Local smartphone manufacturer Synergy Innovations Kenya Limited has entered into a deal with Bangledesh-based DataSoft to pre-install all future SILK smartphones with Microfin 360 solution which is mainly targeted at those in the micro-finance (MFI) sector.
The DataSoft partnership follows an earlier deal Synergy Innovations inked with Jamii Bora Bank (JBB) – one of the MFIs in Kenya – which enables JBB’s account holders to purchase the SILK smartphones at more flexible and discounted rates.
(TOP: DataSoft Director & COO Mr Manjur Mahmud at SILK offices in Kenya. He is flanked on the left by Mr George Kangara, CEO, SILK and Michael Asola, COO, SILK on the right. DataSoft and Synergy signed an agreement that will enable their MFI web and smartphone based Microfin 360 platform to be implemented by SILK in the region. Microfin 360 will be pre-installed in all future SILK Smartphones).
Synergy Innovation Kenya’s ies inaugural smartphone brand – the SILK Patriot 55 – was introduced to the local in early this year and retails at Kshs 25,000.
DataSoft specialises in the provision of solutions for the microfinance sector. When installed on a phone, the Microfin 360 app provides a dashboard in an easy-to-read, often single page, real-time user interface, showing a graphical presentation of the current status (snapshot) and historical trends of an organization’s key performance indicators to enable instantaneous and informed decisions to be made at a glance.” The dashboard allows managers to contribute various organizational decisions on the move.