e-Logics acquires TIDASA, extending value add from system solutions

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15 February 2012

Application solution and service provider, e-Logics has acquired a majority stake in The Training and Instructional Design Academy of South Africa (TIDASA), a private Further Education and Training (FET) college.

The acquisition gives e-Logics customisation capabilities in training development and delivery, as well as policy and procedure development. It enhances e-Logics' ability to optimise systems effectiveness through change management and people enablement.

Cobus Rossouw, Chief Integration Officer of IMPERIAL Logistics says, "The acquisition provides essential skills development capabilities which are a critical part of our Integration Services, which we utilise to enable integrated supply chain solutions for our clients."

"An estimated 80% of systems fail due to lack of proper implementation and training. There is a strong relationship between system enablement and people enablement," says e-Logics Managing Director, Johann van der Westhuizen.

TIDASA's greatest strength, he says lies in development of customised learning programmes. The college has also been very successful in establishing Standard Operating Procedures before presenting job-specific training.

TIDASA delivers training on a large-scale, having trained for example more than 2,000 traffic officials on AARTO. It has been a training partner to the Department of Education (DOE), Department of Trade and Industry (Dti), Department of Transport (DoT) and SA Military Health Services.

Principal of TIDASA, Dr Nicky Kruger sees many synergies between the college and e-Logics. "e-Logics' efficiency enablement and innovation enhancement is a perfect fit for our skills enrichment," she says.

Speaking of the need for closer collaboration between FET colleges, Kruger notes that TIDASA recently partnered with public FET College, Westcol. "The collaboration, which is in its early stages, has significant potential to improve skills in government, particularly municipalities," concludes Kruger.