Surestep leads the way in connecting Saccos to Digital Application Systems


By Our Reporter

Surestep Sytems and Solutions Ltd has been rated highly among the leading ICT service providers in the Sacco sector.
In a new Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) annual supervisory report, the company is one of the 12 credible service providers serving a high number of savings and credit co-operatives in the country.
According to SASRA, Saccos have continued to embrace the use of mobile phone technologies and related applications in order to enhance the widest possible reach of their members.

Left to right: Thomas Kerioh Head of Mobile Solutions Cloudpesa, Anne Kariuki Marketing & Communication Manager Surestep Group and Moses Njoroge Head of Business Development Surestep during the recent Cloudpesa 2nd annual Cyber Security Summit at Radisonn Blu Hotel.

Over 120 out of 174 licensed Deposit-Taking (DT) Saccos are already connected using one mobile application or the other.
Firms such as Surestep Systems have been in the forefront to ensure Saccos up their game to competitively attract more members and shore up their service delivery.
SASRA noted that DT-Saccos must at the minimum have to provide online services through the mobile platforms or risk losing their members who will move to other financial institutions that offer convenience and ease of accessibility of services.
Surestep systems and Solutions has made a distinction as one of the most prestigious ICT service provider in West, East and Central Africa.
It provides management information systems to financial institutions and largely working mainly with the co-operative sector.
Through partnership with organisations such as Microsoft, the company is able to offer the best solutions to a co-operative’s unique need. To date, the firm has been proven to offer the most user friendly solution that has been embraced widely by many Saccos. Currently, Surestep is working with 54 certified clients.
“We have not yet ventured into banks but at the moment we can pride ourselves as having satisfied the Saccos who form the bulk of our clientele,” states Moses Njoroge, Surestep Business Development Manager.
He noted that the company enables Saccos to use Microsoft Navision, a global system in partnership with Microsoft. The system can integrate with any innovation, be it banking or agency banking among others.
Surestep boasts of a vibrant research and development team that conducts surveys to understand the gaps that exsit to adequately address the customer’s needs.
“Time is changing and systems change with time. That is why our support team ensures our clients stay ahead of time. We have ensured Saccos remain competitive in the financial market,” adds Njoroge.
Technical expertise, work culture, supports and cyber resilience programmes are some of the key pillars that drive the firm to success.
“In all financial institutions all the transactions are at risk of being hacked. At Surestep we ensure we develop measures to assist our clients by conducting trainings and seminars,” Njoroge.
According to him, Surestep is the next big thing to the software world. “We are moving very fast, we are working to be the best in Africa when it comes to the provision of digital solutions,” he observed.
The company has won Microsoft WECA, Partner of the Year 2017 and the Best Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) support partner of the year 2018 co-operative movement awards.

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