GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 2 July) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 has launched a mobile application to bring its services closer to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and other concerned sectors in the region.
Dubbed Nego Mobile, DTI-12 formally started the rollout last week of the Android-based application in partnership with MSME groups, government agencies and other local stakeholders.
Dorecita Delima, DTI-12 regional director, said they developed the mobile application to further expand the reach of their services and programs, especially in terms of entrepreneurial development, trade and investments.
“It will mainly provide relevant business information to our MSMEs, investors and would-be entrepreneurs,” she told reporters.
The Nego Mobile application, which was developed last year by DTI-12, is a mobile Negosyo or business solution, designed with a user-friendly interface to make information easily accessible to the public.
“With just the click of a finger, the latest news and updates on DTI’s programs and services are made available, transforming the landscape on which information, and government’s service delivery, are made and shared,” the application’s description said.
Delima said the mobile application, which runs on Android mobile phones and tablets, may be downloaded through the Google Play application.
She said it can also run in desktops and laptops by downloading and installing the Blue Stacks Android Emulator.
The official said its main features include the Nego maps, which provides the location of the DTI offices and Negosyo Centers in the region, and updates and information on its Shared Service Facility cooperators and the Roads Leveraging Linkages of Industry and Trade or ROLL-IT program.
She said it also contains the Nego Solusyon button, which when clicked, will lead to DTI-12’s series of programs and activities, directories and other related information.
Nego Solusyon is a customized package of business-related services for entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs, through a series of programs and activities.
These are the NegoCoach for entrepreneurial coaching sessions, NegoLINK for the setting linkages between MSMEs and financing institutions, NegoModels for the setting of business models, NegoPACK for assistance on branding and packaging, NegoTALKS for business seminars and conferences and NegoTECH for the adoption of new technologies. (MindaNews)