IT Work at present
The Homecare IT team develops 4 different software structures to secure at least R29 million per month (after marketing costs were deducted) for bedridden patients, child protection services, and funds needed to support preachers who work with the deaf community. (Our intention is to raise funds for specific projects, although the software will help millions more.)
The 4 software platforms are:
Grocery Support software
LSM profile builder software
Enjoy Life phone app
The Grocery Support Software platform will be implemented first, and is the cornerstone on which we built software that can help our Government to recover economic growth, with a specific focus on growing the Tourism Industry.
Grocery Support software.
The grocery support software that you will read about is an important project we work on. This software system will also help the Government with unique projects. One project for example is to help the Basic Police Development Programme. The software will provide + R500 additional groceries per month to new recruits during the first 10 months while they receive basic training at the SAPS Academy. The basic salaries for people joining the Police force are relatively small during the first 10 months. They only receive R3 175 per month. We believe that a better-quality person will consider the Police as a career if the private sector also gets involved in helping these people.
The Homecare Board has been working on the grocery structure for a few months where we tested the different food company’s platforms. We want to implement a support structure that will be more similar to Pick n Pay’s platform. There is lots of detail about the software structure that readers can request if they need more information.
The Grocery Support platform we develop must be well tested. This is why we need support from business owners who employ staff and we already started our negotiations with business owners in the Private Security, Construction and Fuel Industries.
We ask that staff and people we invite purchase groceries via our Pre-Launch platform. Your support will be rewarded financially and you will help us with operational costs while we develop and test the technology.
The following diagram will provide more insight on what we develop
Homecare Advanced Web service
The Homecare server will install the Main brain of the project. This web service software will read all the deposits that we receive in all the Homecare Trust accounts that we will set-up with all the banks in South Africa. We cannot wait a day for funds to appear in our accounts if the Employer for example bank with Absa.
The software will immediately update the employer when we received payment into our account. (The website generates a reference number when a person orders that gift-cards should be loaded. Each person that transfer funds will use a separate unique reference number)
The Advanced Web service software will then calculate which gift-cards must receive additional funds and it will also take into account that cards often receive additional points/funds, based on support from other users such as police members. (This will be the brain of the project)
The software will then compile the reports for the accountants for them to release funds into the different bank accounts of the different Food companies.
The software will then communicate with the Web-service software of the different food companies. This communication will be done through the firewall.
Grocery Company Web Service
Our IT team programme this web service software which we will provide to the food companies. This software will read the transactions on for example Shoprite’s Bank account. (We will recommend to Pieter Engelbrecht that they open a separate bank account specifically for the project, although it will not be compulsory)
The software will look for reference numbers on their bank statements, and if it picks up a reference number it recognize, the software will then load the different gift-cards with the amounts that it was instructed by the Homecare Advanced web service software.
This function will obviously first be tested by Shoprite group. Their IT team will work through the software structure to ensure that the web service can only do the functions we developed it to do. The software must notify the Homecare Advanced web service software if it could not load a specific card. There might be a scenario where the person notified Checkers directly about a lost his card and Checkers at branch blocked it. This information will be passed on to the Homecare team so that the problem can be resolved.
This software will however eliminate all the human activities that is not necessary to help customers.
Shoprite will be in control of their software systems and bank accounts. Each company will ensure that their systems are protected and will use their own IT protection teams. The banks as you already know can protect each company’s bank account.