“For me, eBoard has helped in making the board management processes easier. Sharing the board packs, conducting the board meetings, updating the board packs has become easier. This has made our board members happy as there is easy access to the documents and our board meetings are now more productive.”
Mrs. Ruth Macharia – Personal Assistant to the CEO, Kimisitu Sacco Ltd
Kimisitu Sacco was formed in March 1985 by a group of Staff from ICRAF. The society was formed mainly to promote thrift among its members by affording them an opportunity for accumulating their savings; and to thereby create a source of funds from which loans can be made to them exclusively for provident and productive purposes, at fair and reasonable rates of interest; thereby enabling them to use and control their money for their mutual beneﬁt.
WHY SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Edith Kipsang, ICT Manager, explained the four main objectives the solution they were looking for should possess: easily adoptable by their members, operable on all platforms, hosted within a secure environment, and synchronisable and accessible offline. She also highlighted the support Software Technologies provides: “Real-time support is very important to us.” STL is always available, 24/7 for support, training and general client enquiries.
Continuity and overall board management
With eBoard, there is continuity in managing the board’s processes. “With the Resources tab and secure cloud storage, we don’t have to worry about where previous documents were stored, who had what particular document; they are easily available” Edith Kipsang mentions.
Easy updating and sharing of board papers
By providing the board with a central document repository, Kimisitu Sacco has seen an ease in the sharing of board papers. Mrs. Ruth Macharia is now able to share corrected documents from any board pack at any time. “I don’t have to worry when I have to send a corrected document, because I am sure everyone will be notiﬁed and it will be displayed on the homepage and stored in the briefcase.”
Ensured 24/7 secure access to data from anywhere in the world
Board members have all time access to the meeting pack. “We upload everything on eBoard and board members can access the details wherever they are, whenever they want, 24 hours a day. They can review and annotate from wherever they are. It’s saved us so much time,” said Ruth Macharia. “ It is very convenient for them to have more productive meetings.
Savings on time, money and resources
Previously, the organization’s time, printers and paper reams were all excessively used in preparation for board and committee meetings. With eBoard, Kimisitu Sacco has saved close to 25,000 USD in printing and distribution costs. They also continue to make an environmental impact by using less paper and saving more trees.
Data Security and Conﬁdentiality
“eHorizon eBoard is a secure platform and when we use it, we are sure our documents are secure.” Edith states. Software Technologies is ISO 27001 certiﬁed and the management systems put in place maintain world class standards of information security.