Showing posts with label Retail Indsutry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Retail Indsutry. Show all posts

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

MaGIC appointed Cheryl Yeoh as first CEO 大马全球革新及创意中心 委杨美莺任新总执行长



MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre) has been appointed Cheryl Yeoh, 31,  as first CEO from more than 100 candidates that apply for the job.

Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Abdullah, Secretary General of Treasury, Ministry of Finance Malaysia said Cheryl Yeoh    chosen because of her experience in Silicon Valley in US, and she have successfully make an exist when her startup acquired by Walmart Labs in 2013.

Actually, Malaysia need more entrepreneur that bring company from startup to IPO.  However, it is very difficult for startup outside Silicon Valley or US to build a sustainable business after IPO. Even company in Europe like Skype also opt for being acquired rather than make an IPO.

Cheryl Yeoh claim to raise funding from Dave McClure of 500Startups before her company being acquired by  Walmart Labs. However, this is because of ecosystem or it is skill that Cheryl Yeoh able to bring to Malaysia is yet to be seen.

Cheryl Yeoh also claim mentoring at Peter Thiel’s 20 under 20 Fellowship, 500startups, Founder Institute and Lean Startup Machine, etc.  It seem she able to break the racial and gender inequality first in US and now in Malaysia. A barrier not easy to break, both in US and in Malaysia.

Hope she able to bring change to startup ecosystem in Malaysia........Silicon Valley of South East Asia!

Related : Pulling a rabbit from the hat
Update : MaGIC sign MoUs with Stanford U. and UP Global








大马全球革新及创意中心 委杨美莺任新总执行长

赛城21日讯)在美国硅谷有杰出成就的大马年轻女企业家杨美莺(Cheryl Yeoh),受委为大马全球革新及创意中心(MaGIC)新任总执行长。
财政部秘书长丹斯里依万瑟里加博士说,杨美莺被选为新任总执行长,是因为她在硅谷的成功发展,及于2013年将公司卖给沃尔玛实验室(WalmartLabs)的故事。

财政部接逾百申请

杨美莺来自八打灵再也,也是Reclipt的联合创办人,Reclipt是个性化购物清单应用程序,协助使用者节省金钱,通过使用著名零售商如沃尔玛,梅西百货,沃尔格林、塔吉特及CVS的电子固本和每周的广告来进行消费。
依万瑟里加日前在一项仪式中,宣布委任杨美莺为新任大马全球革新及创意中心(MaGIC)总执行长。
他说,财政部接获超过100项有关职位的申请。
他说,政府希望将尽力协助政府转型为充满活力的企业国家,以便国内外企业家取得成功的开端及发展业务。
他说,大马全球革新及创意中心将作为企业家的一站式中心,协助本地以及国际企业家成功开创商业机会、提升产品素质及服务,同时提供培训、辅导、指导、融资计划、知识产权鉴定等援助。
杨美莺对本身回国为国家服务感到自豪。

培育更多优秀企业家

她说:“这是我担任大马全球革新及创意中心总执行长的第三天,我身负重任,我一定会尽力培育更多优秀的成功企业家,尤其是年轻企业家。”
杨美莺是公共服务局奖学金全额的受惠者,她在美国康奈尔大学攻读工程系学士和硕士学位。



















Saturday, 22 February 2014

Taiwan Top Fashion Online Brand – Mayuki, enter Malaysia market via Lelong.com.my 台湾東京著衣进入马来西亚,创办人驚傳離婚

Online shopper in Malaysia no longer required to try to order from Taiwan and have to meet their minimum order quantity for oversea shipping, yet have to worried about the parcel being withheld by Malaysia custom if they order too many under one delivery. Malaysian now able to order from Taiwan top fashion online brand, Mayuki.com via Malaysia's Lelong.com.my under Malaysia currency. ( Both Malaysia and Taiwan are controlled currency)

Taiwan Top fashion Brand mayuki.com which have reputation for it variety of choice with reasonable price, has officially entered Malaysia market via lelong.com.my few days ago, their id on lelong is Fashion91. Mayuki.com is one of few operator from Taiwan that have successfully penetrate China's Taobao.com. Many Taiwan Ecommerce operator fail on Taobao not because of lack of business but demand so hugh that they are out of stock within 24 hours.  Mayuki.com are one of the few Ecommerce operator from Taiwan that set up a base in China and have ready stock to fulfil hugh market in China.  Base on the fact that many Taiwan Ecommerce operator unable to fulfil demand in hugh China market. it is unexpected that Mayuki.com have appetite in Malaysia market.

Meanwhile, Privately own Lelong.com.my also quietly entered Indonesian Market. Surprisingly, they do not leverage on lelong.com.my brand consider Indonesian language not entirely different from Malaysia's language.. Their Indonesian site have a new brand call zuperkilk.com.

Unlike Malaysia's lelong.com.my, which popular with electronics appliance product. Indonesian's zuperkilk.com find apparel vertical has much more potential than electronics.

Seller on Lelong.com.my more on Malaysia market whereas seller on ebay.com.my target on overseas market like UK,Australia and US. In short, ebay.com.my yet to penetrate Malaysia market.

Coincidently, few days ago Taiwan media reported that it founder, Chairman and CEO has divorce with each other since October 2013.CEO Mayuki accused her Chairman husband domestic violent whereas her father in law deny it and accused her having an extramarital affair.












台湾東京著衣进入马来西亚

台灣網購女裝第一品牌東京著衣进入马来西亚lelong.com.my. 旗下有東京著衣、Mayuki、YOCO三大品牌

创办人周品均
前几天, 台湾媒体驚傳创办人董事長鄭景太和執行長周品均,去年10月協議離婚,周品均日前淚訴遭家暴多年鄭父代子喊冤否認家暴,反控是媳婦外遇被徵信社拍到照片









Thursday, 13 February 2014

What benefiacial of Yammar on retail and other industry 1?

After our previous post on What if you just want Microsoft SharePoint online .

People are curious what is Yammar on two of the packages? Is it necessary to included Yammar on their SharePoint plan?


Yammer is an enterprise social network that transforms organizational communication and collaboration among


employees, customers, partners and suppliers. More than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies are using Yammer’s


award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to break down silos, drive organizational alignment, increase agility

and improve decision making.
 


Case : Retail industry :




Industry

Retail

Region

North America

Employees

300

Rachel Mehl, Head of Employee Programs - ModCloth
Yammer has definitely helped to retain that sense of community, especially when we moved into different cities and different locations.
— Rachel Mehl
Head of Employee Programs

ModCloth
PRESERVING CULTURE DURING RAPID GROWTH

Keeping employees engaged while scaling up

Founded by high school sweethearts and vintage clothing aficionados Eric Koger and Susan Gregg Koger, ModCloth is an online apparel, accessories, and home decor retailer that aims to provide a fun and engaging shopping experience for their customers. The company has garnered enormous popularity since its launch and has grown rapidly in a short period of time, ranking second on Inc. Magazine’s 2010 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies and first in the retail category. ModCloth is a poster child for social media with a massive and highly engaged online customer community. Employees understand the value of driving engagement through social networking, and wanted a tool that could replicate that type of engagement within the company.

Bringing people and ideas together

In the face of its rapid expansion to 300 employees at four offices across the country, ModCloth has been able to maintain its tight-knit employee community through its use of Yammer. Beyond building community, Yammer provides employees a place to share news and collaborate around projects, connecting individuals and ideas at the right point in time. These connections have resulted in significant time savings and a reduction in duplicated work. Yammer has also improved employee engagement and strengthened vertical communications at ModCloth, allowing executives to easily share news with the entire company and employees to feel better connected to the company vision.

 With Yammer, employees have a place to share news,
collaborate around projects, repurpose work and save time while
building community and keeping ModCloth uniquely ModCloth.
Beginnings
 
SOCIAL IN THEIR DNA
 
 
Social media has always been a core part of ModCloth’s DNA. With

over 40,000 Twitter followers and 270,000 Facebook “Likes”,

ModCoth’s social media presence is impressive for a company of any

size. Because social networks played a large role in the company’s

growth and development, it was only natural for the company to

adopt a social networking tool for internal communications as well.

After conducting market research, Natasha Khan of ModCloth’s

Social Team identified Yammer as the leading social tool for

businesses, and began posting to Yammer with a small test group

immediately. In the face of its rapid expansion to 250+ employees

at four offices across the country, ModCloth has maintained its

tight-knit sense of community and attributes much of this to its use

of Yammer. ModCloth’s People Team played a large role in scaling

and evangelizing the tool, helping ModCloth maintain its quirky and

unique culture by connecting employees wherever they are.
 
Results & Benefits
 
VALUE THROUGH SERENDIPITY
 
 
Yammer has provided ModCloth deep value by connecting people

and ideas at the right moments in time. For example, Scott

Hernandez, ModCloth’s Head of Talent Acquisition, has used

Yammer to source valuable engineering hires through referrals,

saving his team the time and energy of finding these people “in the

wild.”

ModCloth has also been able to save teams from duplicating work

that’s already been completed. Product Manager Fiona O’Donnell

McCarth recounts an instance where Yammer saved her team a

significant amount of work: “We see mobile as the next big platform
 
for ecommerce, so our User Experience group began

designing a research campaign to gather feedback from

users on what they’d like to see in ModCloth’s mobile

applications. A member of the team shared this with our

Yammer network, and within hours a member of the Social

Team replied saying that her team had already done a

large user survey on mobile expectations. She attached

their findings, complete with a robust spreadsheet of

customer feedback data, saving the User Experience team

weeks worth of work.”
 
REGULAR EXECUTIVE INTERACTION
 
 
The ModCloth executive team values transparency and

openness and uses Yammer to put these principles into

practice. Executives have integrated Yammer into their

daily routines, posting company updates and inviting

comments and participation. After board meetings,

executives share summaries of discussion topics, new

developments, and next steps.

FEATURE SPOTLIGHT: PRAISE Manager, ModCloth




ModCloth executives use the Yammer Praise app to

publicly recognize outstanding employee performance.

When an employee has done a superlative job on a project

or completed a difficult task, executives jump at the

opportunity to post a praise message into the feed,

knowing that it helps employee satisfaction and

encourages more great work
 
CROWDSOURCING IDEAS AND FEEDBACK
 
 
Members of ModCloth’s fashion buying team often post

images of new items they’re on the fence about and ask

employees for feedback. The company’s many

fashionistas comment and give loads of feedback,

influencing the buying team’s purchasing decisions.

ModCloth’s blog team also benefits from crowdsourcing

ideas on Yammer by managing a blogging group in which

employees regularly share their ideas for blog posts.

ModCloth’s enormously popular Life in Style blog is filled

with posts inspired by ideas from ModCloth employees, all

shared on Yammer.
 
KEEPING MODCLOTH UNIQUELY MODCLOTH
 
 
Every new ModCloth hire is introduced to ModCloth’s

Yammer network on their first day as part of their

onboarding process. ModCloth’s People Team has

identified Yammer as a great way for employees to learn

their coworkers’ names and immediately feel immersed in

the ModCloth culture. New employees instantly

understand the importance of customer feedback at

ModCloth, as support reps share what they’re hearing

from customers on Yammer.







 

Every week, a member of the customer support team

posts their favorite bit of customer feedback. This simple

action has become a favorite for our employees, who find
 
 
the customer feedback incredibly inspirational.
Natasha Khan Kazi
Social Team Manager, ModCloth


New parents at ModCloth share pictures of their newborn
babies, building community and companionship within the
company as people comment and like the posts in droves.
Another excellent community-building activity was
running an exercise contest through Yammer called “Step
It Up,” where each ModCloth employee was given a
pedometer to track the number of steps taken in a day.
Yammer provided employees the ideal platform to cheer
on their team (and “trash talk” the rest). Through
activities like these, Yammer has helped ModCloth
maintain its fun, unique culture through a period of rapid
expansion.




Benefits

  • A tighter sense of community. Yammer helps connect the entire ModCloth organization, from employees to senior leadership.
  • Stronger alignment. Employees across the company are engaged with the corporate vision, mission and values.
  • Significant time savings. Collaborating on Yammer allowed a mobile platform team to reduce duplicate work, saving 2 weeks on their project.


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Those base in Malaysia can check us on Lelong.com.my or Cari.com.my .

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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Malaysia's retail sector saw sluggish 3.1% Q3 sales growth 马零售调查行:今年零售业料增长6%

“The Ramadan month and Hari Raya during the third quarter did not lift the overall retail sales and only retailers selling festive goods enjoyed better sales,” said RGM managing director Tan Hai Hsin
“The Ramadan month and Hari Raya during the third quarter did not lift the overall retail sales and only retailers selling festive goods enjoyed better sales,” said RGM managing director Tan Hai Hsin


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s retail industry recorded a sluggish sales growth of 3.1% in the third quarter of last year compared with 4.8% in 2012, according to a report by Retail Group Malaysia (RGM).

The drop was the lowest sales growth since the fourth quarter of 2009 when it went up by 3%.
“The Ramadan month and Hari Raya during the third quarter did not lift the overall retail sales and only retailers selling festive goods enjoyed better sales,” RGM managing director Tan Hai Hsin said in the latest Malaysia Retail Industry Report.

He also added that Bank Negara had implemented new policies on bank borrowing to control household debt in July 2013.

“Personal loans are available only for up to 10 years instead of 25 years, which should have affected sales of big-ticket items including furniture and electrical & electronics (E&E) goods.

“During this period, many retailers continued to offer steep discounts and very attractive offers to attract shoppers. Once again, their bottom line was severely affected,” he said.

Tan said the 3.1% growth in the third quarter of 2013 was 70% lower than the earlier 10.5% estimate by the Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA) retailers compiled in September last year, as well as 52% lower than the estimated 6.5% given by RGM in the same period.

Going forward, Tan said the MRA retailers expected a 4.2% increase in their businesses during the fourth quarter of 2013.

He said the expected slower growth in supermarket and hypermarket, furniture, E&E as well as personal care led to a lower overall estimate.

The department store cum supermarket operators expect to maintain their growth rate at 8.9% for the fourth quarter of 2013.

“Department store operators hope for a major turnaround with a positive growth of 9.4% for the last quarter of 2013.”

Tan said RGM was maintaining its 6% growth rate for the Malaysia retail industry in 2014 despite the “tsunami of price hikes” in recent months.

“A review on the growth rate will only be carried out after all the market changes have taken place. Cost of living of the average Malaysian has been rising since the last quarter of 2013 and the increment will be even more apparent in the first six months of this year.

Tan said Visit Malaysia Year 2014 would bring m many retailers continued to offer steep discounts any retailers continued to offer steep discounts more sales to retailers located in major city centres and popular tourist attractions in Malaysia.
















 马零售调查行:今年零售业料增长6%

      
(吉隆坡15日讯)今年百物价格料因电费、大道收费上扬等因素带动而纷纷攀升,但独立零售研究机构———马零售调查行(Retail Group Malaysia),则维持大马零售领域今年6%的增长率目标,比2013年4.9%的预测高。

马零售调查行今日发表最新调查结果,该调查行董事经理陈海信指出,尽管该机构目前为止仍维持上述增长预测,但市场情况一旦改变后,就有可能调整该项预测。

首半年生活成本剧增

据马零售调查行的调查结果,大马人平均生活成本,自去年最后一季就持续上扬,而今年首6个月内,生活成本的增幅会更加显著。

今年1月起,价格即将上涨的消费项目,包括电费上扬15%,和国内15条大道料今年内陆续上调过路费,幅度介于50仙至2令吉。

此外,天然气价格和公共交通包括巴士、德士、轻快铁和单轨火车等价格料上涨,将影响消费者的购物能力。

无论如何,陈海信指出,一个大马援助金(BRIM)今年2月开始发放,将惠及590万家庭和200万未婚单身青年,相信有助于支撑今年第一季的零售销量。

同时,今年是大马旅游年,各个主要城市和著名的旅游景点,肯定会吸引更多游客,料带动零售活动。
旅游部的目标是要吸引280万人次游客,带来高达760亿令吉的收入。

油价格去年9月上调,10月份白糖补贴取消,导致大部分零售商品和服务,包括日常必需品、食品等价格高涨。

悲观看待去年末季

因此,大马零售协会(MRA)会员对于去年最后一季的零售增长预测只有4.2%,较马零售调查行预测的5%更悲观。

大马零售协会会员中,超级和霸级市场的营运业者,对于近期业务展望最悲观,他们预测去年最后一季内,零售增长预测仅有2.4%。

基于上述因素,陈海信披露,马零售调查行也对2013年零售领域的预测,展开了3次调整。

去年9月份最后一次调整时,把原本6.2%的全年预测,下修至4.9%或等于全年增长921亿令吉。

去年第三季为止,大马零售领域的增长率仅达3.1%,表现呆滞,较大马零售协会早前预测的10.5%增长率低许多,同时也低于马零售调查行所预测的6.5%。


















Friday, 10 January 2014

寶雅國際選擇 Microsoft 平台快速導入商業智慧解決方案,从四家門市到全省 15 家分店







從台南發跡,以「高品質、低價位」策略成功地切入連鎖通路市場,於2002 年 九月六日正式在櫃買中心掛牌的「寶雅國際」,以僅一億六千萬的資本額,在國內經濟持續不景氣的情況下,2001 年創造了十九億九千萬的營收,更創下的該公司成立以來最佳的稅後盈餘新台幣六千七百萬元。相較於前一年不但翻了一番,逆勢成長了 113%,更較五年前 (稅後淨利估一百零五萬元) 翻了 60 倍,一舉擠進天下雜誌評選國內百貨零售業者的前 40 名。 


跨越濁水溪障礙

十多年前的寶雅,只不過是台南市區內的一家舶來品店,在現任董事長陳建造與副董事長范美津的遠見下,逐步地由女性飾品的代理批發開始轉型。「當時的資本額不過新台幣一百萬元,店面才二十五坪,店內四處都堆滿了塑膠籃,裡面是一綑綑的髮飾或是一瓶瓶的洗髮精」,范美津回憶說。

民國七十五年,董事長陳建造覺得中盤商們彼此削價競爭的關係,經營利潤越來越低,看到整個下游業者跟中盤批貨,再到夜市銷貨的模式,讓他興起了建立自有通路的念頭。
配合著萬客隆等大型賣場的成立所引發的「流通元年」,民國七十八年,陳建造創立了「寶雅」,消費者只要花五十元工本費就可辦一張卡,憑卡以批發價購買商品;其後類似的精品雜貨賣場,如「東尼」、「黑又紅」等賣場紛紛崛起,低廉的價格、多樣的商品,最受到當時國、高中女生的喜愛,可說人手一張飾品批發會員卡,直到今天寶雅的主要客層仍然是十八歲到三十五歲的女性。民國八十六年,陳建造創立了寶雅國際前身—鏵雅日用品公司。
時至今日,當年紅極一時的「黑又紅」等雜貨通路已不復存在,但寶雅卻一路狂飆長紅,由南往北,在短短五年間,不但打破了所謂的「濁水溪障礙」,擴大全省銷售據點至十五家,前年開設的永和分店,面積超過八百坪,品項達四萬多種,是外資業者屈臣氏,本地業者康是美、四季等業者數以倍計的規模。


電腦化打下成功基礎

究竟寶雅擁有了什麼秘密武器讓營收能夠如此地快速成長?又能創造 EPS (每股稅後盈餘) 4.1 元的成績?「簡單地說,就是讓寶雅徹底地電腦化」,總經理陳宗成很肯定地說。

企業電腦化對傳統的生活雜貨通路業來說,算是一項「昂貴的奢侈品」,絕大部分的業者都認為管理一家「雜貨店」,用人腦就相當足夠了,為何要用到電腦呢?

但寶雅在五年前,就請了同樣崛起於台南的系統整合業者飛雅高科技,進行寶雅的資訊化工程。當時的寶雅資本額也不過兩千萬元,全省才四家門市,在年營收一億八千萬元、稅前淨利僅一百四十萬元的規模下,就在陳宗成的大力支持下,進行大規模的電腦系統建置,從民國八十六年到九十年,一共投入了新台幣一千萬元,幾乎花了寶雅連續三年的稅前淨利。
事實上,民國八十三年,寶雅就已經有簡單的電腦化作業,只不過當時都把重點放在 POS (進貨銷貨庫存) 系統上,由於開發環境還是最早期的 DOS 系統,因此不管在資料庫管理與資料傳輸速度上效率都很不好。

加上早期寶雅的 POS 系統設計是模仿頂好超商,後來發現,超市商品多半以民生用品為主,產品週期常態穩定,且同一種類商品的進貨品牌至多不超過十種;寶雅不但有三分之二屬於流行性商品,光是保養品品牌就超過 20 種,其中還要依使用部位及功能來進行分類,傳統超市的進銷存系統根本無法負荷。

從民國八十七年,適逢千禧年 (Y2K) 的電腦危機,在飛雅高科技的協助下,寶雅開始進行大規模的會員資料庫與 POS 系統的改建,讓它擺脫過去雜貨舖格局,重新邁向新里程。

寶雅藉著建立會員資料庫,辦會員卡即享批發價和紅利積點的方式,廣搜消費者資料,並進行分析,成功掌握了哈日風潮初期的女性消費口味,也依此進行品牌篩選。整個電腦化系統的投資回收,徹底展現在成本效益上,讓寶雅的稅前淨利從八十六年的一百四十萬元,在八十九年時翻了四倍,達到四百二十萬元的規模,配合三年擴充五家新店的計劃,更在前年衝到稅前淨利一億元的規模。

「由於寶雅完整的 POS 系統加上客戶資料庫,讓它維持高度的商品週轉率,而並非僅以低價取勝,在週轉率高的情況下,進出貨之間的營業額就可以衝大,再進一步提高採購優勢,這等於是以庫存手法來提高競爭力,正是良性循環的精髓」,替寶雅進行多年電腦化的飛雅高科技產品經理李秀沛表示。

運用商業智慧提昇競爭力

但上述的成功並不代表寶雅已經滿足於現況,配合上櫃後繼續成長的步伐,陳宗成自今年開始又開始進行下一步的商業智慧 (Business Intelligence;簡稱 BI) 導入工程。

由於展店的數量越來越多,商品的數量也不斷地提高,經營者所想要了解的決策資訊也跟著複雜了起來,先前投資的資訊化系統並無法即時提供決策所需的所有資訊,必須另外再投入多餘的人力與時間,進行所謂的「決策分析」作業,同時負責公司營運與資訊管理的總經理室經理陳啟仁表示。

例如,過去電腦化系統可以提供的進銷存資料都比較固定,若是要細部去評估單品的利潤或週轉率時,都必須經過進一步的程式改寫,或是把 POS 系統的資料調出由人工另行利用試算表去計算後,獲得所需的決策資訊。就以女性保養品來說好了,如果要了解歐蕾與旁氏兩者在台北信義店的單品週轉率,只要在信義店的資料庫查詢計算就好,但若要把信義店與中和店相比時,又得把中和店的資料庫給調出來重新計算一次,只要決策的條件不同,資訊人員就必須耗費半天到一天的時間進行程式的修改。

為了徹底解決這種重複資料統計分析的問題,飛雅高科技在今年代理了美國 ProClarity 的商業智慧系統,在微軟的 SQL Server 2000 資料庫上建立寶雅最新的商業決策支援系統。
這套軟體是目前市面上最超值的商業智慧解決方案,相對於過去建立商業智慧系統動輒上千萬台幣的投資,又得僱用不少程式設計人員相比,SQL Server 2000 加上 ProClarity 的組合在最低的成本下滿足了寶雅的需求。

決策時間大幅縮短

這個全新的資料庫與過去寶雅所用的資料庫完全分離,它是用 SQL Server 2000 所設計,並以分析服務工具 (Analysis Services) 來開發多維度資料庫。複雜的程式語言與彙整處理 (Aggregation) 已經從 T-SQL (Transact-SQL) 語言轉換到一個全新並強大的程式語言,一種稱之為多維度運算式 (MDX;Multi-Dimensional Extensions) 的語言中。

這種運算式可以讓寶雅可以利用 OLAP (線上分析處理技術) 多維度資料庫 (Cubs) 進行複雜的查詢 (Cubs 是由各種維度的資料所組成的資料庫)。而多維資料運算式 (MDX) 可以使用者在短短的數秒鐘內取得複雜的運算結果。

「在微軟 SQL Server 2000 與 ProClarity 兩項資訊工具完整的結合下,過去許要半天到一天才能取得的決策分析資料,現在只要重新定義幾個參數,在幾秒鐘之內就可以呈現在我們的面前」,陳啟仁十分興奮地說。

過去包括業務部門與各單位主管們對於資訊人員的依賴度,在導入新的 BI 工具之後,已經降低許多,因為 ProClarity 操作介面就跟 Web 畫面一樣,使用起來相當容易,使用者只要點選他們所需的條件,ProClarity 就能結合 SQL Server 2000 高效能的 OLAP 資料庫進行的查詢,用不著再像過去一樣,每次都要找資訊人員幫忙寫程式才能得到他們想要的資料。

而且對於決策主管來說,過去所看的資料都是非常被動的,在 ProClarity 的 BI 系統內,只要事先提供所需要查詢的參數條件,它可以定時就提供主管所需的所有決策資訊,讓公司的決策由被動化為主動。

企業決策由被動轉為主動

在飛雅高科技運用微軟 SQL Server 2000 與 ProClarity 所建置的商業決策支援系統協助下,寶雅能夠更進一步地了解每家店,每項單品的銷售貢獻度,讓一些滯銷商品進行流通,降低庫存的風險;同時也能了解整個商圈的消費模式,對於新品的採購有了精準的計算。

接下來,寶雅將進一步規劃把他們引以為傲的會員客戶資料庫全面導入資料採擷 (Data Mining) 系統,把每個客戶的購買特性分析跟採用 ProClarity 所做出行銷決策系統結合,準確地運用 DM、電話行銷的模式刺激每個客戶的採購慾望,開創更高的銷售成績。

另外,隨著展店步伐越來越快,過去使用分散式的資料庫模式,不但通訊成本相當高,也讓資訊決策上顯得緩慢,因此寶雅正計劃也將把舊有資料庫轉為 Internet/Intranet 整合的集中式資料庫架構,讓未來上游供應商的供應鏈管理系統得以串聯,增加寶雅的核心競爭力。


微軟 Bizspark 校友

 读者一定发现微軟 Bizspark 校友的标志在我们的右边侧栏.我们已经完成微軟 Bizspark 校友的3年创业旅程成为微軟 Bizspark 校友,虽然我们不是开始从事创意多媒体,新媒体,E-内容等等

我们已经成为微軟云端合作夥伴 ( Essentials Programme ). 微軟云端運算产品微軟Office 365包括 微軟Share Point. 

微軟的Office 365和Google的Google app無論在大小企業客戶、電子郵件管理、行事曆、辦公應用軟體、協同合作及生產力工具等公開的雲端服務,皆處於激烈的競爭狀態。
微軟將為SharePoint的線上使用者做出部分的改變

SharePoint2010自發表以來,一年之間就突破一億用戶成為微軟最快速成長的平台。而這中間最令使用者與研究機構看好的其中三項應用,就是工作流程、商業智慧、與企業搜尋。

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Saturday, 2 February 2013

年关将近 暴利逾三成 中国水客涌香港办年货

(香港21日讯)中国水货大军连日到香港,除了狂扫奶粉导致断市,更有北区药房每天“热卖”逾200瓶洗发露。
香港《明报》追踪港货在深圳去向,发现香港药房每罐售280港元(约109令吉)的奶粉,在中国价高三成,卖300元人民币,(约145令吉),且有“海鲜价”,愈近年关卖得愈贵。
深圳“实惠港货店” 内有多种不同品牌奶粉。另有洗发露、牙膏、面部护理等用品, 都是由香港“走水货” 入口。
业界:限买无用
至于热卖贺年礼品金莎巧克力,在深圳港货店售价更高过香港近六成,24粒装礼盒售88元人民币(约42.7令吉),即每颗卖4.6港元(约1.8令吉)。
港九药房总商会理事长刘爱国称,水货客“整队兵”到香港,无论如何限买奶粉数量都无用,目前美素佳儿奶粉正缺货,其余尿片及日用品去货量增加,但未见缺货。
《明报》记者上周五到深圳观察这些“港货店”,在龙岗布吉德兴花园附近,短短一条街就有两间港货店。
记者扮顾客到“实惠港货店”查询,约300尺的小店五脏俱全,护理、药品、零食等杂货都来自香港。
买奶粉须预订
该家店铺开业4年,店主李小姐说,现时以美素佳儿、美赞臣的奶粉最抢手,顾客须来电预订,每罐分别售275元人民币(约133.5令吉)及265元(约128.7令吉),较香港药房零售每罐约280港元(约109令吉)贵近两成至两成半。她又称两品牌的奶粉在港常断市,要到旺角才能买货,加上近期边境检查较严,故售价每日变,也会愈来愈贵。
另一位于罗湖区的“正品港货店”,负责人声称美素佳儿奶粉每罐要270元(约131令吉),上周四仍售290元的美赞臣(约140.8令吉),至周五已售300元(约145.6令吉)。愈接近农历新年奶粉价会愈升,之后才可能回落。
药房日售200支洗头水
临近岁晚,香港不少北区药房生意大旺,有上水药房老板透露,除了奶粉断市,每日可卖出逾200瓶洗头水,自由行及水货客都来扫货。
除了婴幼儿用品,中国的“港货店”内另有出售洗发露、面部护理、药品、零食及纸包饮料等杂货,如1000毫升的飘柔洗发露售价55元人民币(约26.7令吉),较港贵近四成;24粒装金莎礼盒则售88元人民币(约42.7令吉),较在港售约70港元(约27令吉)贵近六成。
港货在中国有价有市,有深圳妈妈坦言就算同一品牌,由香港直接进口的货品质素也较有保证,故由儿子出生到现时逾6个月大,一直光顾附近港货店购买美赞臣奶粉,货源尚算充足,较亲自到港入货方便。
不过,居于布吉的黄太称,会托家人到港买奶粉、个人护理等日用品,感觉较安心。
(香港21日讯)中国水货大军连日到香港,除了狂扫奶粉导致断市,更有北区药房每天“热卖”逾200瓶洗发露。
香港《明报》追踪港货在深圳去向,发现香港药房每罐售280港元(约109令吉)的奶粉,在中国价高三成,卖300元人民币,(约145令吉),且有“海鲜价”,愈近年关卖得愈贵。
业界:限买无用
至于热卖贺年礼品金莎巧克力,在深圳港货店售价更高过香港近六成,24粒装礼盒售88元人民币(约42.7令吉),即每颗卖4.6港元(约1.8令吉)。
港九药房总商会理事长刘爱国称,水货客“整队兵”到香港,无论如何限买奶粉数量都无用,目前美素佳儿奶粉正缺货,其余尿片及日用品去货量增加,但未见缺货。
《明报》记者上周五到深圳观察这些“港货店”,在龙岗布吉德兴花园附近,短短一条街就有两间港货店。
记者扮顾客到“实惠港货店”查询,约300尺的小店五脏俱全,护理、药品、零食等杂货都来自香港。
买奶粉须预订
该家店铺开业4年,店主李小姐说,现时以美素佳儿、美赞臣的奶粉最抢手,顾客须来电预订,每罐分别售275元人民币(约133.5令吉)及265元(约128.7令吉),较香港药房零售每罐约280港元(约109令吉)贵近两成至两成半。她又称两品牌的奶粉在港常断市,要到旺角才能买货,加上近期边境检查较严,故售价每日变,也会愈来愈贵。
另一位于罗湖区的“正品港货店”,负责人声称美素佳儿奶粉每罐要270元(约131令吉),上周四仍售290元的美赞臣(约140.8令吉),至周五已售300元(约145.6令吉)。愈接近农历新年奶粉价会愈升,之后才可能回落。
药房日售200支洗头水
临近岁晚,香港不少北区药房生意大旺,有上水药房老板透露,除了奶粉断市,每日可卖出逾200瓶洗头水,自由行及水货客都来扫货。
除了婴幼儿用品,中国的“港货店”内另有出售洗发露、面部护理、药品、零食及纸包饮料等杂货,如1000毫升的飘柔洗发露售价55元人民币(约26.7令吉),较港贵近四成;24粒装金莎礼盒则售88元人民币(约42.7令吉),较在港售约70港元(约27令吉)贵近六成。
港货在中国有价有市,有深圳妈妈坦言就算同一品牌,由香港直接进口的货品质素也较有保证,故由儿子出生到现时逾6个月大,一直光顾附近港货店购买美赞臣奶粉,货源尚算充足,较亲自到港入货方便。
不过,居于布吉的黄太称,会托家人到港买奶粉、个人护理等日用品,感觉较安心。
 Excerpt from 南洋商报

Hong Kong runs dry on formula milk

Got milk? Yes, the Hong Kong government assures parents as it moves to crack down on mainland parallel traders who snap up baby formula milk here to resell for high profit in China.

Their buying spree sparked a shortage in recent weeks of some brands of milk powder – popular ones here are Friso, Abbott and Mead Johnson – as parents both in Hong Kong and the mainland rush to stock up ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays.

The brouhaha over formula milk is the latest in a series of spats between irate Hong Kongers and enterprising parallel traders exploiting a legal loophole.

By physically transporting products – ranging from geoduck clams to smartphones – via trolleys to neighbouring Shenzhen, the traders avoid paying the usual tariffs on imported goods.

The government has said that plugging this loophole would penalise genuine tourists.

But to thwart parallel traders, Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing Man said on Friday that the law will be amended to allow anyone leaving Hong Kong to take only two cans – or up to 1.8kg – of milk powder with them.

The new limit, Dr Ko said, will strike a balance between placing limits on parallel traders and meeting the needs of travelling parents.

It will require amending the Import and Export Ordinance, which could be completed this month, he added.

Meanwhile, MTR Corp, which operates trains connecting Hong Kong to the border with mainland China, will cut the maximum luggage weight allowance from 32kg to 23kg for a three-month trial, said Anthony Cheung, Secretary for Transport and Housing.

The weight limit will also restrict the amount of products that can be trundled into Shenzhen.

A hotline for parents to place advance orders is also being set up.

Baby formula milk is an especially attractive commodity as it can be resold at high profit margins.

Mainland parents are willing to pay more for formula milk from Hong Kong after a series of food scandals such as that in 2008 when six babies died from drinking melamine-tainted milk.

But soon, anyone entering the mainland will be entitled – besides the duty-free allowance of 200 cigarettes and one bottle of spirits – to just two cans of milk.

The run on milk powder here had led to empty shelves in supermarkets, especially those in the New Territories near the border with mainland China.

Some irate Hong Kongers even sought to appeal for “international aid” from United States President Barack Obama against mainland “smugglers”, in a petition on the White House website.

Titled “Baby Hunger Outbreak In Hong Kong, International Aid Requested”, the petition said: “We request for international support and assistance as babies in Hong Kong will face malnutrition very soon.”

It bears the signatures of some 14,000 people. But the number has to reach 100,000 within a month to trigger a response from the Obama administration.

If so, this would cause much embarrassment to Beijing and the Hong Kong government, and on Friday, the latter acted quickly to defuse the potential fiasco.

The restriction on milk exports, which will affect parents flying out of Hong Kong to, say, Canada, may be a sledgehammer approach, but to anxious parents, it could not have come any sooner.

Fennie Lin, 39, a marketing director, was relieved that steps had been taken to address a problem that she said has festered over the past couple of years but which has worsened in recent weeks.

The mother-of-three, including a seven-month-old baby, said that one out of every three trips to her neighbourhood supermarket at the Mid-levels for milk ended with her leaving empty-handed.

“I totally agree with the measures,” she said.

“Already, I am diversifying the brands we use, but still, there’s not enough. It’s ridiculous.” — The Straits Times/Asia News Network

Excerpt from The Star





Sunday, 11 September 2011

Intel Capital invest in Dealmate.com.my


Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel Corp, has invested an undisclosed amount in Dealmates, a group buying start-up base in Malaysia.
This is third Group buying site in Malaysia being injection or M&A by Foreign company in year 2011.
3 months ago, another Malaysia Group buying website Everyday.com.my has been acquired by a South Korea company Ticket Monster.co.kr. This is just a few short month after US base Groupon acquired Group More to become Groupon Malaysia. After a decade of launching Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). Malaysia now on radar screen of M&A by technology startup MNC. Unfortunately, all focus on Group Buying company.

Groupon Malaysia CEO Joel Neoh become celebrity CEO after his company Group More acquired by Groupon.

South Korea online shopping Mall has set up http://www.gmarket.com.my/ in Malaysia despite it office is still base in Singapore. It website stated the campany partner with ebay, which has entered Malaysia market via http://www.ebay.com.my/ few  years ago. This has create some confusion among ebay seller in Malaysia.

Another online shopping Mall from Japan, Rakuten plan to enter Malaysia market by year end or beginning of next year. It is surprising that Rakuten not using it Taiwanese company to enter Malaysia market. Given the fact that the online shopping Mall highly successful in Taiwan market and a high population in Malaysia speak same language with Taiwanese. It is far more easy for Rakuten Taiwan to enter Malaysia market than direct from Rakuten Japan.

After a decade of launching Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). Malaysia online market is growing and on radar screen of internet MNC.
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