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NewsLetter Indonesia Edition, Q1-2013

IFS Solutions Day

Ricky Fransiskus Tjhia


IFS Futsal & Badminton Tournament 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! IFS develops, supplies and implements IFS Application, a component - based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology.


Dear valued customers & partners,


irstly, we wish you a Happy New Year 2013 and may all opportunities, success, and happiness are always be with us.

In this edition we would like to update you about our product and also activities that we have done, as part of our commitment to continue our present in the midst of business in Indonesia. Certainly, Business Sustainability and Customer Satisfaction are always being our focus in IFS. We constantly improve this commitment. Recently, information technology either software or hardware and infrastructures have been growing very fast. Almost everyone could grip the world easily and quickly. IFS as the global company of ERP business applications really concern about all wishes and future business challenges which will be faced by our customers. Research and Development (R & D) is being a continuous process that we do as our efforts to keep growing and also maintain our customer’s investments.

In this opportunity, we would like to introduce our latest product: IFS Application 8 which we had been released in October 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden and we officially launched in Jakarta on February 14th 2013. There are a lot of improvement from previous versions; both in features, functionalities as well as methodology and quality, so our loyal customers will be easily find it easier to upgrade and to implement the most important goal is IFS Application 8 could bring added value to our customers’ businesses. The new tag-line of our latest application is “Going Mobile with IFS ..!”, because with the best technology that we had in IFS Application 8 our customers could run their business from almost anywhere by using their mobile devices. Because, IFS Applications 8 dashboards support the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) concept, which mean that IFS ERP could be access from any mobile devices which build based on Android, Windows 8 and IoS platform. So, all business process and transactions could be done faster because every decision maker could access data and information anytime and anywhere by any devices. We present these to our loyal customers and also for all enterprises as our potential prospects. Once again, we thank to our customer for the loyalty to IFS. Hopefully by the presence of IFS Application 8 in Indonesia can bring our customers’ company and every enterprises in Indonesia to the higher and better level. Sutan Simandjuntak President Director PT. IFS Solutions Indonesia




IFS Applications 8 is a complete ERP solution supporting the management of 4 core processes: Service and Asset, Manufacturing, Projects, and Supply Chain. Combined with our deep industry knowledge and software for all your critical business processes such as Financials and HR, it covers all your business needs. tions to be a much better fit to your business. And the usual IFS step-bystep approach to implementation means you never need to buy or install more software than you need. One of our customers got rid of more than 100 customizations by upgrading to IFS Applications 8. Is battle-proven: IFS Applications 8 was live even before it was officially launched! Developed in collaboration with five early adopters in the project, service, manufacturing and asset industries, the functionality has already been tried and tested. We know it is fit for purpose because our customers say so!


ut IFS goes beyond these to provide a comprehensive set of solutions for all your major business requirements,


Financials Human Resources Lifecycle Management Quality Management Document Management Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Eco-footprint and Sustainability Management Business Intelligence Although IFS Applications 8 is the most technologically advanced version of our ERP software, the main reasons for upgrading have less to do with IT than with sound business sense. They are : Improves your business: Extensive investment in all core solutions has added 782 new capabilities to

the suite and consolidated previous product extensions. Now they are all neatly wrapped in a single package of business software designed and tested for and by customers in all our focused industries. Integrates mobile solutions: IFS Applications 8 and the IFS Enterprise Explorer user interface is designed for touch devices, making it highly portable. It also includes a range of touch apps that make your business day more efficient because you and your employees can complete tasks even when you are away from your desk—or miles away from your office. Reduces total cost of ownership (TCO): New capabilities reduce the need for customization and help make it possible to mold IFS Applica-

Increase productivity: Continued focus on making IFS Applications attractive and user-friendly combats the growing complexity of business applications and serves a b usier, fastermovi n g workforce that has no time to learn systems. It’s intuitive, adaptable to various roles, easily extensible, and task-oriented for greater efficiency. Other reasons for upgrading include added functionality for: Occupational Health and Safety Corporate Social Responsibility Quality Assurance and Audit Management



IFS™ Launches New Smartphone Apps IFS, the global enterprise applications company, launches seven new smartphone apps in the IFS Touch Apps series, in addition to its first app for Windows Phone and Windows 8. The new applications—which are available from Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Marketplace—offer intuitive mobile functionality in areas such as human resources, customer relationship management, ad-hoc reporting, enterprise application search, vehicle management, and IFS support services.



ollowing on from the release of IFS Notify Me, a cloudbased smartphone app for purchase, expense and invoice approvals, IFS is now extending its offering for the mobile workforce with seven new apps. In addition, IFS is also releasing IFS Notify Me for Windows Phone and Windows 8. The new IFS Touch Apps are: IFS Time Tracker for project time and attendance reporting, confirmation, etc. IFS Trip Tracker for real-time, as-you-travel expense reporting for the mobile individual. IFS Sales Companion for sales people to manage their accounts, tasks and opportunities. IFS Quick Reports for running and viewing ad-hoc reports on a mobile device. IFS Quick Facts for fast keyword search of any object in IFS Applications. IFS Flight Log for management of platform operational data in the aerospace and defense industry. IFS Support Companion for interaction with IFS support centers. The IFS Touch Apps are designed to offer great, hassle-free user experience to the mobile workforce. The apps are focused on quick-to-complete tasks and present the user with only the relevant, rather than all, information. The apps are designed to minimize typing and allow the user to exit the app at any point and continue later.




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IFS SOLUTIONS DAY IFS Solutions Indonesia, PT. (IFSSI) organized “IFS Solutions Day” event at The Royal Kuningan Hotel, Jakarta on Thursday, 14 February 2013. Over dozens IFSSI customer, other company stakeholders, and IFSSI partners attended the event.


he half-day event was inaugurated by Sutan Simandjuntak, President Director of IFSSI through his opening speech which emphasized about IFS Mobile Applications and IFS Applications 8. The tagline of the event: “Going Mobile with IFS”, this event theme: “Achieve Customer Delight through Excellent Technology in Your Hand.” The event was divided into two sessions of discussions. The first session, Jan C. Brunaes, President of IFS Asia Pacific, presented about “IFS Corporate Update and 3 Years Roadmap”. Then, continued by Eko Winarso, Presales Manager of IFSSI, who gave the details about “Innovations in IFS Applications 8”, Handi Sapta Mukti Business Development Director of IFSSI was the moderator for this session. The second session were deliver two topics, “A Mobile Landscape: IFS Touch Applications” explained by Sridharan Arumugam, Vice President of IFS South East Asia and “IFS Update Strategy” by Thomas Dwi Susmantoro, IFSSI Consulting Director. Overall, the event was run really interactive. All participants looked enthusiastic during the discussion session. There were also two solutions corner provided. “Mobility Corner” was aim for participants to have personal experience of accessing IFS Applications 8 using mobile devices and “Upgrade Corner” a helpdesk for customers to get more details regarding the upgrade process to the IFS Applications 8. The event also highlighted that the newest IFS Applications 8 and IFS Mobile Application can help both private and public company in all business sector to reach the success goal in their business.



IFS World Conference 2012

Mr. Rahardjo Dwi Hadi Yulianto, Consulting General Manager IFS Solutions Indonesia, PT. (IFSSI), Mr. Denny Charlie, Vice President IT of SOHO Group and Mr. Ricky Fransiskus Tjhia, IT Manager of SOHO Group attended IFS World Conference 2012 which held in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 15-17, 2012.

FS World Conference is an annual conference held by IFS to gather and update their customers and business partners about the trends, innovations and insights of IFS applications and technology. This year the focus of the event was on innovation in each customers industries and markets; in the world of technology; and in the way we’ve developed the latest release of IFS business software, IFS Applications 8. By organizing this conference, IFS tried to work close to customers, listen to customers, and give what customers need to make them more competitive. Mobility was also being another hot topic in IFS World Conference 2012. SOHO group itself has decided to upgrade their IFS Applications into IFS Applications 8 starting from end of 2012.


For the future, IFS World Conference 2013 will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on October 28-30, with an extra day for the training program on October 31. The venue is the Palau de Congressos and Hotel Rey Juan Carlos. Attending IFS World Conference 2013 represents even better value than usual. IFSSI will let you know about this information soon.


IFS Futsal & Badminton Tournament 2012

IFS Solutions Indonesia, PT. (IFSSI) held IFS Futsal & Badminton Tournament 2012. It is annual event for IFSSI customers. This year, the tournament held in Galaxy Sports Ancol, on 8 December 2012. Dozens of team accepted the challenge from IFSSI to grab trophy and bank checks worth million rupiahs.


his is a media for IFS to build deep relationship with our customers. The interest of customer to this event growing from year to year. The interest from the participant seemed from the rise number of companies who joins for the tournament. This year 19 companies participated consist of 36 badminton teams and 18 futsal teams. Meanwhile last year there are 11 companies, consist of 27 badminton teams and 11 futsal teams. The spirit of sportively were really highlighted in this tournament. In futsal competition, Pupuk Kujang Futsal Team was being the first winner. They got trophy and bank check 8 million rupiahs. The second place was Kawasaki Motor Indonesia. They win 5 million rupiahs. And, in the third place is ATEJA Tritunggal futsal teams and brought 2 million rupiahs. In the badminton competition, Hadi / Nova from Bukit Muria Jaya (BMJ), PT was being the winner in the IFS Badminton competition and got bank check 5 million rupiahs. BMJ still hold the champion title for this competition. The second position occupied by Yudi & Eko which also from BMJ. They win 3 million rupiahs. While, Sutrisno & Yunus from Mensa Bina Sukses (MBS), PT. and Ridwan & Dedi

from BMJ being the third winner and got 1 million each. They looked very proud and happy being the winners of IFS Futsal & Badminton Tournament 2012. All participant said that they were satisfied with tournament in overall, included the food and beverage provided, attitude of the committee, and also the prizes. For this successful tournament, the Management did not forget to express gratitude for customer and all parties that had done efforts to make this tournament run well.



IFS Solutions Indonesia joins INACHEM Event

INACHEM, Indonesia’s biggest International Trade Fair and Conference for the Chemical, Fine & Specialty Chemical, and Pharmaceutical Industries held on 11-13 July 2012 at Jakarta Convention Center.


he event, hosted jointly by Federation of the Indonesia Chemical Industry (the umbrella association comprised of 30 Indonesia chemical associations), the Indonesia Institution of Chemical Engineer, and the Ministry of Industry of Indonesia. It is the main meeting point for industry players to serve the growing demand for chemical products, services, and technology in Indonesia and South East Asia region. The event was aimed to encourage the creativity of business in national industry. INACHEM 2012 event were attended by approximately 141 companies from China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, Germany, Hong Kong, and some other countries. IFS Solutions Indonesia, PT. became one of participants in the INACHEM 2012. Ketut A. Yogiswara, Marketing Manager IFSSI, gave an overview about IFS Applications includes its

innovative features, and its superiority in smoothing the business process in second day of the conference. Some of the conference audiences were came from Indonesia Paint Manufacturer Association (IPMA/ ACI), Indonesia Synthetic Resin Association (ARSI) and Federation of the Indonesian Chemical Industry (FIKI). Beside that we also provide a demo booth in the exhibition area for those who want to know deeper about IFS Applications. Furthermore, by joining this event, IFS Solutions Indonesia looks forward to assist all Process Industries companies to exploit the potential of IFS ERP application and stay at the forefront of its industry by increasing efficiency of their business operations.

IFSSI – KPBN Kick Off Meeting The kick-off meeting of KPBN ERP Implementasion Project held successfully in KPBN Office Jakarta on 23 January 2013. The delegates that involve in this meeting are Board of Director and the project team from IFSSI; BOD’s and head of each division from KPBN also Mr. Harry Prasetyo from PPM.


he meeting was highly interactive. Mr. Rahardjo, Project Manager from IFSSI gave a project charter presentation, which covered the scope of work, methodology, and the project team to the audiences. Then Mr. Alfender, Project Manager from KPBN introduced his team which will be involved in this project. Actually, the purpose of organizing this kick-off meeting was to equate the perception between the two sides (IFSSI and KPBN) before the implementation. Through this meeting, IFSSI and KPBN expected


that the project will be run and finish on time and within budget. KPBN needed solution for integrating their business function in marketing and logistics so they could improve competitiveness, production cost efficiency and assist them to implement good corporate governance. The selected modules are finance, supply chain, general, and BI Qlikview. Also includes customization in marketing solution. The project implementation started on 23 January 2013, expected the

solutions will go live about 8 months later KPBN selected IFS Applications after evaluating solutions from SAP and Microsoft Dynamics.


MAJOR GLOBAL OIL AND GAS DRILLING COMPANY SELECTS IFS APPLICATIONS IFS™, the global enterprise applications company, announces that a major North American offshore oil and gas drilling company has signed a contract to implement IFS Applications as its enterprise asset management (EAM) software system.


he company will implement IFS Applications for Offshore Service to support maintenance operations. The solution will include projects, maintenance and material management. It also includes IFS Instant Replication, a unique solution for rapid replication of data between offshore rigs or vessels and onshore facilities. The customer operates jackup rigs located worldwide, including the Middle East, the North Sea, Trinidad, Southeast Asia and the Gulf of Mexico. The upstream Oil & Gas industry is one of IFS’ core markets. Based on a single product line, IFS Applications delivers flexible, component-based business solutions that manage the entire lifecycle of contracts, projects, assets and services. IFS Applications includes functionality for contract and project management, risk management, budgeting and forecasting, engineering, material management, fabrication, document management, service and asset management, all integrated with financials and human resources. Customers include Agility Group, Babcock Engineering Services, Microseismic, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Service, Heerema Fabrication Group, Seadrill, Yantai Raffles, Archer, Apply Sørco, APL, Hertel, Bergen Group Rosenberg, Technip, BWO, Semco Maritime, Reinertsen, STX Europe, PGS, Wellstream and Hamworthy.



Ricky Fransiskus Tjhia


here was no success can be achieved without hard work and willingness of each individual person. To achieve that goal, we must strive and work hard in accordance with our passion either through your own business or through a professional path. Ricky Fransiskus was born on 03 July 1973 in a village in Bangka. When he was at Junior High School College and Senior High School College, he went to school by passing the bay with 3 kinds of vehicles, first bicycle from home to the dock, then on ship crossing and then continued with a mini bus or car public transportation to school. So, virtually, every day at that time, he leaves home early in the morning and arrived home late at night. Most of his friend failed and dropped out from school. He was very grateful that he could pass that time well, and finally he continued the bachelor study in Jakarta. Ricky was strongly believes that a good education would be able to change his life in the future. From childhood, Ricky was ambitious, intelligent, and competitive. In school, he had an excellent record in mathematics and science. Ricky Fransiskus was very much interested in the world of Information Technology (IT). With his loving in IT world, while at that time, there was not much college offered IT major as the study, he finally chose Bina Nusantara University and took major in Informatics Management. In the fifth semester, he got his first opportunity in a leasing company, PT. Indomaru Multi Finance, in which he was selected as a programmer. Being in this company, he found a new way to apply his skills in computerize system. Then, in 1996 he moved to PT. Soho Industri Pharmasi, until present. Now, he is being IT System Support and Development Division Head of PT. Soho Global Health (SOHO Group). Until now, his passion is still in the IT world and he always try to follow the development of IT by searching appropriate technologies which are very useful for himself and for the company where he worked for. He join PT. Soho Industry Pharmacy in 1996 as a Programmer Analyst when at the time the amount of computer is less than 10 units, and there were no integrated system between the existing departments, and all process still done manually, except in Production Planning process. In 1998, top management decided to implement ERP system both for the integration between departments and for the anticipation of Y2K. Finally, IFS Applications was chosen since its application was in modular system, flexible, user friendly, and easy to be implemented. ERP implementation became a very big challenge at that time and must be faced by Ricky as IT Manager and Project Manager for ERP implementation. He succeed the implementation of ERP implementation both at PT. Soho and PT. Ethica with 3 modules, they were: Finance, Distribution, and Manufacturing. During the implementation process, he learned much about IFS Applications system and business process in distribution and manufacturing area.



Through a long implementation process, eventually all three modules can go live until now. After that, the amount of computer was growing in line with the business growth. At that time the IT function separated to be 2 parts, they were: IT Support & Development and IT Infrastructure. In 2012, IT Functions were consolidated into one team under the holding company of PT. Soho Global Health. Ricky Fransiskus was being appointed as IT System Support and Development Division Head to provide support and development as well as manage all the business applications needed by the SOHO Group. As IT System Support and Development Division Head, the knowledge in the IT world should be updated continuously in order to provide solution for the future business growth. Spirit, commitment, and a strong team will always being a key success for the IT implementation in various IT projects. He hopes one day IT will be as strategic role and important function in an organization, so it can

give enormous impact on the growth of the company. SOHO Group started cooperation with PT. IFS Solutions Indonesia since 1998 with training of F1 and Rational Rose, and then continued with implementation IFS99 for Finance, Distribution, and Manufacturing. In 2002, SOHO Group started to implement HR operative module. As an IFS user, Ricky Fransiskus suggested that for the future, there should be a special training center for IFS Applications which has been certified, so the name of IFS is being more well-known in the public. Because according to him IFS is a good product but there is only a few people in IT community that know IFS. Besides that, with IFS user community that has been established, he hopes that it can be a place for sharing the experiences about IFS between IFS Users.



Trüb AG streamlines business processes with IFS Applications 8 IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that the Swiss manufacturer, Trüb AG, a worldwide leading supplier of payment card solutions and national identity documents, has selected IFS Applications 8 to replace its legacy software and streamline its business processes. The contract includes software licenses and services, and the value exceeds € 1.4 million.


fter assessing a number of major ERP vendors, Trüb AG has opted for IFS Applications 8. The solution includes components for manufacturing, shop-floor reporting, constraint-based scheduling, distribution, maintenance, project management, project reporting, business intelligence, financials, human resource management, time & attendance, document management, and quality management. Peter Höhne, Vice President Sales & Marketing, IFS Europe Central, said: “Signing Trüb AG as a new customer in Switzerland shows that IFS has a strong, competitive solution for manufacturers in sectors with very high demands in terms of precision and security. And given the quality of our competitors, it also underlines the quality of our latest release, IFS Applications 8.” IFS’s high-tech customers include NEC, Eltek, PartnerTech, Wolfson Microelectronics, Kitron, maxon motor, Beijer Electronics, and Olympus Keymed.



Norway’s main grid owner, Statnett, upgrades to IFS Applications 8 IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Statnett, Norway’s national main grid owner and operator, will upgrade its existing IFS solution to IFS Applications™ 8 to streamline business critical processes such as enterprise asset management and project management. The contract includes licenses and services worth NKr 12.7 million.


ince the initial implementation of IFS Applications in 2001, Statnett has been an important adviser in the development of IFS Applications for the energy and utilities industry. By upgrading to IFS Applications 8, the company will benefit from using a leading-edge enterprise management platform including support for key business processes such as maintenance, asset management, and project management. Statnett is embarking on a large investment program in the national central power grid. IFS Applications will play an important part in managing the increased project volume that this plan will generate. The implementation is expected to be completed in November 2013.

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NewsLetter Indonesia Q1 2013  

NewsLetter Indonesia Q1 2013

NewsLetter Indonesia Q1 2013  

NewsLetter Indonesia Q1 2013