YANGON (VNS) — U Nyan Tun Oo, Yangon Region Minister for Electricity and Industry, told leaders of domestic enterprises in a workshop yesterday that they needed to use more innovative technology if they wanted to integrate into the international economy.
At the workshop, representatives of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), Vietnamese Embassy staff in Myanmar and over 200 major enterprises in Myanmar discussed such technology.
They focused on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), a software application that helps enterprises manage their resources and operations more efficiently, and Distributor Management System (DMS), another IT solution that offers companies a professional end-to-end solution by automating sales processes, controlling distribution activities and maintaining inventory at optimum levels.
According to speakers at the workshop, DMS also helps save time and improve the performance of sales staff.
FPT Myanmar Chairman, Hoang Minh Chau, said that Myanmar had great opportunities for tremendous growth and that enterprises would play an essential role in accelerating this process.
However, he warned that managers needed to increase innovation and measure up to international standards if they did not want to be left behind.
"In our endeavours to contribute to Myanmar's development through co-operation, FPT has established a representative office in Myanmar. We look forward to working with local IT companies in bringing IT applications to business activities based on our capabilities and experience and as a major partner of SAP and Oracle in Asia," Chau said.
As Viet Nam and Myanmar share many similarities, managers in Myanmar hope to learn from Viet Nam's experience of implementing ERP in order to create suitable solutions for their own organisations.
Based on the "on job training" model, FPT Myanmar hopes to help Myanmar train a large number of qualified IT engineers to meet the increasing demand for human resources.
FPT Myanmar also committed to provide experts and technologies compatible with the financial investment status of domestic enterprises in finance and banking, telecommunications, ERP and e-government.
The workshop was co-organised by FPT Myanmar, SAP (the world's leading ERP solutions provider) and ACE Data Systems (one of the biggest IT companies in Myanmar). — VNS