Data management – Why It Matters and Why It is Important We Get It Right amid Covid-19
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Data management – Why It Matters and Why It is Important We Get It Right amid Covid-19

by Seamfix

Ensuring Data Trust This Period

The word Data is not just a buzzword, it is something we live and breathe. It is basically everywhere and all around us. We live in a digital world where continually created and captured. With digitalization on the rise around the world, many services are becoming more and more data-driven.

Data has become one of any organization’s most valuable assets – almost every organization uses it for decision making and gets valuable insights that could help them improve products, services, productivity, and customer experience. 

Hence the need for a comprehensive understanding of the collated data, as this will determine the compliance standards to strive for. We understand that data creation and collection can be a daunting task but it is important to note that organizations must lay the right data management foundation now so that they neither get overwhelmed by big data challenges nor fumble the opportunity to drive their business forward. 

The pandemic

Coronavirus

Covid-19 has changed business as we know it and the entirely unprecedented crisis has forced many companies to move to a ‘work-from-home’ model, at a scale that no one planned for. 

Due to the pandemic, companies face pressure from all sides, both from their customers, employees, and the company itself as a whole which has pushed them to sort for better approaches, strategies, and processes that will ease the effect of the crisis.  This pandemic, undoubtedly, will have a ripple effect on the business operations, most especially data capture and management of customer data.

Lockdown measures have necessitated a need to work from home to stop the spread of Covid-19, which is a good thing, but the reality is that some companies might not be able to carry on with their usual business activities; some might have tools used to manage data stationed at the office; some might have decentralized platforms where data is stored which will hinder them from getting sufficient data for a particular purpose; while others might have network issues and so not be able to capture necessary data at the expected time. All of these will have negative effects, one of such can include the mismanagement of data which will give hackers the avenue to compromise data.

It is important that companies are aware of the potential risks and threats to their data so as to ease some of these concerns and gain some insider perspectives and do their research.

BioRegistra vs the Crisis 

BioRegistra is a mobile digitization solution that enables individuals and organizations to convert all kinds of paper forms into digital forms, enhancing the collection of data for business processes. 

With BioRegistra, businesses in every industry can collect different categories of information, including textual and biometric data, and ultimately enhance the running of day-to-day organizational activities.

Noting that BioRegistra is very flexible as it meets every customer’s requirement and adds value to their desired output.

Here are some Unique Value propositions BioRegistra has to offer to companies  during the pandemic: 

  • Mobile: 

While the pandemic still exists and the lockdown is yet to be relaxed fully, BioRegistra as a mobile solution will make it easy for optimum accessibility via a mobile device. This way, you (and your agents) can collect information in any location.

  • Online and offline functionality

Most companies have exhausted data during this pandemic or some suffer poor internet connectivity. With BioRegistra, whether you are connected to the internet or not, BioRegistra is always readily available for data collection. As soon as your internet returns, it synchronizes into the backend.

  • Centralization of forms

This allows for data protection. If your organization operates a lot of forms, BioRegistra will enable you to centralize all of them in one system where they can always be accessed, anytime and anywhere on a mobile device.

  • Real-time access to data

BioRegistra makes it possible for you to collect information and use it immediately to make data-driven decisions for your business.

With all the enabling features of BioRegistra, it is easy to say the crisis has got nothing on the solution.

Click here to know more. 

In Brief: Products and the Pandemic Virtual Event

by Seamfix

As the lockdown continues in countries around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are confined to their homes and most businesses are choosing to go virtual, there’s never been a better time to take the conversation online- from virtual meetings to webinars to online meetups and conferences. 

Last week – on the 9th of April – Seamfix in collaboration with Product Manager Africa, hosted the first-ever virtual event titled ‘The Products and the Pandemic: the Post COVID Realities of how Companies Manage and Innovate Solutions.’

The event brought together a line-up of 4 product minds from  Seamfix, Andela, Copper, and Mylaw.ng to lead the conversation, and over 60 delegates from all around the world to propel them.

If you were unable to make the event or just want a refresher, we have put together a quickfire summary of our highlights from the day. Take a look. 

 

Summary

The virtual event started off with our host Deborah Babudoh (Corporate communications executive) as she gave a brief intro on what the event will be focused on as well as strategies and implementation during this period. 

Our first speaker/presenter Funmilola Aderemi (Project Manager, Seamfix) highlighted the effects of the pandemic on products while elaborating on the Good, Bad, and the pivoting. 

She went further to explain the 5R’s all product managers should take note of this COVID-19 period. 

Resolve– Address the immediate challenges that COVID-19 presents to institutions workforce, customers, technology, and business partners

Resilience– Address  challenges and broader resiliency issues during virus-related shutdowns and economic knock-on effects

Return – Create a detailed plan to return the business to scale quickly as COVID-19 situation evolves and knock-on effects become clearer

Re-imagination– Reimagine the next normal: what a discontinuous shift looks like and how institutions should reinvent.

Reform– Be clear about how regulatory and competitive environments in the industry may shift. 

To conclude her presentation, by suggesting that project managers be poised to strategize along 3 discussed components (identity, collaborate, and innovate) to ensure products outlive the pandemic.

After this, we went straight to the panel session; Our panelists —  Tosin Amusan (Co-founder and business learn for Mylaw.ng), Tobi Otokiti (Product manager, Andela and also the founder of ProductDive), Sefunmi Osinaike (product manager, copper) and finally Funmilola Aderemi (Product manager, Seamfix) — were asked pertinent questions as regards the subject matter.

Some of the questions echoed on traits/behaviors product managers should expect from their product users, things that PMs should prioritize in their products, strategies that can be implemented to improve product relevance, coping with the impact of covid19 on products and offerings, and many more. 

The session ended with a question and answer session where the audience got to ask questions bothering them and other suggestions and recommendations based on real-life scenarios. 

It was an interesting and insightful session! Want to know more?

Click here and use this password (6q*%7?g.) to listen and be a part of the wonderful experience!