e-Business & Enterprise, Winner 2012
The rural ERP helps micro and small businesses to run their businesses effectively andefficiently in their local language by managing their day-to-day business activities. Itfunctions as an Enterprise Resource PlanningApplication for MSMEs delivered on Cloudas a SAAS product and available in 9 major Indian Languages thus bridging the digitaldivide among enterprises. It caters to the need of the clients in relation to customerrelationship management, product lifecycle management, human resource management, supply chain management, by offering a quality management system and financial anagement. No upfront investment is needed for setup, the implementation or maintenance of the infrastructure, as Rural ERP resides on Cloud and is available OnDemand (Software-As-A-Service).The entrepreneurs can access the resource from anytime and anywhere using PCs, Laptops,Tablets, Smart phones and Mobile phones. Rural ERP differentiates itself from others through the provision of tegrated content, community and commerce tools within ERP itself, providing a holistic understanding to support decision making processes.The program is an important step forward with regard to providing support to small scale entrepreneurs to sustain their livelihoods.
Paywast was launched as a mobile-based social networking service in Afghanistan inJanuary 2011. It is designed as a group messaging service to support the ability of usersto join, create groups and send messages to all group members. The bulk of Paywastmessaging services is used by commercial entities to create awareness for their productsamong the public and expand their businesses exponentially. Paywast core mission isto use SMS as a means of sharing ideas and spreading knowledge and informationamong the people of Afghanistan by using the most robust techniques and advanced technologies. To achieve excellence, Paywast proactively focuses on providing viablesolutions to a variety of needs including offering enterprise level solutions for businesses to effectively connect with their customers and grow rapidly. In doing so, theaim of the project is to create an environment conducive for useful interactions, positivesocial change and economic prosperity. Paywast has become a highly desirable methodof advertising amongAfghan companies due to pinpoint targeting of the right group ofconsumers and the highly scalable advertising format. Interestingly, a vast majority ofPaywast users are young, educated and middle class, presenting an extremely attractive group for service providers, consumer goods manufacturers and retailers.