Company

Founder and CEO Ashish Gadnis was troubled by the missed connections he saw in global supply chains, causing gross inequities for overlooked and unbanked contributors, and creating avoidable risks and unperceived cost inefficiencies for brands. So Gadnis and the team created BanQu to provide companies with complete visibility and ownership in their supply chains, and the tools to make a real, ethical impact.

Transparency

  • Gain visibility throughout your entire supply chain.
  • Increase supply chain traceability and equitability.
  • Power contributors in your supply chain to have equal rights and access to their data.

Efficiency

  • Monitor every transaction in real-time, with accuracy and precision.
  • Boost supply chain efficiency, productivity, and ROI
  • Achieve, maintain, and prove ESG compliance goals / avoid greenwashing.

Security

  • Guarantee that all transactions are encrypted and secure.
  • Safely house information and records with our patented, blockchain-based platform.
  • Open API is completely flexible to your needs while being 100% secure with every transaction and record

Platform

Nope! While the majority of our partners are mid to large-sized, global companies, BanQu’s flexible yearly SaaS subscription can work for companies of all sizes.

Due to the flexibility and adaptability of the platform, BanQu can support a variety of industries and use cases - essentially any organization wishing to achieve visibility, transparency, and equitability throughout their supply chains. Common BanQu industries include (but are not limited to):
  • Food & Beverage
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Recycling & Sustainability
  • Medical & Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining & Carbon Offset
  • Agriculture & Environmental
  • Non-Profit & Private Sector

BanQu is a SaaS platform that can be accessed via SMS, USSD, Smartphone, or Laptop.

Other than access to SMS or low-grade internet, there are no minimum tech requirements.

At BanQu, data privacy and security are a top priority. As a permission-secured-private Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that uses blockchain technology, we don’t use a centralized database. Meaning, that each and every transaction and record are guaranteed encrypted and secure.

No! Only if they wish to be able to receive digital receipts of their contributions.

If any type of mistake occurs while using BanQu, any user can contact our team to look into the issue and correct if needed.

Non-crypto technology allows for zero-cost blockchain mining.

Yes, absolutely! Due to the flexibility of BanQu’s platform, we are able to seamlessly integrate with legacy systems such as SAP and Oracle.

Seamless setup

Open API allows for seamless integration with any system or requirements, with the fastest and most affordable implementation in the market.

Unmatched technology

Patented blockchain technology allows precise, secure, real-time updates and analytics for all stakeholders. Our flexible platform scales as you grow.

True sustainability

Complete ESG compliance & supply chain transparency grants true visibility and equity to every contributor, all the way down to the farmer, recycler, or laborer. No aggregated data or third-party fair trade certifications. Ever.

Evaluating BanQu against a similar solution and need more information? Feel free to reach out to our team to learn more: https://banqu.co/contact/

Onboarding

Once a company signs a BanQu contract and tailored project definition plan, our team works closely with yours to plan out a launch plan, including but not limited to: Implementation, stakeholder management, BETA testing, training, co-marketing, comms, and a go-live launch.

Our implementation team will work with your stakeholders and team to closely to map out implementation plans. In general, implementation and training take around two weeks depending on your use case.

Reporting & Analytics

Due to BanQu’s flexible technology, you can track almost any type of reporting and analytics on metrics that fit your business needs and goals. Most commonly, brands will use BanQu’s info to inform supply chain transparency, efficiency, and equitability, or to meet compliance or ESG goals. Examples of the types of analytics track with BanQu include carbon accounting/footprint data, social impact data, and poverty alleviation data.

Short answer: Not quite. Long answer: Contractual restrictions between BanQu and any brand will largely be determined by the agreed-upon and signed contract between the two parties. So sharing data and talking about the partnership can vary from partner to partner.

Pricing & Packaging

BanQu functions on a yearly SaaS subscription, based on the number of use cases (recycling, agriculture, etc.), supply chains, licenses, etc. To find out what BanQu might cost for your business, schedule a call with us at: https://banqu.co/contact/.

Customer Support

BanQu offers our partners support through a Zendesk Help Center. BanQu’s support includes hotfixes, troubleshooting, and general help. For a detailed review of BanQu’s official support policies, see https://banqu.co/support-policy/.

For current partners with support questions, please log into your BanQu account on our platform and select the “Help” button to access our Help Center and support lines.

Blockchain Basics

Blockchain is a digital database/ledger that ensures everyone who participates in a transaction gets a fixed, reliable, transparent, and secure copy of that transaction. BanQu’s platform is blockchain-based to ensure the utmost security, transparency, and equitability of all supply-chain transactions across a supply chain, for every stakeholder all the way down to the waste-picker or farmer.

Supply Chain 101

A system of organizations, people, activities, information and resources involved in moving a physical or digital product or service between suppliers and consumers. Examples include farming, manufacturing, design, and packing.

Transparency, traceability, and equitability within a given supply chain are essential for ensuring a supply chain is efficient, cost-effective, gives a return on investment, and that everyone working within a supply chain is treated and compensated ethically for their contributions.

Glossary

Term Definition Significance
Supply Chain Supply chain: a system of organizations, people, activities, information and resources involved in moving a physical or digital product or service between suppliers and consumers. BanQu’s blockchain technology transforms supply chain management by adding efficiency and transparency at every step of the supply chain journey, from first mile to last mile.
Blockchain Blockchain technology is a digital database/ledger that ensures everyone who participates in a transaction gets a fixed, reliable, transparent, and secure copy of that transaction. Blockchain can empower companies through supply chain management, records management and compliance activities. Blockchain technology is what allows BanQu to add efficiency and transparency at every step of a companies supply chain, and offers traditionally unbanked individuals the opportunity to
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Blockchain is Distributed Ledger Technology (DLC). Meaning, transactions on the blockchain create a digital ledger that is duplicated and distributed across a network of systems, rather than contained in one centralized database. With blockchain and DLC, all parties participating in a transaction get an identical copy of it. These transactions are also encrypted and secure, meaning no one can change the record. Thus, complete transparency is given to every stakeholder and contributor within the supply chain process.
CryptoCurrency Any form of currency that exists digitally or virtually and uses a decentralized system to record transactions and issue new units. While cryptocurrency does utilize blockchain technology, BanQu is a non-crypto blockchain platform. Meaning, BanQu integrates with local banks, mobile money, micro-finance, etc…
Smart Contracts Programs stored on a blockchain that run when predetermined conditions are met. Typically, used to automate the execution of an agreement so all participants can be immediately certain of the outcome. Since blockchain/DLT are totally programmable, benefits and use cases are extremely flexible. For example, Smart Contracts.
Traditional Database SaaS Database software that is rented instead of purchased, such as SAP and Oracle.

Traditional database SaaS are typically expensive, inefficient, and include multiple security flaws, especially if a company wants to track and verify every tier of a supply chain all the way down to the farm level.

BanQu’s patented technology solves for these traditional SaaS weaknesses. However, with BanQu’s Open API, the platform also has the ability to integrate with SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and most other legacy systems.

First Mile The first contributors within a supply chain (i.e. farmers, cotton pickers, laborers, etc). BanQu can grant you visibility all the way down to this supply chain tier through its patented blockchain platform.
Last Mile The final destination of a supply chain (i.e. recyclers, waste pickers, etc). BanQu can grant you visibility all the way down to this supply chain tier through its patented blockchain platform.
Raw Materials Smallholder farmers, waste, collectors, miners, laborers. First step in supply chain. BanQu gives visibility to this step with its patented blockchain technology.
Procurement Associations, cooperatives, and buyback centers. Second step in supply chain. BanQu gives visibility to this step with its patented blockchain technology.
Manufacturing / Processing / Packaging / Transportation Process of manufacturing, processing, packaging, and transporting raw materials! Third step in supply chain. BanQu gives visibility to this step with its patented blockchain technology.
Distribution / Warehousing / Logistics The process of distributing goods to stores and brands for sale. Fourth step in supply chain. BanQu gives visibility to this step with its patented blockchain technology.
CPGs Consumer packaged goods are merchandise that customers use up and replace on a frequent basis (i.e. food, beverages, cosmetics, cleaning products, etc). BanQu can track the movement of these goods through a supply chain with its patented blockchain technology.
FMCGs Fast-moving consumer goods are products that are sold quickly and at a relatively low cost (ex: packaged foods, beverages, toiletries, candies, etc). BanQu can track the movement of these goods through a supply chain with its patented blockchain technology.
Bitcoin mining & CO2 emission Emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from bitcoin mining/energy consumption. A common critique of Bitcoin-based blockchain technology is its high CO2 usage. BanQu is a non-crypto platform, meaning that CO2 mining is a non-factor.
Fintech Financial Information Technologies (Fintech) solutions include technologies related to digital lending, payments, blockchain, and digital wealth management. BanQu’s blockchain platform solution falls within the fintech industry.
Ethereum Ethereum is a technology that is home to digital money, global payments, and applications. BanQu’s blockchain platform is housed on Ethereum.
Open API An application programming interface made publicly available to software developers. BanQu’s blockchain platform is Open API, meaning it is completely configurable and easily integrated with any business or supply chain needs.
ESG Environmental, social, and governance factors used to evaluate companies and countries on sustainability practices. BanQu’s blockchain technology allows companies to meet, maintain, and prove ESG compliance. In fact, BanQu is the only blockchain technology on the market that helps companies achieve all three pillars.
SMEs Small to medium-sized enterprises/businesses BanQu helps even SMEs grant visibility into their supply chains, or to have equal visibility and credit within a supply chain they contribute to.
Circular economy A systematic approach to economic development designed to benefit businesses, society, and the environment in a circular and regenerative way, directly in contrast with a “take-make-waste” linear model. BanQu’s blockchain platform supports companies in contributing to a more circular economy in which business, society, and the environment all benefit.
Greenwashing When companies attempt to seem “eco-friendly” without actually taking real measures to get there. Greenwashing can look like anything from performative, hyperbolic campaigns to leaning on third-party, aggregated, or exaggerated impact data. BanQu enables brands to track, prove, and maintain any sustainability-related metrics and goals to meet compliance requirements, build an ethical brand, and avoid baseless claims / greenwashing.

What is a Supply Chain?

Supply chain: a system of organizations, people, activities, information and resources involved in moving a physical or digital product or service between suppliers and consumers. BanQu’s blockchain technology transforms supply chain management through efficiency and transparency.

What is Blockchain Really?

Blockchain is not a cryptocurrency – it can power cryptocurrency. It also powers companies through supply chain management, records management and compliance activities. Blockchain technology is a digital ledger that ensures everyone who participates in a transaction gets a fixed, reliable, transparent and secure copy of that transaction.

What Does it Mean to Be Unbanked?

Unbanked: individuals who lack credit history (refugees, the displaced and homeless, and the world’s poorest) and are excluded from the global economy. BanQu’s supply chain management blockchain platform works to turn cyclical poverty into a circular economy.

Blockchain for Records Management

BanQu creates a 360-degree economic profile through training, employment history and referral or loyalty systems using a cutting edge blockchain solution. We enable individuals and businesses to grow their brands, keep their workforce happy and generate more income.

Blockchain for the Public Sector

BanQu helps public sector organizations better connect with the people they serve and treat everyone with fairness and dignity. Our cutting edge blockchain platform works to streamline systems, data, knowledge and resources so you can work better.

Blockchain for Supply Chain Management

Accurate sourcing, tracking and compliance are some potential roadblocks in the supply chain journey. Brands solve these and many other problems with unprecedented traceability and transparency using BanQu—a cutting edge blockchain solution.

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