Modern technology has vastly speeded up communication and the transmission of information, helping businesses to become more efficient and productive. Making sure that everyone has access to mobile technology is vitally important in tackling global poverty and spreading prosperity.
Keeping this in view, and as a part of its Mobile for Good initiative, Vodafone Foundation in India in collaboration with the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), has developed RUDI Sandesha Vyavhar (RSV) - a mobile application for rural women entrepreneurs for the Rural Distribution Network of SEWA in Gujarat..
The mobile app automates the supply chain process, bringing in efficiencies for RUDI women to sell farm produce within their local communities, reduce travel time for these women and generate more business opportunities. Through this App RUDI women can now place orders real time, record sales, receive messages from the RUDI team, maintain daily sales reports, customer ledgers and financial updates.
RUDI is shop keeping, cashier and point of sale (POS) app for managing your own individual business.
RUDI mobile also allows the operation of your supply chain network even when the network is down. All the RUDI "Point of Sale" data is stored within the Android tablet’s local database.
The purchase orders are sent through pre-programed SMS generated through the application. SMS gateway is integrated with ERP to process the requests when user is offline.