Home-Based Company Develops Construction Info System

“There was a total disconnect between finance, accounts, and assets. The new system creates very good links between the different sections, gives us access to real time information, and is complete shift from the manual system.”

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system developed by the Bhutan Telecom and Construction Development Corporation Ltd. (CDCL) will enable easy accessibility and integration of information for CDCL. (Source: www.kuenselonline.com)

 

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system developed by the Bhutan Telecom and Construction Development Corporation Ltd. (CDCL) will enable easy accessibility and integration of information for CDCL.

Until today, CDCL has been using software developed from outside Bhutan.

Software consolidates various modules of the organisation into a single system

The manager of CDCL’s Information and Communications Techonology Unit, Payma Jumtsho, said that the software consolidates various modules of the organisation into a single system.

“We had different applications used for different purposes such as tally, Drukpay for payment, and a different application for machine rate analysis. All of this will now be in the single system.”

The system will have information about procurement activities, selling records and the  status of projects.

The system has seven modules – human resource, material management, projects, mechanical services, finance and accounts, and asset management, among others.

Employees of CDCL were trained to use the system

The web-based system is accessible to all the employees of CDCL. Employees of CDCL were trained to use the system in five dzongkhags.

Payma Jumtsho said that depending on the work of an employee, they would have access to different information.

He added that by using the system, employees could apply for leave and claim allowances. “We can also provide information immediately if asked by the management. With the system generating and collecting reports about various companies dealing with the CDCL, keeping accurate data will be easy.”

The officials said that as the system is web-based, the users would not have to install the application on every computer.

CDCL’s chief executive officer (CEO), Phuntsho Gyeltshen, said that as the system was for small enterprises in the past, the procedures were time consuming and access to information and monitoring the activities was difficult.

Advantages of the new system

“There was a total disconnect between finance, accounts, and assets. The new system creates very good links between the different sections, gives us access to real time information, and is complete shift from the manual system.”

Payma Jumtsho said that access and the updating of information could be a challenge in the rural areas. “In the rural areas, internet connection is not as good as it is in the urban centres.”

He added that the contractors and workers would, however, visit areas with good internet connectivity to update on the project’s progress and work.

The system development work began on July 13 last year and the software development cost almost Nu 6 million.

 

By Phurpa Lhamo (This article has been edited for the New Bhutan Times)

This article first appeared on Kuensel.

 

 


Related Posts

Thimphu Tech Park Expansion Begins

Thimphu TechPark begins work to expand its infrastructure with the ground breaking ceremony (Salang Tendrel) for a new...

Dec 22, 2017 14:51

Another Techpark in Bhutan by 2019

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) will establish another Techpark by 2019. This is geared towards...

Oct 17, 2017 09:38

Thimphu TechPark aims to attract foreign investment

The main mission of the company is to attract reputed IT/ITES companies from both within Bhutan and around the world to...

Oct 01, 2017 17:37

Techstars Startup Weekend Bhutan (Eco-Tourism): 54 Hours where...

The eventful weekend saw 130 keen people in attendance, of which 56 pitched ideas. This was the fifth time that such an...

Nov 29, 2017 08:46

Starting a Business at the Global Entrepreneurship Week

An industry can be classified as a manufacturing, construction or service industry. The Regional Trade and Industry...

Nov 19, 2017 10:43

Startup Weekend Begins in Phuentsholing

The Startup Weekend is organised in collaboration with Thimphu Techpark, Techstars, Department of IT and Telecom (DITT)...

Oct 29, 2017 12:00

Latest

News

Bhutan’s Satellite Deployed From ISS Along With Limited Edition Stamps Launched To Laud Event

Live-streamed on YouTube, representatives from various countries and institutes gathered at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in...

Aug 11, 2018 16:08

Daily Professional Fee Proposed For Tour Guides To Boost Tourism In Bhutan

Such an initiative is also thought to help boost the image of the profession in Bhutan and retain senior tour guides.

Aug 10, 2018 12:09

Features

In Commemoration Of World Elephant Day, Bhutan Records 678 Elephants, Up From 513 In 2011

There are 678 elephants in Bhutan, according to the second edition of the National Elephant Survey Report.

Aug 15, 2018 12:54

Discover Raju’s Passion For Making The Traditional Bhutanese Bow And Arrow

The class VI drop-out earns at least Nu 8,000 a month by making bows and arrows.

Aug 08, 2018 16:09

Sports

The Myriad Of Sporting Facilities Constructed In Bhutan To Promote Healthy Living

The government in its 11th FYP report stated that it undertook the development of various infrastructure and institutions to promote sports...

Jul 29, 2018 08:33

Adolescent Girls In Bhutan Learn About Health And Sanitation Through Weeklong District Cricket Championship

The national nutrition survey 2015 conducted by the Ministry of Health and UNICEF Bhutan found anaemia in adolescent girls to be a critical...

Jul 21, 2018 16:29

Business

Start-up Centre In Bhutan Held Session To Provide Advice On Doing Business For Entrepreneurs

Guidance was provided during the first session on starting a business held at the newly established start-up centre at Changzamtog, Thimphu.

Aug 14, 2018 12:06

SDF To Develop E-Commerce Platform And Support Start-Ups In The South Asian Region

The SDF has already achieved and disbursed US$ 47mn for 12 cross-border projects.

Jul 24, 2018 09:03

Travel

About 91 % Of International Visitors Intend To Revisit Bhutan And 85 % Want To Recommend Nation Of Happiness To Others

The majority (80.4 %) of the international visitors expressed that the culture and traditional charm attracted them to Bhutan.

Aug 13, 2018 12:11

DrukAir To Fly Between Bhutan And Singapore Via Guwahati Starting Sept 1

The new flight will connect Paro to Singapore via Guwahati.

Aug 09, 2018 10:37

Lifestyle

Gokab – The First Dance Studio To Be Registered In Bhutan For Dancing Enthusiasts

Gokab, a youth group comprising of mostly dance enthusiasts, has seen a healthy growth of membership numbers since its inception in 2015.

Aug 12, 2018 15:44

Red Rice Is Bhutan's Staple Food And This Brewery Has Turned It Into Its Flagship Beer

Namgay Artisanal Brewery is the new kid on the block and it’s got everyone talking about its red rice lager.

Aug 03, 2018 14:04

Subscribe to our newsletter

Never miss out on new happenings and news stories!