A Nigerian technology consulting firm has said that the adoption of local technology is critical for the growth of the ICT in the country and opens up job creation opportunity for the nation’s unemployed population.
At an interactive session in Lagos, South West, Nigeria, with the Nigeria Technology Reporters Association (NITRA), the firm, Pearly Bleuwaters International Consulting Firm disclosed that one of the key values of its business was that its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is developed in-house with 100 per cent local content.
Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Mr. Victor Oshodi in after a presentation stated that its ERP addresses the issue of big data analytics and that organisations could gather data, analyse such data and use the outcome for on-the-spot business decision.
He said that the world has gone digital with every business, including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) automating their operations in line with modern technology that aligns with global trends in business advising that Nigerian businesses need to deploy technology for business growth and continuity.
Oshodi however expressed regret about the adoption of technology in public schools in the country, and that most public schools lack internet connectivity, laboratory equipment and other school management equipment saying however that the firm is at the verge of introducing school management solution software to public schools.
Earlier in the presentation, Project Director for the firm, Mr. Joseph Ogunleye said the company has vast experience in providing intelligent business advice and solutions to businesses in Nigeria.
He noted that the firm also provides solutions to SMEs and corporate organisations based on their needs and challenges.
Ogunleye observed that most Nigerian businesses do not deploy the right technology solutions saying that accounts for the failure of such businesses.
Speaking further on its ERP software, he said that there big and small organisations has adopted its centralised approach to business processes stressing that with it, customers can collect, store, manage, and interpret data from various business units.
He explained that ERP is used to automate back-office tasks and streamline cross-departmental workflows, and that when optimised, the solution can drive efficiency, lower costs and increase profitability noting that ERP software is a suite of applications that helps to manage core business processes.
He said: “We develop well-crafted websites, true-to-life business solution software that engage business people successfully and meet today’s business challenges an our clients’ business models.”
According to him, some of the firm’s indigenous developed business tools include E-invoicing and Inventory, adding that the Bleu Intellect School, an online portal addresses school needs from access, online admission, online fee collection, online library, automatic timetable generation, to online assignment through computer based test (CBT).
He stated that his company has deployed the solution to private schools across Lagos and some few states in the country, empowers schools to effectively manage their students and expose them to digital skills that will prepare them for the future.