I have always been an entrepreneur and had always dreamt of starting a software development house, professes Edith Maphisa. In this line, she joined a small development house in 2004, which serendipitously led her to meet her current business partners. Together, Edith and her team started up Fuse IT, a bespoke software development company with a focus on enterprise, high volume and complex solutions across web, mobile and voice platforms.
Since kicking off, Fuse IT has launched the Fuse Fabric app - a back office, low code platform that enables the building of solutions that support business users – which sees over a million transactions every month. It's an inhouse application that allows us to deliver cost-effective quality solutions in an efficient manner. Fuse IT also builds solutions based on the customer's frameworks, technologies, methodologies and infrastructure.
Over and above this success, Fuse IT has seen its fair share of achievements; from building a solutions used by the South African Post Office like the Third Party Payments solution used for payments of TV licenses, traffic fines and car registration renewals, to the newly launched SASFIN mobile banking application, a billing solution for Seacom, including telematics solutions for the likes of MixTelematics, Parmalat and AFSOL. It’s great to have our brand associated with all these amazing solutions.
On joining Accenture’s ESD programme, Maphisa notes: “It’s also nice to know that if I am ever stuck with anything, I have a support team that I can always call on. I believe I was also perfectly matched to my allocated mentor, who I can engage with while navigating the challenging and sometimes lonely journey of being an entrepreneur.”
About the enterprise and supplier development programme
The ESD programme aims to increase the participation of black-owned SMEs. The programme provides guidance in business development, implementation of growth opportunities and creating long term value for businesses. To learn about the enterprise supplier development programme (ESD) and to meet other beneficiaries of the programme, read more.