What We Do

Our solutions include customised strategic projects and software products that address common challenges.

  • Synthesis Cloud Consulting

    As Amazon Web Services first Advanced Consulting Partner in Africa, Synthesis is focused on building advanced cloud architecture for customers delivering cost-efficient, web scale and highly available services with global reach. 

    We specialize in assisting enterprise customers in becoming cloud-ready, executing mass migrations, harnessing the benefits of big data analytics and guide teams in extracting cost savings and regulatory benefits through the cloud migration journey.

    From simple data centre migration to the implementation of fully elastic container fabric architectures, we understand the paradigm shift required to unlock the cloud.

    In partnership with the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region Launch, we’ve created a range of offers to help you through every step of the journey.

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  • Synthesis Digital

    We take a fresh approach to software development, working directly with leadership teams. This enables us to translate group business strategy into solutions with real, measurable impact. In an increasingly connected world, technical innovation and business innovation are often interchangeable.

    Our speciality lies in building, refining and evolving digital channels for financial services and retail. This benefit is not only felt internally, we enhance the user experiences of customers at critical touch points. We understand that security comes first, and develop a solid security infrastructure for every project.

  • Synthesis Intelligent Data

    Let insight lead with Synthesis Intelligent Data.

    We are a team of expert Data Engineers, Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers who reimagine the way businesses work to realise business value. More than this, Synthesis has over 23 years of business experience including digitalising business and pioneering cloud transformation. Our experience is not siloed, and neither is your business. We are business transformers. This means that when we partner with you, we immerse ourselves in your business and use the latest technology, creating high impact projects to achieve your goals.

    Synthesis Intelligent Data offers end-to-end solutions across the data journey, incorporating:

    Data Engineering, Data Analytics & Exploration, Artificial Intelligence, Data Streaming, Machine Learning Modelling and Machine Learning & Cloud Deployments.

  • The Academy

    The Synthesis Academy: Skills that take you to the cloud and back, from A to AWS.

    We bring you customised onsite and digital training solutions, with professional technology facilitators. These facilitators have years of practice and the ability to translate complex theory into practical application. Our rapid competence training embraces story-based, gamified learning with plenty of opportunity to learn experientially.

    Let us help your business and technology teams understand the economics of cloud, and articulate the business benefits. We jump-start your foundational and advanced competence in technologies such as AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform and Kafka. Through cloud readiness workshops and pre-production gamedays, we help you mitigate risk and move to production seamlessly.

  • Synthesis MSP

    You’ve started your Synthesis Cloud and Emerging Tech journey, now let’s continue.

    Synthesis MSP looks after your environment from end-to-end, so you don’t have to. All of this is achieved by bringing Synthesis’s ongoing Thought Leadership to your Cloud and Kubernetes Infrastructure.

    Our Managed Service offering provides 24×7 Monitoring and Incident Management, Backup and recovery, Cost Optimization, Patching and architectural guidance for AWS, Kubernetes and Atlassian environments. In addition, through our DevOps as a Service capability, Synthesis MSP is capable of serving your on-going DevOps needs such as AWS Infrastructure as Code build outs, Kubernetes cluster creation and changes, CI/CD and configuration management and more.

    You know your business, we know AWS and Kubernetes – let’s do what we do best!

  • Payments

    Every business relies on confidentiality and data integrity to establish trust with their customers. In a digital world, this trust cannot be achieved without making use of advanced cryptography.

    We provide a range of services and software products that protect sensitive information and payment transactions. Using state-of-the-art cryptography, backed by Hardware Security Modules (HSM) we protect Card PIN numbers, contactless payments and enterprise encryption.

  • Synthesis Regtech

    We constantly engage with current technology trends, and formulate products based on common industry needs. We are able to address localised problems, such as reporting to SARS and SARB, and connecting to institutions such as Bankserv and the JSE. Our products evolve in tandem with market requirements, with our software updating alongside legislative changes in real time. The pain of technical reporting and ensuring regulatory compliance is removed as the software automatically addresses this for you.

    For more detail on our regulatory products please click on the following links.


  • You don't have to see the whole staircase, just to take the first step. It was a huge leap of faith, due to the agile methodology that was used by Synthesis for the project, but once we embraced it, it is accelerating us to new heights!

    Johann Barnard, Operations Manager - Unigro Financial Services

  • Well done to Luke and the Synthesis team on providing a reporting solution that works so easily! It is brilliant! We are happy to recommend Synthesis at anytime.

    Wendy Diamond - Metier

  • Synthesis took the idea, ran with it and what they have achieved is simply amazing. You don’t find that kind of diligence and commitment that often.

    Eldrid Jordaan, CEO - GovChat

  • We really appreciated Synthesis’ solutionist thinking. Not only did they come up with effective and informed solutions, they knew how to apply them correctly to deliver the desired outcomes. That is invaluable.

    Marlana Möller, Portfolio and Programme Manager - Sasfin

  • Synthesis has been fantastic to work with. The lean start-up and agile methodologies they applied helped us achieve in 10 months what would have taken a 100 using traditional approaches.

    Lydia Maison - Cim Finance - Head of Innovation

  • Synthesis, with its strong microservices and cloud capabilities, brought the skills and insight we needed to get the new technology in place in record time, without forcing us to turn a complicated toolset into a high-cost long-term product or vendor commitment.

    Craig du Toit - Absa

  • The additional expertise, skills and capability Synthesis has contributed, and will continue to deliver through support and maintenance of our environment, has provided a huge uplift to the Vitality team

    Neil Adamson, CIO - Discovery Vitality Group

We have crafted solutions for industry leaders, combining years of expertise with agility and innovation.

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