KENYA – Zimbabwean tech firm Twenty Third Century Systems (TTCS) has inked a deal to install digital smart metres at Kiambu’s Tatu City to enable residents to monitor their water and power consumption.

The integrated smart city technology platform will enable collection and analysis of utility consumption data. It will also provide diagnosis and allow planning of the overall city infrastructure.

“Tatu City is fast-tracking Africa’s digital transformation by adopting digital smart solutions and simplifying its day-to-day operations and the lives of tens of thousands of people,” said TTCS East Africa Managing Director Robert Gitau.

The platform expected to enable residents to make smarter decisions about their water and power consumption, eliminating wastage.

TTCS operates in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria.

Tatu City is a special economic zone presenting a unique live, work and play environment that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.

TTCS has dominated the East African market, in sharp contrast to its challenges in the home market in Zimbabwe where foreign currency problems have curtailed business.

TTCS continues with its market dominance in Kenya and Tanzania. In Kenya, TTCS has has also worked on Housing Finance Bank, one of the largest mortgage finance and commercial banks in the region.

TTCS successfully implemented SAP ERP and CRM which have been integrated to the core banking systems, to allow a 360-degree view of each customer as well as automation of all back office processes for finance, HR and administration.

The implementation at Trade and Development Bank in Kenya is complete, where TTCS implemented self-service platforms for HR processes such as leave, loan requisition, advance salary requisitions, travel and training requisitions etc. The implementation also included business intelligence as well as the core middleware for integration to all their other 3rd party systems.

TTCS has been increasing its foot print in Tanzania by working closely with its key customers to enable Digital Transformation and enhance cyber security in to their respective organisations.

TTCS has successfully deployed a cloud system for Human Resource Information System for one of the leading Banks in Dar es Salam.

It enables the organisation to transform its Talent Management from the recruitment of the talent, in-house online training for all the employees across the whole country, manage the talent performance and goals, having a successful succession and development plans within the organisation, until the exit plan for the Talent upon retirement.