SINGAPORE - Powerlan Singapore's i-ERP solution has been chosen as the ASP model for Electec Pte Ltd, a manufacturer's representative and distributor of electronic components and a semiconductor division of Flextech Components Group.
i-ERP is a subscription based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that does not require any expensive hardware servers or license software to be purchased or additional IT staff to be hired. The ERP system can be purchased at a low monthly subscription fee, starting from as low as S$150 per month.
This ERP service takes advantage of the Internet and Singapore ONE's broadband network and users can access the i-ERP system via a dial-up modem or a leased line, with real-time data access.
Mr Alex Tham, General Manager of Electec, said, "Initial assessement of an in-house system, from leading IT vendors, revealed the cost to be approximately between S$1-1.5 million. Naturally, Electec selected i-ERP after we reviewed its cost-effectiveness and enhanced convenience to our corporate objectives."
Mr Tham added that i-ERP would better enhance integration and communication between the various departments and hence, increase productivity. It would also allow him to give his principals and customers value add by generating reports, data and statistics for them.
Electec generates more than US$100M annually in OEM sales. Its projected distribution sales in 2000 is estimated to be over S$70 million.
"SMEs just want various points of applications that are simple to use and can be implemented immediately," said Woon Yew Thong, General Manager, Enterprise Business Solutions, Powerlan (Singapore Group).
However, ASP models like i-ERP are not only for SMEs. They can also be adopted by large organisations, whose true focus is not in IT. They would hence be able to concentrate on their core competencies.
The i-ERP solution covers distribution, financials and manufacturing applications and supports mobile computing. The user can, by accessing the Internet through mobile technologies, assist in extending their supply chain and customer relationship management.
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