next level. ECO-Digital Twin provides actionable insight that is key to making the right decision and take appropriate action.

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Solutions: Strategise Case Study

ECO-SE

FOR Business Leaders/Owners in the Services business in South Africa

WHO are experiencing limited/no growth in their Business, struggling to become profitable

AND WANT to take their business to the next level with a well thought out structure combined with a complete set of simple business tools.

THE ECO-SE Service IS a proven, step-by-step method

THAT guides the formulation of Vision and Strategy to achieve it with the ability to measure the progress of realisation.

UNLIKE the unrealised Visions of what your business could have been

OUR PRODUCT transforms your Business into the Success it is destined to be with access to much-required data and reporting to support informed decision making.

Trends

  • 70% of organizations that used a formal process to manage strategy out-performed their peers.
  • 95% of employees do not understand their organization's strategy.
  • 66% of organizations react so slowly that they can’t seize fleeting opportunities or mitigate emerging threats.

Customer Success Stories

Situation: A1L Group was managing and executing across 9 companies, each with its own Managing Director, Strategy and to some extent own operations.

Impact: The Group was not performing optimally, incurred unnecessary cost and not all companies were pulling in the same direction.

Resolution: ECO-SE was implemented and resulted in One Strategy, One Product Stack and One Operations. Across all companies in the group it resulted in a 14% revenue increase, a 9% reduction in OPEX and a solid, world class Product Stack vetted by the industry.

Recommendations

  • Implement a Clear Vision shared by everyone.
  • Get the Right People in the Right Seats
  • Get a Pulse on the operations.
  • Identify and Solve Issues promptly.
  • Document and follow Core Processes.
  • Establish Priorities for each employee.
  • Ensure a High-level of Trust, Communication and Accountability.

Solutions: ECO-EA / ECO-DT Case Study

Enterprise Architecture

FOR Medium to Large South African Enterprises

WHO wants to Reduce Cost while enabling a Digital Presence

AND WANT a digital transformed enabled business.

THE ECO-EA service IS our digital transformation solution

THAT provides strategic guidance & visualisation.

UNLIKE expensive consulting companies that try to enforce their view;

OUR PRODUCT provides an as-is view of the business, what the future will look like and how to get there.

Outcome

  • Profitable Business
  • Digitally Transformed Business
  • Engaged & Retained Customers
  • Road towards sustainability

Customer Success Stories

Situation: MTN Group IT had to manage IT landscapes for 23 Operating Companies across Africa and the Middle East.

Impact: Each OpCo managed their own landscape and could not take advantage of a group procurement framework.

Resolution: ECO-EA was implemented at group and resulted in a view of which OpCo runs which solution and how this could be standardised. It resulted in a massive saving for MTN group via standarisation.

Recommendations

  • Clarity of current business aspects
  • Roadmap / Initiatives for digitally transforming your business
  • Oversight for initiatives

Solutions: K-ECO Case Study

KPI Management

FOR medium to Large Enterprises

WHO wants to enable better decision making

AND WANT actionable insight through accurate and early reporting on business performance.

THE K-ECO solution IS our KPI Management Solution

THAT provides the needed insight by means of live dashboards and management reporting.

UNLIKE out of the box, preconfigured, uploaded dashboards

OUR PRODUCT provides configurable KPI's, Roll-up's, information obtained directly from source, Leadership reporting and up to date Dashboards.

Challenges

  • Business performance not known across all areas
  • No single, consolidated view of my business's performance

Solution

  • Actionable insight through accurate and early reporting on business performance
  • Enable better decision making

Customer Success Stories

Situation: MTN Group defines KPI’s to be met across all the 23 countries in which MTN operates. Getting accurate and reliable data from all countries was a challenge as well as generating insightful reporting.

Impact: It was impossible to determine whether the strategic initiatives set out by MTN Group are being implemented as well as tracking the ROI of the Initiatives.

Resolution: A Solution was implemented that automated the gathering of the data. A team of specialist was used to assist with the implementation of insightful reporting and establishing a Way of Work. Once established, a resource was allocated to do the knowledge transfer and to ensure the continued benefit relisation of the solution.

Recommendations

  • Understand what you have.
  • Map against what you need.
  • Determine how to get there.
  • Acquire Capabilities.

Solutions: B-ECO Case Study

Capex Execution Management

FOR Corporates

WHO wants to track their Capex Execution

AND WANT actionable insight through accurate and early reporting and tracking.

THE B-ECO Solution IS our Capex Execution Management tool

THAT provides the needed insight by means of live dashboards and management reporting.

UNLIKE out of the box, preconfigured, uploaded dashboards

OUR PRODUCT provide configurable Capex, KPI's, Roll-up's, Information obtained directly from source like ERP systems, Leadership reporting and up to date Dashboards.

Challenges

  • Under- or overspending of funds due to the absence of accurate and timely reports
  • Consolidated reporting on budget spend is cumbersome and time-consuming due to distributed information
  • Disconnect between strategic planning and execution

Solution

  • Actionable insight through accurate and early reporting
  • Ensuring that stakeholder funds are spent as planned, thus maximizing investment return
  • Minimizing over- or under spending increases stakeholder trust in the spending process

Customer Success Stories

Situation: There was often no golden thread where budget spending could be traced from start to finish for MTN Nigeria's Capex Management

Impact: It was very difficult to determine whether the budget initiatives set out by MTN Nigeria were being implemented as well as executed

Resolution: A1L's Capex Execution Management Tool was implemented that automated the gathering of the data. A team of specialist was used to assist with the implementation of insightful reporting and establishing a Way of Work. Once established, a resource was allocated to do the knowledge transfer and to ensure the continued benefit relisation of the solution.

Recommendations

  • Understand what you have.
  • Map against what you need.
  • Determine how to get there.
  • Acquire Capabilities.

Every Area in Your Business Performing

  • Execute your Business Strategy

 

 

Projects and Programmes linked to Strategy

Link programmes directly to business strategy and objectives.

Project Visibility

Real-time visibility for forecasting and addressing potential failures.

Delivery Insights

Provides delivery and insight to strategic execution, organisational alignment to mature capabilities along with a prioritised implementation plan reducing the effort to research, define and implement a PMO by 90%.

Highly Skilled PMs

Always have highly skilled PM professionals ready as and when required

A Proven Programme Framework

A proven and cost-effective framework with mature capabilities, processes & interventions to create a valuable PMO enabling delivery and strategic decision making

Thought Leadership

Thought leadership and traction. Enables delivery and adoption of a successful PMO ecosystem in up to 45% less time…allowing waterfall, agile and develops teams to collaborate seamlessly.

Solutions: Manage Case Studies

From Successful Project to Empowered People

Execute your Business Strategy.

 

 

ECO-PMO

Organizations must evolve to keep pace with digital disruption. ECO-PMO shifts your high-process discipline to dynamic and adaptive execution

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Solutions: Manage Case Study

ECO-PMO

FOR people in any industry, responsible for delivering programmes, projects or managing a project office, working in Medium to Large Enterprises

WHO has to establish or enhance a programme management office and are feeling frustrated with high cost consulting solutions that don't deliver

AND WANT a proven and cost-effective framework with mature capabilities, processes & interventions to create a valuable PMO enabling delivery and strategic decision making.

THE ECO-PMO Service IS a targeted service engagement using a proven PMO framework

THAT Provides delivery and insight to strategic execution, organisational alignment to mature capabilities along with a prioritised implementation plan reducing the effort to research, define and implement a PMO by 90%.

UNLIKE Traditional or agile only solutions offered by other premium consulting brands disregarding the full business model across the enterprise

OUR PRODUCT Provides thought leadership and traction. Enables delivery and adoption of a successful PMO ecosystem in up to 45% less time...allowing waterfall, agile and develops teams to collaborate seamlessly.

Trends

  • 31% of IT projects didn't meet their goals.
  • 43% of IT projects exceeded their initial budgets.
  • 49% of IT projects where late.
  • 68% of Technology projects failed.

Customer Success Stories

Situation: Even thought Vodacom had an extremely high budget and over filled Project Management Office they still struggled to launch all projects planned for the year.

Impact: It was very difficult to deliver what the business expected from the office and was constantly going over budget.

Resolution: A1L's ECO-PMO Service was implemented at Vodacom and resulted in:

  • Increased number of Launched Projects from 75 to 115
  • Reduced PM Management efforts from 24 PMs to 16 PMs
  • Reduced cost from R 23 Million to R 16,3 Million

Recommendations

  • Increase your number of Launched Projects
  • Reduce your PM Management efforts
  • Reduce PMO Cost
  • Get a proven and cost-effective framework

Being Better Means Small Constant Changes

  • Instant and cost-effective communication channel with your customer resulting in a huge return on investment.

 

 

Instant and Personal Communication

Delivery notification of ordered products - Appointment Reminders - Product in stock notification - Product upgraded / new version of product notification - Account outstanding

Account Queries

Get outstanding balance - Get invoice statement (pdf) - Pay outstanding amount

Product / Specials Queries

Product specific information, like video explaining how to use - Request latest specials

Ordering / Booking

Order products - Make appointments - Send location details for delivery - Register for warranty - Return faulty product

Value Added Services

Add value added service, like roaming - Remove value added service - Change value added service

Digital Marketing

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

Solutions: Improve Case Studies

Some of Our Solutions in Action

Get Close to your Customer

Know your Customer

What they need when they need it

 

 

WhatsApp

Interesting facts on mobile users in South Africa:

- WhatsApp is the prefered messaging App for South Africans

- There are 29 Million active mobile users

- There are 20 Million ecommerce users and will grow aggressively due to COVID-19

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ECO-DM

The ability to interact with your prospects and learn exactly what they are looking for.

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Solutions: WhatsAppCase Study

WhatsApp

FOR established SME Businesses in South Africa

WHO manual & time-consuming interaction with customers. Losing customers due to delayed responses and requires additional staff to handle requests

AND WANT instant and cost-effective communication channel with their customer.

THE WhatsApp Solution IS a Digital communication channel / chatbot for customer interaction

THAT enable your customer to effectively communicate with you on their favourite messaging app.

UNLIKE traditional time-consuming email or manual response to customer requests, only 8-5 or expensive mobile app

OUR PRODUCT enables instant & personal customer communication.

Trends

  • 1,8 million ecommerce users in South Africa, with an additional 6.36 million users expected to be shopping online by 2021.
  • 90% of internet users in South Africa are active on WhatsApp.
  • 5 million businesses around the world use WhatsApp Business.
  • 29 million active mobile internet users in South Africa.

Recommendations

  • Enable order notification to your customer via WhatsApp
  • Enable re-order to your customer
  • Reduce your call center cost
  • Provide information to your customers 24/7

Solutions: ECO-DM Case Study

Digital Marketing

FOR Medium to Large Enterprises in South Africa

WHO has to increase sales

AND WANT the ability to interact with their prospects and learn exactly what they are looking for as well as reach a global marketplace.

THE Digital Marketing Service IS a targeted service engagement using a proven DM framework

THAT helps you know your audience and allow them to know you personally which can help to create brand loyalty.

UNLIKE traditional Marketing services offered by other premium consulting brands disregarding the full business model across the enterprise

OUR PRODUCT provides thought leadership and traction. You will save money and reach more customers for less money than traditional marketing methods as well as track responses to your marketing efforts immediately.

Trends

  • Low Cost
  • Huge return on investment
  • Easy to measure
  • Easy to adjust
  • Brand development
  • Easy to share
  • Precise targeting
  • Global
  • Segmentation
  • Greater engagement

Customer Success Stories

Situation: A DM SUCCESS STORY.

Impact: It was very difficult to deliver what the business expected from the office and was constantly going over budget.

Resolution: A1L's ECO-PMO Service was implemented at Vodacom and resulted in:

  • Increased number of Launched Projects from 75 to 115
  • Reduced PM Management efforts from 24 PMs to 16 PMs
  • Reduced cost from R 23 Million to R 16,3 Million

Recommendations

  • Increase your number of Launched Projects
  • Reduce your PM Management efforts
  • Reduce PMO Cost
  • Get a proven and cost-effective framework

Keep an Eye on the Numbers

  • Maximise Service Provider Delivery
  • SLA Performance Tracking tool that enables you to capture the contract down to KPI level, manage expiry and determine penalties / bonuses
  • Measure Everything!

 

 

Vendor Performance

Actionable insight through accurate and early reporting on vendor performance.

SLA Visibility

Reliable SLA performance visibility​.

Manage Contracts

Manage contract expiry​.

SLA Accountability

Keep service providers accountable.

Consolidates all SLA

Consolidates all SLA performance measures into one platform.

Calculate Penalties

Calculates the penalties payable by vendor for all SLA’s.

Solutions: Track Case Studies

Stay on Top in Order to Move Ahead

Immediate access to indisputable metrics for all Stakeholders

Facilitating Contract Negotiations

Risk Mitigation

 

 

P-ECO

Businesses outsource their non-core operations to service provider but find it difficult to track vendor performance. P-ECO is an SLA Performance Tracking tool that enables you to capture the contract down to KPI level, manage expiry and determine penalties / bonuses.​

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Solutions: P-ECO Case Study

SLA Performance Tracker

FOR people responsible for managed services

WHO need to manage SLAs & Track Vendor Performance

AND WANT actionable insight through accurate and early reporting on vendor performance.

THE P-ECO Solution IS an SLA Performance Tracking Tool

THAT provides Vendor Performance reporting, penalty calculation and integration from source systems.

UNLIKE Gatekeeper, Servicenow, etc

OUR PRODUCT Consolidates all SLA performance measures into one platform and calculates the penalties payable by vendor for all SLA’s.

Challenges

  • Low ROI
  • Unreliable Reporting
  • Unreliable Stretegic Initiatives
  • Low Accountability

Solution

  • Know your Business
  • Informed Decision Making
  • Specialist knowledge
  • Effective Change

Customer Success Stories

Situation: MTN Group defines KPI’s to be met across all the 23 countries in which MTN operates. Getting accurate and reliable data from all countries was a challenge as well as generating insightful reporting.

Impact: It was impossible to determine whether the strategic initiatives set out by MTN Group are being implemented as well as tracking the ROI of the Initiatives.

Resolution: A Solution was implemented that automated the gathering of the data. A team of specialist was used to assist with the implementation of insightful reporting and establishing a Way of Work. Once established, a resource was allocated to do the knowledge transfer and to ensure the continued benefit relisation of the solution.

Recommendations

  • Understand what you have.
  • Map against what you need.
  • Determine how to get there.
  • Acquire Capabilities.

Only as Strong as The People You Employ

  • Augment your people / skills to ensure successful business delivery.
  • Expand your product offering without incurring additional cost and educate customers on the products in order to increase sales.
  • A proven framework with mature capabilities, processes & structures to create a valuable API Marketplace

 

 

Skilled Professionals

We ensure that the professionals we place are aligned with our values and as well as a cultural fit.

Augment your Skills

Augment your people / skills to ensure successful business delivery.

eCommerce Adoption

Fast-track your eCommerce adoption. Launch your online presence if none is currently in place, and enhance your existing presence with a mature and battle-tested marketing approach.

Supported by Account Managers

You are supported by our onsite account managers, which ensure quick turnover if any issues or opportunities arises​.

API Marketplace

A proven framework with mature capabilities, processes & structures to create a valuable API Marketplace.

Enhance the Value of Your Brand

Enhance the value of your brand by focussing on a strategy which ensures that your online catalogue is pre-integrated with your suppliers and/or your ERP for the most accurate and up-to-date stock pricing and availability.

Solutions: Enable Case Studies

We Let the Results Speak for Themselves

Know Your Business

Business Strategy for Business Clarity

Insight and Guidance From Data

Measure Everything!

 

 

ECO-PP

Provides skilled professionals to assist businesses to be more successful.

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ECO-GW

A targeted engagement using a proven API Marketplace framework.

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OpL

The easiest, fastest way to put your store online​.

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Solutions: ECO-PP Case Study

Professional Placement

FOR Medium to Large South African Enterprises

WHO need skilled professionals

AND WANT to augment their people / skills to ensure successful business delivery.

THE ECO-PP Professional Placement Service IS our people placement service

THAT provides skilled professionals to assist businesses be more successful.

UNLIKE traditional recruitment companies that provide any person they find

OUR PRODUCT Is supported by our onsite account managers, which ensure quick turnover if any issues or opportunities arises. We ensure that the professionals we place are aligned with our values and as well as a cultural fit. We are not a vendor but a partner to our customers.

Trends

  • Organisations in South Africa need skilled professionals
  • Augmentation of skills to ensure successful business delivery is crucial
  • Quick turnover of any issues are needed

Customer Success Stories

Situation: Even thought Vodacom had an extremely high budget and over filled Project Management Office they still struggled to launch all projects planned for the year.

Impact: It was very difficult to deliver what the business expected from the office and was constantly going over budget.

Resolution: A1L's ECO-PMO Service was implemented at Vodacom and resulted in:

  • Increased number of Launched Projects from 75 to 115
  • Reduced PM Management efforts from 24 PMs to 16 PMs
  • Reduced cost from R 23 Million to R 16,3 Million

A1L's Professional Placement service was used to augment the skills required by Vodacom for successful delivery.

Recommendations

  • Contact an A1L Account Manager today to see how we can help with skilled professionals.

Solutions: OpL Case Study

OpL Platform

FOR DIY Resellers who does not have an online presence or have one but are not integrated into their ERP with a Product Catalogue bigger than 20

WHO are struggling to manage their Product catalogues, trying to keep price and quantity updated and keeps limited floor space and stock in order to keep cost low

AND WANT to expand their product offering without incurring additional cost and educate customers on the products in order to increase sales.

THE OPL Platform IS an Online Platform with pre-integrated managed catalogues

THAT enables you to effortlessly sell effectively online.

UNLIKE turnkey online offerings, requiring manual management of products, pricing and quantity

OUR PRODUCT expands your Product Offering by giving your customer what they need, when they need it… allowing you to focus on running your Business.

Trends

  • COVID-19 has resulted in a massive increase in eCommerce adoption rates for business of all sizes.
  • Businesses are re-prioritising their eCommerce strategies to retain and improve engagement rates with existing and potential customers.

Customer Success Stories

Situation: One of the largest tool wholesaler in South Africa with no online presence and no self-service capabilities.

Impact: Expensive customer engagement, impacting profitability and customer experience.

Resolution: Online self-service capabilities targeting end-customers, retailers and the company sales representatives, with an integrated rich online customers, exposing 25000 products in the catalog.

Recommendations

  • Fast-track the adoption of eCommerce in your business. Launch your online presence if none is currently in place, and enhance your existing presence with a mature and battle-tested marketing approach.
  • Enhance the value of your brand by focussing on a strategy which ensures that your online catalogue is pre-integrated with your suppliers and/or your ERP for the most accurate and up-to-date stock pricing and availability.

Solutions: ECO-GW Case Study

API Marketplace Framework

FOR People in any industry, responsible for exposing internal capabilities to the market via an API Gateway or Marketplace, working in Medium to Large Enterprises

WHO have to establish an API-Based Ecosystem and is feeling frustrated with limited applicable knowledge and high business objectives to meet

AND WANT a proven framework with mature capabilities, processes & structures to create a valuable API Marketplace.

THE API Marketplace Framework IS a targeted engagement using a proven API Marketplace framework

THAT Provides business justification, investment requirements, organisational design and mature capabilities along with a prioritised implementation plan reducing the effort to research, define and implement an API-Based Ecosystem by 90%.

UNLIKE Traditional consulting with technology focused, pinpointed solutions disregarding the full business model

OUR PRODUCT Provides thought leadership and traction to deliver and adopt a successful ecosystem in up to 45% less time. It’s also a means to look before you leap.

Trends

  • End-to-End experience - Built to serve your organisation's employees, customers, and partners.
  • API Design - Focus on API First.
  • Security - Automated and behavioral methodologies pair to deliver dynamically secure systems.
  • AI and ML-based APIs - New sources of real-time data help with trend detection for faster responses to intelligence.
  • Ecosystem-driven platform technology - Harvard Business Review - “What enables digital platforms to fight off competition and grow profits?”.
  • Protocol agnostic, specification friendly - Treating the specification as the single source of truth of an API is the core of a powerful API program.
  • Take lessons from The Open Source Community.
  • APIOps - APIOps encompasses the API developer experience which is a subset of DevOps.

Recommendations

  • Fast-track the adoption of API in your business.
  • API Strategy — Speed of Value to Market.