News & Events
- Focus Softnet Launches Restaurant Management Software At GITEX 2013
Focus Softnet, the leading software development company, today announced the launch of Focus Restaurant Point of Sale, its new generation Restaurant Management software at their stand at GITEX Technology Week 2013 - www.menafn.com
Restaurants are increasingly looking for cost-effective ways to manage their daily operations efficiently, optimize resources, improve customer service and in turn gain stronger customer loyalty - www.emiratesweek.com
The Focus RMS software is specially designed for use on multiple devices ranging from billing computers to PDAs and mobiles, and offers the restaurants reliable and secure authorization levels - www.onlylebanon.net
Focus developed Focus RMS, our mobile restaurant management software to help restaurant owners streamline their operations and enhance operational efficiency without having to use complex and expensive software solutions - ict.root-technologies.net
Focus RMS is for managers, there is a rich set of reports that shows a complete picture of restaurant operations and life cycles from menu consumption, reservation frequency, hours of high restaurant load, busiest tables, most active employees, payment methods to automatic tax calculations - www.onlineprnews.com
Key features of Focus RMS Order time tracking through advanced KDS (Kitchen display system), Order service management – with serve priority, kitchen requests etc., Order status management - open/closed coupled with bill settlement - www.gitex-news.com website
- Focalpoint Sep13 Issue
Focus softnet expands Operations to North America
Toronto office to help Focus Softnet scale up North American operations and offer high-quality technical support and consulting services from a local team Read more»
Focus to launch erp & mobile apps at Gitex 2013
Expanded presence at Gitex Technology Week to enable company to showcase latest solutions in ERP and mobility Read more»
Point of sale goes mobile
Focus mpos incorporates the power and functionality of a traditional pos workstation into a mobile device that allows businesses to serve customers anywhere and at any time Read more»
ERPs need to adapt to byod culture
Mobile erp puts mission critical data into the hands of the decision makers that need it, wherever they may be, writes Nisith Naik, Regional CEO for UAE and Asia Pacific, Focus Softnet Read more»
Dear Customers and Partners
It gives me great pleasure to introduce our first
edition of Focal Point, a window to the news, views and insights from Focus Softnet and our customers. Through this magazine, we hope to bring you the latest technology trends, interesting case studies from across different verticals, product updates and introductions to the Focus Softnet teams in different countries.
Focus Softnet began its Middle East operations in 1995 and our successful journey and growth over the years would not have been possible without your continued support and valuable feedback. It is our privilege to be associated with you and we would like to thank you for placing your trust in us. You have been an integral part of our success story in making Focus one of the top three mid-tier ERP solution providers in the region.
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Mohammed Jawad Ali Khan
Regional CEO for Middle East, Africa and N.America
Regional CEO for UAE, Far East Asia and Pacific.
Syed Ali Hasan
Executive Vice President for Kuwait, Qatar, Jeddah,
Oman,Yemen and Kenya.
Executive Vice President for UAE and Levant Region.
Focus Softnet - An Incredible Growth Story.
- Focus Softnet meets ERP needs
Company doubles stand space at show
Focus Softnet is taking double the usual amount of space at this year’s GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK. The software vendor plans to launch a brand new solution, promote its flagship ERP platform, Focus i, and meet customers and partners.
“We have been participating in GITEX since 1996 and the response we receive each year has been excellent. GITEX, being one of the largest ICT events in the Middle East, not only helps us increase Focus’ brand awareness and product visibility but also helps us raise our corporate profile across the Middle East region,” says Ali Hyder, CEO of Focus Softnet.
“It is an ideal stage for us to promote and showcase our full range of enterprise and SMB solutions to a large audience, who visit GITEX from across the globe. This year, we plan to make some major announcements, sign new partnerships and launch our brand new enterprise solution, which is being built from scratch.”
Technology Experts from Focus Softnet will be present at GITEX to demonstrate the all-new ERP solution, which has fully integrated business intelligence (BI) tools.
Also on display will be Focus i, with features such as an enterprise dashboard where customers can get information about their business at a glance, and a comprehensive manufacturing resource planning (MRP) module, which provides full support for multi-process production for stocking, order-based, assemble-to-order environments. The company will also be highlighting the mobile version of Focus i at the event.
“GITEX is a perfect platform to demonstrate the unique features of our solutions to customers visiting from across the region and show them the benefits and cost savings of implementing our solutions. We want to highlight that our solutions are highly customisable and can be adapted to suit our customers’ business needs. We will also be showcasing our vertical-specific solutions at the exhibition,” Hyder says.
Apart from Focus i, the company will also be showcasing its educational solution, Focus ARMS; its warehouse management solution, Focus WMS; its healthcare solution, Focus insta HMS and its CRM solution, Streamline. Customers include National Bonds, Canadian University and Gulf Craft.
- Focus Softnet Launches Toll Free Number For Customers In The
(MENAFN Press) Focus Softnet, the leading software development company, today announced the launch of their new toll free number " 800 7775 to provide customers in the UAE faster response times and support.
The new toll free number will also allow customers to log in their support requests, check the status of their support request and track the implementation stages of their projects.
"Over the last few years, our customer base in the UAE and the Middle East has been growing. To serve our customers well and speed up response time on their requests is critical for our business.
Hence we decided to launch our toll free number 800 7775, where our customers can call in to check the status of their projects or log in their problems for quick support.
Focus is committed to offering our customers only the best service and support and this toll free number is our initiative to ensure total customer satisfaction," says Mr. Ali Hyder, CEO of Focus Softnet.
Over the last two decades Focus Softnet has emerged into an established multinational organization with an extensive worldwide network of 21 offices spread across 16 countries.
Focus Softnet develops solutions that move businesses and helps them grow in a highly competitive environment.
The software development vendor works with Business Associates globally to bring its state-of-the-art products to the marketplace, which are deemed as absolute value for money.
The Focus Suite of advanced business applications has enhanced business efficiency at more than 30,000 corporations across the globe.
The new toll free number " 800 7775 will offer customers easy access to their accounts by logging in with their unique pin numbers. Customers can dial in 24/7 and register their support requests or track their orders thus saving time.
Focus Softnet will also be able to monitor the requests and call history to serve customer faster through their strong support team. The company is poised to introduce toll free numbers in other countries in the Middle East soon.
- Focus Softnet rebrands in time for GITEX
Fresh corporate identity for product range to debut at technical expo
Software solutions company Focus Softnet, today unveiled its new corporate identity, including fresh product branding, which will detut at GITEX Technology Week 2012. "Focus Softnet has grown tremendously in the last two decades," said Ali Hyder, CEO of Focus Softnet.
"This year is a key turning point for our company as we expand into a new direction in business, which we will announce during GITEX Technology Week 2012. We have built Focus Softnet into a company that connects closely with our customers. Our new logo redefines our brand and reiterates our commitment towards our customers. It visually reflects our dynamic growth and matches our tag line ‘Solutions that move your business'," The branding was developed in consultation with Focus' stakeholders and staff. The identity is intended to "take on a more modern look and appeal and represent the upward trend of growth and expansion that Focus Softnet intends to achieve and also the customers they serve".
"The new logo looks ahead and is in sync with our company's philosophy of aggressive growth and forward movement," said Hyder.
"It reflects who we are, the markets we serve and our best-of-breed products and excellent customer service that differentiates us from our competitors. We plan to offer our customers comprehensive solutions and services to ensure that we make it easier, faster and cost-effective for them."
- Focus Softnet Plans Bigger Participation At GITEX Technology
To launch new products in addition to promoting its wide range of customisable Enterprise and SMB software solutions
PRLog (Press Release) - Oct 02, 2012 -
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Focus Softnet, the leading software development company, announced that it is participating at GITEX Technology Week 2012 in a much bigger way by taking double the space this year. The software vendor plans launch of its brand new solution, promote its best-selling Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution - Focus i and its wide range of customizable Enterprise and SMB software solutions in addition to meeting customers and partners at the Middle East’s largest ICT exhibition.
“We have been participating in GITEX since 1996 and the response we receive each year has been excellent. GITEX, being one of the largest ICT events in the Middle East, not only helps us increase Focus’ brand awareness and product visibility but also helps us raise our corporate profile across the Middle East region. It is an ideal stage for us to promote and showcase our full range of Enterprise and SMB solutions to a large audience, who visit GITEX from across the globe. This year, we plan to make some major announcements, sign new partnerships and launch our brand new enterprise solution, which is being built from scratch,” said Mr. Ali Hyder, CEO of Focus Softnet.
Technology Experts from Focus Softnet will be present at GITEX to demonstrate the features and benefits of the all-new version of its revolutionary ERP solution with fully integrated with Business Intelligence (BI) tools, which is being written from scratch. Apart from the new version, also on display would be Focus i with incredible features such as an enterprise dashboard, where customers can get information about their business at a glance, and a comprehensive Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) module, which provides full support for multi-process production for stocking, order-based, assemble-to-order environments. Focus i provides real-time, multi-dimensional posting of transactions, resulting in real-time reports. The company will also be highlighting the mobile version of Focus i at the event.
“GITEX is a perfect platform to demonstrate the unique features of our solutions to customers visiting from across the region and show them the benefits and cost savings of implementing our solutions. We want to highlight that our solutions are highly customisable and can be adapted to suit our customers’ business needs. We will also be showcasing our vertical-specific solutions at the exhibition," Mr. Hyder added.
Apart from Focus i, the company will also be showcasing its educational solution - Focus ARMS, its warehouse management solution – Focus WMS, its healthcare solution Focus insta HMS and its CRM solution – Streamline, in addition to meeting customers and partners at the leading IT exhibition.
- Focus Softnet adds hospital management software to its portfolio
Focus Softnet, the regional software development company, today announced that they have signed a strategic partnership deal with Insta Health Solutions Private Limited, a leading Bangalore-based health care IT company.
As per the terms of the agreement, Focus Softnet will be the exclusive distributor and solutions partner for Insta HMS, a comprehensive, cost-effective and easy-to-use IT healthcare software for the GCC region. Focus will help promote, sell and deploy Insta HMS to hospitals across the region.
"Focus Softnet is a reputed software development company with successful Enterprise and SMB solutions that help customers improve overall productivity and efficiency while offering better return on investment. Focus has a large network of branch offices across the globe with local development and implementation capabilities making them an ideal partner to promote Insta HMS. The company not only has the expertise to sell niche vertical based solutions but also has the reputation of being excellent in their implementations and after sales service. We look forward to working closely with them to promote our flagship product, Insta HMS in the GCC region," Mr. Ramesh Emani, Co-Founder and CEO, Insta Health Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Insta Health Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is a healthcare focused IT company, whose flagship product Insta HMS has helped many hospitals across India automate their processes and become more efficient at almost half the price of other available solutions in the market. The company is also one of the very few companies to offer hospital management software as a browser based solution.
Insta HMS is an affordable and easy-to-use end-to-end hospital management solution, which helps hospitals streamline their healthcare services and boost overall operational efficiency. Insta HMS offers hospitals exclusive features such as fastest HMS implementation guarantee, lower total cost of ownership, faster maintenance and free upgrades and advanced electronic medical records management capability. Focus Softnet has already integrated its Financial ERP with the Insta HMS for the Indian markets and is now looking to replicate the same in the GCC region.
"Focus is happy to add Insta HMS to our strong portfolio of software solutions. Hospitals require customised process-driven IT solutions to improve their operational efficiency and reduce costs. Insta HMS is an integrated hospital management software, which helps in automating the entire process of hospital administration making it easy to account for all the inventory, transactions, patients treatments and departments in the hospital," says Mr. Jawad Ali Khan, COO, Focus Softnet.
"Our products such as Focus i, Streamline CRM, WMS and ARMS have done extremely well in the market. By adding Insta HMS, we are further strengthening our portfolio, where we can offer hospitals the most comprehensive and cost-effective solution to help them streamline their operations and reduce costs significantly. Insta HMS has been well received in India and we are already getting good feedback on the product from this market. We are confident Insta HMS will be well received in the Mena region too," Mr. Khan concludes.
Insta HMS is the latest addition to Focus Softnet's portfolio of solutions, which includes Focus i - a revolutionary mid-tier ERP solution with fully integrated with Business Intelligence (BI) tools, Focus Academic Records Management Solution (ARMS), Focus Warehouse Management Solution (WMS), Streamline CRM and other customized enterprise solutions for different verticals.
- Focus Softnet and Rosoft Form Strategic Business Alliance
To Offer One-stop-solutions For SMEs
To become an integral part of SME’s growth in India by ensuring best possible IT Business solutions available for SMEs at an affordable price.
PRLog (Press Release) - Sep 24, 2012 -
Mumbai, India: Focus Softnet, a leading software development company, announced that they have signed a strategic partnership with Rosoft, an IT services and consultancy company. This strategic business alliance would exclusively cater to the Indian SME sector and jointly offer clients a one – stop – solution for all their IT needs ranging from E- business services such as Static Website, e-Comm Shopping Carts, Inventory Based Online Shopping, Mobile Applications, SEO/ SMO, Social Media Marketing and end-to-end business process re-engineering services complete with a robust ERP package developed by Focus.
What makes the association 'a one-of-its kind' is the ability to offer Business Process Re-engineering, e- Business plus ERP services to the clients at a price affordable to the SME segment, with a vision of “Empowering the Indian SME sector to build a more comprehensive business ecosystem”.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. T.S. Bhattacharya, Chairman, Rosoft said, “Our vision is to make our own Indian business partner strong enough to compete with Global players and I am sure the business intelligence of Rosoft and Focus Softnet at affordable prices will boost the SME’s growth in India”.
Mr. Ali Hyder, CEO, Focus Softnet added, “The SME segment has become a major contributor to the Indian economy. Focus Softnet has been instrumental in automating SMEs for the past 20 years with innovative technologies and continuous R & D to deliver state-of-the-art applications. Each SME business is unique and requires a customized solution catering to their requirements. By partnering with Rosoft, we are offering the large SME segment in India a wide range of cost-effective IT solutions to help them grow their business seamlessly.”
The Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of the modern day Indian economy. With a contribution of 45% of industrial output, 40% of export and 22% of GDP (estd 2012), the SME sector today is one of the most thriving business segments. The sector currently employs over 60 million people and with over 12 million poised to join over the next 3 years, the importance of the sector to the nation cannot be over emphasized.
Typically an SME business in India is a 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation entrepreneurship with a legacy passed on from generation to generation. Each business in the SME space is unique in its own way with its own set of operating practices, systems and processes, management styles and thought process. It is this divergence that makes the segment so vibrant and dynamic, and yet, challenging to cater to. In this challenge lies the opportunity to cater to the vast and untapped SME segment of India, one which Rosoft and Focus have joined hands to address.
Today India is in the ‘digital age’ with ever increasing mobile and internet penetration; the biggest and the most effective vehicle for Growth is to effectively use the ‘online space’. It is common knowledge, the wonders an ‘online business model’ can create, and it is even more so applicable for an SME, who has the right aspirations, business model and resources, and all that it needs is to leverage technology as an enabler to break the ‘Ceiling of Complexity’ and continue its growth momentum. It is in this E-business space Rosoft brings to the table its wide range of services.
The Business Process Re-engineering services is essentially an X-ray of any organization’s processes to understand their particular technology needs and address the same through the implementation of a suitable ERP package. Effective implementation of the ERP software and systems was till recently, only done by MNCs and large corporates, with the big boys controlling the reins of the ERP market in India. However, with the surge in the Indian economy, the demand for ERP solutions is continuously increasing from SME enterprises.
Currently, most of the successful ERP products available in the market are international, customized to suit Indian markets. Focus, however provides a robust ERP, ‘Made in India’, ‘For India’ and ‘By an Indian Company’ specifically designed to cater to the SME segment and completely customizable for international markets. With over 30,000 successful implementations globally and presence across India, Middle East and Far East, Focus has been a one of the pioneers in the Indian ERP space with ‘Best – in Class’ features and modules to cater to end-to-end business processes across functions and needless to mention, well within the SME budget.
Today mid-sized organizations across various industries in the SME space are realizing the significance of an ERP investment in business. However, SMEs look for solutions that require minimal capital and infrastructure investments, low total cost of ownership (TCO) including the costs of future upgrades, simpler and cost effective implementation and most importantly the ‘last leg’ service, which has often been a challenge for large international solution providers in the market.