Keyrus Delivers Virtual Training to Mediclinic


Mediclinic employees trained to date


Satisfaction rate from trainees


Mediclinic is a modern organisation with the foresight not only to implement a world leading BI solution but also invest in upskilling their key staff. Keyrus delivered a highly successful virtual training course. The Mediclinic group is one of the modern private healthcare providers who understand the need to implement and effectively utilise Analytics and BI solutions including Gartner’s BI Magic Quadrant leading business intelligence (BI) tool Tableau. Mediclinic’s leadership recognises how vital it is for their staff to have the capability to gather, analyse and interpret data, in order to recommend effective treatments or make important business decisions.


Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the standard classroom training session was out of the question. “Fortunately, our team of experts at Keyrus have many years of experience in providing successful BI tools training that we were able to draw on. To meet our client’s requirement, we developed a virtual version of this sought-after training course within days. We took this challenge and addressed it with agility typical for Keyrus and were rewarded by client’s positive feedback,” says Craig Andrew, senior consultant and certified Tableau expert at Keyrus. As Keyrus consultants develop and implement Tableau solutions at clients on a daily basis they have intimate knowledge of Tableau and are best positioned to deliver highly relevant, pragmatic and engaging training. They call it ‘training of practitioners by practitioners’. “Keyrus as a business is acutely aware of the broad lack of technical skills in Africa and aims to play a strategic role in closing this gap. Therefore, we are extremely passionate about helping our clients to build their internal Tableau capability. That way our clients will be able to gain the most benefit from their investment into leading global BI technologies like Tableau. Our virtual training offering is of the same calibre and delivers the same value as the traditional in person training and we would like to encourage organisations to conduct their training virtually, during the current personal movement restrictions and beyond,” adds Barry Burdis.


“Utilising the standard training manual used for in-person training, our Keyrus team made use of a combination of various technology platforms to deliver this training in the most interactive and effective manner. This included the utilisation of client’s VC facilities and Zoom to enable the trainers to share a screen with participants and to answer questions in real time. In conjunction with this we also used a dual camera that toggled between the trainer’s white board and his face to ensure clarity of key points and human interaction. Although this particular combination of technology was used for this specific training course, Keyrus is ultimately able to utilise a range of different platforms, according to the client’s own requirements,” says Barry Burdis, Head of Delivery at Keyrus.

Key results

Successful virtual training delivered to trainees in the comfort of their homes, which resulted in higher productivity and alertness levels
Training was made more interactive, resulting in concepts being better understood and more questions being asked via a virtual chat option
Virtual training is proving to be more efficient, where trainees are able to ask anonymous questions, should they not feel to do so openly


The team at Mediclinic agrees that Keyrus demonstrated great flexibility and professionalism by delivering a successful virtual Tableau training course on a short notice in these unprecedented circumstances. All participants of this training rated very highly the trainer’s expertise in subject matter and ability to transfer knowledge in engaging and clear manner. Senior Data Warehouse Specialist at Mediclinic, who attended the virtual training, said: “I liked the manual and the examples shown. I also appreciated the fact that the trainer answered all questions patiently and showed relevant examples. Finally, by giving us a gap before the third day of training resumed, it gave me time to practice and apply what I had learned”.

Technology partners

Tableau Software

As a leading analytics platform, Tableau offers visual analytics with powerful AI, data management, and collaboration. From individuals to organizations of all sizes, customers around the world use Tableau’s advanced analytics to fuel impactful, data-driven decisions. Tableau Software was acquired by Salesforce in 2019.


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