Our long term vision is to be the world's best software engineering and solutions company, both from a client and staff satisfaction perspective, and to be a company that is synonymous with quality and value.
Our mission is to deliver and support the highest quality software solutions by hiring only the most qualified software passionate people, activating their collective potential and living our values both internally with colleagues and externally with clients.
Our values are centred around quality, excellence, passion, perseverance, mentorship, loyalty, honesty and integrity, all channelled towards the ultimate goal of partnering with our clients, exceeding their expectations and delivering true value.
We deliver: For over a decade we have delivered hundreds of enterprise level software solutions to local and international blue-chip companies, with a loyal and growing client base. This experience, coupled with a high staff retention rate and knowledge base, ensures that we bring a significant level of intellectual property and expertise to the table.
We partner with clients and go out of our way to ensure that we deliver a quality solution on time and within budget. The quality of our clients and our almost exclusively referral-based order book speaks for itself.
We focus on the best software engineers: We own software training, recruitment and solutions businesses that are experts in the selection, management and career development of highly qualified software engineers. In addition, we have strong partnerships with all of South Africa's leading technology universities. Being involved in the full career path of a software engineer gives us access to the best people - who are the cornerstone of any business. We employ more software specific BSc degrees and cum laudes per head than any of our competitors.
We empower our staff: We invest in the technical and personal career development of our staff through a variety of internal training efforts. These include technology and leadership courses. More importantly we instil a culture of staff mentorship and empowerment, where the goal is to promote internally as much as possible.
We offer real career opportunities: Because of the diversity of our client base, profile of our projects, technology exposure and internal training initiatives, we are able to offer unsurpassed career opportunities and growth for high value software engineers. Despite the skills shortage our high staff retention rate speaks for itself.
We are here to stay: Since our inception in 2001 we have funded the business entirely through our profits, a testament to the strength of our leadership. Each year we continue to spend a significant amount on research and development, ensuring a solid foundation for the future.
Our Historical Roots
Entelect was founded in 2001 by Dr Charles Pritchard while lecturing at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. Charles realised that there was a severe lack of deep technical skills in the marketplace and started focusing efforts on the delivery of quality university software graduates to the financial services industry - which at the time was fraught with opportunistic consultants riding the IT bubble.
It didn't take long for South African companies to start viewing Entelect as a source of high-quality, cost-effective software engineers. In 2004, instead of only offering permanent placements or contractors to the marketplace it started employing full-time software engineers and taking ownership of delivery on projects. This change of focus has been the cornerstone of our success to date and was instrumental in increasing group revenues by a factor of ten in the 2004 to 2009 period. In particular, the experience gained in building custom enterprise systems laid a solid foundation for Entelect's research and development initiatives which were formally initiated in 2008. Research efforts are primarily directed towards the development of rapid development tools and frameworks to speed up delivery of custom software solutions, as well as SaaS applications for business.
Despite the recent economic downturn, Entelect continues to grow at an impressive rate without the need for external funding.