Bringing Paperless-Office Solutions to Africa
Coseke is a pioneer in Uganda’s ICT sector. Specializing in world-class consulting support for the automation of paper-based business processes, Coseke is active in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda as well as Uganda. Uganda Country Manager Josephat Macheta explains, “We work with various partners to provide a wide range of solutions for our customers in both the public and private sectors. Our main focus is to promote and support paperless offices.”
Around 90% of Coseke’s partners are US companies. For example, Coseke partners with Kodak Alaris concerning document-capturing systems and with OpenText and Hyland for enterprise content management, business process management and automated form processing software solutions. Coseke’s paperless-office concept is new to East Africa and part of the company’s job is to make customers more aware of the benefits of automating paper-based processes through new technologies. For US suppliers, Coseke can open the doors to a fast-growing new market with exceptional potential.
Focus on Adding Value
Around 80% of Coseke Uganda’s business is for the public sector, and Coseke has helped the Ugandan government implement paperless human-resources services in some ministries, departments, agencies and local governments. Coseke also provides affordable solutions for Uganda’s SMEs. “We are committed to providing value and satisfying our customers and partners,” Mr. Macheta points out.
Coseke aims to double in size in 2014 as the group has expansions plans to extend into South Africa, Zambia, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. To realize this vision Coseke Uganda is open to forming new partnerships. Mr. Macheta says, “We are looking for solutions-providers, but our key focus is to find a partner with exceptional skills and knowledge in IT as well as partners who can provide financial resources to help us expand.” He adds, “Uganda needs skills and knowledge in building its IT infrastructure. For US investors and companies, a partnership with Coseke would be mutually beneficial. Come and do business with us, and you won’t be disappointed.”