auditing & management


this is our story

solutions connexion

Solutions Connexion is an information company who’s core mission is to help it’s clients identify and bridge gaps, optimise their strengths and deliver results to complex data analytic problems within a very short space of time.  We specialise in skills management solutions which streamline essential skills development processes.  Since our establishment in 2001, we have worked tirelessly to develop systems that complement existing human resources practices, government legislation and digital advancements. 

With over thirty years of experience in information technology, Managing Director, Mark Dane, specialises in developing individual solutions that are tailor made for each of his clients.  As a Data Scientist, his considerable experience in the corporate sector has enabled him to identify typical procedural and productivity challenges that both management and employers face, every day.  

skills auditing & management


skills auditing

We have brought skills auditing into the digital space with our powerful AI based algorithmic solution, which takes snapshots of each individuals’ skills gaps and strengths, without any disruption to your organisation.

We align your competency framework with staff achievements and illuminate growth opportunity insights through a collection of skills audit reports and intuitive data visualisation dashboards.

Among the many benefits you will:

  • Pinpoint all the training needs within your company;
  • Maximise your training budgets by scheduling the right training;
  • Improve your staff succession planning;
  • Focus training to address critical skill requirements;
  • Increase SETA discretionary grants and tax rebates;
  • Produce more accurate WSPs and ATRs;
  • Avoid lawsuits due to unmet Health and Safety requirements.

skills management

In South Africa’s fast changing skills development landscape, skills management is becoming a scientific process, and doing it manually makes it almost impossible to achieve.

Skills Administrator is the perfect skills management solution for small/medium sized companies to manage day-to-day training, compile Workplace Skills Plans, generate Annual Training Reports and submit BBBEE Skills Development Scorecards.

This user-friendly solution will enable you to:

  • Manage all your skills development processes in one system;
  • View employee skills gaps and prioritised training needs;
  • Compile Workplace Skills Plans at a click of a button;
  • Management day-to-day training with a smart event scheduler;
  • Print WSPs and ATR’s in a variety of SETA format;
  • Generate BBBEE Skills Development Scorecards in a click;
  • Connect multiple skills administrative users. 

employees skills gaps & strengths identified

employees skills development managed

from our clients


Since our establishment in 2001, we have worked with a number of South African companies across a wide range of different industries.  Our clients include Nedbank, Deloitte, Transnet, Mr. Price Group, MassDiscounters, Woodhead Bigby Attorneys, The eThekwini Municipality, SA Biomedical, Change Agility and the South African Parliament.

The Mr. Price Group implemented Skills Administrator in 2004 to manage our Training and skills development across our various divisions.   It afforded us a platform to keep track of all learning taking place throughout the business, from internal classroom sessions, external training as well as learner-ships and provided the capability to monitor costs associated with interventions.

In addition Solutions Connexion conducted our Skills Audit for our 10 000 employees which assisted us compiling a realistic Training Needs Analysis that we could easily convert to our Workplace Skills Plan as required by the W&R SETA.   

A key factor in the success we had with the system was the technical support we received directly from Mark Dane.  He attended to all our requests in a professional manner, always striving to clearly understand our requirements.  This allowed Mark to provide us with practical advice and support on how the system could be better utilised to meet our needs.

Karen Wells
Group HR Services Executive

Many thanks to Mark Dane from Solutions Connexion for making our skills audit project a worthwhile journey. Our initial frustrations and concerns were dealt with as you stayed alongside of us, offering explanations, solutions and insights each step of the way.

The result of our collaboration with you is that we now have both meaningful data and a simple framework we can continue to utilize in the future.

The framework, while allowing us to link our employee database, job profiles, required competencies and training registers, has meant that, at a glance, we are now able to determine skills gaps or strengths by individual, group or company and use the data for succession and learning and development planning.

We now have improved data and insight to move us forward into the future, thanks to Solutions Connexion.

Sherry Butler
Group Learning & Development Manager

I am pleased to write this testimonial regarding Change Agility’s experience with Mark Dane and Solutions Connexion.

Our leadership team were pleased and impressed with both Mark’s knowledge and willingness to guide us through the complexities of a Skills Audit and Workplace Skills Plan processes we had to perform for four (4) of our clients.

The solution offered by Mark and Solutions Connexion was engaging, appropriate and effective.  It set the tone for the importance of Skills Development Planning and enabled our clients to embrace the concept of employee skills development.

The major contribution to the success of this project was Solutions Connexion’s overall guidance throughout the process, and we would highly recommend Mark to any company who wants to drive sustainable and effective Workplace Skills Planning.

Hanlie Krause
Operations Manager