THE DATA SPECIALISTS
PBT Group takes ownership of your data – transforming your data into a tangible asset that will greatly assist in streamlining your operations as well as your predictive and analytical capabilities.
THE DATA SPECIALIST
PBT Group takes ownership of your challenges – transforming your data into a tangible asset that will greatly assist in streamlining your operations as well as your predictive and analytical capabilities.
MEET PBT GROUP
With in-depth knowledge of data solutions and experience that spans more than two decades in over 25 countries, PBT Group has honed its expertise through engagement with most of the top 100 companies, answering to diverse needs to give clients not only a competitive edge, but also a sustainable advantage.
MEET PBT GROUP
With in-depth knowledge of business intelligence solutions and experience that spans more than two decades in over 25 countries, PBT Group has honed its expertise through engagement with most of the top 100 companies, answering to diverse needs to give clients not only a competitive edge, but also a sustainable advantage.
A unique approach to Data solutions
PBT Group has optimised its delivery successes by having an integrated skills base supported by specialised subsidiary companies and divisions. This enhances the company’s ability to provide end-to-end solutions to valued clients, giving them the benefit of a comprehensive service platform.
To be the preferred data and analytics solutions and services provider to our global client base through strong partnerships, innovation and domain expertise
To ensure the long-term success of business clients through the effective organisation, interpretation and publishing of company intelligence.
A responsible business
The PBT Group companies are all BEE compliant in terms of the South African government’s ICT charter. For details, please view the various subsidiaries’ BEE certificates here:
Corporate social responsibility
PBT Group is a responsible corporate citizen, whereby the brand is involved in various CSI initiatives ranging from local soup kitchens, to the provision of IT equipment to schools in previously disadvantaged communities. During the 2018 financial year, PBT Group’s main CSI beneficiary was the Prescient Foundation.
The Prescient Foundation
Founded in 2005, the Prescient Foundation was established as a vehicle to invest in the human capital potential of South Africa. The Foundation believes in the inherent human ability to, with the provision of opportunities and support, become “more”. As a registered public benefit organisation, the Foundation strives to facilitate real and sustainable change and maximise impact. The Foundation is committed to support initiatives that fall within three broad areas, namely education, social projects and entrepreneurial business ideas. In addition, the Foundation aims to ground the sustainability of its projects and establish ways where different communities and projects can work together and learn from each other.
During the 2018 financial year, PBT Group’s contribution towards The Prescient Foundation was again focused on the Sakhikamva Foundation, a registered non–profit organisation involved in aviation awareness and skills development for youth in the aerospace industry, with the focus on STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The following initiatives were supported:
Africa Code Week, which aims to foster digital literacy amongst disadvantaged youth by equipping them with job-relevant digital skills. The target group was school-going children aged 8 – 18 years.
The Game Making Challenge, utilising AppShed’s online game making course which teaches coding and programmatic logic.
The Robotics Skills Development Project, in conjunction with AppShed, focusing on the introduction and development of an array of skills from robotics, application building, application design, IoT and coding for grade 8 and 9 learners.
Training and skills development
PBT Group’s consultants have been exposed to various technologies and industries and their wealth of experience has ensured the success of every client engagement. PBT Group is also committed to growing the available skills base and enhancing the quality of skills currently in the marketplace. This is being addressed through a specialised internship programme, which has allowed entry into a very competitive market for more than 148 BEE candidates to date. This programme was established in 2004 and is repeated annually.
Subsidiaries and divisions
- PBT Bi-Blue
- PBT TBIS
- PBT CyberPro
- PBT Microsoft
- PBT Oracle
- PBT IT
- PBT Australia
Past and present
PBT Group was founded as Prescient Business Technologies in 1998, starting out as an information technology company. In 2000, PBT was established as a specialised BI company with data transformation as a focus area, providing integrated business intelligence solutions to a wide range of industries, including finance, insurance, telecommunications, retail, petroleum and medical healthcare.
Following developments in the company structure, and with the acquisition of a SAS entity and PBTit, Prescient Business Technologies was renamed to PBT Group. In 2004, PBT Group extended its Cape Town and Johannesburg presence in South Africa to Melbourne, Australia, officially establishing a Melbourne-based offering in 2008.
The group’s ongoing growth strategy lead to the acquirement of three specialist technology-focused companies – BI-Blue Consulting, CyberPro Consulting and TBIS. It is part of PBT Group’s continuously evolving approach to meeting the changing needs of clients within the sphere of technological advancement.
With a global client base that includes prominent companies in major industry sectors, PBT Group is proudly listed on the JSE.