Posterita sales letter
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Here's your golden opportunity to build a sustainable competitive advantage by making a unique and lifelong investment in your IT system.
Dear Managing Director,
Are you looking for the right information system that will allow your company to succeed? How would you know which IT software is the best solution for your company? Naturally, different companies (including us) will boast the merits of their own software by telling you how good it is and how it will help your business reach the skies. Making the right choice is the first crucial step.
What should you look for?
The right information system should:
Choosing the right software for your company is crucial! Investing in the wrong system right at the start can be real setback. Somewhere along the line, because the system is not appropriate, you will probably need to spend much more money to only get an expensive and yet only a partially satisfactory solution. Even worst, you might even need to restart a new implementation costing thousand of dollars to your company. And this is without mentioning the implementation and change management pain you have to go through again.
I have THE answer for you: A solution that will really maximize value on your end. The magic formula: High quality, reliable as well as flexible software and whose total cost of ownership is probably one of the lowest.
If you want to know more please read further.
My name is Frederick Tsang Mang Kin. After graduating with BA (Hons) in Finance from Manchester University as well as with an MSc in Computer Science with Distinction from Imperial College in London, I worked for 3 years for Application Networks (a company that have received numerous awards for its software and that was eventually bought by Reuters). After gaining some solid experience there, I chose to set up my own company, known as Posterita. What do we do at Posterita? We are expert at developing WEB vertical plug-ins upon free open source ERP framework. To do so requires ERP expertise as well as technical skills in computer programming. Together with my team of business programmers, analysts, web architects, project manager as well as through a ring of trusted partners such as Idalica, we have helped many different companies across varied industries to implement their business strategy through the intelligent use of IT systems.
There are many vendors coming with many different software packages. Each one of them recommends different solutions to you and also tells you theirs is best. How would you know which software suits your needs better? How often down the road after having purchased a solution do you hear from your IT department or the consultant that the software was not meant to do that? How often do you need to patch up your system with an expensive and nevertheless getting in the end only a partially satisfactory solution? Many aspects need to be taken into consideration before making the final choice such as:
At Application Networks, now Reuters Financials, I was part of the team who was building 'JRisk', a framework upon which specialized and dedicated financial packages for investment banks could be plugged on. This platform, which was written and designed for flexibility and scalability, is now the application framework chosen by many first tier investment banks around the world with clients such as Goldman Sachs, Union Bank Of Switzerland, SBC Warburg, Societe Generale, JP Morgan...
JRisk has won several prestigious awards including the Risk Award 2004, Bankers Technology Award in 2004 and 2005. And recently, Reuters acquired Application Networks for about US$ 41 Millions and renamed it Reuters Financials.
When I set up my software development company, one of my main priorities was to find an APPROPRIATE and RELIABLE application framework upon which I can develop state of the art business applications. One day, I came across Adempiere (Compiere at that time). While evaluating it, I remember nodding in approval and telling myself: Wow, I think I got it now. My experience at Application Networks helped me much in appraising Compiere's endless possibilities. Not only Adempiere was a robust and reliable engine, it was also an open source project. What could I ask for more? It was technologically by far superior too much proprietary software and at the same time, the code was available for public viewing and without any licensing fees to pay. The very fact that the code was available meant that I could use them to plug in new modules upon it. This is not easily done, even impossible, on proprietary software. That made Adempiere the ideal choice for using it as an application framework.
Indeed, the more I was looking into it the more I was surprised by the depth, the flexibility and the power of Adempiere. It had it all! The architecture was simply amazing!
Here are some examples of what I found out at that time:
The quantity and quality of information recorded and available are simply breathtaking. ADempiere is transaction based which means that each transaction, even each invoice line is stored separately on the database. There is a wealth of information for each transaction ranging from time stamps to product category and business partner, etc... Moreover, these data are recorded based on complex ERP logic and business rules.
I will try to guide you through a very simplified example to give you an overview. So, assume that your company GardenWorld invoiced John Doe for a chair, and Paul Smith for a table on the 03/04/2007. This is how the generated accounting from the transactions would look like in the database:
A report regarding trade revenue can easily be created:
As Adempiere engine records in great details transaction by transaction, you can get any information you want. Because of the way information is recorded, you can obtain reports on absolutely anything: You can view all trade revenues per organization. You might also want to know how many chairs you sold from the 4th to 5th of April as you may have had a promotion during that period. Or you might want to get details about stock movements per product, per organization, per product category and so on. I am sure you get my point because of the way transactions are recorded and because you can use as many fields as you want, you can get any type of reports you want...
It was very flexible because virtually any type of business transactions or processes can be tackled through the intelligent use and modeling under Adempiere. The existence of sophisticated tools like work flows, rule engines, and tax matrix enabled this.
Think of any business issues and Adempiere is able to tackle it! It is an ERP with capabilities ranging from supply chain management, performance analysis, CRM functionalities as well as accounting. Moreover, Adempiere is tailored to grow as your business needs are changing: it will grow with you. You will probably only use a fraction of what it has to offer. However, you KNOW that it can do whatever you will ask it to do. Adempiere is implemented and extended in several different industries. Examples are:
"Customers are accepting Adempiere. Recently we were able to get an implementation project at a 5 star hotel in India. [...] Our client demands complete integration of Adempiere with his web portal where customers can login and do their reservations. [...] We wanted to give try to posterita web gui [...]."
For all these reasons mentioned, I find Adempiere engine extremely pertinent to address any of the issues related to business activities. Ideally, I believe that Adempiere should be used as a back end upon which you can do all your accounting and process all your back-office operations. At the same time, you can also plug upon Adempiere additional modules such as dashboards, webstore, web POS and so on to suit front end needs.
Note that Adempiere uses the Compiere engine. However, following strategic disagreements between the community and Compiere board of directors, Compiere was forked to give birth to Adempiere. I was previously a Compiere partner. I prefer today recommending Adempiere as it allows me to deliver greater value to customers through the collaborative effort of the Adempierans: quicker bug fixing and better enhancements to the core.
Benefits resulting from Implementing Adempiere.
Adempiere is designed in such a way that it will grow with you. Whether you are a small business aiming to become a medium-size and eventually a large company, the software has all the required features to adapt to any new business situations. Adempiere is a unique and lifelong investment for your business. It will help you in the long run to save a lot of resources and prevent you from building ineffective and expensive bridges between your different departments. Indeed on too many occasions, the inadequate solution proves to be very damaging to the company. It costs more and the end result is only partially satisfactory. Even worst sometimes, the company needs to re-implement a totally new system!
The quality of Adempiere as an ERP is undeniable. People around the world are choosing Adempiere because of its numerous features, its architecture, its reliability, its flexibility and its scalability. At the same time, because it is an open source project, you need not pay for any license fees and at the same time you can prevent yourself from a supplier lock in.
Adempiere puts the "power of timely and coherent information at your service." It is able to keep all your business transactions in a single and coherent information set among your different departments. This allows Adempiere to provide to each type of user in real time exactly the right level of information he needs and the right level of information he is allowed to access. Adempiere possesses a superior ERP/CRM architecture which enables you to tackle any business issues due to the existence of sophisticated tools such a work flow, rule engine, its multi- architecture (see above), etc...
Whether you are in your office, at your place, attending a conference somewhere in Europe or even on holidays far in the Caribbean islands, provided you have access to Internet, you can get any information you might need about your company on a real time basis through Adempiere. All you need to do is to login to the system...
The value of Adempiere codes is estimated at over US$ 40 Million. This is available for free to you! As the Adempiere Bazaar community is developing and adding more functionalities, the value of the software, and so the value to you, is increasing. As we speak, people are working on the Adempiere framework nights and days to make it become better and more powerful. This is reason why Adempiere bazaar has constantly been rated as one of the most active project on sourceforge.net.
Adempiere offers you the opportunity to add more plug-in in the framework as your needs evolves. Modules such as Point of Sale, Dealer Communication System, and webstore are already available. Yet, because of its superior and unrivaled architecture, you know that we can design any modules you need or you might need in the future!
I hope you are convinced that implementing an Adempiere solution in your company is the logical and sensible choice: Adempiere's value proposition is unbeatable!. Nevertheless, if you need any further information, feel free to contact me at Frederick.firstname.lastname@example.org
Frederick Tsang Mang Kin
Founder and Director of Posterita
P.S. Just in case you're still hesitating, let me help you evaluate your options...
Option #1: You can choose to do nothing
You might believe somewhere in your mind that your current IT system is the still the most effective one. But let's face itâ€¦you probably wouldn't have read this far if you weren't motivated to find a better alternative for it, would you? Let's take a look at your other options.
Option #2: You can choose a software that will give you a quick-fix solution
This is the option that some people would have chosen based on the urgency of the situation. It helps to obtain a quicker solution to your problem, but will it be able to grow as your company grows?
They might not be the perfect long-term solution!
Option #3: You might still want to choose another alternative that is being proposed to you. But this also implies that you will have to spend massive amounts on software licensing. Also, bear in mind that because of the proprietary aspect of these software, you cannot find independent supplier to build upon your software additional modules.
On the other hand will they be offering you the same features and benefits?
Option #4: Choose Adempiere as your application framework and benefit from the numerous advantages that it proposes at virtually no cost. Moreover, you will always keep pace with changes and evolutions to your business. And remember, on Adempiere, you will be able to plug upon it any modules you might think of...
Time for you to choose...
Which option makes the most sense to you? I bet I can read your mind!
P.S.S. Don't let this golden chance pass you by!
This is a golden opportunity to bring a sustainable competitive advantage to your company.