Nigeria’s largest system integration company, CWG Plc, last week in Lagos unveiled the ‘Agent’s recruitment initiative’ for its Unified Cooperative Platform (UCP); a core Cooperative operations software, to stakeholders from some of the Cooperative Societies in the country.
At the workshop, which was attended by representatives of various Cooperative Societies in Nigeria, CWG noted that the Unified Cooperative Platform is strategically designed to meet the rising and dynamic needs of Cooperative Societies across Africa.
Presenting the solution, Mrs. Funmilola Abimbola, Product Manager for UCP at CWG Plc, explained that the Unified Cooperative Platform requires little or no investment from the Cooperative Societies, as the solution falls under CWG’s Cloud services. She stressed that the solution is tailored to meet the peculiar needs and budget of the individual Cooperative Society.
“The essence of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for some industry leaders present to have direct interaction with the Cooperative platform and to showcase how it can serve as an extra income earner for those who sign-up as agents to ensure the adoption and implementation of the solution. The Unified Cooperative Platform enhances the operation of cooperative societies to improve their profitability and accountability,” she said.
The Unified Cooperative Platform is designed in an easily understandable format and it is mobile adaptive, so it can be used on the go as well. Its benefits include better member experience, increased productivity and profitability, access to a centralized solution remotely and access to the financial services ecosystem.
Other benefits, according to Abimbola are that the solution helps the Cooperative societies to improve their operational efficiency and accountability, it gives effective and efficient oversight, control and reporting, reduces total cost of ownership of IT hardware and software investment, as it runs on CWG’s cloud service. This Cooperative solution has features like member and loan management, payment operations and automated report generation; which includes Cooperative Statutory reports.
The solution is also designed to become a platform that enables collaborations between Cooperative Societies and other players in the economy. Some of the offerings through the platform will be the creation of access to external loans, access to mortgage and healthcare through integration to HMOs, access to micro-pension, access to micro-insurance, access to financing and grants etc. This is another one of the technology platform solutions out of the stables of CWG Plc.