Focus Softnet to place the spotlight on its multilingual and VAT-ready ERP at GITEX Technology Week 2017

by Pippa Sanderson   13 September, 2017
Focus Softnet to place the spotlight on its multilingual and VAT-ready ERP at GITEX Technology Week 2017

Ali Hyder, Group CEO, Focus Softnet.

Focus Softnet, a leading software development company, has announced it will be placing the spotlight on Focus 8, its flagship ERP, which has been upgraded with multilingual capability, GCC VAT readiness and cloud platform enablement at GITEX Technology Week 2017. The company will also be showcasing its vertical-focused solutions, mobile apps and cloud-ready business software solutions at the region’s premier ICT event.

From an operational point of view, being VAT-ready is slated to become a mandatory compliance requirement by the end of 2017. By having both multilingual and VAT readiness capability built into Focus 8, its next-generation ERP solution, Focus Softnet expects to generate significant interest and inquiries from enterprises and SMEs during GITEX Technology Week 2017.

“VAT will impact both consumers and businesses in the UAE and wider GCC. Focus Softnet has been working closely with customers to prepare IT managers and CIOs to assess their readiness for VAT implementation. They also need to update and upgrade their systems to ensure smooth implementation and prepare themselves in advance for any possible challenges they could face ahead. Focus Softnet has the experience and expertise of implementing VAT and GST for our customers in other countries and we are using this experience to help our GCC customers become VAT-ready as well,” said Ali Hyder, Group CEO of Focus Softnet.

Technology experts from the company will be holding demonstrations for cloud-ready version of Focus 8, the company’s flagship product, which integrates business intelligence tools, and provides real-time reporting using multi-dimensional posting of transactions. Focus Softnet will also be showcasing Focus i, a middle-tier ERP solution with well-integrated business intelligence tools, and complete range of ERP solutions, including financials management, supply chain and other modules. Focus Softnet will also be demonstrating its vertical market capabilities including Focus RMS (Retail Management Suite), Focus WMS (Warehouse Management System), Focus MRP (Material Requirement Planning), and Focus e-RMS (Restaurant Management System).

With small and medium businesses taking increasing interest in adopting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, Focus Softnet has optimised its flagship products for mobile and other connected devices, including thin-PC type terminals. The company is offering its large installed base of regional customers, the option to migrate to the cloud using a choice of single and multi-tenant options. Enterprises with large volume of transactional data that require a dedicated hosting infrastructure, will be able to select the Focus Softnet’s single tenant SaaS option.

“Commercial establishments are keen to drive down their total cost of ownership around PCs and are preferring to move to thin-client based cloud solutions. Our new Focus 8 ERP version is cloud ready and built on thin-client architecture, which will help customers to access their data remotely, increase productivity, save on IT infrastructure costs, and deliver enhanced security for their data,” added Mr Hyder.

Other Focus Softnet solutions on display will include Focus CRM Suite, facilities management, property management, Focus Retail Suite, Focus Point of Sale and Focus Restaurant Management Systems among others.

Focus Softnet will be exhibiting at Stand E-10 in Hall 8 where visitors can meet with consultants and sales advisers from the company to understand the full portfolio of products and services.


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