Nashua Zululand, an independent franchise of Nashua Ltd, started a strategic alliance with Spescom, that will see Nashua’s customers benefiting from Spescom’s ReMo mobile and fixed-line recording solution for advanced office automation, data archiving and mobile solutions.
“The office automation industry has for many years now been moving toward electronic document management and archiving. Nashua Zululand’s office automation solutions thus include not only multifunctional hardware devices (i.e., all-in-one printer, scanner, copier and fax devices) but advanced software, such as that contained in ScannerVision and Laserfiche applications, which enable easy scanning, digitisation, indexing and management of documents”, explained Shane Webster, MD of Nashua Zululand.
He added that the increasing demand in the financial and insurance sectors for a simple and effective digitization, recording and archiving solution made possible the agreement. Also, the adopted solution complies with mandatory requirements of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS) and the Financial Intelligence Centres (FICA) Acts. The technological solutions are easy to implement and even suitable for independent brokers, mostly unfamiliar with top technology in the industry.
“As the technology partner to the Masthead Financial Advisers Association, a voluntary association of approximately 3500 independent brokers, Nashua Zululand was requested to create a technology solution that would assist these brokers to remain compliant”, said Webster.
Nashua’s ReMo comprises a mobile application and a hosted archiving solution, allowing subscribers to capture conversations, pictures and documents on their mobile devices, upload and manage data. Its new feature is recording conversations on a fixed line to be then uploaded on an online vault for managing.
Said Viv Crone, chief technical officer of Spescom Limited: “The financial industry is competitive and tightly regulated. The ReMo recordings will assist financial advisors and brokers to keep accurate records and minimize business risk”.
Nashua Zululand will resell the ReMo service to its customers, while Spescom
will provide full service and support to ReMo subscribers.
Spescom is a South African JSE listed company operating in the ICT sector. Founded in 1977, Spescom focuses on integrated business communication solutions that leverage voice, video and data technologies to enhance the way businesses communicate with their customers.
The company operates through four divisions, Spescom DataFusion; Spescom DataVoice; Spescom Telecommunications and Spescom Media IT, which combine to deliver a range of voice application technologies, telecommunications and broadcast solutions.
Spescom has a staff complement of 258 with offices located in Johannesburg, Stellenbosch, Durban and London (UK).