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The beauty of technology

John Mark V. Tuazon | Nov. 10, 2009
At the time when beauty and skin boutique Forever Flawless was still beginning its small operations, they handled their stream of information through a stand-alone program called Magnus POS, which effectively managed their minimal amount of data at that time.

Small and medium businesses should likewise be weary of the cost of implementing these applications. "They must study the nature of their business, and try to see what solutions are best for them," he says, adding that knowing all these information beforehand would prevent companies from losing their hard-earned investments.

"We were fortunate because most of us in the IT department came from other companies, so we have a wealth of knowledge and experience at our disposal. Because of that, we already know which problems and issues need to be addressed head-on," Tinamisan says, alluding to his previous experiences in other retail companies.

But these quick wins from the SAP applications are just a percentage of what they hope to achieve with the implementation. "We are still developing the system, and even though all our issues have been addressed by the application, we are still far from maximizing the benefits from the software," he relates.

Forever Flawless is simply one of the majority of SMBs in the country that has implemented software solutions that have brought numerous rewards to their organizations. With this realization, Forever Flawless has experienced a more efficient business process, and has since then seen the beauty of technology.


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