We have helped customers from a wide range of industries to solve a broad spectrum of challenges.
One of JHC’s key responsibilities is in managing the rent of their collection of buildings in the city. Historically, unit rental rates were set in relation to the previous year’s rates, adjusted for both inflation and market survey data (including competitor’s pricing and affordability estimates) but there was a need to add further sophistication to this approach. JHC requested that Opti-Num Solutions investigate an advanced data-driven approach to rent setting and vacancy analysis for a selection of rental units.
“Our area has contracted Opti-Num Solutions on several occasions to assist with the optimisation of code in a model solution engine, further automation of the engine’s multitude of different input sources and creation of output reports, as well as with a simulation-based prototype engine combining a number of complex models to produce an innovative solution. The various teams have always ensured that they understood the project deliverable, problem statement and solution sufficiently. The experienced consultants that were involved throughout the process, delivered outstanding end results, and all this in a highly professional and unassuming manner. I highly recommend Opti-Num Solutions as the number one consulting company within the analytics, modelling and simulation environments”. - Charlotte Crowther, Executive Head: Group stress testing and value based management, Nedbank
"At Alaris we intentionally favour candidates for engineering positions that can claim a solid background in MATLAB. In fact, it is quite likely we would not hire someone who has not been exposed to MATLAB in their training. We particularly want to see applicants that know how to use MATLAB as an engineering design tool, that know how to develop GUIs and toolboxes of their own, and that know how to work with our existing codebase, that is entirely written in MATLAB." - Dr Chris Vale, Chief Technical Officer & Head of Engineering, Alaris Antennas
"The software development expertise of Opti-Num Solutions and the outstanding flexibility of their developers, given ever changing requirements, ensured the successful extension of our OPM toolset. A staggered code development and deployment approach allowed benefits to be realised well before the end of the project, with clear, comprehensive documentation ensuring swift adoption of the new functionality." - De Villiers Groenewald, Anglo American Platinum
"In 2016 Opti-Num Solutions provided business intelligence and analytics services to MTN Uganda. The focus of this service was to assist MTN Uganda with driving the business decisions for a significant, complex prepaid price-plan using sound data-driven principles." - Mapula Bodibe Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Uganda
"Using Instrument Control Toolbox and a MATLAB GUI allows for our test engineers to focus on the accurate and repeatable measurement of the Systems Under Test, and not on the complexity in manually controlling the instruments to generate measured results." – Johann de Jager, Systems Engineer, CSIR
"S-Plane Automation uses Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink for its flight control and navigation design,testing and certfication"- Dr Iain Peddle Chief Technical Officer, S-Plane
"Data evaluation is critical in all projects. Opti-Num did not only address our requirements but also provided alternatives in evaluating large data sets in a sensible intuitive manner. Having a comprehensive view of all the model parameters in our project saved us valuable time and enabled us to focus on the actual project outcome" - Barend van Jaarsveld Electrical Engineer, Powertech Transfomers, December 2013.
Dr Mariette Hitge from North-West University uses MATLAB Onramp to save time grading assignments and to help students learn about MATLAB independently.
Mr Rangith Kuriakose, Electrical Engineering lecturer, has partnered with Opti-Num Solutions to build and supplement his Electrical Engineering curriculum to incorporate industry standards while adhering to the standards set by ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).
Dr Michelle Erasmus is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Central University of Technology. She has redesigned the Engineering Mathematics curriculum with the support of the Campus-Wide License and Opti-Num Solutions. - " Of all the superpowers in the Maths Department, MATLAB is our favourite."
Dr Janse van Rensburg from North-West University created online assignments using MATLAB Grader for her Linear Systems course. The purpose of this was to quickly and efficiently measure whether students understood the theory for designing a passive filter, before moving into the lab to build a physical passive filter. These assignments enabled a more efficient workflow as the lecturer could track her students’ understanding and application of theory.
"Engaging with Opti-Num Solutions gave us access to the specialised knowledge and development capabilities we needed to quickly produce loan accounting applications resulting in cost savings from a seamlessly automated process. By using MATLAB, we could leverage off of built in tools and functionality which allowed us to focus on the results rather than spend time on testing." - David Rogers, Chief Operations Officer, Qualica Technologies
"Prof. Gordon Cooper at the Wits School of Geosciences uses MATLAB as an introduction to computational physics as he believes it is a great platform for getting the fundamental skills across to them with a tool that can deeply support their studies." - Prof. Gordon Cooper , University of Witwatersrand
CSIR Develops an Electronic Warfare Simulation Environment Using MathWorks Tools. SEWES is a proudly South African and globally competitive product that allowed the CSIR to break through international communication barriers.
Dr Karel Kruger, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Lecturer at Stellenbosch University uses virtual practicals to enhance the practical perspective in undergraduate control systems teaching.
"I’m grateful for Opti-Num Solutions’ mind-set and attitude towards our project, they are especially helpful in grasping technical aspects (databases, ODS, etc.) that fell beyond my grasp. Although there were implementation delays outside of their control, Opti-Num took the initiative to find a temporary alternative with SQLite, which ensured that there were no project delays from their side. Nearly all the changes we anticipated have been addressed. All that we initially agreed to do has been done on time and within budget – actually they did more that we’d initially agreed depending on priority and need.”. - Tibusiso Magagula, Division Head: Financial Crime and Operational Risk Analytics, Nedbank
"Opti-Num Solutions not only sell and support a product that has been around for a long time and enjoys a good reputation, their knowledge and support of clients using MATLAB is one of their main strengths." - Vebashini Naidoo, Rand Merchant Bank
The Central University of Technology’s investment in MATLAB was initiated by engineering research projects but grew to support the Engineering Faculty’s teaching and learning environment.
"Opti-Num Solutions assisted Nedbank with automating the process of gathering publically accessible data, preparing that data and translating it into usable Excel spreadsheets which the wider Nedbank Group can utilise." - Fabian Ntsoane, Group Funding Strategist at Nedbank Group Limited