Big Operations Need Advanced Tech

COMPANIES with large-scale operations need to employ advanced business technologies for them to stay ahead of the competition, an official of a service provider firm said.
“Companies need to grow with technology. Otherwise, they will be eaten up by their competitors,” said Rene Santos, president of Performance Advantage System International Inc. (PASI) in a recent interview. Santos was in Cebu last week for a manufacturing and distribution executive briefing to formally introduce Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision), to Cebu businesses.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a cost-effective, integrated business management solution that is easy to implement, customize, maintain and use. It connects the many moving parts of the organization, giving one better visibility into and control over what goes on in the business.
PASI is the pioneer and biggest Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner in the Philippines, having a full consulting and development team that addresses specific needs of clients.
Santos said they hope to tap the manufacturing and distribution business in Cebu. Among its biggest clients in Cebu are Chong Hua Hospital and Grand Cenia. PASI wants to penetrate and strengthen their presence in the Visayas and Mindanao areas. “Cebu has a lot of manufacturing companies here. So we hope to get them into this business solution,” he said.
Santos, in his presentation, said the Microsoft Dynamic Nav initially targets the small and mid-market companies.
“Employing advanced technologies in the business will help them get real-time information for quick and easy decision- making; and increased productivity and efficiency among operations and employees,” he noted.
“There would be no overlapping of roles anymore and employees are introduced to a tougher job that deals morewith analysis rather than manual job functions,” Santos added.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV addresses functions of a company in areas like financial management, supply chain management, warehouse management system, manufacturing, service management and customer relations management.
PASI is a member of the Philippine Navision Advisory Board of Microsoft, which is responsible for the localization of Microsoft Dynamics NAV according to local business practices and government regulations.
 Written by By Katlene O. Cacho for  Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 29, 2012.