Seamfix has turned its focus on non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in a bid to address data solution challenges facing them.
The company, a data solution management company that provides industry software solutions to address data capture and identity management across various sectors of the economy, has taken a bold step to address the challenges of data collection and analysis among Nigerian NGOs.
At a seminar organized for NGOs in Lagos, the Executive Director, Seamfix Nigeria Limited, Mr. Chibuzor Onwurah noted that NGOs make use of data with no knowledge of how to effectively collect and analyze those data.
He pointed out that though there are lots of data around us, a lot of organizations do not make efficient use of the data for economic planning.”
According to him, this realization formed the reason behind organizing the Lagos seminar for NGOs on data collection and analysis, after a similar engagement with NGOs in Abuja that attracted a lot of participants from the NGO space.
He maintained that the NGOs are making a lot of impact on the Nigerian economy through their non-for-profit activities.
According to Onwurah, “Data collection and analysis is a challenge in this part of the world and we have a mission at Seamfix to help organizations and government institutions collect and analyze their data, in order to make meaningful use of data around them in making key decisions.”
He continues: “Our focus is to provide the necessary tools that will enable organizations to find it easy to digitize useful data. Seamfix has delivered on over 50 large scale projects for State Governments, Nigerian Police Force, the National Identity Scheme and SIM registration solutions for the top telecommunication companies in Nigeria as well as top organizations & schools like Oando, BAT, UNN, and UNICAL.”
Introducing the firm’s flagship solution, Onwurah noted: “Organisations find it easier to collect data, analyze data and digitize data through our product called BioRegistra. We are currently engaging organizations, NGOs and government agencies to enable them to perform optimally while using BioRegistra solution.”
The BioRegistra solution, he added, remained effective because it can work both in offline and online mode and it can work on mobile devices such as mobile phones, which makes it convenient for people to go around with their mobile phones to collect and analyze data.
“The BioRegistra is designed to work with or without the internet and that is the beauty of the solution in data capturing and analysis. So our target is to provide solutions like BioRegistra to big and small organizations for data capturing and analysis.
“For accessibility, our solutions are online and anyone can download them on their mobile device and still make use of them even when they are in places where there is no internet connectivity. We also have support agents from various parts of the country who offer support services to people and organizations that are willing to use our solutions for data capturing and analysis,” Onwurah said.
Some of the NGOs who attended the Lagos seminar, identified some of the challenges in data collection to include refusal of respondents to give information, language barrier in communication, distant location for data collection, data storage and theft of data.
In addressing some of the challenges, Onwurah said: “Seamfix has a digital archiving solution it is currently deploying in some private and public universities called I-Transcript, which enables school authorities to transfer physical data like exam records, school registration, and enrolment to digital archives where they could be stored and easily retrieved when needed”.