Last Thursday, PLDT Chairman Manny Pangilinan and his PLDT SME Nation group launched a new line of services for negosyantes who are serious about improving their business information management system through Cloud technology. They did the launch at the beautiful Solaire Casino and Resort’s Grand Ballroom, and more than a thousand SME clients attended the event. Aside from MVP, PLDT President and CEO Poly Nazareno, PLDT EVP Eric Alberto, PLDT SME Nation Head Kat Luna-Abelarde, and PLDT SME Nation Community Consultancy Head Gabby Cui were also there during the launch.
PLDT SME Nation’s new services include internet or cloud-based applications for HR and Payroll, Accounting, Salesforce.com, Google Apps for Business, SAP Business One, Coupa, among others. These applications will definitely revolutionize the way SMEs do their business, because it will now be possible for them to consolidate critical data from a single store branch to up to 500 branches nationwide. With the presence of cloud-based technology in business, SMEs are now in for a sudden turnaround for the positive, as any entrepreneur could now focus their time to continue expanding their negosyos.
Speaking of a sudden turnaround, let me share a story of one Filipino entrepreneur who has brought technology, prosperity, and peace in a conflict-ridden place. Through his negosyo, not only was he able to uplift the lives of Filipinos there, he has also showed that it is possible for people from different backgrounds to work together in harmony towards the better good. I am talking about La Frutera’s Senen Bacani, who we have featured in our newest book “Go Negosyo: 50 Inspiring Stories of Agri-Entrepreneurs”. (more…)