Bumblebee Consulting recognised for Innovation at TT100 Business Innovation Awards

The 27th annual Da Vinci Institute’s 2018 tt100 Business Innovation Awards took place on Wednesday, 14 November at the Johannesburg Country Club under the theme, “Celebrating Leadership”. Da Vinci’s tt100 Awards programme recognises South Africa’s finest role models who demonstrate excellence based on The Da Vinci Institute’s trademarked TIPS framework, which looks at how organisations manage their Technology, Innovation and People in a Systemic environment.

 

This year saw 192 companies enter the programme which resulted in 1152 category entrants. Speaking about the awards, Prof. Bennie Anderson, Director tt100 said, “The tt100 creates an awareness of the importance of having a conceptual framework around developing business, such as how matters related to technology management, managing innovation, managing people and things systemically if drawn together, can allow you to be more agile, more aligned and more engaged.”

 

Founded in 2013, Bumblebee entered the awards programme for the first time in 2018 and was nominated as a finalist in the following categories:

 

o   Management of Technology

o   Management of Innovation

o   Management of People

o   Management of Systems

o   Overall Excellence

o   Excellence in Sustainability

 

Bumblebee is proud to announce that we were announced winner of the “Best Innovation Concept for MobeeWash, our mobile carwash app which was launched in 2017.

 

About MobeeWash

The ‘brainchild” of Bumblebee founder Sean O’Connell, techie and self-confessed petrol-head, MobeeWash was born out of a desire for convenience and a professional and classy vehicle clean! Standardisation, job creation and taking the chore out of getting your car washed is what fuels Sean and his team’s passion for the app.

“MobeeWash provides a platform that independent operators and established businesses alike could use ensuring a synthesis where all parties are happy,” says O’Connell.

Teamwork and collaboration form an integral part of the MobeeWash model, this stems from the ethos of the app development team at Bumblebee Consulting (the development arm of the Bumblebee Group and proudly South African). With over 100 years of experience collectively in software development, infrastructure management, product development, and project management, their team could successfully bring MobeeWash to the forefront of lifestyle app technology.

MobeeWash is also available in Melbourne, Australia and are open to collaboration worldwide.

Please contact our team if you would like to partner with us.

Bumblebee Group expands service offering with ilaunch

We are excited to share the latest service offering within the Bumblebee Group – ilaunch.co.za

 

The restructuring of the Group in 2018, revealed a clear need to address the market segment that calls for focussed and vetted sourcing of qualified professionals for permanent placement and provision of contractors for short or long-term back-to-back engagement.

ilaunch was born with the focus on strategic sourcing and placements with a promise of ensuring that the recruitment life cycle process is facilitated from beginning to end. Throughout this process, potential candidates are kept updated in a transparent and timely manner.

ilaunch is supported by our internal technology experts to ensure that the resources we identify and recommended are suitably qualified to meet the technical demands and cultural alignment of our clients. Our focus is on the key project disciplines including Enterprise & Solution Architecture, Infrastructure, UI/UX Development, Software Development, Quality Assurance, Business and Systems Analysis and Product Management.

For more information, go to www.ilaunch.co.za or contact our Consultants on +27 861 237 237 or info@ilaunch.co.za

 

MobeeWash – The app that cleans your ride is live and waterless.

The ultimate vehicle cleaning app is now available for download on both Android and IOS devices. You are a few clicks away from your next waterless car wash at your home, office, chosen garage or anywhere convenient. It can’t get any easier as MobeeWash comes to you. A clean car, Anytime, Anywhere.

How it works:

  • Download and register
  • Book a wash
  • Pay and rate

MobeeWash allows you to select a wash type depending on your time constraints, cleaning requirements and budget. You can monitor the progress of your wash and the app will let you know when your car is ready. You can use a credit/debit card for a streamlined and secure payment or pay your MobeeWasher in cash depending on your preference.

Wash Types include:

  1. Express: Wash & Go – Budget friendly and time saving
  2. Deluxe:  Inside & Out
  3. Premium – All the Extra’s

Once you book a wash you will be connected with a certified MobeeWasher in our network. Each MobeeWasher lists their own specialised services and pricing as they see fit. Depending on the partner, each offers a range of add-on services e.g. tyre shine.

Since launching in October 2017, MobeeWash has recruited, trained and employed in excess of 40 individuals in collaboration with NPOs (e.g. Harambee and The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children).

Now you can get your car-washed as often as you please and be reassured that you are still contributing to saving water. MobeeWash is free and available in the App Store and Google Play Store.

Please visit www.mobeewash.com to find out more.

About MobeeWash

The ‘brainchild” of our founder Sean O’Connell, techie and self-confessed petrol-head, MobeeWash was born out of a desire for convenience and a professional and classy vehicle clean! Standardisation, job creation and taking the chore out of getting your car washed is what fuels Sean and his team’s passion for the app.

“MobeeWash provides a platform that independent operators and established businesses alike could use ensuring a synthesis where all parties are happy,” says O’Connell.

Teamwork and collaboration form an integral part of the MobeeWash model, this stems from the ethos of the app development team at Bumblebee Consulting (the development arm of the Bumblebee Group and proudly South African). With over 100 years of experience collectively in software development, infrastructure management, product development and project management, their team could successfully bring MobeeWash to the forefront of lifestyle app technology.

MobeeWash is also available in Melbourne, Australia and are open to collaboration world-wide.

Please contact our team if you would like to partner with us.

Bumblebee Consulting announced as Sanlam Limited preferred supplier and strategic partner.

Bumblebee Consulting, leaders in IT management and development was announced as Sanlam Limited’s preferred supplier and strategic partner. Bumblebee Consulting has partnered with Sanlam for a number of years, working specifically on SPF Shared Services IT, managed capacity resourcing in designated Microsoft development initiatives, and SME service in support of Microsoft development initiatives.

The relationship between the two brands continues to be mutually beneficially building on the work done by an already strong internal Bumblebee team of specialists at the Sanlam head office in Belville. Both entities are at the forefront of innovation, technology and foster core values of collaboration and leadership.

The recent acquisition of Sqim, known for their work in Application Integration (EAI), Business Service Management, Software Development and Software Quality Management showcases Bumblebees drive to further cement its position as leaders in their field both locally and internationally. The acquisition allows the brand to broaden their SDLC and QA value add under the Managed Capacity model. The acquisition culminates with the brands rapid growth in the app development sector with the launch of MobeeWash both locally and internationally

Founder and Director, Sean O’Connell “They are a great addition to our Group and significantly enhance our service offerings and value-add to our customers.” Commitment and passion to service and customer excellence are two core values Sean emphasises to ensure that the Bumblebee brand is at the forefront of business decision makers in the market.

Bumblebee Consulting expands its portfolio with SQIM acquisition

Bumblebee Consulting is proud to announce the acquisition of SQIM, one of South Africa’s most recognized providers of Application Integration (EAI), Business Service Management and Software Quality Management services. The acquisition aligns with the brand’s rapid growth in the app development sector with the launch of MobeeWash both locally and internationally.

 

Founder and Director, Sean O’Connell “They are a great addition to our Group and significantly enhance our service offerings and value-add to our customers.” Commitment and passion to service and customer excellence are emphasized as core values to ensure that the Bumblebee brand is at the forefront of business decision makers in the market.

 

SQIM has been rebranded as Bumblebee Quality Services and fully integrated to seamlessly provide the full spectrum of seasoned Software Development, QA & Automation services and Best Practices at our clients in addition to the added value of our collaboration with industry leaders.

 

About Bumblebee Consulting

Bumblebee Consulting offers key services including software development lifecycle optimization, software quality consulting services including performance and automation testing, project management, IT consulting and management consulting, specifically with the view to aligning business and IT initiatives more closely. With 100% BEE ownership and a management team with an intimate understanding of IT in the local market, Bumblebee seeks to engage across the business spectrum to guide organisations in driving digital transformation and embracing the IoT (Internet of Things).

 

We gladly share the learning derived from the development and deployment of our in-house developed solutions such as MobeeWash and BeeKeeper.