Small & Medium Practices (SMPs) and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) continue to strive towards achieving a competitive advantage over others, building a more sustainable and productive business in the face of challenges such as rising costs, tight labour market and an ever-changing business environment. The need for timely automated report generation and a real-time financial dashboard with financial reporting and analysis as well as timely forecast is now greater than ever. To achieve that, a well-integrated Finance and Accounting system where systems such as the Account Receivable system is fully integrated to the billing system as well as a fully electronic file archival system.
Join us at this upcoming seminar on ‘Achieving Productivity Gains through Integration of Technology’ to find out more about various technology solutions aimed at improving overall productivity of the Finance and Accounting functions, and the availability of government grants and schemes that were designed to aid companies with this in mind.
08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:05
Welcome Address By: Mr. Lee Fook Chiew, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
09:05 – 09:35
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System for Small Businesses Traditionally ERP systems are used by large businesses to integrate all their business processes to improve efficiency and productivity. Nowadays small businesses are also increasingly using ERP systems for their businesses. Discover how ERP systems help small and large businesses, and what the benefits of implementing ERP systems are.
By: Mr. Harald Weinbrecht, Chief Executive Officer, Axxis Consulting (S) Pte Ltd
9:35 – 10:05
Business Intelligence Consolidation of data from different divisions, and sometimes currencies can be a logistical nightmare. To make the consolidated data into usable timely financial information can be just as time-consuming and may not be in time for timely intervention. Learn how you can consolidate your data with ease and generate timely financial information for interventions and reporting in the form of a financial dashboard.
By: Mr. Chew Kim Poh, Founder and CEO, DP Technology Pte Ltd
10:05 – 10:50
Tea Break / Technology Showcase
10:50 – 11:30
Data storage via Cloud solutions vs. traditional data centre As office space rentals and traditional data centre incur substantial cost for businesses, coupled with the increasing data volume generated daily by businesses, are cloud solutions really a secured alternative to reduce costs and improve productivity?
By: Mr. Raul Docuyanan, Cloud Business Development Manager, Singtel Enterprise Group
11:30 – 12:00
Simplified Capability Development Grant The grant defrays up to 70 percent* of qualifying project costs such as consultancy, training, certification and equipment costs. You can take on capability upgrading projects in areas like Productivity Improvement, Financial Management and Technology Innovation. To encourage more SMEs to build business capabilities, the application process for grant support of $30,000 or less has been simplified. You can look forward to simpler application forms and reduced documentation requirements for such projects.
By: Mr. Eugene Eu, Head, Capabilities Promotion, SPRING Singapore
12:00 – 12:30
Technology Showcase / Programme Ends
Managers and above of Small & Medium Practices (SMPs) and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)