PHOTO - Robin Chao, regional director for Southeast Asia, Epicor.
Leisure and resorts operator in Malaysia and Singapore, Themed Attractions, has selected an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution from Epicor Software Corporation to help drive its collaboration platform.
Themed Attractions' head of information technology Albert Tan said the Epicor solution was chosen after an extensive evaluation process for its flexible platform and strong financial and accounting functionality and procurement features.
"As a newly incorporated company, our business processes are continually developing. We conducted an analysis of our operations and made the decision to implement a new ERP system that could provide accounting and financial support to our operations and enable greater control over our procurement work flow," said Tan.
"We initially reviewed a number of industry leading solutions before narrowing our choice to three vendors: Epicor and two other renowned industry players," he said. "Our selection committee was impressed with the total cost of ownership of all three solutions, however, the core business functionality with which we measured the competing solutions was strong in Epicor ERP and Epicor could align with our short implementation timeline. Epicor, more than any other vendor, provided the functionality and flexibility to suite our needs within a developing operating environment."
Tan said: "We required a system that could scale to the unknown elements of our future business processes. The ability of Epicor to provide us with a flexible platform from which to grow our IT applications was a significant factor in our decision. Epicor ERP provides us with an extensive product range for additional modules and add-ons and can be easily integrated with external implementations that may be necessary in the future."
He said Themed Attractions started the implementation process with a number of accounting and procurement applications during a three and a half month period before starting a roll out of the remaining modules in the next six months.
The company expected to realise a number of operational and business benefits including improved accounting and financial processes, increased control over procurement work flow and purchasing, high visibility over project budgets & spending, and the ability to capture prospective business and customer information," Tan said.
"Epicor ERP will be used to support our daily operations across our theme parks," he said. "All financials and procurement will be managed through Epicor and we will enable all aspects of the business using the Epicor solution where it is applicable to our subsidiaries. This will provide us with the benefit of control through a centralised system and will integrate our data across multiple sites."
"We are excited that Themed Attractions has chosen to partner with Epicor as they begin to establish themselves as a leader in their industry," said Epicor regional director for Southeast Asia, Robin Chao. "Businesses around the world are enjoying the flexibility and expansive functionality of the next-generation Epicor ERP solution. We are confident of building upon this relationship with continued support and we are looking forward to enabling the company to reach its objectives and expand its operations in the future."
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Themed Attractions and Resorts was incorporated in 2009 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad. With 96 employees based in Kuala Lumpur, Themed Attractions' objective is to enhance the leisure and tourism industry in Malaysia, with a special focus on families. The company is currently managing a number of large projects.
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