Wed, 24 May 2000

Exact Software Indonesia aims to double clients

JAKARTA (JP): Business software provider PT Exact Software Indonesia says it expects to double the number of its clients this year as the Indonesian middle market for enterprises resources planning software has largely been untapped.

General manager Jason Susanto said on Tuesday that Exact would target medium-sized companies, ranging from one to 100 employees with an investment of between US$1,000 and $100,000.

"Other companies like Oracle, Jatis and Baan concentrate on the higher end of the market," he said during a media conference at Kempinski Hotel Plaza.

He said the company saw a big opportunity for growth because many medium-sized companies in Indonesia had yet to apply good and integrated software systems.

"The solution we offer helps medium-sized businesses become more efficient and competitive," he said.

Exact offers software modules to deal with accounting, logistics, sales orders, job cost management, customer information management, reporting, Internet solutions and multilanguages.

"With an investment of between $15,000 and $50,000, Exact can set up a module for a company," Jason said. The fee includes after-sales services like training, consultants, free upgrades and maintenance, he added.

Jason said that while other products took at least a year to implement, Exact software could be implemented in two or three months.

The Netherlands-based company was established in Indonesia in 1998 and has 30 clients, including fast food chain Dunkin Donuts, silk screen manufacturer PT Stork Screen Indonesia, garment company PT Bina Busana Internusa and tapioca producer PT Avebe Indonesia.

Exact listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in 1999 and has subsidiaries in 30 countries, including nine in the Asia-Pacific region. (10)