Digital Union (DU) is a Cape Town-based digital transformation consultancy. Founded in 2010, by communications specialist, Ian Davidson, DU has over the years assembled an impressive team of partners and associates, who together boast many years experience in UX and UI design, business analysis, software development, brand, media and digital communications strategy and implementation, stakeholder engagement and IoT integration. In addition to this, DU also has a suite of purpose-built solutions to address business modelling, e-learning and digital asset management requirements.
We take our lead from Nassim Taleb’s (Author of The Black Swan) Anti-fragile approach, i.e. “anything that has more upside than downside from random events (or certain shocks) is anti-fragile, the reverse is fragile”. Learning to adapt and become more resilient in uncertain times is what drives us. There is always a smarter way to do things. Our mission is to identify those areas where we can leverage technology and business process to help people do what they do, only better! We build solutions either from the ground up, or by integrating existing technologies on a best practice, fit-for-purpose basis.
UK / USA / SA
DU’s network of Designers, Developers, Copywriters, Strategists, Business Modelling and Marketing Experts, can help any business in the UK and USA looking to explore new markets in South Africa (and Africa), or to co-develop new products or services, by taking advantage of South Africa’s favourable exchange rate against the GBP and $US.
SA / UK / USA
Through our partner network in the UK and USA, we can help South African businesses looking to expand their markets in the UK (and Europe) and USA. We are specifically interested in locally (SA) developed software solutions that have international appeal.
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We use end-to-end design thinking, i.e. create desired outcomes that benefit the end user.
We build websites, apps and platforms, as well as develop and integrate IoT solutions. No job is too big or too small.
We work with most of the mainstream technologies, with a focus on cloud-based solutions.
Copywriting & Instructional Design
We write copy, create content and have a good understanding of instructional design for elearning projects.
Digital Communications Strategy
We speak Webinese fluently, so can help you deliver the right message, to the right people, in the right way.
Through using BusinessGenetics, a powerful business modelling software solution, we can help you transform your organisation.
SOLUTIONS (PLATFORMS & APPS) … THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
Amberflix is a mobile app that allows you to stitch voice and images together in a single mp4 for sharing via social media. It is ideal for creating snag lists in the Built industry, insurance claim inspections, in situ troubleshooting for field workers and a host of other uses.
Using a method and system of diagrams based on an intuitive framework, BusinessGenetics gives you a comprehensive overview of your enterprise – one that clarifies the complex relationships between information, people, resources and technology.
Based on the premise that organisations are essentially managed conversations TAP is an instant messaging app that allows you to consolidate and effectively manage all the conversations in your organisation to improve efficiency and productivity.
Payment Accelerator is a unique patented invoice validation and finance system. It enables registered Suppliers of participating Corporate Buyers and Government Departments the benefit of accelerated payment on a validated invoice.
Nubo LMS (Learning Management System)
Nubo is a cloud-provisioned Learner Management Platform that enhances and simplifies the delivery of training and learning content to both corporate employees as well as students within a learning organisation.
Stratus is a cloud-based service of components that enable, simplify and promote the collaborative trading relationships between manufacturers, vendors & suppliers and retailers & merchants. It covers processes from product marketing and promotions to procurement, significantly improving an organisation’s responsiveness and reach.
BusinessGenetics is a key partner and forms part of Digital Union’s core offering.
+27 (0)72 564 6423
1st Floor, Block H
Russell House, Greenford Office Estate
Punters Way, Kenilworth 7708
Cape Town, South Africa