About Us

Adapt IT’s technical solutions, coupled with real-world experience and subject matter expertise, provide customers with strategic insights and recommendations that they are able to practically apply to their operations. This results in tangible results and improvements to the bottom line.

This is true of our Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) business, which delivers value across our clients’ businesses by focusing on business, financial and operational processes.

EPM is designed to help organisations link their strategies to their plans and execution. To support this, EPM includes the following management processes:

  • Budgeting, planning, forecasting and modelling
  • Consolidating results and closing the books on a periodic basis
  • Reporting results to internal and external stakeholders
  • Analysing performance vs. plan, prior years, across divisions or products, etc.

This provides clients with unique insights into understanding the drivers of their business on which their budgeting, planning and forecasting rests. These flow through the financial value chain into statutory and management consolidation requirements and are fully complemented by an integrated advanced analytics engine available 24/7 in the Cloud.

We are a primary licensed re-seller of solutions such as Board, IBM Cognos Controller and SAP™ Analytics Cloud in South Africa.

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EPM Team Members

Brad McCreedy
Brad McCreedy
Divisional Executive
 
Skills
  • EPM Specialist
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Financial Consolidation
  • Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB)
  • Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
  • Analytics
  • Process Improvement
  • Financial Reporting Solutions
 
Qualification and experience
  • Prior to joining Adapt IT, Brad worked in the United States for a number of years, helping organisations to evaluate and select the best EPM solution for their business. He has also been involved in numerous implementations of EPM technologies around the world, and has, whilst working for Adapt IT, delivered several extremely successful EPM solutions, amongst these being one to a large South African bank, all within very tight deadlines and budgets and to exacting customer expectations.

Brad McCreedy

Divisional Executive

Chris van Wyk
Chris van Wyk
Regional Delivery Manager
22 years industry experience
 
Skills
  • Telecoms Specialist
  • Expense Management Expert
  • Cost Saver
  • Contract Compliance
 
Qualification and experience
  • Chris manages large consulting projects and has successfully deployed software solutions to various significant organisations, with a specific focus on Technology and Telecoms Expense Management, as well as vendor and cost optimisation. He has worked with a multitude of customers to achieve millions in savings, as well as ensuring customers’ infrastructure and services are optimised for their current needs as well as for the future. One of Chris’ impressive achievements was assisting a leading South African retailer to achieve savings totalling some R24 million.
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Chris van Wyk

Regional Delivery Manager

Desmond Botha
Desmond Botha
EPM Implementation Lead
22 years industry experience
 
Skills
  • Process Improvement
  • Financial Reporting Solutions
  • EPM Specialist
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Financial Consolidation
  • Analytics
 
Qualification and experience
  • Desmond, who holds multiple software implementation specialist certifications for different software platforms, is also certified in IBM’s Consolidation solution. While working with Adapt IT, Desmond was seconded to one of the largest banks in Belgium to migrate their Statutory Reporting solution, enabling the bank to fully automate its financial close and to report accurately — all on time and within budget. He also assisted a large telecommunications company to achieve an impressive R1.2 million in savings per month as a result of a successful implementation project.

Desmond Botha

EPM Implementation Lead

Kamal Ambaram
Kamal Ambaram
EPM Support and Development Manager
13 years industry experience
 
Skills
  • Cost Saver
  • Team Leader
  • EPM Specialist
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Analytics
  • Process Improvements
  • Technology Specialist
  • Financial Reporting Solutions
  • Integrated Business Planning
 
Qualification and experience
  • Kamal specialises in providing customers with visibility, trends and data analysis using reporting techniques – this helps them to better understand their businesses. He has worked with numerous technology solutions and is capable of swiftly learning new technology releases, trends and techniques, all to the aid of Adapt IT’s customers.

Kamal Ambaram

EPM Support and Development Manager

Mary Chivers
Mary Chivers
Head of Customer Experience
20 years industry experience
 
Skills
  • Customer Centric
  • Cost Savings
  • Training & Support
  • Customer Experience
 
Qualification and experience
  • Mary heads up the Customer Experience team, assisting in implementation, support and training on our solutions, ensuring customers and partners receive an exceptional customer experience.

Mary Chivers

Head of Customer Experience

Michelle van As
Michelle van As
Technology Expense Management Consultant
1 year industry experience
 
Skills
  • Mobile Analysis
  • Process Improvement
  • Expense Optimisation
  • Contract Compliance
 
Qualification and experience
  • Michelle assists customers with an in-depth analysis of their telecommunications and mobile environments, delivering expense optimisation as well as a significant improvement in their internal business processes.

Michelle van As

Technology Expense Management Consultant

Shamit Makan
Shamit Makan
Head of Business Solutions
16 years industry experience
 
Skills
  • Customer Centric
  • Telecoms Specialist
  • Telecoms On Bill Specialist
  • Telecoms Fraud Specialist
  • Cost Savings
  • Cost Optimisation
  • Expense Management Specialist
 
Qualification and experience
  • Shamit has helped organisations operating across various industries to appropriately allocate costs and recover technology costs, with his expertise already delivering savings for customers in excess of R500 million per year. He has also assisted customers in achieving expense management savings exceeding R1 million a month across technology vendors by utilising Adapt IT's consulting and software offerings.

Shamit Makan

Head of Business Solutions

Stewart Prentice
Stewart Prentice
Expense Management Development Lead
22 years industry experience
 
Skills
  • Cost Savings
  • Cost Optimisation
  • Contract Negotiator
  • Expense Management Specialist
  • Data Specialist
 
Qualification and experience
  • Stewart developed the functionality required for an integrated Expense Management solution, including designing the data flows, automation processes and procedures that on-board new vendors for customers. One of his most outstanding achievements has been leading the negotiations for an African telecommunications company to procure new systems, thereby saving the company an impressive US$ 5 million.

Stewart Prentice

Expense Management Development Lead

Trevor Mallory
Trevor Mallory
Service Delivery Manager
5 years industry experience
 
Skills
  • Customer Centric
  • Cost Savings
  • Contract Compliance
 
Qualification and experience
  • Trevor performs in-depth analyses of customer environments and billable expenses, supporting them in identifying unused and no longer required services to ensure cost savings. A notable achievement of his has been managing a project at a key client that resulted in an annualised saving of approximately R3.6 million.

Trevor Mallory

Service Delivery Manager

Bantsheng Matimba
Bantsheng Matimba
Senior Consultant
16.5 years industry experience
 
Skills
  • Team Leader
  • Municipality Planning Expert
  • Cost Saver
  • EPM Specialist
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Financial Consolidation
  • Analytics
  • Financial Reporting Solutions
 
Qualification and experience
  • Bantsheng specialises in the implementation of EPM software solutions as a technology enabler to drive and optimise business value. This includes Budgeting and Planning solutions to assist customers align their strategic goals with their targets, and Statutory Financial Consolidation and Business Intelligence solutions to enable deeper analysis and insights. One of her main achievements has been leading a team of six in a project to implement a budgeting solution for one of South Africa’s largest municipalities, which met with great success.

Bantsheng Matimba

Senior Consultant