Focus Softnet today announced the launch of Focus i, a revolutionary Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution to feature a Business Intelligence (BI) module, an Enterprise dashboard and a comprehensive Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) module. Focus i, a new generation ERP which fully integrates with BI tools, provides real-time, multi-dimensional posting of transactions, resulting in real-time reports. With Focus i, companies will be able to automate their financial and operational processes and make better decisions by organising, analysing and reporting the data they generate.
“Focus Softnet is happy to be the first IT solutions company to offer a mid-tier ERP solution which is fully integrated with BI. So far, the high cost of implementing BI has kept mid-size organizations away from it. Having seen this gap, we decided to create Focus i, which is a cost-effective business solution that combines our highly customizable ERP with business intelligence tools,” says Mr. Ali Hyder, CEO, Focus Softnet. “Focus i also features an enterprise dashboard, where customers can get information about their business at a glance, and a comprehensive Manufacturing Resource Planning module, which provides full support for multi-process production for stocking, order-based, assemble-to-order environments. In addition, Focus i eliminates the need for a third party BI Tool hence helping the customer save on huge costs on a separate BI solution.”
Focus i features comprehensive modules such as Financial Management, Sales & Distribution Management, Procurement & Purchase Planning, Inventory & Warehouse Management, Manufacturing Resource Planning and Human Resource Management & Payroll. Apart from the modules that work independently while seamlessly integrating with each other, Focus i also offers the customer a distinct advantage with a list of Global features that are available across all modules. With the options available in the Focus Advantage module, the organization using Focus i would not require any external reporting tool.
“With Focus i, companies do not need to choose data from the ERP separately to send to the BI. The user can define and monitor the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and get instant insight into his business activities on the executive dashboard either as colourful graphs or in an excel-like format. The customer also receives critical business alerts on any new activity in the defined KPI on his dashboard, email and SMS, which helps him monitor business activities, ensure best performance, improve responsiveness and make decisions in real-time,” Mr. Ali Hyder CEO adds.
Focus i offers a broad range of industry-specific processes. It supports multi-company consolidation, multi-currency, multi-language among many other features. With Focus i Financials, companies and organisations can dramatically increase their finance department's value by streamlining and automating the business and transaction processes. Focus i, when bundled with robust security and advanced authorizsation features, makes the company’s financials absolutely secure.
Apart from its winning features and cost-effectiveness, Focus i also offers customers multiple options for remote connections. Customers can connect directly to the Focus i server connection using SOCKS technology or through Web Access using Java based interface or through online or Batch Data Synchronization.
“We think it is crucial that software applications meet all the requirements of a growing company. At the same time, it is also important that the software is user friendly, has sufficient procedural controls, and is operationally secure and maintainable. Focus Softnet not only meets all these challenging criteria but also helps organisations improve efficiency, improve profit margins and increase competitiveness through customized business solutions,” explains Mr. Jawad Ali Khan, COO Sales at Focus Softnet.
“Focus i is the need of the market today and is another example of our company’s customer-centric approach. Focus i is not only cost-effective and easy to use but it also offers faster ROI than other ERP/BI products. To add to this, our existing Focus RT customers can also seamlessly upgrade to Focus i at a minimal cost,” he adds.
Focus Softnet is holding a special seminar in Dubai to formally introduce Focus i to its Middle East customers and partners. Senior executives of the company will demonstrate the features and benefits of the solutions at the event, which will take place on 16th October, 2008 at Al Murooj Rotana Hotel.
About Focus Softnet
Focus Softnet (focussoftnet.com), which commenced operations in 1992, has a strong global presence with offices that deliver a comprehensive range of products and services. With its International Headquarter in Dubai Internet City and with offices across the G.C.C, Focus has a well established infrastructure and an excellent management team. The solutions developed by Focus Softnet are business driven technologies that have been developed in constant consultation with functional and management experts from the industry. Their wide range of products and the modules within them - help seamlessly integrate a wide range of customer requirements. These solutions minimize information bottlenecks and Focus Softnet is always at the clients' service to customise them in keeping with the organisations overall vision and strategy. Major markets of Focus are India, Middle East and Far East. In Middle East, Focus has 10 offices covering entire GCC, Iran and Yemen. Focus6 is the mid-market accounting solution with over 1500 customers in UAE and over 2500 customers in the Middle East.