DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – An IT company based here is launching this year a computer software that it claims will boost the efficiency of the small and big enterprises by providing them a unified platform for all their business operations.
Betsy Tee, business development and communications manager of Ingenuity Global Consulting Inc., told reporters in a business forum at the Dermpath in SM City Davao on Tuesday that the “CloudSuite” is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that cuts down human interventions in the administration side of the business which also promotes transparency.
“The ERP tries to put everything into one package… It allows the business owners to have a platform where they can access the business anywhere and anytime,” she said.
Tee said, for instance, that the company’s payroll system can be processed electronically through this ERP software and can be done quickly in 30 minutes, which cuts down the operational expenses since it’s automated.
She said the CloudSuite was developed six years ago by Ingenuity itself and has since been used to improve the company’s operations efficiency.
Now, the company is fine-tuning the software to be rolled out for the small and big enterprises but initially looking at the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies in the city as the ERP software requires to be tailored-fit to what the company needs. Ingenuity being a BPO company itself, Tee claimed they have known the nitty-gritty of the industry.
“It takes time to tailor-fit the ERP to the needs of the company. It may take about three to four months because we have to study the company and what they require,” Tee said.
She said the ERP software of other developers would cost companies millions but they are considering to offer it at a competitive cost so that the price-sensitive Dabawenyos can avail of the services.
Tee claimed that Ingenuity is one of the leading startup website and software development companies in the country, employing over 50 regular employees, about 30 of them software engineers.
She said the Ingenuity develops software applications that run on Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.
One of their clients in Davao City, Tee said, enlisted Ingenuity to develop an Apple software for their company’s operations, claiming that all of their software engineers “can do everything that runs on your smartphones.”
Tee said Ingenuity has served five companies around the Philippines while noting that most of their 20 clients are from the United States, Sweden, Japan, Canada, and Australia.
“Software development in the USA is very expensive. It would cost the clients about $25 an hour and it will take about three to four months to develop a software that is tailored fit to the company’s needs,” she said.
Tee said that one of Ingenuity’s major clients abroad is a clothing design agency based in New York.
Ingenuity’s chief executive officer is Engr. John Naranjo, who is also the president of Davao Software Industry, Inc., a body formed under the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Davao Council to push the frontiers of the software development sector here.