The New Times (Kigali)

Rwanda: Twenty Third Century Systems Launches Computing Software for SMEs

The Rwandan based Twenty Third Century Systems (TTCS) launches a cloud computing service that will benefit the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Rwanda. TTCS is the pan-African IT company that provides the largest SAP cloud computing business solutions in sub Saharan Africa.

It has 16 years of experience in deploying SAP in Africa and the Middle East in public, manufacturing, finance, insurance, distribution, oil and gas and mining sectors. Others are tax and revenue management, business intelligence and customer relationship management. It has over 250 SAP certified full-time consultants.

TTCS Rwanda has partnered with local IT firms and the government-owned Broadband Systems Corporation to unveil the TTCS's cumulus brand powered by the world's leading business solutions software company-SAP. Cumulus is a business management solution that will enable the business community access world-class business management tools for efficient and effective functioning.

This means Rwandan companies will only pay for the service on a subscription basis as when they need them. Cloud computing is the logical computational resources (data, software) accessible via a computer network through the Internet, rather than from a local computer and the use of servers. It is an independent platform in terms of computing. The best example of cloud computing is Google apps, where any application can be accessed using a browser and it can be deployed on thousands of computer through the Internet.

Stuart Mugabe, the CEO of TTCS-Rwanda chapter, said that 'Cumulus' is targeting SME's and has noticeable outcomes to the business owners. "Our product is tailored to every customer's distinctive needs, enabling business owners to have access and visibility in their day-today operations whether on site or offsite, thus helping meet statutory compliance in dealing with corporate and taxation requirements, social and environmental responsibilities," he explained.

The launch of cloud computing software comes in the wake of major developments in the ICT sector in Rwanda marked by an increase in mobile phone and Internet penetration.

TTCS is the largest SAP resource partner in sub-Saharan Africa, with a Gold partner status, and operates in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burundi, South Sudan, Ghana, Angola and Botswana, with extended business partners in all other African Countries.

TTCS Rwanda is the only SAP gold certified services partner to supply, implement and support their applications throughout the region.

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