We build next-generation technology products and services that blaze new trails.
We believe strongly in the maxim that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” We’ve also learnt that one of the most common failings is in alignment of expectations at the outset.
We love systemizing & re-using knowledge, experience and expertise to build better technology, faster & with less money.
Acumen is a co-founder, shareholder and primary technology partner for Adagin, developing innovation from plant-to-plate in the farming and fresh-produce industry.
Adagin’s vision is to simplify agricultural technology making it more accessible for everyone to use and benefit from.
A graduate of Stellenbosch Universities Launch Lab, Adagin approached Acumen to assist with technology innovation in 2017. Seven years and countless stereotypical start-up challenges later, the business is poised for global expansion having captured a significant portion of their home market base in the hand-harvested fresh product sector
From small team, to start-up and international scale up, Acumen and FiberLean have grown up together.
FiberLean Technologies (a Werhahn Group company) is the world leader in Microfibrillated Cellulose with significant breakthroughs in new applications and platform technologies.
Acumen helped develop and establish information technology, operations and maintenance including Azure Cloud infrastructure and operations, ERP implementation, Office365, Hardware Procurement and End-User Support.
Traditional switchboards are dinosaurs in the modern, connected, mobile and work from home era. Acumen helped the founders of MobiNET to create the future of mobile business telephony.
MobiNET is a Mobile PABX for SME’s, operating on the GSM network to extend traditional switchboard concepts onto the road and into homes at affordable rates with exceptional reliability and quality.
Founders of MobiNET spotted the opportunity for a mobile PABX at the outset of the global pandemic and rushed to design, develop and launch the mobile PABX concept.
Utopian Brands is a great example of how innovation and efficiency delivers exponential business value to win share of market and grow profits.
Utopian Brands owns and operates a portfolio of specialized, synergistic business’s focused on premium wooden and aluminium shutters for residential housing.
Starting at the customer end of the equation, right through to the factory floor, Acumen helped Utopian Brands systemize success with Microsoft Azure, Business Central and Office 365 alongside specialized, line-of-business Application Development.
Acumen helped AgriLogiQ develop their management portal business logic, intelligence to collect, interpret and automate (IOT) sensor data.
AgrilogiQ provides innovative, simple and reliable Greenhouse Climate Automation for under cover farming operations that dramatically the improves quantity and quality of crop production. Getting involved at inception meant working closely with the founders to design and develop new technologies that automated increasing yields by optimising settings and configuration of undercover farms and their infrastructure based on changes in the climactic environment such as heat, moisture, wind-speed and wind direction.
Work with leading technology partners.
Acumen builds technology that helps enterprises, innovators and entrepreneurs that want to radically scale or transform their business with future proofed and scalable technology solutions, whilst avoiding many of the prohibitive costs and risks associated with developing new, modern technologies.
What our visionaries (customers) are saying
“Acumen’s design-led development process really came to the fore with the minimum viable core of the MobiNET App being developed and released in under 8 weeks. This foundation has scaled to thousands of users without needing any revisions”Alex van den BoschFounder & lead entrepreneur, MobiNET
“There is no challenge too big with Acumen on your side, it is an absolute pleasure to work with them”FG AdriaanseManaging Director, Adagin Technologies (Pty) Ltd
“Not only a highly intelligent, efficient and resourceful software solutions company, acumen.zone is a centre of internet business innovation, with a lifestyle orientated attitude to business which aims to secure the long-term wellbeing of the business and the entrepreneur. A business dream is just a strategy away, with enough laughs to accompany the ups and downs of navigating a new business journey!”Carina BruwerCEO, Gigster
“We have worked with various software companies over the years to help provide systems and processes to support our growth but we have always struggled to get what we want and have ended up either compromising on the end solution or not starting the project. We find Acumen’s approach incredibly refreshing and completely transparent. It’s been such a pleasure working with them and they have added so much value to what we do, that we find ourselves actively looking for ways to work with them more and they are now core to our strategy moving forward.”William DukGroup CEO - Plantation Shutters®
“Acumen partnered with us to make a shared dream a reality. They significantly contributed to establishing the necessary foundation by providing the tools and experience to accelerate this process. I commend Acumen for their unprecedented commitment to trust and principle.”JD NaudeCEO - Sigmavii
Team of Teams
High-performing teams aren’t a commodity, they’re a rarity formed over time, frequently under sustained pressure. They’ve not only honed their craft and individual expertise but also learnt to work together, to use processes and tools in disciplined ways and to take direction and leadership without needing management. When there is a shared consciousness, teams are far more likely to deliver on time and within budget and with less drama and fuss. That’s why so many new business ventures that have no margin for error trust acumen’ s teams and in so doing, become an extension of consciousness.