Four proven ways to rapidly generate ideas

Four proven ways to rapidly generate ideas

By Kim Furman, Synthesis Marketing Manager It sits staring back at me. Seemingly never ending and always expanding. The to-do list. I have a daily list of items that I relish scratching out, one by one, like little villains whose defeat my diary depends on. We all have things we want to do – from […]

Digital transformation is key to any business’s success

Digital transformation is key to any business’s success

Tjaard du Plessis is the Head of Digital and Emerging Technology at Synthesis As the world adapts to the realities of Covid-19, industries and businesses need to have a firm grasp on digital transformation in order to compete. Not only does it exist to solve business problems, eliminating complexity through technology but also to remove […]

Can we Measure Happiness?

Synthesis is Awarded AWS Consultancy Partner of the Year - SSA

By Marais Neethling July is an important date in every Cloud evangelist’s diary as it’s the annual AWS Cape Town Summit. And this year, Synthesis displayed our most interesting and fun demo yet at our exhibition stand. Synthesis is an annual sponsor and exhibiter at the AWS Cape Town Summit. And this year was no […]

Synthesis develops ground-breaking technology to support farmers across South Africa

Afgri eAccounts

Synthesis, a South Africa, home-grown specialised financial technology company that provides software development, consulting and integration services to financial institutions, has enabled the roll out of another groundbreaking innovation in financial technology by developing the e-Accounts portal for UNIGRO Financial Services. UNIGRO, the financial services division of leading agricultural services company AFGRI, became the first […]

The Synthesis Way: Beyond Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Delusion refers to a systemic, industry-wide misconception about design and delivery of software. Namely that software is a commodity no different than any other coming off of a factory production line, such as a car or kitchen appliance. Almost everyone in the industry falls prey to this misconception and most would argue that […]

What are the main differences between FATCA and CRS Reporting?

Now that the dust has almost settled around the first FATCA submissions (for some the dust cloud might linger for a while longer), financial institutions have had a chance to take stock and try to make sense of their current regulatory position and strategies. However, now that they have had a chance to look ahead, […]

What’s Strategy got to do with IT?


Working in a Software Development environment one is not in close proximity to the decision makers and strategist of the business. To the developers in the trenches, when you mention the word strategy, the first thought is – what does strategy have to do with me? I am writing this application for which I have […]

The Value of Continuous Delivery

The consumer culture of today, demands that tech-based companies bend over backwards to provide the latest and greatest products and services to meet their ever-changing needs and wants. It’s a culture of having their cake and eating it too; and then changing their minds after the first bite. Traditional software release management practices were slow […]

Agile Software Architecture – Becoming Super Agile

Agile Architecture

You’ve adopted Agile? Great! Over the last few years, there has been a huge movement from the sequential Waterfall process towards a more flexible Agile approach. The question is: Has your software architecture followed suit? The “agile” in software architecture has similar connotations to the “agile” in Agile methodology meaning it can respond quickly to […]