Bento Launches In Ghana To Offer Cloud-Based Salaries Solutions


Dec. 13, 2021, 1:42 a.m.

The payroll and HR Management market in Africa is a vast untapped opportunity with over 400 million people in the labour force. African businesses have mainly remained analogue up until now, using spreadsheets and bulk upload on bank portals, bank transfers, cheques, and even cash.

Given this, Bento, a pan-African digital payroll and HR Management (HRM) platform, has launched in Ghana as part of its plans to grow the company’s reach across the continent.

Founded in Nigeria in 2019, Bento automates salary payments, taxes, pensions and other statutory remittances through its cloud-based platform for African businesses with a single click.

For employees, the platform offers access to third-party services such as credit solutions – which include the ability to pay school fees and rent monthly rather than yearly – unemployment insurance, savings, investments and much more, all at no cost to employers.

The company has served over 900 Nigerian businesses across all sectors, including some of the country’s largest Healthcare and Financial Services companies.

“Seeing so many companies using analogue methods to manage their workforce is simultaneously frustrating and exciting for us. Employers don’t have access to locally customised, world-class payroll and HRM tools, and employees can’t easily access third-party services to help make life easier. When you think about it, your salary powers your life, so we’re building the operating system that will have a profound impact on the African continent for generations to come,” Ebun Okubanjo, the co-founder, said. ”

Bento is building local teams in Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda and will adapt its products for local cultural and financial nuances, obtaining full operating licenses in each market.

The company plans to launch in Egypt, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola and Senegal by 2022.

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