Just South Africa are specialists in retirement income, providing products and solutions for retirees to achieve financial certainty and protection from outliving their assets. In 2016, Just SA set out on a major drive in providing financial advisers with digital tools that assist in explaining and demonstrating solutions and outcomes for their clients. After an extensive evaluation process, Lima Bean was chosen to work with Just SA to build out the digital front-end applications.
Lima Bean worked (and continues to work) closely with the Just SA team to build out digital solutions that financial advisers and living annuity providers can use to showcase products and services to their clients to assist with their planning. Extensive thought went into the user interface, with extensive planning required to make complex financial formulas appear simple and easy for end users to consume.
Several apps were built by Lima Bean, using APIs provided by Just SA, integrating with Azure’s Single Sign On capabilities. Vue.js was used heavily in conjunction with Highcharts for graphing. Applications can be whitelabelled, with the option for living annuity providers to have their own “skin”.
Adoption across the board has been high, with internal Just SA business managers, as well as independent advisers and those linked to prestigious financial services providers, utilising the “Just” suite of tools on a daily basis; loading clients, generating graphs and sending quotes. Lima Bean continues to work closely with Just SA to continuously improve the tools and offerings.