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Agile Development with Checkmate

What is agile development? Agile is an iterative approach to software development which enables our teams to deliver value to our clients in record-time. Agile is an iterative approach to software development which enables our teams to deliver value to our clients in record-time. This approach affords our clients the opportunity to work closely with…
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Quote of the Week Round Up

ChCheckmate dedicated the month of March to reflecting on the wisdom of industry-giants, with each week of March celebrating a quote by a renowned individual in the fields of manufacturing, technology and innovation at large. Here’s a roundup of what we learned and how these principles drive what we do at Checkmate. Peter Drucker, who…
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So, what is SAAM ’35?

South Africa’s automotive industry is ranked 3rd among our economic sectors, after mining and financial services. Globally, we are ranked about 18th in terms of production of motorized vehicles. As such, it should come as no surprise that, in 2018, Minister (of Trade & Industry at the time) Rob Davies announced SAAM, a masterplan to…
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Have you heard of our Employee Relations App?

Not many people realize that Checkmate was initially founded as a Labour Law-technological solutions provider; in 2017, an idea was sparked in the mind of our founder when his wife (an established SA labour lawyer) would regularly share stories of companies making the same procedural and substantive mistakes in their management of employees’ transgressions. It…
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A Checkmate Success Story

This case study of one of our clients, who managed to triumph over the infamous woes of industry; although the company must remain unnamed for confidentiality purposes, this story is as true as it is inspiring. This particular client has succeeded in more than doubling their plant size and customer footprint in the time that…
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Meet Our Founder

Meet Philippe, our Founder. Born and raised in a hub of SA’s motor vehicle industry, Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), Phil effortlessly embodies the principles that Checkmate is built on. His background in Continuous Improvement (CI) is reflected in the way that Checkmate innovates, and strives to improve the way in which our clients operate. Before starting…
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What is Industry 4.0?

To understand the term being thrown around more and more frequently in industry, we must first explore the three industrial revolutions that have culminated in the world of manufacturing we know today. Industry 1.0: “The Industrial Revolution” In the 1698 century, the first steam engine was built by Thomas Savery. A few iterations and some…
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Knowing The Next Step

A Guide to Business Process Standardisation What is Business Process Standardisation? Business Process Standardisation is defined as an effort to create a standard procedure which an organization, department or team always uses to complete some repeatable task. The best way to do this is to assess all the ways in which a task can be…
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What does $200 000 000 look like?

If you’re Kok Soo Chon, head of the MH370 Investigation Team, it might look like the cost of the investigation into the tragic disappearance of aircraft MH370 7 years ago – the most expensive investigation in the history of aviation. The costliness of the investigation has been partially apportioned to the aircraft’s underwater locator beacon…
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5 Reasons Checkmate Uses Microsoft Power BI

Power BI (or Power Business Intelligence) is Microsoft’s data visualization tool that allows Checkmate to provide our clients with beautiful, intuitive and interactive reporting dashboards. It’s the software that allows us to take our clients’ huge quantities of data and display it in a way that is meaningful, digestible and enables them to understand precisely…
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