At the crux of every tech service that we enjoy, a software package is passing the instructions. Software startups are therefore ones that provide software products and services.
In other words, software startups develop “raw” software products and services that can be used by other startups, businesses to either produce their products or simply for their operational activities.
Different software startups offer different software products and services, depending on the needs of the user.
The user can go for any that meets its need.
The different types of services a software startup offers include the following:
Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Software Products
COTS are software products that are readily used as it is. The products are produced to be used by as many people as possible who will opt to use the product.
Modifiable Off-The-Shelf (MOTS) Software Products
Unlike the COTS that is used as it is, the software products under this category can be modified. The user makes some changes to the product before use.
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Custom Software Development Services
This service offers unique software services to its users based on request. Here, the software development is built per the description of the user.
Here, the software startup/company offers its platform for use. It works through a subscription model, the user makes payments to utilize their platform remotely and subsequently renews payments.
Independent Software Vendor (ISV)
The software services in this category are used by end-users. Their services can be accessed from various platforms and operating systems.
Here are 5 Software Startups in Africa in no particular order:
Software Startups in Africa are providing services and products in line with the above-mentioned types of software services and products.
These software products and services are utilized in various areas such as educational sectors, business sectors among others. Below are some of the software startups in Africa.
This software startup was founded in 2015 by Jacques Swanepoel and it is located in Pretoria, South Africa.
Dreamtec Innovation is an Independent Software Vendor, offers software products that are used by end-users that are accessible to cloud services, AI, and other network routes.
Dreamtec Innovation product is used especially in the insurance space for car lifecycle monitoring in case of accidents and subsequent claims.
Founded in 2017 and located in Nairobi, Kenya. MarketForce360 provides retail management and distribution software for businesses while also tracking sales performance.
MarketForce platform enables their users to conduct business activities ranging from generating leads, to when orders are made and goods are paid for and delivered.
This software startup offers custom-based development services, founded in 2015 and located in Nigeria. Edves offers a school management system software.
Their software enables the school to manage the students’ information, performance, payments and affords the parents of students to monitor their wards progress too.
This startup provides software-as-a-Service, it aids firms to hire individuals with good programming skills. Founded in 2018, CodeLn is located in Ghana.
The applicants are tested on the platform, which keeps a record of their resumé, skills, and past projects. So the organization has to look at this information and then make their best pick.
Software Startups in Africa are also making lots of products and services that support emerging technologies.
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