AsiaCommerce moves to become more operational

An e-business enabling company partners up with other Asian-based providers to offer end-to-end e-business solutions.
Written by Thomas Chen, Contributor

Nearing its goal of being the leading e-business solutions provider in Asia, AsiaCommerce has recently announced phase two of its business strategy to build its operational capabilities and offer an end-to-end e-supply chain solution.

Thus far, the company has followed a plan of partnering up with other Asia-based e-commerce companies in order to deliver e-business solutions to the marketplace. Now, the company feels it has done enough for that phase of their development and is looking forward to begin delivering services to businesses in Asia.

Each of AsiaCommerce's network of partners, which include, Logipolis.com, etako.com, dollarDEX.com, Similan.com, Surfing Bananas, Surfing Biz, AsiaPaperMarkets.com and Etrade Asia, offers a component of a complete e-business solution.

AsiaCommerce's task, as the pivot of the network, is to bring all the individual components together and offer them as an end-to-end supply chain solution.

"When we go to a customer, we can tell them, we have a back-office solution, a logistics solution, a CRM solution, a financial services solution and a marketplace solution," said Peter Zapf, ceo of AsiaCommerce, "a complete solution for your e-supply chain effort."

The Asian market for e-commerce service providers is potentially huge. According to a Gartner report, Asian e-business is expected to hit US$2 trillion in volume by the year 2004. As for those providing the services to enable a company to tap into the e-business market, an IDC report puts the market value to be around 17 billion. A huge growth from the 2 billion reported today.

To facilitate their move toward building up operational capability, AsiaCommerce recently announced the appointment of Alvin Kok to the position of president and chief operating officer. Mr. Kok was previously with J.D.Edwards and is said to have more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, management and consulting in the Asian IT industry.

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