Maria Cristina Casiño | May 30, 2017
To ride the tides of change and make transactions faster and more efficient, Aboitiz InfraCapital’s startup business unit Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc. (Apo Agua) took a technological leap to automate their records and documentations processes to align its practices with the Aboitiz Group’s best.
To achieve this, a collaborative migration to Oracle of financial, purchasing and inventory transactions, which had been previously done manually, was necessary. This project, named as the Amor Para Agua Project, commenced in October 2016 with the aim of incorporating the Oracle system into Apo Agua’s processes.
The team in charge strategized and divided the implementation into two phases: Oracle Financials’ go-live date was targeted for February 2017, while the Supply Chain Management phase was scheduled for May 2017, giving enough time for the familiarization of the system’s complexity.
The team may be neophytes in the industry, and considering the lean manpower of the company, the project successfully went live.
“Finally, we could say that we have a system of our own that would surely ease us of the usual transactions we have previously done manually,” shared David Bacalso, Jr., Business Process Owner and Accounting Manager of Apo Agua. “At first, we thought we may not make it, but with hardwork and cooperation among business units, everything is possible,” Lyndsay Madrid, Admin Staff of Apo Agua added.
As Apo Agua further integrates its systems and processes to be at par with the Aboitiz Group’s, it continuously seeks ways to improve to become a more efficient organization to ensure the satisfaction of all its stakeholders.
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