Crown Interactive has offered grants of N400 million in product value to 20 medium-sized Nigerian manufacturers, distributors of fast-moving consumer goods and suppliers of raw materials.
The solution, according to the firm, is designed to address common challenges relating to the manufacturing supply chain, including customer order, inventory and workflow management as well as provides a platform for electronic payments and inventory finance.
The special offer presents the firm’s supply chain management solution to the selected firms and would be offered the CICOD Suite of business support systems (BSS) free for the first 12 months.
Subsequently, it would be available at a monthly fee of N12, 000/user but with no obligation on the company to continue to use the service.
Other benefits of the offer include free software implementation and training as well as export promotion opportunities and access to inventory finance.
The applications within the CICOD BSS can be easily integrated into existing systems within an organisation’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software or operated independently to provide a platform for automating key business processes.
Speaking on this, the Managing Director, Crown Interactive, said: “We believe that design thinking and technology have combined to redefine the business landscape and that manufacturers that aspire to succeed cannot afford to be left behind.
“We look forward to showing selected companies the impact of our supply chain software on their operations. Over a year, we are confident that these companies will testify of the impact of our solution in terms of lowering costs, building partnerships for future business growth, balancing their product supply with market demand, and enhancing the customer experience.”