Over the years, Altron has developed a number of important proprietary platforms and solutions that enable very specific industries to achieve their goals more consistently, effectively and efficiently. Moreover, our platforms tackle unique challenges in vital market sectors, assisting – amongst others – healthcare professionals, financial services providers and vehicle security practitioners.
There are many connections between the millions of patients and the many different healthcare facilities, such as doctors’ offices, hospitals and pharmacies. Identifying these connections and gleaning useful information for healthcare providers is where technology enters the picture. Altron’s Med-e-Mass is a solution that uses the healthcare providers’ own data to assist them to make smarter business decisions. Meanwhile, MediSwitch, our claims switching tool, has been created to make their lives simpler.
Med-e-Mass is crafted around the goals of your business, aiming to ensure that each Rand is spent on actual healthcare, rather than being wasted on administration costs. Med-e-Mass is a collection point for e-records like patient information, lab results and data on chronic problems. With Med-e-Mass, doctors have access to all the information they need, wherever they are, making it substantially easier to understand previous ailments or current treatments.
Individuals benefit too as the patient-based side of Med-e-Mass allows patients to become more involved in their own health, as they take ownership of their conditions. For instance, a diabetic can use Med-e-Mass to monitor their blood glucose levels, weight and calorie intake.
At the same time, we are also making medical scheme claims simpler and easier to manage. MediSwitch acts as a robust, effective electronic bridge between healthcare professionals and medical schemes. As a claims switching tool, it helps drive higher efficiencies and improve cash flow, while reducing costs, risk exposure and wasted time between the procedures and the reimbursement of them.
Financial services are renowned for their ability to adopt and apply cutting-edge technology solutions to improve their service offerings. However, there remain two challenges that banks still struggling with: how to service the large portion of our population who remain unbanked, and how to manage the costly regulations inherent in this system.
With products like NuPayGO, KwikKadima, NuCard, Truity and In.sight, Altron is focused on helping organisations accelerate the financial inclusion of the unbanked, unregistered micro-lenders and informal traders who are such a critical part of our economy.
With NuPayGO, entrepreneurs and micro-businesses can expand their payment options, by being able to accept card payments from their customers in a way that suits both of them. NuPayGO, which is an expansion of NuPay’s traditional point of sale offering, is a technical marvel, making use of a smartphone or tablet to communicate via Bluetooth to a mobile Point-of-Sale (POS).
To assist the 40 000-odd unregistered lenders in South Africa with compliance through technology, we developed the mobile loan-management system, KwikKadima. While the solution promotes increased reach and business growth for the lender, it also integrates with the Aedo payment system for easy collections.
The third leg of our strategy for bringing the unbanked into the formal sector is NuCard, which is a prepaid debit card that allows a merchant to disburse funds electronically onto the card. This puts the user in a position to either withdraw funds at any ATM nationwide, or use it free of fees at any MasterCard POS pay-point.
Truity is a solution offering a comprehensive service that will enable your company to successfully identify, validate and continuously manage your customers’ identities digitally. With accurate customer data, identity verification, sanctions and watch-list screening all within Altron’s secure, BankservAfrica-hosted, PoPI-compliant vault, your company’s own regulatory burden can be reduced.
Whatever size your customer is, your financial services ERP demands a robust accounting system that can give you complete insight into your customer’s financials, while still complying with industry regulations. IN.sight is a flexible financial management ecosystem that can be quickly configured to your needs or market requirements. It also provides a range of optional capabilities that encompass retirement products, pensioner payments, trust administration, funeral insurance, social security schemes, government grants and much more.
Netstar is the pioneer of the stolen vehicle tracking and recovery (SVR) industry and a market leader in the fleet management (FM) industry. This business provides a complete range of tracking products and services to various market sectors, using proprietary GPS, GSM and satellite tracking technology.
Services include SVR, Insurance Telematics, Accident Assistance and Emergency Response Services. The business tracks over 570 000 active vehicles and provides a real-time traffic information service to government roads agencies, navigation devices and OEMs.
Netstar operations extend into Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia and the organisation has customers and affiliated partners in Lesotho, Zimbabwe, the DRC, Angola, Guinea, Tanzania, Ivory Coast and Rwanda. We also have global operations in Malaysia and Australia.
Altron’s Netstar has always been a pioneer in stolen vehicle tracking and recovery, using IoT solutions to deliver cutting-edge advancements in this arena, but this is only one aspect of what Altron can provide. When it comes to real-time information, our insurance telematics solutions allow us to obtain data related to things like frequency and time of travel, location, distance, speed, harsh braking and acceleration, cornering, rapid lane changes and impact detection.