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June 2017
Singular Systems’ debut Blockchain development project.

Singular Systems’ debut Blockchain development project.

Our development team unpacks their expedition into the new and exciting world of Blockchain development. There are many software languages around. The beauty is that a large part of them differ only by syntax, and it is still relatively easy for a developer to read, understand and develop in a language different to the one you have started out or already gained experience in.
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May 2017
How will traditional financial institutions future-proof themselves?

How will traditional financial institutions future-proof themselves?

Most would agree that banks and other traditional financial institutions should not be at the bleeding edge when it comes to adopting new technology, however, once new tech has been validated and proven many of these FI’s really struggle to take advantage of it. At least this was the general consensus with a group of innovation leaders from traditional FI’s at a recent FinTech dinner.
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"Is the fear of failure stopping your organisation from Innovating?"

"Is the fear of failure stopping your organisation from Innovating?"

Competition is driving the need for companies to innovate faster and innovation has increased the value customers expect. As one service provider gains market share others will innovate to better their respective offerings. Today people can change cell phone contracts, banks and gym memberships with a click of a button and because customers of today are more informed than ever they will move when they feel they can get better value elsewhere.
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February 2017
4 things to consider about outsourcing when it comes to capital gains tax calculations

4 things to consider about outsourcing when it comes to capital gains tax calculations

So how do you get it right? How do you ensure that the business challenge you are facing is being solved in the right time frame, at the appropriate cost and with the appropriate risk profile? Based on the 2014 yearly Global Outsourcing Survey Deloitte indicated that developments in enterprise mobility, big data, hosted virtual desktop, business process as a service and cloud computing would increase outsourcing. The 2016 survey tells us that cost cutting, enabling core business functions, an...
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Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Consequences for Share Portfolios: A Specialist's Game

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Consequences for Share Portfolios: A Specialist's Game

The compliance involved in managing share portfolios has increased significantly. Investing wisely for your clients is complex enough without having to worry about onerous requirements such as dividend tax management, STRATE reporting, Reserve bank regulations and reporting, and client tax reporting. Are you one of those wealth managers that finds it difficult to comply with these onerous requirements?
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September 2016
Dodge potential tailor-made software development pitfalls

Dodge potential tailor-made software development pitfalls

You’ve made the decision to have a piece of software developed specifically to solve a business challenge in your company, but have you considered the pros and potential cons? If you’re looking for a software development company to partner with to build a solution for your company, there’s good and bad news.
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August 2016
Custom Dev Software: Unlocking your company’s potential

Custom Dev Software: Unlocking your company’s potential

Your organisation has the potential to grow exponentially. Potential without the right solutions, however, is about as effective as a lock without a key. Business challenges, both internal and external, can feel like the locked gate that stands between your company and its potential. It’s not uncommon – every company faces its challenges. In many cases, a single one-key-fits-all solution can unlock optimisation and possibility for a number of different companies. Restaurants requiring POS s...
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5 questions to ask before commissioning a tailor-made software solution

5 questions to ask before commissioning a tailor-made software solution

There’s nothing quite like the feel of a tailored suit, which is why buying off the rack seldom results in a good fit. The same can be said for investing in technology for your business; you want your operations to be supported by software that fits perfectly. That rarely happens though, as out-of-the-box solutions offer little in the way of customisation.
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Swapping admin for strategy – Share scheme management simplified

Swapping admin for strategy – Share scheme management simplified

Let’s set the scene. Your company is thriving, growing from strength to strength.  In an era where there is a war for talent you are at the point where you need to ensure that your talent remains motivated, retained and rewarded.  You decide to implement a share incentive scheme is the way to go.
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July 2016
The SARS IT3 reporting nightmare

The SARS IT3 reporting nightmare

There are few words in the English language that ignite as much anxiety in the hearts of asset managers and taxpayers as effectively. More so still, when we discuss the necessity of IT3 report submissions. So, what exactly makes IT3 Reporting a nightmare? We’re unpacking exactly that, and, thankfully, how Singular Systems has developed a way to simplify the lives of brokers and asset managers countrywide.
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