Swedish Firm Brings ERP to Malaysia’s Manufacturing SMEs

By Regina Hoo, Lee Siu Ming

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As businesses aim to increase productivity and decrease cost, having a reliable enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is one way to ensure production factors are efficiently incorporated and utilized.An ERP system functions dually as the core for business information processing, and as the backbone of the information systems landscape.1 A survey conducted with 151 local firms2 found that ERP systems are highly sought after in Malaysia, but its complex nature deters many from pursuing its adoption. This degree of complexity...

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Regina Hoo

is the deputy editor of Penang Monthly.

Lee Siu Ming

is a senior analyst at Penang Institute, and believes in the Latin phrase Audi alteram partem, loosely translated as “Listen to the other side".