Fourge welcomes Allistaire October who joins us on the 9th of June 2008 as COO.
Allistaire has worked in various industries and has a wealth of IT and Business knowledge having consulted locally and in London for a number of years. Allistaire's focus areas will be on Process and Project management, Client Account management and Business and IT Analysis and Strategy.
Allistaire brings a wealth of experience and energy and we are really excited to have him on board!
On 1 April 2008 Fourge moves to the M5 Business Park. This is a great place to be! Its more central and allows easy access to the N1 and N2 and the City as well as the Northern and Southern Suburbs. We have great views and room for expansion.
Our new physical address is:
| ||Unit 18, Block B |
| ||M5 Business Park |
| ||Cnr. Berkley and Upper Camp Roads |
| ||Ndabeni |
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| ||Phone: ||+27 (0)21 511 5814 |
| ||Fax: ||+27 (0)88021 511 5814 |
Fourge welcomes Collin Ramukhubathi who joins us in March as a Director. Collin is also a director of Portland and he brings proven business expertise to our fold.
Collin's primary focus areas will include Business Strategy and Client Relationship Management.
We are building a great team and we really look forward to the value that Collin will add.
In March 2006, Pam Golding Properties, South Africa 's largest independent real estate group, approached Fourge for development services. This initial project involves development services for their newspaper advert submission system. Currently, the submission of adverts to newspaper supplements is an intensive manual process that costs Pam Golding Properties in terms of man hours and effort. The implementation of this system will streamline the current process and facilitate the submission of adverts down to the branch level.
Technologies used in this project include Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Microsoft ASP.NET with Visual Basic .NET.
In December 2005, Cape Investment Properties (CIP) launched Gull Heights , its first holiday home, fractional ownership investment opportunity. Situated in Mossel Bay along the beautiful Cape Garden Route , it is a perfect holiday destination. Within 3 months, 80% of the units have been sold.
Fourge, the software development partner of CIP, put the systems in place to allow the public investor to reserve unit portions via the internet. This has played an important role in this aspect of CIP's business.
This CRM solution has been developed using the Fourge CRM data model as a foundation together with Microsoft .NET technology.
Imagination is a South African startup company that provides low-cost financial products and services such as life insurance and banking to people who normally cannot afford or access those services. To support its low-cost, high-volume business model and plans for rapid growth, the company decided to avoid the complex and expensive technologies often found in financial services companies. Instead it partnered with Fourge, a Microsoft® Certified Partner, to implement an IT system using Microsoft SQL Server® 2005, BizTalk® Server 2004, and Visual Studio® Team System. The technology is helping Imagination achieve its business goal of tapping into a huge potential market while keeping its IT infrastructure scalable, flexible, and cost-effective.
The Microsoft Products and Technologies used in this project are:
- Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
- Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
- Microsoft ASP.NET
- Microsoft C#