Interswitch aids effective church administration with new solution

Interswitch has unveiled a solution for churches and associated religious organizations in Nigeria to offer assistance from some of the major administrative, database, accounting and reconciliation challenges they face. The new solution is called ‘Interswitch Church Solution’.

The solutions were developed based on the appreciation of the unique requirements of religious organizations in Nigeria, in terms of enterprise resource planning and payment management.

Speaking at the launch of the new solution at a media briefing on Tuesday, Interswitch’s Group Head, Industry and Retail Chains, Paul Ohakim, explained that there are three variants of the solution which churches can subscribe to. These are ‘Integration of Church accounting system to Interswitch Collections’, ‘Customized mobile app with integrated payment solution from Interswitch’ and ‘The Asoriba Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and payments solution for Churches’.

By this, churches can either choose to subscribe to the Software-as-a-service (SaaS) which is a lighter version for smaller organizations or the Enterprise version, which is suitable for larger organizations and comes enhanced with a customized mobile app that is available to every member of the church.

The third variant which was developed in partnership with Gh-Asoriba Ltd, an Accra, Ghana-based innovative organization, parades such revolutionary features as Centralized church data management, Church financial analytics and reporting, Events planning and calendar management with notifications, detailed membership management, Group/ branch/parish management and easy online and offline donations and payments. The solution essentially enables seamless management of church administration, membership, communication, finances and payments.

“With the introduction of Interswitch Church Solutions, we are extremely excited to partner with as many churches in Nigeria to assist them in integrating virtually every aspect of their activities from communication within various branches as well as with church members to providing easier payment management and clear reporting and tracking, raising administrative standards and promoting accountability,” Ohakim said.

For Divisional CEO, Industry Vertical Markets of Interswitch, Mrs. Chinyere Don-Okhuofu, the vision of Interswitch doesn’t exclude religious organizations as it is all-inclusive. She said: “Our vision is an all-inclusive one that continues to expand to take cognizance of unique requirements of players in virtually every field of endeavour, particularly where payments are involved, where we have particularly identified an opportunity to add value, not only to the way payments are made and tracked, but to church management as a whole.”

Earlier this year, Interswitch launched Interswitch Hospital Management Solutions (IHMS), a shared outsourcing infrastructure to help manage non-core functions such as patient record keeping, Claims Management and other administrative services.

Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis.

The company started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing company that builds and manages payment infrastructure as well as deliver innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent.


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