Little Buddha Digital was founded in 2002 in the information technology space. Based in South Africa.
We are firm believers in the African Renaissance and love our country and all it's incredible people.
We are passionate about finding simple solutions to business challenges using sound methodologies. We bring a refreshingly "agile" approach to the software world. Our customers requirements dictate our solutions architecture.
Every member of Little Buddha Digital is experienced in their relevant discipline each and every one of us is very much hands on. We are evangelical about solution design and the ability to really deliver solutions with measurable value to our clients. We measure our success by our clients accomplishments, not by financial gain. We answer to our clients first and shareholders second. We are about rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty. We look forward to talking to you regarding your next development initiative or solution implementation.
Little Buddha Digital boasts more than a decade of IT solution engineering experience to various enterprises both local and international. From health and life insurance providers, transport and IT to TELCO clients, LBD has a wide and varied client base. As a result the solution development knowledge acquired over the years has not been confined to one specific market segment. This benefits us in that we have a broad range of past experience when it comes to solution engineering. Based on sound engineering principles, industry standards and current best practices we deliver our clients real value from a solutions perspective with guaranteed return on investment.
We know you are unique. We have realised by dealing over the years with many solution development initiatives, that simple is better. LBD is a SME company and therefore in a position to offer real hands on experience – to provide service and solutions to a dynamic, demanding and progressive client basis. LBD want to enhance your business, assist your business realize their vision with results. We find that most companies know exactly what they want, but struggle to make the change, there is a fine line between vision and reality. This is precisely where we assist you. The reasons are simple: We have first-hand experience.
LBD are not tied to a particular vendor or just a sales engine. We are there to deliver the right solution for you. This could involve commercial off the shelf solutions (COTS), open source solutions (OSS), bespoke development or a combination of all three. It depends on your requirements.
Every member of Little Buddha Digital is experienced in their relevant discipline each one of us is hands on. LBD are passionate people with a sense of purpose. We are serious about solution design and the ability to really deliver solutions with measurable value to our clients. We measure our success by our client’s accomplishments and not financial gain. We answer to our clients first! We are about rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty and delivering solutions. LBD aim to address the aspirations of their clients.
Migration of the entire IBM Websphere platform to Oracle SOA Fusion Middleware Stack for Vodacom. Conforming to the Vodafone SOFRA standards. This provided the full SOA infrastructure to Vodacom and is one of the largest deployments of its kind in the world. The full Oracle SOA suite was installed including OSB and the SOA BPM environment.
Full Oracle SOA implementation for MTN. This provided the full SOA infrastructure to MTN and is one of the largest deployments of its kind in the world. The full Oracle suite was installed including OER, SOAOSR, OSB and the BPM environment.
We have provided training on behalf of Oracle through various companies on Topics ranging from SOA, Weblogic and XML. Other than that you can list clients such as Discovery, Telkom, MTN SA and Nigeria, Vodacom, Safcor, Bytes, AL Indigo, Wily and CA etc.
What we do best, Oracle provides the world’s most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems, with more than 370,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100— representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe. Oracle's product strategy provides flexibility and choice to our customers across their IT infrastructure. Now, with Sun server, storage, operating-system, and virtualization technology, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is integrated to work together as a single system. In addition, Oracle's open architecture and multiple operating-system options gives our customers unmatched benefits from industry-leading products, including excellent system availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership.
ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
A business management system that integrates all facets of the business, including planning, manufacturing, sales, and marketing. As the ERP methodology has become more popular, software applications have emerged to help business managers implement ERP in business activities such as inventory control, order tracking, customer service, finance and human resources.
CRM Customer Relationship Management
CRM entails all aspects of interaction that a company has with its customer, whether it is sales or service-related. CRM is often thought of as a business strategy that enables businesses to:
‐ Understand the customer
‐ Retain customers through better customer experience
‐ Attract new customer
‐ Win new clients and contracts Increase profitably
‐ Decrease customer management costs
While the phrase customer relationship management is most commonly used to describe a business-customer relationship, however CRM systems are used
in the same way to manage business contacts, clients, contract wins and sales leads.
CRM solutions provide you with the customer business data to help you provide services or products that your customers want, provide better customer service, cross-sell and up sell more effectively, close deals, retain current customers and understand who the customer is.
Technology and the Web has changed the way companies approach CRM strategies because advances in technology have also changed consumer buying behaviour and offers new ways for companies to communicate with customers and collect data about them. With each new advance in technology ‐ especially the proliferation of self-service channels like the Web and smartphones ‐ customer relationships is being managed electronically.
Many aspects of CRM relies heavily on technology; however the strategies and processes of a good CRM system will collect, manage and link information about the customer with the goal of letting you market and sell services effectively.
ERP & CRM solutions are what we best at, both these concepts are associated with making your business run more effectively saving you time and money. At LBD we are exceptionally proud to have only the best Oracle system architects and implementation team. Each client has needs and wants different solutions, any sale or quote that we produce is solution based and prices and service will vary.
Adjective: (of a senior person in a professional or technical field) Engaged in the business of giving advice to others in the same field.
Noun: The business of giving specialist advice to other professionals, typically in financial and business matters.
Management Consulting: Management consulting indicates both the industry of, and the practice of, helping organizations improve their performance, primarily...
Little Buddha Digital started its consulting part of the business in 2002, this soon caught the attention of many blue chip organisations.
Consultants can be a useful and cost effective resource for companies. They meet short term needs for specific expertise without the associated complexities and regulatory requirements of an employment relationship. There are three general reasons why companies hire consultants.
There are situations that arise where companies do not have the in-house expertise required for a specific undertaking. It is usually an activity that will not be required to be performed on an ongoing basis and therefore does not require an employee to be engaged.
For example a business that has outgrown its rented premises may decide to construct its own new premises. In this situation a company may decide to use a consultant to manage the construction project. Rather than employing a project manager they can have the project completed without incurring the expense of a continuing employee.
A company may also use a consultant where there is a continuing need for the expertise but it is not present within the organization currently. In this situation a company may use a consultant to meet both the immediate need for expertise and to transfer the required knowledge to in-house staff. This type of consulting engagement is often used for new system implementations.
Sometimes a company will have the expertise but not the additional resources needed to undertake a task that is important and urgent. Companies experience peaks and troughs in business activities and the need for specific skills. At lower levels it is not unusual to employ temporary staff to meet peak needs.
When these peaks occur in specialized areas companies will use consultants in the same way they would use temporary staff for other activities. For example the media relations area of a company may maintain a permanent staff level to deal with ongoing media and public relations activities but employ consultants to develop a new product launch.
While the staff of the media relations department could develop the new product launch it would be at the expense of other business media needs. If new product launches are not a regular and recurring activity it does not make sense for the company to carry additional resources permanently for this activity.
Major change can impact a company positively or negatively. Often when a company is considering a major change in structure or direction they will engage consultants to review the proposed change.
While the skills to examine the feasibility of the change are usually contained within the company a consultant can provide additional assurance that an investment in a major change proposal will deliver the benefits expected, or identify risks that may have been overlooked. They also often provide recommendations or suggestions for how risks can be further reduced or benefits expanded.
Consultants provide a service to companies who have a short term requirement for specific expertise. Companies will generally choose to use consultants because they see them as a cost effective alternative to maintaining a larger workforce than is required for business as usual operations.
At Little Buddha Digital we all about the learning experience, so at the end of our implementation projects you will have some really well trained employees. We realise that most if not all of the intellectual property RESIDES IN YOUR ORGANISATION with the people you employ.
We are all about understanding your needs and putting unique pricing together that will be most suitable to your budgets.
We are flexible as far as rates and contracts are concerned we have per project rate as well as per hour rate. Its not about growning staff compliments its about empowering and delivering on time every time.
Should you need additional information please contact us on: solutions(AT)littlebuddhadigital(DOT)com.
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