Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Bus Reservation System (E-safari) Tanzania
Explain your idea in details:
The idea of Bus reservation System (E-safari) is to develop an online system that serves ticketing electronically from anywhere at any time. The goal being to replace the old model where a passenger has to visit a bus station and reserve the booking. The idea I saw an opportunity for business in it because in bus stations there are brokers whoever delivers a passenger to the office receives TZS 2000/= instead of this amount I will charge TZS 1000/= for every electronic ticked booked online from a bus owner. The booking activity a passenger checks the start and destination route the system displays all available buses for that route and selects the bus, seat number after confirmation redirected to payment using the available payment options ( mobile payment, Cash and E-wallets) to the company's accounts. You can reserve the ticket from any device that have internet connection such Mobile phone and computers. After payment, a passenger receives an electronic printable ticket. This idea will customers organize their trips and daily commutes more easily. Process bookings and payments online, manage business more efficiently by managing reports, timetable and schedule statistics help you keep track of bookings on a date-to-date basis. The most innovative approach in the idea is technology and its business based it going to stand out from the rest to come because when this idea has been implemented it is going to generate more income. I am going to employ high security patches such as using SSL certificates in my domain and 256 bits encryption of the booking process so that every customers information becomes end to end protected and stay free from hijackers threat. The activities will involve building the team for development, marketing and sales of our service to target customers to reach high sales per year.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The reservation system biggest impact will be turning simple idea into strong working business solution by transforming the hustle people get daily in the process of placing their ticket booking for their travel. Through this idea am going to create employment to many people in the first year of its operation for different professionals including programmers, accountants, marketing professionals and quality assurance. Another is an economic impact from the idea will contribute to national income by paying business tax, individual income will rise. The underrepresented group play an important role in my solution in one way; First the underrepresented group are those people who are not privileged in our communities and the get less favor in some aspects of life. The underrepresented group they also travel from one place to another for search of their daily bread of life. Sometimes they have to travel from rural up to 30 km to town to obtain their booking for upcountry travel; they almost lose a whole day going to reserve their travel tickets in the bus station found far from their residence. From the solution now, they will have to reserve electronic booking from the agents that will be available everywhere in the underserved places often-rural areas. TARGET The solution most innovation designed for business purpose. From the solution is expected to generate 500,000,000/= Tanzanian shillings (214,500 USD) in its first year operation. This is obtained from simple projections that in the country per day taking reference in one region (Dar es Salaam). 60,000 people enter and leave the City using public transport (buses) assuming 50% of all these people reserve booking from my solution that is (30,000 people * Price per ticket 2000TZS) result in 60,000,000/= (25,751 USD) sixty million Tanzanian shillings collection income per day from single region.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The solution idea works in business model and the plans for implementation will involve three agents: i. The owner of the solution (Vision Systems) who will develop the solution ii. The transport facilities owners (Bus owners) iii. The users (passengers) i. THE SOLUTION OWNERS (Vision Systems) Vision System will play a great role in the development of the solution from scratch to full working solution using different technologies available. Vision Systems will prepare the team of smart developers and provide them with full material and technical support during the whole time until the solution goes live. Vision System will also enter into contracts with bus owners to charge 2,000/= Tanzanian shillings for every ticket booked via our reservation system according to the memorandum of understanding agreed between Vision Systems and the Bus owners. ii. BUS OWNERS Bus owners will play great role in entering into contracts with Vision systems and according to the memorandum of understanding agreed by both sides in terms of service. Vision Systems will also use the customer base available to perform marketing by informing the passengers that there is an online solution available now the can reserve their booking from anywhere from any device that can access internet. Therefore, these owners will also help in advertising our solution. iii. USERS (PASSENGER) The passenger will be the end users of system; a passenger can interact with the solution using any device that can access the internet and reserve an electronic ticket for any trip route within Tanzania. They can also book from Vision Systems agents with Agent nodes set in their workstations to interact with system. I expect to raise funds from family and other stakeholders to finance my project idea. Most funds will come from other activities I do apart from technology and I plan to dedicate most of my salary for the project implementation.
I was born on January nineteen ninety two at Njombe Tanzania. at age of five, I started my education carrier by attending different schools where I obtained different awards. I joined Luponde primary school where I obtained primary education certificate, in 2010 secondary education certificate from Phillip Mangula secondary school, in 2013 advanced secondary education certificate from Tosamaganga high school and finally a bachelor degree in computer science and engineering from St. Joseph university in Tanzania in August 2017. I was also awarded a certificate of excellence in academics before I joined national military service compulsory project. Since I was in university my biggest dream was to become an entrepreneur in technology, I always aspired to turn simple available solution into powerful working business solutions. As a technologist who is aspiring bigger to change simple technologies into most impacting solutions in the society. This has always been my dream to contribute making the world a better place using technologies in simplifying peoples life through creating employment related to technology. I love technology, the reason I aspire to own my own tech entity for innovating simple technology solution into powerful working business solutions in the world. I want to become the most influential technology entrepreneur.