UEM Group Enables Data-Driven Decision-Making with Cloud Move
By Digital News Asia August 28, 2020
- PLUS, UEM Edgenta & UEM Sunrise digitise procurement, finance, HR functions
- UEM Edgenta saving almost 50% business time to close its books every month
Accelerating its digitalisation pace, UEM Group Bhd (UEM Group), a Malaysian based regional engineering-based infrastructure and services group, has fully digitised and cloud-enabled the procurement, finance and HR processes of three subsidiaries, namely, PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS), UEM Edgenta Bhd (UEM Edgenta) and UEM Sunrise Bhd (UEM Sunrise), specifically for their operations in Malaysia.
Choosing Oracle Malaysia as its vendor, the three business functions from PLUS and UEM Edgenta are now live on Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) while the same two companies together with UEM Sunrise have also implemented Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM).
Commenting on the move, Mohd Izani Ghani, Managing Director of UEM Group says, “UEM Group embarked on the digital revolution journey as we wanted to revolutionise our technological capabilities and enhance our ability to respond quickly to market changes. Throughout the project, Oracle provided us with significant support and flexibility based on our present-day requirements.”
Mohd Izani noted that all three organizations will benefit from moving to the cloud, “with improved business processes, productivity and performance with less disruption, all of which will allow us to stay ahead in a highly competitive business environment.”
The transition allows the three UEM Group subsidiaries added control and a clear overview of the functions with real-time insights allowing the subsidiaries to make decisions on a timely basis supported by hard-data. The benefit from increased collaboration as well as streamlined processes allows for more coherent workflows which can be easily tracked with maximum efficiency.
Mohd Izani adds that UEM Edgenta is already benefiting – its finance department is able to enhance financial visibility and efficiency with almost 50% business time saved to close its books every month.
HR processes digitised include talent management, workforce management and payroll. As a result of the integrated finance and HR processes, all three companies have experienced lesser hours spent on mundane data compiling and reporting, reduced human errors, and better overall financial control and decision-making due to increased traceability and visibility.
“We started working with UEM Group more than three years ago and I’m truly honoured to be part of UEM Group’s digital revolution journey,” said Jasbir Singh (pic), Vice President, Software as a Service (SaaS) Applications, Oracle Malaysia, adding that the transition to the cloud has helped smoothen the embracing of new working habits crucial to today’s new normal.