17th January 2023- Lagos, Nigeria – Union Systems Limited announces that Wema Bank Limited, a leading financial services provider, has gone live on Kachasi Trade Finance Software to achieve full automation of their trade finance operations. The bank went live on the 15th of August 2022. The journey began in March 2022 when WEMA Bank chose Union System’s KACHASI over all other international trade finance software in the market.
Kachasi is the first indigenous trade finance software application built to automate the entire lifecycle of international and domestic trade finance operations, and it is the result of over 20 years of experience implementing and customizing various international trade finance software applications for banks across Africa. The software is the first of its kind, light years ahead in terms of its intuitive design and functionalities.
As Africa’s first fully digital bank, WEMA Bank is again at the forefront of providing innovative digital solutions to its customers. Following the successful deployment of the software, Tajudeen Bakare, Divisional Head of Operations & General Service, at WEMA Bank said “We are pleased to be joining the league of banks around the world that are using technology to transform trade finance operations. This project will significantly reduce the turnaround time, improve operational efficiency, and unlock new revenue streams for the bank. It will also improve the bank’s ability to respond quickly to regulatory policies and updates”
Speaking on the project, Seun Adeleye, Divisional Head, Client Service, Union Systems Limited said, “Our enterprise project delivery methodology, superior domain expertise, and the Wema Bank team’s matching determination, dedication, and support resulted in the project being completed in a record time of four (4) months. This has been a model implementation, demonstrating what can be accomplished through effective collaboration between African financial institutions and competent indigenous technology vendors.”
The successful go-live of the project is a major milestone for Union Systems Limited as it highlights the organization’s competence and commitment to delivering value.
Post go-live, Kachasi has been integrated into Wema Bank’s Alat Platform – a digital internet banking solution and Newgen, the bank’s Enterprise Content Management system.
Union Systems Limited (USL) is one of Africa’s leading financial software companies. For over 20 years, the company has been delivering future-thinking financial software solutions to banks and corporates in Africa to achieve full automation and digitization of their financial operations. Our software solutions deliver growth, profitability, and regulatory compliance to banks and corporates.
With headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, the company has a deep understanding of the African market and a team of highly qualified consultants with real-world experience in the delivery of complex software solutions. In recognition of its innovation and excellence, Union Systems was awarded the Trade Finance Software Solutions Provider of the year 2020 at the BusinessDay Bank, and other financial institutions (BAFI) Awards.
About WEMA Bank
Wema Bank is the pioneer of Africa’s first fully digital bank, ALAT, and one of Nigeria’s most resilient banks. With decades of experience in the business of banking, the Bank has remained innovative in delivering value to its stakeholders.