Friday, November 21, 2014

German-Malaysia Institute replaces its Dynamics Nav with Sage 300 ERP. V. 2012.

Press Release:  21 November 2014

German-Malaysian Institute (GMI), a joint venture between the Governments of Malaysia and Germany. GMI is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors comprising representatives from the governments, public and industrial bodies. The institution was set up as a Company Limited by Guarantee whereby the founders are Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) and the Malaysian German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC), and its implementing agencies are MARA and German Technical Corporation (GTZ). GMI had its first student enrollment in 1992 and the growing number of enrollment prevails.

The institute provides a broad-based engineering education, with opportunities for specialization and self-directed learning and development. GMI offers diverse training programs and services consisting of full time diploma programs, a pre-university program (A-Level), skills upgrading technical courses, train-the-trainers programs, and industrial consultancy and services.

For its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, GMI had relied on Navision ERP from Microsoft. But over time, the solution grew “obsolete” as newer versions of NAV is being release. The institute experienced numerous inefficiencies using the current Dynamics Nav system, but it ultimately came down to a lack of business insight and tedious, manual processes. And by that point, and to fuel its next phase of growth GMI have to decide whether they were to upgrade to the latest version of Dynamics Nav or get a new ERP system entirely which may cost them more or less the same amount.”

After considering its options, including upgrading to the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, GMI decided to engage CareWare Systems to implement the Sage 300 ERP  v. 2102 because of her track records and domain experiences in the educational sector. Moreover the Sage 300 ERP has the most installed based in the private universities & colleges in Malaysia and is a proven and robust ERP systems.

Current GMI will install the entire Financial Suites; operational & purchasing suite on its campus on it Local Area Network System. CareWare will also customized the solutions to suits some of its unique needs.

The solution also fits in well with the institute’s plans for national expansion. “Sage 300 ERP has the capabilities to support our business on a national scale; we could customize and expand it to meet any changing requirements,” explains GMI. “We also felt that there was considerable support for the solution from Sage Premier Partner CareWare Systems Sdn Bhd.” 

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