Microsoft Modern Business Solutions, Small Business

Basic Services An Entrepreneur needs for His/Her Business!

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Are you:

  • a Start up business in Nigeria with no online presence and registered business name?
  • An existing Small & Medium and Enterprise Business (Professional services etc.) still using free email service and cracked office applications.
  • a Mid-market Business (Micro-finance Banks, Insurance, Pensions, retail, Securities, travels, fashion, big shops, etc.)

You need a budget friendly bundled business application that includes some or all the following :

  1. A business name registration with CAC (sole proprietorship, Limited liability company) within 4 weeks
  2. Your Website ( domain registration and email hosting: www.yourcompany.com )
  3. Business class email : yourname@yourcompany.com
  4. Original Microsoft office application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One note, etc)Smart business on devices.jpg
  5. Collaboration and file sharing from anywhere, any device anytime
  6. One Terabyte of 99.9% money backed secure Cloud Storage for all your documents, pictures etc.
  7. Social Media Engagement
  8. Calendar Management
  9. Contact center ( Optional)
  10. Customer Relationship Management (optional)
  11. IT Management (Required but also optional)

 

We understand that small, medium and even mid-market businesses don’t always have the luxury of a massive budget focused solely on technology like  the  bigger Enterprises. They are  focused on the perceived more important technologies for their core business and processes and manually trying to run the business profitably and meeting all the numerous tidbits that require attention.

The truth is that manually managing businesses is actually more expensive and cumbersome because your business is lacking in some key areas somehow, if you don’t have any of the above listed tools. That is why we are encouraging you to sign up for our modern business solution for your business.

These are smart business tools that are tailored to meet the demands of small and medium businesses, giving them the leverage to use same technology big enterprises are using with same results but at very low cost compared to the latter.

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Using professional business applications from Scimitar Global Services Limited (SGSL) tells potential customers that you’re serious about business. For example, you can impress your prospects by inviting them to a collaborative online meeting where you can review your latest proposal with them instead of incurring cost of going to their office. With our state-of-the-art but easy-to-use collaboration, mail, and messaging services, you can set yourself apart from organizations that use free or ad-supported services. A custom domain name further enhances your branding, and includes design tools to easily create a professional, public-facing website in minutes.

With Office 365, you get pay-as-you-go pricing options that give you predictability and flexibility for your business. Office 365 also offers great flexibility by allowing you to easily provide users with only the services they need, cost-effectively adding value to your business.

Contact us immediately for a business name registration and a requirement gathering session with our solutions consultants. We will find a comfortable solution that meets your business needs.

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Simplify your business processes from quotation to cash without switching applications. #Microsoft Dynamics 365!

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials is a business management solution that’s connecting people and processes like never before. From day one, it makes ordering, selling, invoicing, and reporting easier and faster.

It centralizes your data from accounting, sales, purchasing, inventory, and customer interactions, giving you an accurate end-to-end view of your business. Add reports with a click. Create powerful dashboards to perform advanced analytics. And do it all from a familiar interface using the Office tools you already know, like Outlook, Word, and Excel. We’ve already helped customers connect their business to make better decisions using this cloud-based solution.

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Connect your people and processes with a single, unified solution, so data can be quickly and easily shared with key people throughout the company. Free your business and your people from the limitations of multiple, disconnected solutions and the inefficient employee workarounds that waste hours every week.  Automate critical processes with easy-to-create workflows and audit trails that secure processes without adding complexity. As you grow, it’s easy to add applications and configure Dynamics 365 for Financials to fit business needs or industry demands.

Functions like payroll, banking, and CRM systems are just as integrated, so your people can share the most current data and respond to customer requests faster with the most accurate information.RW6AMm.png

It’s time to rid your business of siloed systems that can’t talk to each other and waste your people’s time. We can help you deploy Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials—it’s a single solution that can manage your financials, sales, customer service, and operations. Easily connect to external systems and third-party applications like payroll, banking apps, CRM systems, or custom APIs.

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Scimitar Global Services Limited in partnership with Microsoft is bringing to your doorsteps an all in one suite which is a combination of both Office 365, CRM and ERP for a synergized business ecosystem. Our team can show you how easy it is to simplify your business processes when you can go from quote to cash without switching applications. Set up customers or vendors, create quotes, process orders, and submit invoices without leaving your inbox.

Growing businesses often outgrow their basic accounting software that are unable to keep up with increased inventory and transactions, lack integration with other line-of-business systems, and have reporting limitations. Customers using legacy ERP systems feel the pain around scalability and mobility.

Take a minute to identify if your financial system has what it takes to make the most of new opportunities.

Here are signs that your current financial solutions won’t be ready to handle additional growth.

  • Reporting is complicated and provides insufficient information
  • Duplicate data entry into multiple systems is a daily routine
  • Accounting occurs in Excel, not your financial system
  • Systems are disconnected and information is siloed
  • Lack of secure workflows and audit trails increase risk

A new solution doesn’t mean hours of training or disruption of key processes. By using familiar Office tools your people already know, everyone gets up to speed quickly and without extensive training. Applications like Outlook, Word, and Excel provide the comprehensive and reassuring experience that gives employees confidence. Dynamics 365 for Financials lets you handle the most common business processes from day one. There’s no need to slow down processes like creating quotes, invoices, purchase orders, or reports on current cash flow.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is the next generation of intelligent business applications that enable organizations to grow, evolve, and transform. To help get you up and running quickly, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials is sold by a network of reselling partners like Scimitar Global Services Limited that offers both technical know-how and industry expertise.
Request for a meeting and Demo of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials now below.

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Top 10 Benefits of Microsoft Office 365 for your Medium and Small Businesses!

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Are you a Small , Medium and Mid market business owner and do not want to invest so much in technology like the big enterprises in the financial services, Manaufacturing and oil & Gas Industries but need same business applications to do business in Nigeria on a 99.9% secured platform?

Scimitar Global Services Limited ( SGSL) in partnership with Microsoft Nigeria if offering you Microsoft® Office 365 for small businesses. This is an easy-to-use set of web-enabled tools that let you access your email, important documents, contacts, and calendar from almost anywhere and any device—including PCs, Macintosh computers, iPhones, Android phones, and BlackBerry smartphones. Designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of small businesses, Office 365 lets you choose which tools to use.

Scimitar Global Services Limited (SGSL) in partnership with Microsoft is offering flexible payment plans for Office 365 no matter the plan you choose. Contact us for  a best fit analysis for your business. I will outline below the 10 benefits Office 365 offers business.

It works seamlessly with the programs you already know and use, includingMSOffice365ProPlus

  • Microsoft Outlook®,
  • Microsoft Word,
  • Microsoft Excel®,
  • Microsoft PowerPoint®.

It’s easy to try and also simple to learn, and it works with your existing hardware.

Office 365 also offers improved collaboration capabilities, including a password-protected portal to share large, hard-to-email files both inside and outside of your organization. Powerful security features from Microsoft help protect your data, and when the service is released for general availability, it will be backed with a 99.9-percent up-time guarantee.

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Here are the top 10 benefits of Microsoft Office 365 Business Application: 

  1. Anytime, Anywhere AccessOffice 365 provides web-enabled access to email, important documents, contacts, and calendar on almost any device—including PCs, Macintosh computers, iPhones, Android phones, and BlackBerry smartphones. header_social_homeIt frees you to work where and when you choose, letting you respond to important requests right away, from almost any location. With the ability to access email and documents from your mobile device, you don’t need to hurry to the office or look for a WIFI hot spot. And if you’re traveling without access to Microsoft Office, Office 365 helps you view and edit documents from the most popular web browsers on PCs and Macintosh computers. Take control of when and where you work with Office 365.

    Professional Face for Your Business
    Using professional services like Office 365 tells potential customers that you’re serious about business. For example, you can impress your prospects by inviting them to a collaborative online meeting where you can review your latest proposal. With these state-of-the-art but easy-to-use collaboration, mail, and messaging services, you can set yourself apart from organizations that use free or ad-supported services. A custom domain name further enhances your branding, and Office 365 includes design tools to easily create a professional, public-facing website in minutes.

  2. Easily Communicate and Collaborate Inside and Outside Your Organization
    With Office 365, you can create a password-protected portal to share large, hard-to-email files both inside and outside of your organization, giving you a single location to find the latest versions of files or documents, no matter how many people are working on them. Send instant messages to colleagues and customers and invite them to participate in online meetings where you can review documents or take control of a desktop.
  3. Simple to Learn, Straightforward to Use
    Office 365 is easy to try, simple to learn, and straightforward to use. You don’t need to learn new software, install complicated systems, or learn new jargon. In just a few minutes, you can create a trial account and see how easily your business can be “in the cloud” with benefits usually found only in larger organizations.
  4. Email, Collaboration, and Online Meeting Solutions
    Microsoft has years of experience delivering scalable, secure online solutions. Enhance your Office experience with Office 365 features like a 25-gigabyte (GB) mailbox that accommodates attachments up to 25 megabytes (MB), calendaring, contacts, online meetings, instant messaging, document collaboration, and more. With Office 365, you can take advantage of these easy-to-use solutions and advanced features at a small-business price.
  5. Safety and Security
    Security is priority at Microsoft data centers. With Office 365, you can use the same systems used by Microsoft and other enterprises worldwide to help protect email, documents, and networks. These systems scan your messages and documents for spam and malicious software (also called malware) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Microsoft data centers help safeguard your data and are certified to meet several industry-standard certifications, including the ISO 27001 certification and the EU Safe Harbor seal.
  6. Seamless Coordination with the Tools You Already Know
    Office 365 works seamlessly with the programs you already know and use, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These tools provide the same great features you rely on as well as powerful capabilities in Office 365. With Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office Professional Plus, you can see if others are editing the document you’re using, synchronize documents with your desktop, broadcast PowerPoint presentations, and check documents in and out of your online document library. These and other features are automatically enabled when you use Office 2010 and Office Professional Plus with Office 365.
  7. No Requirement for Advanced IT Knowledge
    Office 365 administration is designed for organizations without IT staff, so you can easily set up and use the features, helping you focus on your business rather than on learning menus and technical lingo. Perform administrative tasks using an intuitive, web-based portal that is accessible only to people you designate. The online portal provides step-by-step instructions on how to add users and set up your account so your employees can quickly start using Office 365.
  8. 99.9-Percent Availability, Money-Back Guarantee
    Office 365 helps safeguard your data with enterprise-grade reliability, disaster recovery capabilities, data centers in multiple locations, and a strict privacy policy. The Microsoft data centers that deliver Office 365 are designed with redundant networks, power systems, servers, and continuous monitoring. These and other high availability safeguards provide the basis for the 99.9-percent uptime, money-back guarantee that are included with the service after the release for general availability.
  9. Flexibility for Your Business
    With Office 365, you get pay-as-you-go pricing options that give you predictability and flexibility for your business. Office 365 also offers great flexibility by allowing you to easily provide users with only the services they need, cost-effectively adding value to your business.

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Interact with customers where they spend their time! #CHATBOT

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Have you heard of Chatbots?  I guess yes! On the flip side, you may have interacted with one without knowing as a lot of businesses have started taking their messaging to another level with Chatbots. Facebook, Microsoft and some e-commerce businesses have chatbots interacting with you everyday as customer representatives powered by Artificial intelligence.

The benefits of Chatbots to businesses are lots, from enhancing service by supporting customers interaction like we would with humans to payments collections from all channels. They are also cheaper and more efficient. Chatbots has been tipped to revolutionize conversational commerce in the nearest future and we are encouraging businesses to consider leveraging them as part of their wider business strategy.

According to Wikipedia.com: “A chatbot (also known as a talkbot, chatterbot, Bot, chatterbox, Artificial Conversational Entity) is a computer program which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods. Such programs are often designed to convincingly simulate how a human would behave as a conversational partner, thereby passing the Turing test. Chatterbots are typically used in dialog systems for various practical purposes including customer service or information acquisition.

CHATBOTS hand pix.pptxSome chatterbots use sophisticated natural language processing systems, but many simpler systems scan for keywords within the input, then pull a reply with the most matching keywords, or the most similar wording pattern, from a database.”

“Chatbots are here and their impact on the business landscape is prominently visible. The technical challenges to build a bot and deploy it have been overcome already and the focus has now shifted towards the bot’s behavior.  Chatbots need to function on a higher level than simply providing information to users or customers.  For this, the chatbot needs to project a personality that has all of the endearing and personal qualities of a real person to provide an engaging experience for users”  Says- (Abhay Vohra Program Manager, Experience Design Net Solutions)

Wikipedia confirms further that ” Currently chatbots are widely used as part of instant messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and Kik for entertaining purposes as well as B2C marketing and customer service. Companies like Pizza Hut, Disney, Yamato’s Line and Whole Foods have launched their own chatbots to increase end customer engagement, promote their products and services, and give their customers a more convenient and easier way to order from them.”  See insert pitches by technology leaders about Chat bots and the future!

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Scimitar Global Services Limited (SGSL) in partnership with ODC is introducing its “CHATBOT” as a new member in your sales , marketing and customer service teams. Chatbot is one of the omnichannels features of our SmartMessage Marketing Platform which is our all-in-one platform to orchestrate your digital marketing activities for your business.  SGSL SmartMessageMarketingPlatform_CHATBOTS

SmartMessage is an omni-channel marketing platform and campaign management tool designed to make companies connect with their target clients through e-mail, SMS, MMS, Social Media, Push Notification, IVN (text to speech), OTTs (Telegram, Messenger, Whatsapp etc) and other available channels; for sales and Marketing activities and also create customer loyalty through quality customer service.

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Through its flexible substructure, SmartMessage enables management of any of campaigns to be carried out via entire alternative distribution and sales channels such as call center, web and kiosk, by integration made thereon.

shift to CHATBOTS.jpg Our SmartMessage solution integrates with third-party applications like Dynamics 365  and other CRM solutions as well as social to give you a 360 degree view of your  activities via reliable historical reports on devices of choice.

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So book a demo today for our  SmartMessage Marketing Platform – Omnichannel platform (email,sms,push,social media,chatbots).  Kindly drop your details so that we can connect with you immediately.

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Leveraging technology to market your MSME business at very low budget!

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It was a wonderful session during our Smart Business Solutions Workshop with fellow entrepreneurs, Business owners and members of NASME LAGOS. The Microsoft team was also very supportive as they welcomed us warmly in their beautiful office with so much ambiance.  No wonder they are tagged one of the”Great places to work”  in Nigeria. To think of it.  Bill Gates and Paul Allen were entrepreneurs in the 70’s. A small business that has grown to a world world wide brand. That’s something for us Entrepreneurs to think about!

Appreciation to Mrs. Remilekun Olowu of Microsoft,  who handled the welcome address.

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Tope Bello of Microsoft was also very kind to grace the session and spoke  on  the Microsoft cloud vision  and the importance of leveraging Microsoft cloud technology for business to make money, enhance business brand and maintain good market share.

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We brainstormed and analyzed  all the challenges we could muster and as many as our white board could occupy; experienced by Medium,  Small and Micro   Enterprises (MSME) in Nigeria.  We also listed the technologies  available to us entrepreneurs today, with emphasis on leveraging them as  dangling-right-before-our-noses low hanging fruits like your phone!  Yes that your  phone!  That’s a mobile  advertising tool and not for selfies alone. It is very important that we understand the need to use what we have to market our brand.  Funds for marketing as a small and medium enterprise is hard to come by now especially in this recession and to get a loan, grant or other investment support requires one meeting a native doctor’s demand for an eagle’s egg, the teeth of an ant and a tooth of a life lion.

So we need to look inwards and see some other tools  and services within reach like our  GSM phones and data,  laptop, tablets, social media (Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram and  LinkedIn) to market our businesses.

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We need to reduce our Social media activities around the government, President Buhari this and that, EFCC this and That.  corruption here, recovered loot there and channel more efforts to pushing our brands with these tools. I am not saying they are not important or worthy causes but i think the time spent on that may be better spent on pushing your products and services like the big brands out there. There are on social media too pushing even with all the money they have.         As a Chelsea FC fan, i had Chelsea brand on all my social media walls. I have a lot of people connecting with me on that level even till today. I also posted on the government and all. One day i thought about it. Will the recovered loot get to me? Will Chelsea give me a part of their money from tickets et al? My answers to these pertinent questions were all capital “NO”. What if the discussion is about Scimitar Global Services? Why can’t my pages be an additional business touch point for pushing my brand, selling my products and services? As a Business Solutions/ Sales & Marketing professional, who practiced marketing management and has been pushing company brands over the years as an employee, i slapped myself and started making changes and i advise you to do same, if you haven’t. For the records am still #foreverBlue! 

I also shared with the participants, the importance of  Four “P”s of marketing as it applies to  smallRewrite-the-Ps-of-marketing and medium Enterprises and the activities around the “P”s required to push a brand. As an Entrepreneur and Business Owner you MUST understand the four P’s of Marketing  and it has nothing to do with running around begging the customers with your product in hand!  You have to create the right Product , Promote it at the right Price through the right channels(Place).

These are the 4 P’s of Marketing.  We finished the session with a charge. See the screen shot.Nasme TPM charge

As a Microsoft Partner, Scimitar Global Services Limited (SGSL) can help your MSME Business with modern business tool to support your plan and strategies at low cost relative to your business.  We will show you activities to help push your brand. So do contact us today for a chat on helping you or your employees to market your business leveraging  budget friendly technologies available to you.

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Training , Development and Empowerment

Leveraging Technology for your MSME Business by Scimitar Global Services Limited

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Chinedum Amachi MD/CEO SGSL  analyzing the technology in view and all benefits that awaits Nigeria Immigration Service on Go Live.

A few months ago, I was privileged to manage a one week packed Customer Relationship Management (CRM) discovery session for Nigerian Immigration Service at their Headquarters in Abuja. They have just deployed Microsoft CRM technology  and needs to leverage it for quality immigration services. It was an awesome experience with our services men and women, who were very eager to leverage technology to improve their services across board to Nigerians.

This week, on the 12th of April, i will be working in partnership with Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (NASME Lagos) in an MSME Smart Business Tour organized by #NASME Leadership in one of its many empowerment programs planned for its members in 2017. Scimitar Global Services and Microsoft will be hosting the members of NASME Lagos.

This session’s theme is on “Leveraging Technology for business”. 

I will be sharing with the members , some information on how to leverage their existing applications and other recommended Microsoft modern business technologies to help get the information needed to predict business’s future trends.

Special offers are available to the first 16 members who sign up for the event. Your Name, Business email, Business name and direct Business Phone number is required to set up your offers. Please click on the banner below to register for the event.

Please contact NASME Lagos Secretariat for more information on registration and other information about the association:

Email: nasmelagos@gmail.com  Phone: 08098229374

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