So you want to get an award to boost your company or your own image. There are many in the market: Golden XXXX awards; Entrepreneur of the year for difference level; Brand awards & “C” level executive awards of the year. It is easy and the public is none the wiser. And the event organizer move on to various countries in Asia.
Dubious awards: 'Winning' firms asked to provide sponsorship
PETALING JAYA: Winning an award may not be all that good as some companies have found out.
The practice of dishing out awards has become a lucrative business with the “winning” companies being asked to provide sponsorship or buy tables during lavish presentation ceremonies.
Starprobe discovered that this form of sponsorship can range between RM4,000 and RM30,000, with the “winners” being made to understand that if they fail to fork out the money, they may lose out to business rivals.
Some companies have admitted to being forced to pay up, calling this an “investment” for their business.
Industry players, concerned that such dubious awards may be jeopardising the country's competitiveness and misleading the public, want more transparent and better methods in the selection of winners.
They also call on all parties to work together in stamping out such awards.
Source : http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/3/25/nation/8347889&sec=nation
Winners' say they were forced to foot hefty bill for brand awards presentation
Friday, March 11, 2011
CareWare Systems Teams up with Sage to Announce Launch of Sage ERP Accpac 6 and SageCRM v7 in Malaysia
Top Sage ERP reseller in Malaysia organizes a Sage solutions seminar for Sage ERP Accpac customers and prospects at The Garden City Hotel in Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – February 28, 2011 – CareWare Systems Sdn Bhd (http://www.careware.com.my), Sage’s top business software reseller in Malaysia for 2010, teamed up with Sage to hold a seminar and announce the launch of Sage’s latest product upgrades: Sage ERP Accpac 6 and SageCRM v7.
“Rapid advances in technology are driving major gains in efficiency for small and medium sized businesses across Malaysia,” says Robert Tan, Managing Director of CareWare Systems. “Our close partnership with Sage on the Accpac 6 and SageCRM v7 launch in Malaysia was a way to showcase Internet-based solutions that are available today to help our customers and prospects be more successful.”
The seminar hosted at The Garden City Hotel featured two separate meeting tracks focused on Project & Job Costing and Manufacturing. “We have a concentration of customers in manufacturing and the construction and engineering industries,” Tan says. “We were able to show how technology can make an important contribution to successful performance in those highly competitive industries. From real-time reporting dashboards to automated transaction processing, many SMB companies have much to gain by keeping up to date on technology.”
According to Tan, Accpac 6 and SageCRM v7 form a seamless platform to provide an unprecedented level of integration and information sharing between sales, operations and accounting departments. “Accpac 6 marks an important development in the way an ERP system can functionally integrate with CRM as one integrated suite to help SMB companies achieve new levels of visibility to business performance,” he says.
Unlike most traditional ERP applications used by SMB companies in Malaysia, Accpac 6 and SageCRM v7 operate over the Internet in a browser environment. “Sage’s new Internet-based approach helps companies organize their ERP activities based on roles assigned to employees, a fact which makes it even easier for us to deploy Sage solutions for our customers,” notes Tan. “For instance, accounts receivable clerks, general ledger accountants and controllers will have separate and unique roles with pre-assigned access to their respective functions in Accpac. This degree of operational functionality and productivity represents a huge leap forward for many SMB companies looking to compete and win in today’s marketplace.”
About CareWare Systems
Through its partnership with Sage, CareWare Systems helps small and mid-size companies in Malaysia reach productivity levels at the top of their respective industries. CareWare represents a variety of business management software including Sage Accpac ERP, SageCRM, and MISys Manufacturing Software. For companies interested in growth, profitability and superior software support, CareWare is the Sage business partner for you. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.careware.com.my/.