Who we are

WHAT MATTERS TO YOU
MATTERS TO US

For over 20 years The BMA Group has partnered with smart companies, like yours, to provide business improvement solutions and services tailored to the Office of Finance. Our depth of experience across corporate performance management processes, business analytics and statutory,

financial, management and operational reporting – help CFOs prioritise demands on the finance function, streamline information delivery, and enhance the finance team’s IT capabilities.

We bring with us years of experience and proven
best-in-class practices.

WE DO
WHAT WE KNOW

Niche focus

We provide an integrated set of solutions to transform your most common finance problems into opportunities to reduce costs, shorten the data-to-decision cycle time and develop a richer base of information and deeper insights.

 

Solid backing

We’re proud to be an IBM Premier Business Partner – the world’s leading innovator in business analytics software and solutions. Using a trusted partner to structure and implement the right business improvement solution can be one of the best business decisions you ever make.

Pragmatic approach

Our small business agility with big business mentality means our approach is flexible and responsive, enabling you to make improvements as you discover new challenges and opportunities.

 

 

Relationships

We have significant experience in guiding and undertaking hundreds of successful deployments across a diverse range of industries, sectors, functions and business challenges, and we take pride in our enduring partnerships.

Our principals

JOHN
WALKER

“I truly don’t know how an accounting and finance team can effectively function without the right tools in place. That’s why I love what I do.”

John has broad experience across a number of industries and disciplines, after working for more than 20 years in the accounting and finance field. As a qualified professional accountant, John has held a number of senior roles including CFO of a public company for a number of years. In 2011, John made the decision to join the business analytics industry to share his “love of analytics” and how it helps boost performance within organisations.

 

 

KEVIN
SIMON

“Successful CFOs excel at integrating company-wide information and converting it into a competitive asset. I like to show them how.”

Kevin has a postgraduate degree in Commerce and IT. He has worked in the business analytics industry for over 20 years and has led over 50 end-to-end financial consolidation and reporting application implementations across Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. Kevin was the co-owner of one of South Africa’s largest IBM business analytics practices, and has worked with The BMA Group since 2011, becoming its Principal in 2013.

Within just six weeks, The BMA Group helped our project team install the software, train the users, and generate the deliverables for the company’s ASIC and board reports. Thanks to the ease of management of the software, and the comprehensive knowledge transfer provided by The BMA Group consultants, Lion quickly became self-sufficient

Katrina Webber
Lion

What we do

COMPLETE SOLUTIONS
FOR ALL YOUR
BUSINESS NEEDS

Whether you’re looking to improve your financial processes, enhance your finance or business systems, or require complete finance transformation … we’re here to help.

Our core competencies help you focus on yours.

 

CONSULTANCY
SERVICES

Bridging the gap between expectation and execution

Most of the CFO’s we meet lack adequate time or resources to focus more on strategic rather than day-to-day transactional matters.

Our tried and tested approach, expertise and turnkey solutions are designed to free you from common Office of Finance frustrations and maximise your performance in a highly competitive and time poor business environment.

Our goal with every client is to add business value that extends beyond the initial project and builds over time. Guided by your organisation’s particular requirements, we work with you to craft an appropriate and achievable solution that will clearly address your most pressing challenges.

In addition, you benefit from our frequent exposure to IBM’s globally-recognised best practices, worldwide technology forums and the most up-to-date business and technology thinking.

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SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
SUPPORT

Giving you the power to do more, with less

The BMA Group is a trusted provider of corporate performance management solutions, services and software for budgeting, planning, forecasting, financial consolidation, reporting, analysis and disclosure management across the IBM Cognos solutions suite. Our solutions help organisations better understand, anticipate and shape business outcomes.

While many CFOs believe driving integration of information is important, they also believe it is difficult to accomplish. Our step-by-step approach ensures a safe and manageable process with minimal risk and guaranteed success. Through good planning and high-quality implementations, we help you achieve rapid results to deliver:

  • Continuous finance improvements and cost reduction.
  • Stronger compliance and internal controls.
  • Information integration and resource optimisation.
  • Insights into company performance to seek opportunities for growth.
  • An early warning system to manage risks.

LICENSING
SERVICES

Full control of your subscription and support renewals, every step of the way

You have a million things on your mind … why should licence renewals be one of them?
The BMA Group can assist you with the administration of your IBM software licensing requirements; clarifying your obligations, mitigating risk and helping you control the total cost of ownership.

Non-compliance can potentially leave your business exposed. We remove the time and effort involved in having to remember what, how and when you need to renew. We work with IBM on your behalf to manage your software assets – secure your software licences at competitive pricing and put the control back in your hands.

It’s just one of the ways The BMA Group makes your life easier and your business more efficient!

AUTHORISED IBM
TRAINING RESELLER

Get the training you need to deliver the best business outcomes

The BMA Group will lead you in finding the right hands-on IBM training solution for your business, delivering the right learning outcomes for your skills and environment, at a price to match. Our senior consultants, with decades of experience across multiple implementations, will engage with you to consider:

  • The appropriate education framework: would a basic off-the-shelf training course or a customised training package fulfil your requirements?
  • Student flexibility: who would benefit most from advanced theory to practical skills development in your organisation? Do you need to train individual business users privately or specific user groups?
  • The depth of your existing skills: are you starting from scratch, refreshing your product knowledge or raising your competency levels on a particular IBM product?
  • Course delivery options: would an off-site venue or your own offices be more suitable, or maybe online training?

Our training packages extend across the full suite of IBM Cognos solutions.