Cellulant and Gainde 2000 join forces to improve Africa’s business environment

Cellulant has entered into a 5-year partnership with Senegal-based GAINDE 2000 to deliver end-to-end Pan-African technology infrastructure and payment solutions for trade, revenue and tax collection for governments and multinational companies. GAINDE will combine its online administration solutions with Cellulant’s payment solutions, offering the most comprehensive end-to-end technology and payment solution at the regional level.

This partnership will provide a digital payments platform that will help governments improve their business environment and meet the challenges of payments and modern customs administration by reducing the time and cost of doing business. Global and regional businesses have access to a one-stop-shop system operated on a technology infrastructure offering a range of services, including single payment integration across all essential payment methods in 35 African countries.

GAINDE 2000 is probably one of the leading providers of trade facilitation systems in sub-Saharan Africa. It covers a wide range of features and allows traders and shipping companies to file their declarations online with customs. GAINDE 2000’s core business has evolved into the design, implementation and operation of digital platforms for governments and businesses. It is a key player in the dematerialization of administrative formalities in Africa, with consulting services delivered in more than 20 countries. To allow a more secure and reliable digital environment, GAINDE 2000 has also set up a Digital Certification Authority (PKI) called BTRUST 360 which allows them to encrypt and sign data.

Asked about the partnership, the Regional Executive Director of GAINDE 2000, Daniel SARR declared that “this partnership with Cellulant does not only mark an important step in our journey to facilitate commercial formalities; it also means a radical change for the future of trade-related financial transactions, security operations and human-driven applications. This partnership will bring together GAINDE 2000’s expertise in trade facilitation and digital transformation with the power and scale of Cellulant in digital payment platforms, data science and risk monitoring.

Cellulant will provide a unique digital payment platform, Tingg, that will meet the complex payment needs of governments and businesses. Tingg makes it easy to collect and make payments through multiple payment methods in different currencies, connecting thousands of businesses with 154 payment options in 35 countries. The platform powers payments to 220 million consumers on a single inclusive network enabling interoperability across Africa. Regarding the partnership, Baba Gueye, the regional manager of Cellulant in UEMOA said, “the relationship with Gainde 2000 developed in a very organic way before the partnership crystallized. Pioneers in our respective sectors, we have complementary professions. We have been at work since April 2020 and share great ambitions for the continent as digitization has become an imperative for every business and sector. Through this partnership, we can offer governments and businesses a full suite of cloud solutions on the backbone of digital payments to complement the experience.

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