Meet Jandus Knoesen, HSO International's passionate problem-solver

What drives Jandus? Solving operational and business system problems – and not stopping until he’s hit on the right solution.

Jandus Knoesen
Senior Integration Consultant

“I was working as a business analyst in Johannesburg, with HSO as my long-term supplier. When it was time for a career change, HSO’s client service, culture and values inspired me to uproot my family, life and job, and move continents to Europe, to become part of the HSO team.”

The collaborative approach that inspired a move across continents

Jandus understands how HSO works with its clients more than most: he used to be one. Back in his native South Africa, HSO was his company’s long-standing partner for Microsoft system integrations and ERP implementations. It’s a relationship which became more than the usual client and supplier interaction: HSO’s commitment to Jandus’ work felt more like a partnership, an extension of his in-house team. In fact, HSO’s dedication to his projects sparked more than business success – it kickstarted a personal and professional move across the world.

More than three years on from that life-changing decision, Jandus and his family are thriving in a small, friendly community near Amsterdam.  As a Senior Developer in the growing Integration team, he’s responsible for his clients’ operational and business systems communicating efficiently with each other and working well together – to ensure business success.

An empowering, flexible culture

During his time at HSO, Jandus has seen his Integration team double in size, but its collaborative, community-minded culture has remained the same. From day one, he’s slotted into a team who are focused on achieving their individual objectives while also pulling together to support and help each other in a hard-working, determined way.

Jandus benefits from a hybrid working pattern. He’s based mainly at home but enjoys going into the office around once a month to meet his diverse team of colleagues and bounce ideas around with them face to face.

He very much values HSO’s autonomous, independent working culture, where, he explains: “everyone is given the responsibility to make their role work, and so everyone takes that responsibility seriously.”

Equally, he’s directly benefited from HSO’s flexible, entrepreneurial values: when he first joined the company, he initially worked in a client consultancy role. After six months, he moved to more of a technical development role, which better played to his strengths at that time. As Jandus says: “At HSO, you’ve got the opportunity to see what the best fit is for you. The bedrock of the company’s culture is a faith in people to do the job that’s right for them, for the team and for clients.”

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Jandus’ keen eye for detail, appetite for ongoing learning and passion for problem-solving has been key to his success at HSO. Staying up to speed with Microsoft’s stream of new products is essential to being able to present the best, integrated operating solutions to his clients.

“Sometimes I don’t realise what time it is: I’m just so engrossed in getting the issue sorted, I don’t want to stop until I’ve come up with the right answer,” he smiles.

Sometimes I don’t realise what time it is: I’m just so engrossed in getting the issue sorted, I don’t want to stop until I’ve come up with the right answer

Jandus Knoesen Senior Integration Consultant

Next steps on the path of success

So, what’s next for this South African who’s now living life in Europe? As he continues his journey with HSO, Jandus’ next step will be to become a more experienced integration architect, advising clients on how to create integrated business solutions which span multiple tech and multiple systems. With his focus and determination, he’s sure to get there.

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