It is okay to raise money, sell and make money, save, as well as invest, but without a simple way to keep your books in order, you may not go far. Someone has come up with a simple book-keeping mobile app designed for individuals and small businesses in Nigeria.
The bubbling West African nation of Nigeria is in a season in which digital tech is fixed on solving financial problems. The country is witnessing the emergence of fintech solutions that make sense. They include: PayLater, PiggyBank, CowryWise, QuickCheck, ALAT, and the like.
A part of me believes this phase should have come earlier. Why? No individual or business or nation progresses without having finances done right. We have a new entrant that approaches finance from a different angle and makes sense while at it.
Bukkipa is a simple book-keeping mobile app designed for individuals and small businesses to aid effective cash flow management. It is easy to see the value that a mobile application of this sort brings to the table. Many individuals are not able to handle accounting issues and so need a simplified approach to book-keeping.
Most small and micro businesses cannot afford to hire an accountant either, even on a part-time basis. As such, a simplified mobile app for financial record keeping is a superb idea.
A Simple Book-keeping Mobile App: How Simple?
I took the app for a quick spin after installing it on an Android smartphone. There are two user options available – one for individuals and the other for businesses. I chose the business option and was able to create a business account easily. I had to create both a password and a PIN.
Bukkipa offered options to create pre-set products and services, create pre-set customer and supplier profiles, as well as create invoices and send to customers. The processes were simple and I found my way around easily. I dislike accounting, so if I can use this app, almost anyone else should.
A Few Questions
I do have a few things I would like to see. I would love to have a website interface for when I am on my laptop and need to access it that way.
It will also be nice to see an import/export data options so I can move my financial records from the service I currently use. It will be tough to switch without such a feature. The web-based book-keeping service that I currently use does not have a mobile app. It is mobile-friendly and so is usable while on the move, but Bukkipa has a simplicity that is alluring.
If you will like to give it a try, go Download Bukkipa. It is available for devices running Android 4.1 and above.
From 2001 when GSM phones were introduced in Nigeria till date, Mister Mobility has owned and used hundreds of mobile devices running proprietary, Java, Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.