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Monday, June 29, 2009

Aladekomo commends Datacard, Chams partnership

The Managing Director of Chams Plc., Mr. Demola Aladekomo, has commended the partnership between his firm and Datacard Corporation, especially in delivery of electronic payment solutions.

Speaking at a special session held for the company’s channel partners in Lagos, Aladekomo, stated that Datacard had provided the needed support and assistance that had made Chams to become a leader in the printers and terminals segment of the Information Technology industry.

He said the products offered by Datacard were not only of the best quality in the market, but had been backed up with adequate support through effective training of local engineers and marketers.

Aladekomo noted that Datacard had stood firmly with Chams ever since both firms entered into business, as against many other foreign firms that did the contrary and were only keen at exploiting opportunities even if it was to the detriment of the development of the local market.

He said the firm as a Fortune 500 firm, Datadcard had not allowed its position to negatively affect its dealings with partners as the firms treats its partners with a lot of respect.

The Head Terminals and Printers Unit, Chams Plc, Mr. Tunji Adekoya, said the Datacad printers have become marketers’ delight as they are quality products that meet users’ expectation.

Adekoya stated further that Chams appointed channels partners in order to make it easier to reach users of the products and to also provide quick support to its customers.

He added that even though Chams might be perceived by some people as big firm, the firm believed that the key to success was based to partnership.

He said, “The decision to appoint partners is based on our desire to bring in more people to share in our success story. We do not believe in doing it alone. We believe in effective partnership”

He added that under the arrangement that Chams had with its partners, its terminals and printers are sold to customers at the same price across the country.

He explained that the decision to take this approach was based on the need to give everyone value for their money and for them to recognize that the firm cared about them.

The African Regional Manager, Datacard, Mr. Ian Brown, noted that there was still a lot of potential for the local market to develop, noting that provision of support was crucial factor to achieve success.

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