Skylabase as a technology company based in Cameroon that aims to provide its customers smart solutions that are both usable and affordable including SmartFinance, powered by Mifos.
We focus on localization and Custom Development where we localize the Mifos X solution based on the environment, build additional services on the platform such as mobile money integration with Mifos X. This enable clients to be able to carry out transactions like savings and withdrawals from their mobile devices via mobile money and the Mifos X client interaction Apps. We also carry out implementation services where we direct the work flow of the MFI to that of the Mifos X platform to maximize their output. We also carry out reports development and integration with other systems.
We are a team of 10. We have 4 software engineers who are core backend developers with 4 years of software development experience each. They are versed with Java enterprise edition and other related technologies to the MifosX platform. We have 1 project manager, 1 Finance consultant who is a bank manager, he is experienced in the workflow processes of a bank or microfinance and work with the engineers to understand the processes and the workflows. We have 4 marketers who carry out marketing and market research on the applications we develop and their market reach and potential.
We are specialized in developing ERP systems providing them as SAAS software. We run a small micro-finance called Skybank whose main client base are students. We are working with ERP software in Education, Health and Finance. We are moving into mobile banking and online payments and wish to use mifosX as our online banking platform for our clients and as a payment method on our health and educational platform as a mode of payments for our clients. We are interfacing the platform with Mobile money in Cameroon so as to ease the mobile banking aspect of the application.
We have experience in MFI and banking for over 4 years as two of our core team members have worked and managed such institutions. They have worked with other proprietary systems such as Alpha, and we fully understand the limitations that exist on those systems and how to we can fix that with the mifos X platform. We have a full knowledge on understanding the workflow of MFI and banks and how to automate their processes with the right software package.
Skybank – 500 clients
Our three year goal commences as from January 2016, and we plan to accomplish the following
- We want Mifos X to be the MFI software package in Cameroon and Central African Countries being prescribed from the managerial board and used by all the MFIs to accomplish their business processes
- Develop Mobile solutions on the Mifos X platform to enable both clients and administrators carry out their transactions on the platform.
- Mifos X should be a reference MFI application and is fully customizable and extendable
- We want a full integration of Mifos X and mobile money.
- We want to also integrate Mifos X and Bit-coin
Most of these solutions we plan to bring to the Mifos X platform will need help from the community in terms of their development hence most of the technology will be open