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Interswitch Introduces Solution for Effective Church Administration

Mitchell Elegbe Interswitch CEO
Mitchell Elegbe, CEO, Interswitch

Interswitch rolls out new offering for churches and associated religious organizations in Nigeria to enjoy reprieve from some of the major administrative, database, accounting and reconciliation challenges they face with Interswitch Church Solution.

The solutions were developed based on the appreciation of the unique requirements of religious organizations in Nigeria, in terms of enterprise resource planning and payment management.

Throwing light on the essence of the new solution, Paul Ohakim, Group Head, Industry and Retail Chains at Interswitch explained that there are 3 variants of this solution, which churches can subscribe to:

– Integration of Church accounting system to Interswitch Collections

– Customized mobile app with integrated payment solution from Interswitch

– The Asoriba Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and payments solution for Churches. Churches can either choose to subscribe to the Software-as-a-service (SaaS) which is a lighter version for smaller organizations or the Enterprise version, which is suited to larger organizations and comes enhanced with a customized mobile app that is available to every member of the church.

The third variant, developed in partnership with Gh-Asoriba Ltd parades such revolutionary features as Centralized church data management, Church financial analytics and reporting, Events planning and calendar management with notifications, detailed membership management, Group/ branch/parish management and easy online and offline donations and payments.

The solution essentially enables ministries to manage church administration, membership, communication, finances and payments more seamlessly. Gh-Asoriba, the developers of the solution, with whom Interswitch has partnered are a young and innovative organization based in Accra, Ghana.

“With the introduction of Interswitch Church Solutions, we are extremely excited to partner with as many churches in Nigeria to assist them in integrating virtually every aspect of their activities from communication within various branches as well as with church members to providing easier payment management and clear reporting and tracking, raising administrative standards and promoting accountability.” Paul added.

Also commenting on the launch, Mrs. Chinyere Don-Okhuofu, divisional CEO, Industry Vertical Markets of Interswitch remarked: “Our vision is an all-inclusive one that continues to expand to take cognizance of unique requirements of players in virtually every field of endeavor, particularly where payments are involved, not excluding religious organizations, where we have particularly identified an opportunity to add value, not only to the way payments are made and tracked, but to church management as a whole”

It would be recalled that Interswitch, recently set another landmark with the launch, earlier this year, of Interswitch Hospital Management Solutions (IHMS), a shared outsourcing infrastructure to help manage non-core functions such as patient record keeping, Claims Management and other administrative services. The launch of Church Solutions further shows the payment company’s commitment to easing the lives of Nigerians

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