Uhasibu, the award-winning, cloud-based, and mobile web capable accounting application designed for Kenya.
Uhasibu is a cloud-based accounting application that has been developed by Michael Pedersen whom I featured in a blog post here last month on PesaPi, an open source API for Safaricom’s M-Pesa that he also developed. It seems that Mike has been busier than I thought and from what I can tell he has managed to develop an entire accounting application, as well, with Uhasibu.
Enter Uhasibu, a cloud-based accounting application that has been built from the ground up to work specifically for Kenya rather than being adapted to Kenya as is the case with many accounting applications in use in Kenya today. I had a chance to interview Mike last week at Pivot25, a mobile apps competition where Uhasibu was one of the five category winners. Uhasibu has been designed to work in the cloud on both PC and mobile web – which qualified it as a mobile app.
Uhasibu, according to Mike, has been designed to be cost-effective and user-friendly. He is targeting Accountants as well as Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as his key target markets. He reckons that Uhasibu could potentially become a leading accounting application in Kenya since its affordable and does not require large upfront investments – all one needs is a computer or mobile device connected to the Internet, a user account and a web browser once set-up to use it. You can visit the Uhasibu web site at Uhasibu.co.ke
You can watch the brief video interview that I had with Mike on Uhasibu last week at Pivot25 below: