Workflow and Active Management Technology: The South African Experience

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  • Location:
    Richmond Hill Country Club
    8905 Bathurst St., Richmond Hill

  • When: Monday January 25th 2016 12:00 pm

Although Canada and South Africa are oceans apart and in different hemispheres, financial institutions and their service providers face similar challenges in using technology to improve the efficiency of handling call centre management, debt recovery and processing legal matters.

Johan Venter, Managing Director of AJS Software, and Barry Swart, head of Research and Development of AJS Software (, will speak about how workflow and active management technology has been applied in South Africa in areas of collection, call centre management and law office management to significantly improve efficiency and results.

Gain firsthand knowledge on how this company has utilized technology in call centre management to provide multiple channels options such as telephone, print, fax, SMS and email campaigns.

Johan and Barry will examine the opportunities and game changers that exist in a market never before considered in the Canadian Receivable Management Industry.

  • About Our Speakers:

    Barry Swart

    Johan Venter – Managing Director

    Johan is responsible for the overall management with a particular focus on product design, innovation and strategic direction. His talent and ability in these areas of the AJS business ensure that the AJS software remains abreast of emerging technological trends. He loves to keep the competitors guessing!

    Johan was born and raised in South Africa where he studied information technology in Bloemfontein. He subsequently studied computer programming at the Microsoft Institute.

    His career started with Willem Smith and Associates where he was responsible for technical support and desktop document design.

    In 1995 he started his own business – Nutech – which was the authorised AJS agent for the Free State area.

    In 2001 he handed over the reins of Nutech to take up a position as CIO of VVM – a large Johannesburg based collections agency. It was here that he gained vital experience in the workings, strategies and system requirements of a large call centre environment. He was responsible for implementing and maintaining all of VVM’s technology requirements and developed a fully-fledged Call centre system, fully integrated to the AJS financial system.

    His experience and knowledge in the call centre industry and the systems required to run them is unsurpassed.

    In 2005 Johan, along with Digby Vickers, acquired the AJS software and founded the group of companies that you see today.

    Johan is married and lives in Johannesburg with 11 dogs. He loves nature and the outdoors – especially camping and water sports. He is an avid reader of anything technical or scientific

    Barry Swart

    Barry Swart – Director Development

    Barry Swart heads up the Research and Development of AJS software and is based in the Cape Town office. Before joining AJS in 2011, Barry was the founder and managing director of AVID Software, which was incorporated into the AJS product offering.

    He majored in Computer Science and Economics at the University of Stellenbosch and continued with a post-graduate degree in Computer Science and Investment Management. After a short period working as a software developer for a local company, he founded AVID in 2003 and was one of the first players in the mobile application space in South Africa. With a passion for business process flow and agile software development methodologies, he is currently working with the rest of the development team to deliver the next generation of cutting edge AJS products.

    Barry is married and lives in Stellenbosch. His interests includes fresh and saltwater fly-fishing, hiking, woodworking and gardening

  • Cost: $60.00 which includes hot lunch buffet.

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SpeedMatters for Small Claims - The Dream Software for Paralegals

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  • Location:
    Richmond Hill Country Club
    8905 Bathurst St., Richmond Hill

  • When: Tuesday December 15th 2015 12:00 pm

SpeedMatters is quickly becoming Canada's leading Small Claims document assembly software. Developed with input from lawyers, paralegals and creditors, SpeedMatters dramatically reduces the time in preparing documents, eliminates errors and performs calculations instantly.

Combined with SpeedManager, a workflow management and portfolio reporting application, SpeedMatters is a necessary and critical component of any paralegal practice.

The addition of BC and Alberta Small Claims Court forms by year end will allows users to expand their service offering across Canada.

Learn about the SpeedMatters Network that refers cases from creditors to lawyers and paralegals across Canada who use the SpeedMatters platform.

Join other professionals for an educational luncheon that addresses the current trend of creditors across Canada and how SpeedMatters will permit adopters to expand their practice and serve their clients more effectively and efficiently.

Paralegals attending earn 1 hour towards their Substantive CPD Requirements.

  • Presenters:
    Douglas Simpson – Lawyer, and Founder of SpeedMatters
    Michelle Haigh – Paralegal and Chair of the LSUC Paralegal Standing Committee
    Richard Dunwoody – Credit and Collections Specialist

  • Cost: $25.00 which includes hot lunch buffet and 1 hour Substantive CPD credit.

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flexClaim™ - Paradigm Shifts in Receivable Management Technology

Join us at this year’s Receivable Management Association’s Annual Conference

  • Location:
    Eaton Chelsea Hotel
    33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, Ontario

  • When: November 18th & 19th 2015

Douglas J. Simpson, V.P. Technology for flexClaim™ has been invited to present at this year’s RMA conference in Toronto, Ontario.

Douglas Simpson, B.Sc., LL.B. is a lawyer and computer scientist with more than 25 years experience in law practice technology.He has designed and developed several solutions in the area of mortgage and debt recovery. He was CIO of Debt Recovery Network of Canada (now part of First Canadian Title) and the original designer of the CollectLink software.

Doug’s presentation will provide some historical background on how various technologies have revolutionized recovery management. The technologies include: document assembly, case management, workflow management, call centre technology, document management, extranet and internet collaboration. He will discuss how ongoing innovations will continue to cause paradigm shifts in the future, including cloud-based technology, the Internet of Things, business intelligence, data mining and disintermediation.

To Register and for more information, please visit or contact us at

flexClaim™ Canada's Newest Insolvency Management Software

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  • Location:
    Richmond Hill Country Club
    8905 Bathurst St., Richmond Hill

  • When: Tuesday November 10th 2015 8:30 am

Bankruptcy Software for Debt Portfolio Managers

flexClaim™ is Canada's newest and most robust insolvency management software for credit professionals. Designed by professionals with an extensive background in building proven technology solutions for the receivable management industry.

A flexible technology application flexClaim™ is designed to support both consumer and commercial portfolio managers.

A price sensitive technology flexClaim™ is scalable for professionals managing a few accounts monthly to 1,000's of accounts monthly.

For more information please visit our website at

RSVP Space is limited. Register by October 31st 2015 by pressing the register button or email us at

SpeedMatters™ for Collection Agencies

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  • Location:
    Richmond Hill Country Club
    8905 Bathurst St., Richmond Hill

  • When: Tuesday October 20th 2015 12:00 pm

In the collection recovery process Speed Matters

SpeedMatters™ for Small Claims is an innovative software that reduces the cost and time associated with the management of the legal process while increasing the recoveries of delinquent portfolios.

The software rapidly generates documents from initial claim through default judgment and post-judgment garnishment and enforcement. It automates calculation of pre- and post-judgment interest and generates payout statements.

It is now available for Ontario and BC, with forms for Alberta and other provinces rolling out over the coming months. Enhancements for workflow management, reporting and task scheduling features will drive the legal process and increase collection efficiency.

Learn first hand from lawyers and paralegals on the benefits of deploying SpeedMatters™ in your collection environment.

RSVP Space is limited. Register by October 12th 2015 by pressing the register button or email us at