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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Remita excites workshop participants

REMITA e-payment workshop recently ended in the commercial nerve centre of the country, Lagos with excitement reading all over the participants, majorly made of bankers.

The workshop organised by software house, SystemSpecs, according to Head, Remita Business Development, Mr. Gbenga Adegbulugbe, is strategic and planned to create a platform to share experiences of her clients who have successfully migrated to the present e-payment platform.

"We decided to organize this workshop in order to share experience with our partner banks, provide them with latest development in Remita, and come up with a clear cut direction on how best to meet the expectation of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria," he said.

Commenting at the end of the workshop, Head, Funds Transfer Ecobank Nigeria Plc, Cecily Aigbiremolen, said, it was worthwhile as the knowledge about Remita has improved considerably.

"We are now better equipped to meet the expectations of our customers and the government directive," Aigbiremolen declared.

Also speaking, the Group Head, Remita Business Development, Dr. Akin Oduntan, said
Remita remains the only real-time multi-bank e-payment solution in Nigeria today.

"What this means is that, with Remita you don’t have to deal with several banks at the same time to make payments. From a single screen you can view your consolidated bank balance from all banks and make payment electonically. We are excited about this product and the ease of payment it has given to users," Oduntan said.

Earlier in his address to the occasion, the Managing Director, SystemSpecs, Mr. John Obaro, who declared the workshop open said, "e-payment is the ability to pay suppliers, vendors and staff salaries at the touch of a button. With Remita you can send all your payment instructions to all your banks electronically and receive feedback immediately."

He listed what a true e-payment solution should afford its users to include view your consolidated bank balances on a single screen, process all your payments electronically from end-to-end, conduct multi-bank activity from just one place, and replicate your existing payment workflow.

Obaro also said that modern e-payment solution should ensure that users make payments to micro-finance banks, institute amount-based security, send detailed credit advices via Short Messaging Service (SMS) and e-mail, view reports and audit trail, deliver schedules to relevant parties, as well as implement easy use.

ITRealms Online recalls that Remita, a corporate e-payment solution from SystemSpecs, rides on secured e-payment platforms to deliver funds to bank accounts and associated schedules to relevant bodies, enabling schedules delivery and notifications to beneficiaries, at the click of a button.

Even as it could be deployed for payment of vendors, suppliers and staff salaries, pension contribution and all forms of taxes.

Estimated 21 participants from different banks were attended the forum while another set of bankers met yesterday, January 20, this year, in Abuja to share experiences on Remita e-payment.

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