AS THE country faced head-on digital transformation because of a market shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are beginning on a new wave of technology investment to improve everything, from internal operations to customer service.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) will be among the major projects businesses will undertake now and the first step will always be choosing the best vendor with the right tools and preparing the business for implementation.
With this, global IT services and solutions company Alliance Software Inc., and accounting and consulting firm Reyes Tacandong and Co. jointly hosted a webinar with market leader in enterprise application software SAP Philippines, and technology company Microsoft to further guide SMEs in their digital transformation journey.
For Mark Louie Contreras, senior manager of Reyes Tacandong and Co., an SME’s digital transformation would anchor in a call to action.
"It's digitize or die," he said.
Contreras explained that for business and process owners to get it right the first time, a process review should be ensured before anything else.
"While technology improves the effectiveness of business processes, it also magnifies the gaps in the process design. Performing a process review first ensures that the gaps are addressed, and the processes are optimized before the software is configured and implemented," he said in his presentation.
In terms of a cloud native, dynamic all-in-one business management for SMEs, Raj Singh, product marketing manager of Microsoft, introduced Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Singh explained that the goals of ERP modernization would be to optimize team productivity with a cloud native, seamless, integrated processes and tasks, leverage infused artificial intelligence to contextualize financial data to make better decisions and extend the ERP with ease with security at the core.
At the same webinar, SAP Business One was also introduced as a seamless all-in-one cloud-ready ERP solution for SMEs. SAP Business One is fully integrated to Alliance WebPOS and leverages on the joint strengths of SAP and Alliance in the retail industry.
"We want to be able to reach the Philippine SMEs as best as we can. SAP is normally seen as a very expensive solution for big conglomerates but actually 80 percent of our base are really SMEs," Eddie Riviello, business development manager of SAP Philippines said during a webinar.
Riviello said the partnership between Alliance and SAP, both market leaders in POS and retail services, using SAP Business One as a platform for power innovation and harness operational data would help Filipino businesses.
With the ever-changing economy, businesses can be the pioneers in their industry with the adoption of technology. With Alliance Edge Business Solutions, business owners have an edge to take the lead among their competition and fare better in the market.
One can be a step closer to taking the lead by visiting the official website of Alliance Edge Business Solutions at www.asi-ees.com where its IT experts will be glad to answer. One may also email Alliance Edge at firstname.lastname@example.org. SPONSORED CONTENT