Delivering IT for SMEs
By Carlo P. Mallo of Sunstar Davao
ONE of the primary aspects that one looks out for in business is sales and profit. What's the point of being in a business if it does not do well in terms of profit and sales? As such, among the most developed sector in computer technology is that which keeps track of this.
However, most businesses, especially micro, small, and medium enterprises still use manual inventory. Just check out the nearest store in the vicinity and you'll know what I mean.
The fast growth of the region, especially Davao City, however, requires a faster, more efficient, foolproof, and reliable way of doing business. What better way of doing business than with the help of information technology?
Information Technology (IT) is one aspect of technology that is applicable in all kinds of businesses. From the complicated import and export industry to the mere sourcing of fresh produce from the lush farms in the countryside, IT will definitely make things easier.
What makes IT different than any other technology is its applicability in business, especially if you are into agribusiness or fresh produce of fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, and livestock.
Agribusiness is one of the more crucial sectors of business, other than ensuring that there is ample source in the market, an agri-businessman must also ensure that his products are of the freshest kind.
The agri-businessman must be able to employ a system that would ensure that a "first in-first out" system is implemented. Such system will ensure that the products he releases into the market are fresh and that his stocks are not spoiled.
Such problems were the common concern for the agri-businessman of yesterday, vis-à-vis the agri-businessman of today who is lucky to have in his hands the option of going techie and not having to deal with the same problems.
An efficient system that involves the least manpower, and an operating system that allows the agri-businessman of today to be better equipped to deal with the fast paced and more quality stringent market.
"We are here to help businesses make transactions with their clients easier and faster," Joseph Martin Gatmaitan of APEX IT Innnovators said.
APEX IT Innovators (APEX) is a consulting and service firm that specializes in Information Management.
With more than just a year of being in the business, APEX has been in the forefront of the local IT industry manned by young, bright innovators that Davao has to offer.
Fresh from grabbing their degrees of Bachelor in Science in Information Management, the four classmates decided to bank on the IT industry in the city.
The company offers a wide range of services from graphic art design, to customized software development, and web development. Its reputation for delivering the finest services and products stems from its attitude of giving utmost importance and consideration for their clients' insight before, during and even after a project is implemented.
Apex's three-man, and one-woman team is composed of Joseph Martin Gatmaitan, Charles Brian Bonguyan, Eugim Migue, and Beatrice Gonzales.
Young as they are, the group has been able to prove how professional and experienced they are in IT.
"We assist our clients every step of the way, we explain what they do not understand, we do not leave them in the dark with how the project is going," Gatmaitan said. "We keep communication lines open, from project conceptualization to implementation, and even up to evaluation of the project," he added.
So how does a starting business, especially in the agri sector get help from an IT solutions firm like Apex?
Simple. With the use of the advances in Information Technology, a specialized software can be developed that would help the agri-businessman of today manage and get up-to-date information related to his business.
What's more, the agri-businessman of today can make sure that all his produce are fresh just the way the market wants it to be.