Sunday, March 24, 2019

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is not just for large businesses any more.

In the not so  distant past, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system was so costly that only larger corporations could afford the price tag of Hundreds of Thousands of dollars to over a million when complete.

Today, with Software as a Service (SaaS) versions of ERP solutions, the  costs have gone way down.  SaaS subscription services now offer prices that are affordable by even Small Businesses.

Cloud technology has enabled drastic cost reductions and increased security. 

Here is a listing of  54 top cloud based ERP systems with pricing.

Open-source is software developed by a community of developers to meet their own  needs, but as many of these are done by a team of very talented and motivated architects and developers, the quality of these Open-source ERP systems are as good or better than the proprietary systems.  Sometimes the software started off as proprietary but decided to go  open source to  penetrate the  market and get revenue from support and training instead of licenses.  Sometimes the open-source versions are augmented by a more feature rich commercial version.

Here is a list of Open-Source or Free ERP systems.

We at offer an Open-Source ERP system from OpenBravo that has been customized and supported by  Contact us for more information at or 639479927462

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Faster Capital First Round Closes

2019 Has started off well with Faster Capital closing its first round of Incubator co-funding and co-founding startups.  Here is the Press Release.

Press Release

Contact: Faisal Khamees

Phone  : (512) 400-0256
1 p.m. CET, 21st March

FasterCapital's First Round of Funding 2019

Dubai, UAE, 21st March, 2019: FasterCapital (a virtual incubator based in Dubai, UAE) has finished its first round of funding on 16th, March, 2019. FasterCapital has attracted more than 250 submissions from more than 60 countries. The results will be announced in four weeks time. This round is dedicated for startups interested in the incubation program where FasterCapital comes as a technical co-founder and invests up to 75% of the seed funding in each accepted startup.
FasterCapital closed the round with the announcement of accepting a new innovative startup from Australia (Bubble.Global) into its incubation program with an investment of USD $150,000.

FasterCapital is a virtual incubator based in Dubai Internet City, UAE. FasterCapital has more than 24 graduated startups, 25 startups in incubation program, 270 startups in the acceleration program plus more than 680 regional partners and representatives and 200 offices worldwide. FasterCapital has invested more than 13 million USD since its creation in 2010.
FasterCapital has more than 100 internal developers with different skill sets who are already working on multiple projects.

Startups can apply to join our Virtual Incubator at:

Contact info
Name: Mr. Faisal Khamees
VP of Operations at FasterCapital
Phone: +971 5558 55663

Name: MR. Terry Crospy
Mentor & Investor at FasterCapital
Phone: (512) 400-0256

Name: Mr. Michael Oliver
FasterCapital’s Regional Partner in Makati City, Philippines
Phone: +639479927462

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Update - Why you should consider outsourcing Social Media Management to the Philippines

Update - As a BPO that does Social Media Marketing and Sales as well as Social Media and Web Presence Management, I have a bias. 

However this is not a sales pitch for just I am talking about all the BPO companies here in the Philippines and why you should  consider one of us.

So What are the salient values a BPO in the Philippines have to offer?  BTW Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is one of the largest industries in the Philippines largely for the following reasons, and include call centers, help desks and many other forms of BPO.

So here are the reasons:

  1. English - The Philippine Government long ago decided English would be the official language and is taught in all the schools.  It is not uncommon to walk down a street of children playing and get a "Good Morning" from the kids (I am an American).   So you can count on employees that are fluent in reading, writing and speaking English.  Much better IMHO that other countries that will go unnamed but proclaim English Proficiency.
  2. Culture - The Philippine Culture is more Western than many others in the region and you can count on a good work ethic, sincere values and integrity.  
  3. Enthusiasm - Filipinos are very active on social media and it shows in their work.  I don't know offhand what the numbers are but I can tell you that of my 5000+ friends on Facebook and 4900+ LinkedIn Contacts, most are Filipinos.  So Filipinos you can count on them getting it.  We get notices from Facebook regularly that one of our ads performed better than 95% of similar ads on Facebook worldwide and we target Philippines for our Philippine clients.
  4. Collaboration - Given the popularity of Social Media, you can count on the collaboration on your projects to be managed on Social Media in Facebook Messenger Groups and you can count on rapid responses to both inputs and suggestions but your ads will get rapid responses.
  5. Cost - The cost of living in the Philippines is lower that many of the markets they address, that cost savings is passed on to clients to stay competitive.  You can count on getting the best talent at a cost that is lower (sometimes significantly lower) than hiring someone with similar skills in the USA, UK or Australia.
  6. Core Business - BPO in general is all about outsourcing those Business Processes that are out of your core business.  Social Media Marketing and Advertising is something that is Outsourced more and more often now and the skills around Web Sites, HTML5, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Pinterest, SnapChat, Instagram all require specific knowledge to be most effective.  Just knowing how to post a picture o Instagram is not going to be effective.  If you can outsource and get thousands of leads for less than the cost of one full time employee in your core business the decision should be clear, but consider that not having that skillset also means you take a chance on hiring anyone that they will be able to match the performance of a Philippine Outsourcing partner.
Social media marketing, as mentioned earlier, is a big thing in business these days. Use it to boost your business and generate sales. Do well at it through the help of social media marketing services in the Philippines. Contact us now and we are ready to assist you in all your social media marketing needs.