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Business / IT Strategy


  • - Assisting in the formulation and implementation of business strategies.
  • - Advising clients on achieving technology led business growth.
  • - Assisting clients in leveraging technology as an enabler to achieving their strategic objectives.
  • - Advising clients on building IT delivery capabilities including methodologies and governance.
  • - Business and Enterprise Architecture advisory.
  • - Strategic Transformation advisory.


Programme Management


  • - Establish the programme management infrastructure. This includes the governance structure, management processes, plans, procedures, tools, etc.
  • - Direct the planning process of various projects within a programme.
  • - Oversee programme and project delivery plans.
  • - Oversee programme and project performance and reporting.
  • - Set the overall direction for projects.
  • - Measure and monitor progress to ensure that the projects meet expectations.
  • - Scope Management.
  • - Programme Cost management.
  • - Manage project interdependencies to ensure successful delivery of the overall programme.
  • - Manage risks and issues for all projects under the program.
  • - Coordinate governance activities.
  • - Oversee stakeholder management activities; ensuring projects have integrated stakeholder management and communication activities.


Business Analysis


  • - Assist clients develop their business analysis methodologies and capabilities (including standards, tools, templates).
  • - Business case formulation.
  • - Assess the current state and identify high-level business requirements.
  • - Identify and define detailed requirements and use cases.
  • - Work with the project manager, architects, and other team members to define metrics for the application.
  • - Participate in transitioning the requirements and use cases to the designers, and ensure a clear and complete understanding of the requirements.
  • - Assist in translating requirements and use cases into test conditions and expected results for product, performance, and user acceptance testing.
  • - Participate in the solution verification and validation activities.
  • - Support the change management activities.


Process re-engineering


  • - Assisting clients develop their process analysis and design methodologies and capabilities (including standards, tools, templates).
  • - Assessing the current business processes within the organization.
  • - Analyse and design new business processes.
  • - Define how the business processes interact with the business roles and applications.
  • - Define the business process flows and dependencies.
  • - Define the business rules applicable to the organization with which the system must comply.


Technical Consulting


  • - Define application and technical requirements.
  • - Ensure the technical direction is consistent with the client’s long-term strategy.
  • - Fully understand the clients existing technical capabilities.
  • - Technical architecture analysis, design, and implementation, and ensure that the solution fulfils the requirements.
  • - Review and integrate the technical architecture requirements for the development, execution, and operations environments.
  • - Advise on hardware, network products, system software, and security.
  • - Ensure adherence to all quality management plans and standards by participating in quality management reviews.
  • - Validate the design with the stakeholders to ensure that the design satisfies the requirements.


Change Management


  • - Assessing business readiness for change.
  • - Establishing the Change Plan for the relevant initiative(s).
  • - Stakeholder engagement and communications.
  • - Training and performance support.
  • - Organization design.
  • - Change leadership development.


Solution Delivery


  • Through various partnerships, delivery of solutions through:
  • - Partnering with our delivery partners.
  • - Partnering with the client’s own solution delivery teams.
  • - Partnering with other 3rd parties that are involved with our clients.

About Us

We deliver solutions focusing on the Integration of Information Technology and Business Processes that support the Strategy, and ultimately the delivery of superior products/services to our clients

Our Business

The original organisation, the predecessor of Mantrain Solutions, BankSolv, was formed as a company in Johannesburg in October 1994 with the original executive and staff being recruited from Andersen Consulting. Additional consultants were typically identified through their previous working relationship with the executive and demonstration of high quality performance. An alliance with Mantrain Solutions was formed due to the synergies that were to be gained. Mantrain Solutions is a Level Three BBBEE contributor accredited company and value adding enterprise (110%).

We provide diverse professional services including:

  • Consulting analysis and advice on a wide range of strategic, operational and financial business issues;
  • Facilitation in the development of business and information technology strategy or architectures;
  • Project management, particularly of business re-engineering and systems development and integration projects;
  • Business transformation and process re-engineering for profit improvement;
  • Business analysis and systems analysis and design;
  • Management of change within organisations, particularly to assist with the implementation of new processes and technology;
  • Software product evaluation

Our Aim

For each engagement we undertake, we apply skill sets appropriate to the clients’ needs and the agreed engagement objectives. In all of our services, we employ standard, systematic processes and methodologies to assure consistent, quality solutions. Our services are diverse and can be highly complex. We are confident that we can contribute on projects that range from small to extremely large. Regardless of scope, though, we strive - on each and every client engagement - to deliver:

  • Value beyond the price of our service
  • Complete understanding of the client's unique requirements using unmatched industry knowledge
  • Total client satisfaction
  • The highest degree of professional competence
  • Innovative solutions that allow clients to differentiate themselves from competitors
  • Commitment to build a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship

Clients

  • Jerome Frey
  • Vusumuzi Buthelezi

Team

Our Executive Consultants

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Carmen Campleman


Executive Consultant

Carmen Campleman

A professional business and information technology consultant, qualified with a BSc Honours degree in Computer Science and an MBA both conferred by the University of the Witwatersrand. She was the first female EP Bradlow Gold Medal winner in 1985.


Carmen has over 34 years working experience, with 24 years spent as a management consultant within the financial services industry, performing:

  • - Business and information technology strategy and planning;
  • - Business transformation and re-engineering
  • - Enterprise architecture (business and technology related);
  • - Business process re-engineering;
  • - Project management;
  • - Business and application systems analysis and design;
  • - Application systems development; and
  • - Technical systems and network support.


Carmen has consulting experience at all business levels : problem identification and recommendations at executive levels; investigations and solutions developed in consultation with middle management; and managing departments and projects of up to 50 professional staff. She has developed consulting and business practices, that involved strategic, marketing and business planning, internal methodology and staff development.




Vusumuzi Buthelezi


Executive Consultant

Vusumuzi Buthelezi

A professional business and information systems consultant, qualified with a B.Com Economics and Econometrics at the University of Johannesburg. Vusi has over 10 years working experience within the financial services industry, mining and government. His primary roles have been:

  • - Developing business requirement specifications including associated system processes and business rules;
  • - Conducting workshops with relevant stakeholders; and obtaining signoff for the “To Be” designs;
  • - Presenting solution documentation to the relevant stakeholders in order to reach consensus and buy-in;
  • - Designing “To be processes” based on best practices and liaising with SME’s from the key business areas; and
  • - Conducting systems, process and people impact analysis of the proposed system design and processes.


As a previous Accenture consultant, Vusumuzi has consulting experience at all business levels, spanning from problem identification and recommendations at executive levels as well as investigations and solutions developed in consultation with users and management.




Genevieve Solomons


Executive Consultant

Vusumuzi Buthelezi

A professional information systems and process consultant, qualified with a B.BusSc Hons degree majoring in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town.
Genevieve has over 15 years working experience doing system development, business analysis, project management and process engineering, with 10 years spent as a consultant. Her primary roles have been:

  • - Development of a management information and reporting system including phases of analysis, building, testing and user training;
  • - Involvement in IT Governance for two large banks including development of the risk and reporting framework, processes for IT service delivery and service monitoring including service level agreements and business continuity plans;
  • - Conducting AS-IS process problem analysis and solution development for the retail front- and back-office operational processes of a large bank;
  • - Defining impacts to AS-IS processes when there are new systems requirements and then developing and implementing the revised business processes;
  • - Reengineering of processes, including analysis of AS-IS processes, development of business cases, development of TO-BE processes, calculation of time standards, testing, training and user support and measuring of benefits.


As a previous IQ Business Group consultant, Genevieve has significant process and business consulting experience at all levels, spanning from problem identification and recommendations at executive levels as well as investigations and solutions developed in consultation with users and management.