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ABAS donates ERP system to University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  Kelaniya (Sri Lanka) / Karlsruhe (Germany), September 22, 2008. ABAS Software AG, a German ERP provider for SMB with the seventh biggest market share in Germany, has donated an ERP system to the Industrial Management (IM) Department of the University of Kelaniya. The Sri Lankan company Providence Network & Solutions represents ABAS in Colombo. This donation has been arranged as part of the global corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities of ABAS, and facilitated by their local partner Providence.  
  abas Business Software helps Students to get practical understanding of an ERP system  
Handing over the check: ABAS donates ERP system to University of Kelaniya
Handing over the check - Photo shows from left
to right: Dr. A. P. R. Wickramarachchi, Head of
Department of Industrial Management,
Peter Forscht, COO ABAS Software AG,
Prof. M. Jayantha S. Wijeyaratne,
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya,
Vaz Gnanam, Managing Director of Providence
Network & Solutions, Prof. K.D.Jayasuriya,
Dean, Faculty of Sience, University of Kelaniya.
This initiative enables the university to provide comprehensive training on ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems to lecturers and students. At present, the lecturers cover ERP topics, but donít possess anything to demonstrate them for the benefit of students in the IM labs. The students will also have the opportunity to understand ERP architecture and technology with its many benefits. Another objective in installing the fully functional solution is to help students get involved in industry-related projects and assignments, thereby providing them a path for career advancement. The donation of the ERP system to the IM department of the University is a boon that will enable them to produce well-qualified students familiar with the latest IT and management concepts, which in turn will do much to enhance the quality of Sri Lankaís workforce.
  University of Kelaniya: one of the best in IT and Management skills  
Cultural welcome by Kandyan dancers
Cultural welcome by Kandyan dancers -
In the middle left: Prof. M. Jayantha S.
Wijeyaratne, Vice-Chancellor of the University
of Kelaniya, middle right: Peter Forscht,
COO ABAS Software AG.
ABAS sources stated that they selected the IM Department of the University of Kelaniya because it has evolved into one of the best academic departments in the country, teaching IT and management skills. In fact, it pioneered the teaching of management in the faculty of science in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, the university prepares students to face the challenges of industry through an industry placement program, which sharpens their skills by engaging them in projects and assignments. Also, its IM Department has state-of-the-art computer laboratories that cater to the ICT requirements of students following the undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
  abas Business Software  
  The globally-renowned abas ERP system, named abas Business Software, offers medium and large-scale businesses a total solution, covering every aspect of operations from purchasing and sales to production, warehouse management and financial accounting. Among the advantages of these solutions are flexibility, user-friendliness, performance, stability and cost-effectiveness. abas solutions have proved quite popular in many countries around the world. abas solutions are widely used by companies engaged in production, trade and services in various industry sectors. The ERP systems optimize business processes at every level of operation. The abas Business Software has consistently been ranked number one in important areas of ERP, including total customer satisfaction, and has earned renown for the flexibility of its systems. The effectiveness of the software is largely due to its open system architecture. This is because further modules and external systems can be integrated with the software. Companies are free to choose between different operating systems in order to find the best suited system for their IT environment, since the abas Business Software runs under Linux, Unix and Windows.  
  abas partner in Sri Lanka: Providence Network & Solutions (Pvt) Ltd.  
  The abas ERP system was introduced to Sri Lanka by its local partner Providence Network & Solutions, located in Colombo. Providence is an IT solutions provider that offers the continuously evolving new generation technologies. These primarily include Enterprise 2.0 web applications. Providence has also introduced easy-payment schemes for abas systems, which will help companies that cannot afford the high cost of purchasing these systems outright. It will also resolve issues such as incomplete installations in companies, which have affected the local ERP industry.  
  Further information on ABAS: (Press and Public Relations)
Phone: +49 (0) 721 96 72 30; Fax: +49 (0) 721 96 72 31 00

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