The Managing Director of Beta Computers Limited, Mr. Willy Anyaegbunam, has urged operators in the Micro,Â Small and Medium sized Enterprises (MSMEs) to embrace industry specific hard and software IT solutions , saying it is critical for their growth, survival and efficient management in todayâ€™s knowledge economy.â€
Addressing members of the Small and Medium Enterprises/Distributive Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (LCCI),Â Anyaegbunam, in his presentationâ€˜An Imperative for the Implementation of Industry Specific IT Solutions , pointed outÂ that most financial institutions are reluctant to go the whole way with them as a result of lack of adequate and reliable record keeping, accounting and management information system (MIS).
â€œIt is estimated that at least 70 per cent of businesses in Nigeria fall under the MSMEs .MSMEs must discard the myth that IT solutions are very expensiveâ€ MSMEs must overcome the phobia of the thought of IT exposing details of their financial dealings to others and causing them to loose control of their companies.
According to him, the growth of the MSMEs sector and their transition into larger enterprises can be accelerated with their leveraging on IT technologies for effective management and control of their operations.
He , therefore, urged operators in the sector to engage reputable companies that will work them through a structured analysis of their operations to ascertain the solutions that best fit their industry and company.
Beta Computers, he stated,Â has robust Industry Specific Accounting and Management Information Solutions for MSMEs in varied industries including for Hotels, Schools, Hospitals and Clinics, Point of Sales for the Wholesale, retail and distributive trade, manufacturing, Restaurants, Bookshops, Boutiques, Rental, Pharmacies among others.
â€œFrom your site structured networking to SPEEDSTAR PCs as workstations, PC America, DacEasy POS software and POS peripherals from to vendors to Touch TFT monitors and industry specific software solution, we provide you a one-stop solution that will help you ,through complete ,timely and accurate information, to get gain critical insight and effective control of your businessâ€ he assured the LCCI MSMEs participants, affirming that â€œWhatever your type of business, Beta Computers can provide you an suite of IT solutions specific and tailored to your industryâ€
Any retail outlet without a Point of Sale, (POS), according to Anyaegbunam, is in the dark ages, while stressing the implementation of an industry specific Information Technology solution in their organizations as an imperative in the 21st century knowledge economy. Cost effective, simple and easy-to-use IT Solutions, will enable MSMEs to account, manage and control their business better such that operational effectiveness and efficiency can be achieved, sustained and growth attained.