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Welcome to Silicon Overdrive!

Software Development

Custom Software Development Services

Silicon Overdrive offers a diverse range of custom software development solutions for businesses, from comprehensive data warehouses with business intelligence analysis tools to website development, desktop and mobile development.

Creating Custom IT Solutions that meet
your Business needs

Do you need a custom-built application? Does your company need a new website? 

In our experience, off-the-shelf software products are often not enough to meet specific business needs. Our software development team, based in Cape Town, can create a tailor-made solution for you that is innovative, effective and affordable. Our development team is particularly strong in business analysis. This allows us to translate your company’s complex software requirements into solutions that deliver meaningful results.

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Silicon Overdrive has a proven track record in reducing cost and project delivery time.

We have been featured as a Top 26 Software Development Company on SoftwareDevelopmentCompany.co

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Why Silicon Overdrive?

We asked a few of our clients what working with Silicon Overdrive for custom software development is like. This is what they had to say: 

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Custom Solutions

When it comes to custom software, there is no one-size-fits-all model. With over 25-years experience in the IT industry, our team is uniquely qualified to identify the ideal solution for your requirements.

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Business Analysis

Our team of experienced developers will assess your needs and provide expertise and optimised solutions to meet your business requirements.

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Development

From custom web apps and bespoke websites to dashboards and cloud deployments, we offer a range of Software Development Services allowing us to incorporate our prior experience and assist you with your journey.

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Deployment and Migration

Whether moving from a staging environment to a production environment or moving from on-prem to a cloud solution, our developers have the skill and expertise to get you running.

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Maintenance

We provide customers with fully managed services, inclusive of database and website maintenance, monitoring and alerting, security and related services, relieving customers of this operational burden.

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Next Phase Enhancements

Since the modern production lifecycle follows an iterative approach, there will usually be scope to improve your product. Whether you need additional resources to supplement your team, or if you want to outsource next phase enhancements entirely, we can help.

Case Studies

The Problem

The South African Wine Industry Information and Systems (SAWIS) is a non-profit organisation founded to manage the collection, processing and dissemination of wine industry information in South Africa, as well as to provide administration of the industry’s Wine of Origin system. It is overseen and controlled by the South African Wine Industry. The manner in which they received their data was archaic and relied on members making their submissions via fax and manual data capturing of this data onto their system. A more automated and user-friendly system was needed to streamline their data collection methods.

The Solution

SAWIS approached Silicon Overdrive to provide a custom developed solution. Silicon Overdrive provided them with an online portal for members to submit their information regarding their farms and cellars to SAWIS, which increased the speed at which they received, validated and processed the information. In addition, it reduced the potential for data entry errors and has provided more visibility and access to the data for the end-users.

The Outcome

SAWIS members are now able to submit, view and update information regarding their farm and cellar information on a centralised, user-friendly platform.  SAWIS is now able to process data faster and more efficiently and is continuously adding more processes to the portal.

The Problem

The Really Great Brand Company (RGBC) is an owner-managed liquor company founded in 2000 which has grown from providing just 2 brands to growing their portfolio to 25+ premier brands of champagnes, whiskies, bourbons, cognacs, vodka and liqueurs. With the growth of their business, RGBC needed systems to grow with them. In collaboration with RGBC, Silicon Overdrive and their team of software engineers map out a solution which would allow them to realise their vision of being the leading supplier of premium spirits in Southern Africa.

The Solution

The Software Development Team at Silicon Overdrive together with RGBC collaborated on a solution which would allow for the collation of data from a variety of sources and combine it in a central data warehouse; thereby providing the business with advanced tools and reporting that were previously unavailable. These tools included a data warehouse, forecasting model, a stock management and ordering system, company intranet and a purchase order requisition system, further bringing all aspects of the business together into one convenient system.

The Outcome

The solution developed with RGBC and maintained by Silicon Overdrive revolutionised the way that RGBC works, providing accurate information in meaningful ways, and allowing the staff at RGBC to focus on what they are great at.

The Problem

Pernod Ricard South Africa (PRSA) was established in 1994 and has since grown significantly and continues to deliver premium spirits and wines. As the business grew and the number of suppliers increased, Pernod Ricard saw a need to have a centralised location for all suppliers to see the status of their invoices and payments. The process of suppliers contacting the accounts department was inefficient and not scalable.

The Solution

Silicon Overdrive developed a self-service supplier portal where suppliers could upload their invoices with their purchase order numbers, allowing them to track the progress of when payments could be expected and to view balance statements. Less communication is now required with the accounts department, thereby freeing the Pernod Ricard accounting staff and allowing them to focus on business-critical activities.

The Outcome

The supplier portal incorporates automations which has streamlined the ordering and payment processes for PRSA, allowing them to focus on growing their business.

The Problem

The Really Great Brand Company (RGBC) is an owner-managed liquor company founded in 2000, which has grown from providing just two brands to expanding its portfolio to 25+ premier brands of champagnes, whiskies, bourbons, cognacs, vodka, and liqueurs. With the growth of their brand, RGBC wanted to update their public-facing website to better reflect the premium quality of the alcohol brands they represent. To reach this goal, the RGBC marketing team approached Silicon Overdrive with their new design and asked us to custom build their website. Their original site had a much darker aesthetic which did not meet their requirements of a modern concept.

The Solution

After receiving the new mockups from RGBC, Silicon Overdrive proceeded with the building of the new site. Some of the challenges of the project included adding new functionality like product sliders on the brand pages and a randomised gallery to the home page of the site. The gallery feature on the home page was an important aspect of the site. Currently, there are only six brands displayed, however, the brands are shuffled after every page load to ensure each of the 28 brands RGBC offers has a chance to be explored by the user. This would ensure all their brands have an equal chance to be represented on the home page when customers visit the website.

The Outcome

Silicon Overdrive was able to build and launch the site within six weeks of the project starting. The RGBC website now has a new, modern look and feel, with an emphasis on all of their brands. The new site is much easier on the eye with its white space and user-friendly design. It is optimised for mobile, ensuring customers can comfortably find their favourite brands on their smartphones.

The Problem

The Luanda International Airport in Angola boasts an array of shops catering to needs for the very diverse passengers entering, leaving and traversing the country daily. The duty free stores were finding their manual methods of managing stock across all stores was becoming a difficult process and a system was needed which would streamline the passenger sales, stock management and ordering process. The currently available solutions did not cover their needs completely and Silicon Overdrive’s Software Development Team was approached to provide a solution that would tick all the boxes.

The Solution

Silicon Overdrive’s developers determined the Client’s needs and recommended building a software solution which would keep a record of sales in all the stores, providing an overview of which stores have stock, what orders need to be placed and allowing stock controllers to order the necessary stock directly from the platform. This new platform would link passport scanners and barcode scanners on POS devices into the solution so no further manual data entry was required, providing the Client with a far more efficient manner in which to ensure their stores are stocked.

The Outcome

The Client can effectively manage stock between warehouses and the duty free shops, and process data with far more speed and accuracy than they previously could.

The Problem

Established in 1967 as a painting and waterproofing contractor in Cape Town, Indawo soon became an industry leader. They are most well-known for unrivalled workmanship, service excellence, and a high work ethic. Indawo offers solutions to building owners and facilities managers, ranging from flooring to roofing in South Africa.

The Solution

Indawo contracted Silicon Overdrive to custom build an all-in-one project management solution that would integrate with their accounting system to eliminate double entry of projects, costs and key data.

Our team of developers built a web portal to provide Indawo’s team the ability to oversee projects, costs and key indicators. The new software provides a visual overview of whether a project is on time and within budget, comparing budget to actual spend, and predicts whether they are likely to finish a project within the set timeframe. It also incorporates a stock and asset management system, and a console to display targets and KPIs for the sales teams and other staff.

The Outcome

The Indawo team is now able to view all their projects in user-friendly platforms via a desktop application and online web portal. This provides critical business information which helps in the decision making process. In addition, since the application was custom built for Indawo there are no licencing fees to consider.

The Problem

The Really Great Brand Company (RGBC) is a small, owner-managed liquor company founded in 1996 which has grown from providing just 2 brands to growing their portfolio to 25+ premier brands of champagnes, whiskies, bourbons, cognacs, vodka and liqueurs. With the growth of their business, RGBC needed systems to grow with them and approached Silicon Overdrive and their team of software engineers to map out a solution which would allow them to realise their vision of being the leading supplier of premium spirits in Southern Africa.

The Solution

The Software Development Team at Silicon Overdrive proposed a solution which would allow for the collation of data from a variety of sources and combine it all in a central data warehouse, providing the business with advanced tools and reporting that were previously unavailable to them. These tools included a forecasting model, a stock management and ordering system and a purchase order requisition system, further bringing all aspects of the business together into one convenient system.

The Outcome

The solution developed and maintained by Silicon Overdrive revolutionised the way that RGBC worked, providing accurate information in meaningful ways, and allowing the staff at RGBC to focus on what they are great at, freeing them up to grow their business even further.

The Problem

Pernod Ricard South Africa was established in 1994 and over the past 20 years, has grown significantly and continues to thrive, delivering leading premium international and local wine and spirits brands. As the business grew and the number of suppliers increased, Pernod Ricard saw a need to have a centralised location for all suppliers to see the status of their invoices and payments. The old method of contacting the accounts department was becoming tedious and inefficient. Management at Pernod Ricard approached Silicon Overdrive to create a bespoke solution to their issue.

The Solution

The Software Development Team at Silicon Overdrive proposed an automated solution with a portal where suppliers could upload their invoices with their purchase order numbers, allowing them to track the progress of when payments could be expected, and orders completed. This meant far less communication needed to be made directly to the Accounts Department, freeing up the Pernod Ricard accounting staff and allowing them to be more streamlined and efficient with their time.

The Outcome

The fully automated supplier portal has streamlined the ordering and payment processes for Pernod Ricard, allowing them to focus on growing their business, with the continued support of Silicon Overdrive to maintain the bespoke software.

The Problem

Old Mutual Wealth (OMW) is a division of Old Mutual offering support for financial planners, support staff and business owners. The tool OMW was using had very expensive license fees and did not provide all the functionality required. Silicon Overdrive was approached and asked to provide them with a far more bespoke and tailor-made solution which would cover all of their requirements.

The Solution

Silicon Overdrive’s software development team planned a more cost-effective solution which included business assessment tools to assess various aspects of a financial planning practice, customer survey functionalities and other tools. An e-learning functionality was later added to the website, allowing the course content and assignments to reach a wider user base. It also allows users to receive CPD points following the completion of courses.

The Outcome

Knowmore now has a more cost-effective solution and an e-learning tool, allowing them to offer better support to their customers with the maintenance provided by Silicon Overdrive on a Service Level Agreement.

The Problem

Indawo was established in Cape Town in 1967 and has grown into an industry leader in building refurbishment solutions nationwide. With the expansion of their business, Indawo needed to provide easy reporting and management of projects, budgets, costs and stock. There was no solution on the market that met their individual requirements and Indawo therefore approached Silicon Overdrive’s Software Development Team to develop a cost-effective solution that would cover all these needs.

The Solution

Silicon Overdrive’s developers proposed a bespoke solution which would integrate with the accounting system to eliminate double entry of projects, costs and key data.  A web portal provides all branches and team leaders the ability to oversee projects around the country.  This includes a project management perspective with progress and budgetary indicators, and also incorporates a stock and asset management system, and a console to display targets and KPIs for Sales Teams and other staff.

The Outcome

Indawo is now able to view their business across the country in a user-friendly platform, both online as well as on a desktop application, allowing Indawo to focus on what they do best. Silicon Overdrive continues to provide support for Indawo and their custom-built management platform.

The Problem

The Angola Airport boasts a wide variety of shops catering to a variety of needs for the very diverse passengers entering, leaving and traversing the country daily. The duty-free stores were finding their manual methods of managing stock across all stores was becoming a difficult process and a system was needed which would streamline the stock management and ordering process. The currently available solutions did not cover their needs completely and Silicon Overdrive’s Software Development Team was approached to provide a solution that would tick all the boxes.

The Solution

Silicon Overdrive’s developers determined the Client’s needs and recommended building a software package which would keep a record of sales in all the stores, providing an overview of which stores have stock, what orders need to be placed and allowing stock controllers to order the necessary stock directly from the platform. This new platform would link barcode scanners on POS devices into the solution so no further manual data entry was required, providing the Client with a far more efficient manner in which to ensure their stores are fully stocked.

The Outcome

The Client is now able to process data with far more speed and accuracy than they previously could and can continue catering to the traveller’s diverse needs. Silicon Overdrive continues to provide support for their software solution.

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