Thu, 25 May 2000

PT MII launches new software solution

JAKARTA (JP): An information technology provider, PT Mitra Integrasi Informatika, launched on Wednesday new software, Business Planning Control System (BPCS), amid growing demand for system integration solutions in the country's software market.

Company director Wilson Hasyim said that BPCS would provide an integrated solution in the form of financial systems, supply chain management and multi-mode manufacturing used in Internet transactions.

The software solution package, which is provided by U.S.-based System Software Associates, will cost users at least US$25,000, he said.

The software will benefit medium and large manufacturers, specifically in electronic, pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, and automotive industries, Wilson said.

Wilson added that the company expected to book $100,000 in sales from this new software product.

BPCS faces tough competition with similar products from big players such as SAP, Oracle, Baan, Peoplesoft, Intentia, JD Edwards, Siebel, and Marcom.

Mitra Integrasi Informatika, a subsidiary of PT Metrodata Electronics, distributes hardware and software of various global brands, such as Hewlett Packard, IBM, Compaq, Acer, Epson, Microsoft, and Novell, as well as business and network solutions.

The company projects a revenue of Rp 170 billion ($20.4 million) this year, a 13 percent increase from Rp 150 billion in 1999, Wilson said, adding that it planned to increase the contribution of its non-hardware division this year.(07)