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About the client:

The purpose and aim of the South African Planning Institute (SAPI) is to enhance the art and science of sustainable local, regional and national human and physical development planning, and the theory and practise.


In the era of digital transformation, embracing technology and automation has become imperative for organizations seeking growth and efficiency. This case study highlights our journey we assisted a planning institute in digitizing and automating its operations. We take care of more than the basics.

Some of the featured we deployed include:

  • Online registration
  • Payment processing
  • Membership management
  • Digital Certificates
  • Discussion forums
  • CPD points tracking
  • Comprehensive administration
  • Personal Dashboards,

All this played a pivotal role in the institute’s remarkable growth, attracting thousands of members and providing them with a seamless and personalized user experience.

Understanding the Institute’s Vision:
The planning institute had a clear objective: to enhance its reach, streamline operations, and offer a dynamic online platform for its members. Our first step was to thoroughly understand the institute’s goals, member demographics, and specific requirements. This enabled us to create a customized digital marketing strategy tailored to the institute’s vision.

Digitizing and Automating Operations:
By understood the importance of digitizing the institute’s membership processes, we developed a comprehensive online registration system that allowed potential members to join the institute seamlessly through a user-friendly interface. By implementing secure payment processing mechanisms, The system ensures that members can conveniently pay their membership fees online.

Membership Management and Renewals:
To streamline membership management, we created a robust system that enabled the institute to efficiently manage member profiles, track renewal dates, and automate renewal reminders. Members could easily update their information and complete the renewal process online, eliminating manual paperwork and administrative overhead.

Online Certificates and CPD Points Tracking:
The system we developed allows the institute to generate online certificates for members once the approval criteria is met. This automated process saves time and resources for both the institute and its members. Additionally, implementing a CPD (Continuing Professional Development) tracking feature, enabling members to conveniently monitor and manage their earned CPD points through their personal dashboards.

Discussion Forums and User Interaction:
Recognizing the importance of fostering a sense of community, we further integrated discussion forums into the institute’s platform. These forums provided a platform for members to connect, share knowledge, and engage in a meaningful way. Members could interact, seek advice, and collaborate, fostering a vibrant and interactive community within the institute’s digital ecosystem.

Comprehensive Administrative Dashboard:
A high-level administrative dashboard that offered a holistic view of the institute’s operations. This dashboard provided key insights and analytics, allowing administrators to monitor membership growth, track engagement metrics, and generate comprehensive reports. The administrative dashboard empowered the institute with valuable data-driven insights to inform strategic decision-making.

Personalized User Dashboards:
To enhance the user experience, we created personalized dashboards for each member as a private area. This offers a user-friendly interface, allowing members to access their profiles, manage their CPD points, track their membership status, participate in discussions, and access relevant resources. The personalized dashboards fostered a sense of ownership and empowerment among members, encouraging their active engagement with the institute’s offerings.

Results and Success:
The planning institute experienced significant growth and operational efficiency. Thousands of members joined the institute’s digital platform, attracted by the seamless registration process, convenient payment options, personalized dashboards, and vibrant community engagement. The institute’s digitized and automated operations not only increased its member base but also fostered a stronger sense of community and facilitated ongoing professional development.

The successful implementation of our digital marketing services resulted in a thriving planning institute with a rapidly growing online member base. By digitizing and automating its operations, the institute not only achieved operational efficiency and cost savings but also positioned itself as a leader in the industry, providing a cutting-edge platform for professional development and fostering a vibrant community of planners.


The planning institute’s partnership with us exemplifies the transformative power of digital transformation and digital marketing marketing in driving growth, efficiency, and member satisfaction. Our expertise in digitization, automation, and user experience optimization, empowered the institute to unlock its full potential, solidify its online presence, and establish itself as a frontrunner in the planning industry.



…our trusted partner that has supported us for over 10 years.

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