I recently got an email from Uche Aniche requesting that I intimate my Twitter audience on a start-up called 1Suite. I loved the straight to the point conversation we had and here is the outcome of that discussion. It is my pleasure to unveil a product of absolute necessity. Behold 1Suite!
Uche Aniche gently takes us on a journey to learn all the what, how and why of 1Suite:
1Suite is a product of necessity. We were struggling with our accounting in Havilah & Hills. When Julius joined us in January 2013, we wanted to build a solution that can help us in-house. Somehow, we discovered that a lot more small businesses had the same challenge and decided to expand the scope. This essentially, was how 1Suite.com.ng was born.
1Suite allows small business owners to do simple but routine things like raise quotes, invoices, receipts, manage clients’ history, Manage vendor history, record payment transactions, do Bank reconcilliations etc – but, it takes it to a whole new level when you can generate professional financial reports like P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow etc(that only professional accountants could hitherto do for you).
The key thing is that we are building for non-accountants. Most other systems including some of the foreign and cloud based assume that you have some knowledge of accounting. 1Suite assumes you don’t know jack about accounting and we hope to make it even simpler with future iterations.
We are driven by a Vision to see more Nigerian and African businesses becoming real global brands – with wonderful rag-to-riches story supported by 1Suite. We figured that if business owners could track their expenses real time, then we will be closer to that vision.
We also hope that 1Suite will make it possible for Banks to lend to some of the informal sector operators that are currently not captured in our economy index – owing mainly to their un-structured and un-verifiable cash-flow position.
The Super Heroes behind the Epic 1Suite Product:
Julius Momnang (Co-Founder) is a Computer Science undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt. He has been programming with Microsoft technologies for over 8-years. He’s an ex-Engineer of OfficeOnline.
Uche Aniche (Co-Founder) is a serial Entrepreneur with background in Printing, Graphics, Marketing Communication and Web Development. He founded Havilah & Hills – a Port Harcourt based Web Development and Marketing Communication company in 2005 – having graduated from FATE Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program in 2005. He’s also an NIIT Alumnus – with a certificate in e-Tech.
Businesses that can benefit from 1Suite include:
- Auto Repair Centers
- Car Dealerships
- Graphic Artists
- Multi Media Houses
- Bloggers / Newspapers
- Estate Agents
- Event Managers
- Security Consultants
- Disc Jockeys
- Civil Engineers
The Super Hero Series is a continuous project that showcases how young Nigerians are constantly using Technology to impact the public and work for Social Good.