Alacrity Technologies launches new business intelligence competency

October 2013

Alacrity Technologies, a privately held software company, has recently acquired a significant number of highly experienced business intelligence specialists, to create a dedicated business intelligence services and consulting competency within the Alacrity fold. Over the past 15 years, Alacrity has provided exceptional software solutions, strategic services and IT resources to the South African financial services and retail industries.

The team of dedicated business intelligence consultants, guided by Karen van der Walt and Anton Schaffer, has over 120 years’ combined experience and expertise in the BI sector. “As we are product-agnostic, we are able to offer holistic BI services and support solutions to the corporate market,” says Schaffer, Alacrity’s Senior BI Consultant.

Schaffer and Van der Walt complement each other’s skills and competencies, having first worked together on a large-scale data warehouse project at Momentum some years ago. They both have extensive experience in implementing business intelligence solutions and in driving projects from conception to completion. “The keys to implementing a successful BI project are: having the correct resources and skill sets; designing a system with an eye on the future; and lots of patience,” advises Van der Walt, BI Business Analyst at Alacrity.

“Through the use of the correct technology, the business information that can be extracted from data has an enormous impact on how a company runs. The resulting increased business insight can play a major part in influencing the decision-making process,” says Alacrity Account Director, Karen Milner.

“Our BI-focused competency will enable Alacrity to expand on the successes and fast-growing reputation that has been built up in the market over the past six years by the team that has now joined Alacrity. We want to continue being the trusted business intelligence services provider of choice,” says Milner.

Contact Karen Milner at if you would like to hear more about Alacrity’s business intelligence competency.

Alacrity Technologies

Alacrity Technologies is a privately held software company that provides services and crafts software solutions to fit a specific business and technology domain. For more than a decade, Alacrity has provided the South African financial services and retail industries with exceptional software solutions, strategic services and IT resources.