Home-Based Company Develops Construction Info System

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“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.

 

 


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