ETP International and its Indonesian business partner, PT Jatis Solutions held their first Retail NEXT in Indonesia on 31 October 2007 at the Shangri-La Hotel. The half-day retail conference was a success, attracting more than 60 of the industry’s senior management.
The conference had a stellar speaker lineup including Mr. Sugiono Wiyono, President Director of PT Trikomsel Multimedia, Mr. Vijay Jain, CEO of ORRA, Mr. Prabir Sengupta, Vice President – Finance & IT of ITC Lifestyle Retailing Business Division and Mr. Rajkumar Jagasia, Executive Director of ETP International.
Mr. Sugiono shared with the audience his experience in managing the fast growth of lifestyle retail and the cornerstones to PT Trikomsel Multimedia’s success.
Mr. Rajkumar Jagasia of ETP presented on how retailers can leverage on technology to build a proactive organization. Case studies of ETP customers were shared with the audience, on how they had fully capitalized on the use of technology and business information to build a proactive retail organization.
The conference resumed after a short break with Mr. Vijay Jain presenting on how ORRA as a diamond jewellery company branded itself successfully in the competitive Indian market and the strategies it adopted to differentiate itself from the competitors. The audience were also bowled over by the quality and advanced branding techniques used from two video clips that were shown during his presentation.
The final session by Mr. Prabir Sengupta was equally exciting, giving audience a detailed analysis of how ITC had succeeded in the use of technology in achieving competitive advantages from manufacturing right through to customer relationship management.
The half-day conference culminated in a luncheon hosted by ETP International and PT Jatis Solutions. Delegates were treated to a sumptuous spread of international cuisine and the opportunity to network among themselves and the speakers.
“We are pleased with the turnout for the event. The caliber of the speakers was excellent as usual. Their presentations were informative and well-received by the audience. Many members of the audience complimented the speakers and said “We have come away learning a great deal about the innovative initiatives different leading retailers are taking to be successful”. “Thought provoking” said many.” commented Mr. Naresh Ahuja, Managing Director, ETP International.
On average, 95% of the audience rated the conference from Good to Excellent and affirmed that they would like to attend another Retail NEXT conference in future.
About ETP International Pte Ltd
ETP International is an enterprise software company focused on enabling retailers to run their business proactively using the cutting-edge ETP V5 Retail Solution. Founded in 1988 ETP has its International HQ in Singapore, R&D centre in Mumbai and a network of partners in over 20 countries, selling, implementing and supporting ETP solutions. ETP’s three digit growth is driven by the wide acceptance of its flagship product ETP V5 by leading retailers.
ETP V5 is a 4th generation solution designed to help retailers move from a push based business model to a push-pull based business model, making them more proactive in planning, execution, analysis and decision making. It is seamlessly integrated through POS, CRM, Online Sales, Call Centre Sales, Merchandise Planning, Promotions Planning, Procurement, Distribution, Warehousing and Analytics. Developed with reliability, scalability and globalisation in mind, ETP V5 is capable of handling multiple languages, time zones, currencies, taxes, company and group structures, 20 users to 1000’s of users, various hardware platforms and operating systems and can be implemented comprehensively or modularly.