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Transforming HR Services for a Progressive Pioneering Manpower Agency with HRIS Across Luzon and Visayas

Transforming HR Services for a Progressive Pioneering Manpower Agency with HRIS Across Luzon and Visayas 839 630 Exist Software Labs


Accessible HR Services via HRIS

In the job market, manpower agencies, also known as staffing agencies, offer a convenient and cost-efficient way to hire employees. These organizations match job seekers with employers, providing various services to facilitate the hiring process. In the Philippines, there are many manpower agencies. Despite the underemployment rate reported by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) decreasing to 11.9 percent in December 2023 from 12.6 percent in December 2022, the country’s efforts to battle unemployment and underemployment still continue, driving many individuals to seek the services of these agencies for local and overseas job opportunities.

However, while these agencies play a crucial role in connecting job seekers with employers, they face several operational challenges. Navigating complex labor laws, ensuring compliance, and managing proper documentation add to the difficulties. Additionally, training and developing employees to meet client standards, maintaining effective communication, and coordinating schedules and job assignments are significant hurdles. Furthermore, securely handling large volumes of sensitive employee and client data is essential to ensure data integrity and protection against breaches.

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Given these challenges, HR departments struggle to manage field employees effectively. A custom Human Resources Information System (HRIS) can be an excellent solution as it addresses specific needs, enhances efficiency, and supports unique operational workflows. In our previous blog, we discussed when an organization should consider implementing a custom HRIS. In this blog, you will learn how we developed a custom HRIS for a major manpower agency servicing businesses in Luzon and Visayas, making HR services more accessible for their field employees. The client opted for a custom HRIS over an off-the-shelf solution due to their unique requirements, which were not readily available in standard software.


HR Transformation: A Manpower Agency’s Success Story with Custom HRIS

We had the opportunity to create an HRIS application or employee portal for a major manpower agency that offers a comprehensive suite of facilities management services. These include security services, facilities management, building maintenance, janitorial services, and environmental services. Their clientele comprises notable brands such as SM and Banco De Oro Universal Bank.

The project originated from our own experience in developing an in-house HRIS. Learn more about how custom HRIS solutions stand out here. Spanning 8 months, the project involved three key stages: Discovery, Initial Delivery, and Enhancements.

During the discovery phase, we collaborated closely with the client to understand their pain points, needs, and expectations for the solution. We conducted a thorough business analysis of their current HR processes, workflows, and systems to identify gaps and areas for improvement. The client highlighted several challenges, including difficulty tracking appointments and personnel movements, managing the deployment of security guards to different clients, checking credentials, monitoring mandatory training, renewing licenses and documents, and issuing uniforms. Based on these insights, we defined the project goals, developed a comprehensive feature list, and established budget and timeline parameters.

Utilizing the agile development methodology, we segmented the project into manageable sprints. This approach allowed us to focus on core feature development, UI design, testing, and deployment. In the final enhancement phase, we collected user feedback, monitored performance, developed new features, and provided ongoing support to ensure the system met the client’s evolving needs.


The Features of the Custom HRIS Portal

Our customized HRIS portal that can be accessed via mobile application and has role-based login for the client incorporates a robust suite of features tailored to streamline their HR operations and enhance employee accessibility.

Here are the key features that we created: 

  1. Recruitment 
  2. Employee Records 
    1. Employee 201 
    2. Employee Information Updates 
  3. Timekeeping 
    1. Attendance Report 
  4. E-services 
    1. Loans
    2. Government Loans
    3. Uniform Information, Requests, and Payment
    4. Diagnostic Scheduling, Requests, Approvals, and Recording 
    5. Payslip
  5. Employee Onboarding/Offboarding


The Results

Our custom HRIS app has significantly enhanced our client’s manpower agency by introducing key features such as time in/out tracking, timesheet monitoring, attendance approvals, leave management, and comprehensive employee profiles. These features have streamlined payroll processing, improved attendance management, empowered employees with self-service capabilities, and increased financial transparency. Additionally, e-services like loan applications and uniform requests, as well as diagnostic scheduling, have boosted employee satisfaction and operational efficiency. Admin modules for HR management, attendance reporting, onboarding, offboarding, and recruitment have further enhanced HR efficiency and decision-making. Overall, the custom HRIS app has led to increased operational efficiency, improved compliance, cost savings, and better decision-making, positioning the agency for sustainable growth and success. Even if these employees work remotely from different locations, they can access HR services, and vice versa for their HR department. With the ability to handpick modules in the employee portal, the system adapted to the dynamic nature of their organization and proved valuable to field employees.


Transform Your Manpower Agency with Custom HRIS: Consultation Available Now!

Manpower agencies looking to streamline their HR operations and enhance employee management should consider leveraging our experience in custom HRIS development. With our tailored solutions, we can address the unique needs and challenges faced by manpower agencies, offering comprehensive features to optimize HR processes, improve efficiency, and boost employee satisfaction. Whether it’s time tracking, attendance management, leave processing, or streamlined communication, our custom HRIS solutions are designed to meet the specific requirements of manpower agencies. We understand the importance of flexibility and scalability in HRIS solutions, allowing agencies to adapt and grow seamlessly as their business evolves. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you transform your HR operations for greater success.

PEPIF 2024

IEMOP: MPU and PEPIF 2024 Events Power Up the Future of Energy Efficiency in the Philippines

IEMOP: MPU and PEPIF 2024 Events Power Up the Future of Energy Efficiency in the Philippines 1300 972 Exist Software Labs

ILOILO CITY – The Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) successfully convened the Philippine Electric Power Industry Forum (PEPIF) 2024 on April 5th at the Iloilo Convention Center (ICON). Held under the theme “Powering a Sustainable and Secure Energy Future for the Country,” the forum brought together key stakeholders from across the Philippine electric power industry for two days of engaging discussions and presentations.

The event commenced with the Market Participants Update (MPU) on April 4th at the Courtyard by Marriott in Iloilo City. This annual gathering provided IEMOP a platform to apprise Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) members of the latest market operations developments.


IEMOP Electrifies Stakeholders with Market Participant Update (MPU)

This crucial gathering provided IEMOP a platform to apprise Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) members of the latest market operations developments. Here’s a glimpse into some of the key takeaways from the MPU:

  • Opening Keynote by Dr. Rowena Cristina Guevara, Ph.D., Undersecretary of the Department of Energy: Dr. Guevara’s keynote addressed the government’s perspective on the energy sector, potentially outlining national priorities and upcoming initiatives of the Department of Energy.
  • Market Operation Highlights by Isidro E. Cacho, Head Trading Operations Department of IEMOP: Mr. Cacho’s presentation focused on the nitty-gritty of WESM operations. He presented updates on trading activities, insights on market transactions and generation mix, and recent technical developments that could impact WESM participants.
  • Enforcement and Compliance Updates by Atty. Ma. Hazel Gubaton-Lopez, Chief Enforcement and Compliance Officer of Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC): Ms. Gubaton-Lopez’s session informed participants about compliance monitoring, reserve market compliance, WCO Certification and registration, and compliance-related rule amendments and developments.

Watch the full event here.

The interactive environment of the MPU fostered open communication, allowing trading participants to raise concerns and seek clarification on the presented updates, ensuring they remain compliant and informed WESM operators.

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PEPIF 2024: Charting a Sustainable and Secure Energy Course

PEPIF 2024 featured a comprehensive agenda exploring critical aspects of the Philippines’ energy transition:

  • Philippine Energy Transition Plan: Experts examined the government’s roadmap for clean energy, highlighting opportunities in renewables like solar, wind, and geothermal, while acknowledging grid integration, and other challenges
  • Regulations for RE Development: Discussions centered on policies and market mechanisms that can incentivize investments in renewable energy projects.
  • Rural Electrification with Renewables: The session focused on how renewable energy can play a pivotal role in achieving 100% rural electrification through innovative solutions
  • PEPIF 2024 culminated in a dynamic panel discussion featuring industry professionals like Mylene Capongcol from the Department of Energy, Fernando Martin Roxas of National Power Corporation, and ACEN Corporation’s COO Miguel De Jesus. Joining them were academic experts like Dr. Fernando Aldaba Ph.D., Keiju Mitsuhashi from the Asian Development Bank, Aboitiz Renewables Inc.’s President and COO, James Villamoran, and of course, IEMOP’s President and CEO, Atty. Richard J. Nethercott. The discussion focused on charting a course toward a sustainable and secure energy future. Panelists emphasized the importance of collaboration between public and private sectors, leveraging technological advancements, and empowering consumers to actively participate in the energy transition.

Watch the full event here

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Exist Software Labs Powers Up WESM Participants with Free Basic Trading App

Further solidifying their commitment to the industry, Exist Software Labs, Inc. offered a FREE Basic Trading Application at the event. This application provides essential functionalities for WESM participants, including a Real-time view of RTD, HAP, and DAP and Compliance, MMS Offering Submission, Integration with MMS and IEMOP public website data, and more. By offering this free platform, Exist Software Labs, Inc. demonstrates its dedication to empowering market participants and fostering a more efficient Energy industry in the country.

With a proven track record of success, Exist Software Labs, Inc. has been empowering energy companies in the Philippines for years, with notable clients including The Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines Inc. (IEMOP) and the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC).  Looking ahead, Exist Software Labs, Inc. is committed to playing a key role in accelerating the Philippines’ transition to a clean and efficient energy future.

Looking to optimize your operations, ensure compliance, and gain a competitive edge? Visit
Exist Software Labs, Inc.’s website to explore their comprehensive suite of solutions, including their Trading and Billing System, Energy Business Process Automation, and more!

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PhilEnergy

PhilEnergy 2024: Powers Up the Future of Energy Efficiency in the Philippines

PhilEnergy 2024: Powers Up the Future of Energy Efficiency in the Philippines 1300 972 Exist Software Labs

The Philippines’ leading energy exhibition and conference, PhilEnergy, concluded a successful three-day run last week at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Held from March 20th to 22nd, the event served as a premier platform for showcasing the latest advancements and innovations in the energy sector.

These sessions covered a wide range of topics across the energy spectrum, including renewable energy advancements, energy efficiency strategies, the rise of electric vehicles, and the latest developments in power and storage solutions. 

PhilEnergy 2024 served as a valuable platform for industry professionals to learn, network, and collaborate on shaping a more secure and sustainable energy future for the Philippines. Exist Software Labs Inc., a leading software solutions provider, was among the key participants who actively participated in this event.


Energy Efficiency in Focus

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Energy Efficiency Day 2024, held within PhilEnergy, underscored the critical role energy efficiency plays in achieving a sustainable future. Mr. Alexander Ablaza, President of Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance Inc., outlined a 4-point action plan prescribed by the International Energy Agency (IEA) to reach this goal by 2030:

  • Doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvement to 4% annually would significantly reduce global energy demand and CO2 emissions.
  • The Full implementation of existing policies could achieve nearly three-quarters of the doubling goal.  
  • Accelerating efficiency can enhance energy security, create millions of new jobs, and bring electricity access to hundreds of millions of people. 
  • Tripling the annual investments in energy efficiency to $1.8 trillion by 2030 highlights the need for significant public and private sector collaboration.

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Exist Software Labs, Inc. Empowers Energy Sector

Exist Software Labs, Inc.’s presence at PhilEnergy 2024 highlighted the growing importance of information technology in the energy industry. The company showcased its comprehensive suite of solutions designed to optimize energy operations, improve efficiency, and contribute to a more sustainable future.  |

With a proven track record of success, Exist Software Labs, Inc. has been empowering energy companies in the Philippines for years, with notable clients including The Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines Inc. (IEMOP) and the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC).  Looking ahead, Exist Software Labs, Inc. is committed to playing a key role in accelerating the Philippines’ transition to a clean and efficient energy future.

Let’s make the energy transition easy for you

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PhilEnergy

PhilEnergy 2024 Electrifies SMX this March: Don’t Miss the Philippines’ Biggest Energy Event!

PhilEnergy 2024 Electrifies SMX this March: Don’t Miss the Philippines’ Biggest Energy Event! 1300 972 Exist Software Labs

The much-anticipated PhilEnergy event is returning in 2024, and it’s set to be bigger and better! Mark your calendars for a 3-day event on March 20-22, 2024, as the Philippines’ leading energy exhibition and conference takes center stage at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, expecting to gather over 10,000+ industry professionals.

PhilEnergy is the premier platform for showcasing the latest advancements and innovations in the energy sector. This year’s event promises to be a power-packed gathering, bringing together key industry players, government officials, and decision-makers under one roof. It’s the perfect opportunity to foster valuable discussions, collaborations, and connections to drive the Philippines toward a sustainable energy future.

What to Expect at PhilEnergy 2024:

Extensive product showcase: Explore a wide range of exhibits featuring cutting-edge technologies and solutions across various energy segments, including renewable energy, power generation, transmission and distribution, and energy efficiency.

Topical conferences and seminars: Gain insights from industry experts and thought leaders through informative conferences, and seminars tackling critical issues and trends in the energy landscape.

Networking opportunities: Connect with more than 10,000 similar minds, build valuable relationships, and explore potential business partnerships at dedicated networking events and sessions.

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Exist Software Labs, Inc.: Your Partner in Energy Efficiency (Booth Number: A7)

Exist Software Labs, Inc. is a leading provider of software solutions With over 20 years of experience in developing systems, we are committed to developing energy systems for Traditional Generators, RE Generators, RES, Distributors, WAG, and SOLAR.  

We offer a comprehensive suite of services, including:

Energy Trading and Billing System: Our billing and trading solution is infrastructure-agnostic, fully scalable, and has ready access to NMMS, CRSS, PREMS, other IEMOP, and PEMC-related open applications, as well as other data sources.

Internet of Energy: We provide a fully integrated and comprehensive Internet of Energy Solution! Our strategy is to combine our unique IoE know-how with our extensive experience in information technology and industry knowledge.

Energy Business Process Automation: Streamline your operations and boost efficiency with our integrated solutions for CRM, accounting, data analytics, work order management, enterprise asset management, inventory control, and more.

Don’t miss to visit our booth at PhilEnergy 2024 (booth number A7) and learn more about how Exist Software Labs can help your organization achieve its energy efficiency goals and contribute to a sustainable future. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be part of the biggest and most exciting energy event in the Philippines!

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Energy Trading and Billing System Challenges

Unveiling Pain Points: Analyzing Energy Trading and Billing System Challenges in the Philippines

Unveiling Pain Points: Analyzing Energy Trading and Billing System Challenges in the Philippines 1300 972 Exist Software Labs

In the dynamic landscape of the Philippine energy sector, the complexities and challenges inherent in energy trading and billing systems have become increasingly apparent. 

This article sheds light on the multifaceted challenges faced by energy companies in the Philippines, addressing crucial pain points that extend from regulatory compliance to data security management. From navigating complex tariffs and diverse pricing structures to grappling with legacy systems, the sector finds itself at a critical juncture where technology and innovation are not only desired but imperative for sustainable growth.

Energy Trading and Billing System Challenges

Now, let’s delve into the challenges posed by energy trading and billing systems and explore potential solutions to overcome them.

  1. Regulatory Compliance
  2.  Complex Tariffs and Diverse Pricing Structure
  3. Data Integration Challenges
  4. Manual Processes and Inaccurate Billing
  5. Manual Generation of OR
  6.  Dispute Resolution and customer education:
  7. Data Security and Management
  8. Scalability
  9. Legacy Systems

1. Regulatory Compliance

Challenges

Solutions

  • Exist offers a comprehensive trading and billing system solution that integrates alterations related to WESM Compliance, helping energy companies to adjust to regulatory requirements updates will be implemented in testing environments well in advance of WESM’s trial operation or commercial go-live stage, providing you with sufficient time for testing before putting it into operation
  • Whether your Exist’s Trading and Billing system is hosted on our cloud, your cloud, or on-premise, as long as you maintain an active subscription or an ongoing maintenance and support agreement with us, we will ensure that it is kept up to date

 2. Complex Tariffs and Diverse Pricing Structure

Challenges

  • Most energy companies offer various tariff options and diverse pricing structures to customers, including load profile-based products, time-of-use rates, and tiered pricing. Accurately managing and calculating these tariffs and various pricing structures can be complex and error-prone. In addition, implementing a new pricing structure for a customer within an automated system usually incurs additional costs for customization.

Solution 

  • Our system uses a flexible Formula and Structured Query Language (SQL) builder to manage tariff and pricing structures. It is capable of handling a variety of tariff and pricing frameworks, automatically computing bills per your client contracts.

Are you having trouble managing Complex tariffs and Diverse Pricing structures? We can help.

3. Data Integration Challenges

Challenges 

  • Ensuring billing accuracy requires all data to be both up-to-date and accurate. However, the integration of data from diverse sources, such as meter readings, customer information, and market data, can pose a significant challenge.
  • Accessing NMMS data, whether through API, MPI, the IEMOP website, or a data subscription, may present a challenge for users who are not familiar with technical processes.

Solution

  • We have invested in a robust integration platform and middleware that streamlines data integration, guaranteeing data accuracy and consistency throughout the process.
  • Exist Energy System Solutions has direct integration with WESM, NMSS, CRSS, PREMS, and Data subscription services
  • Our system includes seamless integration with a range of ERP and CRM software, including Salesforce, NetSuite, and SAP.

4. Manual Processes and Inaccurate Billing

Challenges 

  • Traditional billing procedures are labor-intensive and prone to human errors, which can stem from factors like meter reading discrepancies, data entry inaccuracies, or system glitches. Such errors may give rise to conflicts with customers and potential regulatory penalties.

Solution: 

  • Exist’s end-to-end billing automation substantially minimizes the need for manual intervention, this will help you streamline your processes from meter reading to invoice generation to ensure both efficiency and accuracy.

5. Manual Generation of OR

Challenge

  • Generation and submission of OR hardcopies to regulators become tedious especially due to the volume of customers. The current process is to manually generate the OR, have it printed, signed, and scanned then send it to IEMOP.

Solution

  • We have already built an e-OR generation functionality in our Trading and Billing System to eliminate the manual and tedious process of receipt generation and submission. (Please take note that CAS Accreditation is a prerequisite for handling e-OR functionality.)

6. Dispute Resolution and Customer Education

Challenge 

  • Customers may need help to digest and understand bill details and resolving billing concerns and disputes can be resource-intensive.

Solution 

  • Our system could fully integrate into your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, empowering you to track and resolve billing-related inquiries and disputes efficiently, enhancing your customer service. Further, we have developed customer portals with detailed bill breakdowns and explanations to enhance customer understanding.

7. Data Security and Management

Challenge 

  • Protecting customer data is paramount. Sharing spreadsheets where data are stored is a possible security vulnerability.

Solution

  • By having an automated system, robust data security measures, including encryption and access controls, safeguarding the customer information would already be built in.

8. Scalability

Challenge

  • Expanding or scaling systems and operations alongside an increasing customer base and meter data

Solution

  • We utilize cloud-based and container-orchestrated billing solutions, enabling us to expand dynamically with your customer and data growth.

9. Legacy Systems

Challenge

  • Other Energy Companies have become accustomed to the existing processes and systems of legacy systems, which could impede efforts to modernize.

Solution 

  • We have a specialized implementation team committed to assisting you in the gradual replacement of your legacy systems, facilitating the transition of your systems and processes to scalable and contemporary solutions.

Exist Software Labs Unveils Strategic Energy System Solutions

The examination of energy trading and billing system challenges in the Philippines reveals a landscape ripe for transformation. The identified pain points, ranging from regulatory compliance hurdles to the limitations of legacy systems, underscore the urgent need for strategic interventions. As the industry seeks to modernize and enhance its operational efficiency, a forward-looking approach becomes paramount.

Exist Software Labs, Inc.’s Strategic Energy Solutions presents a holistic and tailored approach to uplift the energy trading and billing landscape in the Philippines. By addressing these pain points, we pave the way for a future where the sector not only meets current challenges but thrives in the face of evolving industry dynamics.

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Renewable Energy

Tackling Weather Challenges Faced by Renewable Energy Companies

Tackling Weather Challenges Faced by Renewable Energy Companies 650 486 Exist Software Labs

How do meteorological conditions impact the reliability and efficiency of renewable energy generation, and what role can IT/software companies play in addressing these weather-related challenges?

Renewable energy companies or generators, be it wind turbines or solar arrays, are inextricably tied to meteorological conditions. The in-/availability of sunlight, the rhythm of the wind, and the capriciousness of climate patterns all affect the effectiveness of these green power sources. Weather-related challenges can potentially disrupt energy generation and impact the overall efficiency of renewable energy systems.

Weather-related challenges are a significant concern for renewable energy generators. Here are some common weather problems faced by these generators and how technology companies can help address them:

  1. Intermittency

Challenge: Renewable energy sources like solar and wind are intermittent and dependent on weather conditions. This intermittency poses challenges to grid stability and energy reliability.

Solutions:

  • Advanced Forecasting: IT/software companies can develop sophisticated weather forecasting models that provide accurate short and long-term predictions of renewable energy generation. These forecasts enable grid operators to better manage energy supply and demand.
  • Data Analytics: Utilize data analytics to optimize energy storage and distribution. The software can help manage energy storage systems to store excess energy during periods of high generation and release it during low generation, reducing intermittency.
  • Demand Response: Create demand response systems that use real-time data to encourage consumers to adjust their energy consumption during peak renewable energy generation times, helping to balance supply and demand.

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  1. Extreme Weather Events

Challenge: Hurricanes, floods, and other extreme weather events can damage renewable energy infrastructure, disrupt power generation, and pose safety risks.

Solutions:

  • Remote Monitoring: Develop remote monitoring systems that allow operators to assess the status of renewable energy installations in real time. This enables quick responses to weather threats and allows for the remote shutdown of equipment when necessary.
  • Predictive Maintenance: Use predictive maintenance software powered by AI and IoT sensors to anticipate equipment failures caused by extreme weather conditions. This helps reduce downtime and extend the lifespan of assets.
  • Disaster Preparedness: Create disaster preparedness systems that provide automated responses to extreme weather events, such as automatically shutting down wind turbines or activating backup power sources.
  1. Climate Change

Challenge: Climate change leads to shifts in weather patterns, temperature fluctuations, and increased weather volatility, affecting renewable energy production.

Solutions:

  • Climate Modeling: Develop climate modeling software to help understand the long-term impacts of climate change on energy generation. This data informs strategic planning and investment decisions.
  • Enhanced Forecasting: Improve renewable energy forecasting models to adapt to changing climate conditions. The software can incorporate climate data to provide more accurate predictions for energy generation.
  • Carbon Tracking: Develop software for tracking and reporting carbon emissions associated with energy production. This supports your company in assessing and reducing environmental impact.
  • Sustainable Design: IT/software companies can collaborate with renewable energy infrastructure providers to design sustainable and climate-resilient facilities. This includes selecting materials, optimizing designs for extreme weather, and integrating weather monitoring solutions.

IT/software companies can also support renewable energy companies by enhancing cybersecurity to protect critical infrastructure from weather-related cyber threats and by creating communication systems that ensure reliable data transmission even in adverse weather conditions.

Build a more resilient and dependable renewable energy business

While renewable energy represents a beacon of hope in our pursuit of a cleaner, more sustainable future, it’s paramount that we confront the hurdles posed by nature head-on. 

With Exist Software Labs’ advanced technologies, cutting-edge data analytics, and predictive capabilities, we stand ready to assist you on this transformative journey of building resiliency for your business. Together, we can enhance the reliability of your renewable energy systems, improve your efficiency, and help you adapt and thrive amidst evolving climate challenges. By harnessing the power of innovation and collaboration, we can usher in an era where clean energy not only powers our world but also safeguards it for generations to come.

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Sun Life Event: Spark Innovation Series- Cloud and Data Federation, Cloud & Data Federation, Data Solutions Philippines, Exist Data Solutions

Exist Software Labs discusses Cloud and Data Federation at Sun Life Global Solutions’ Spark Innovation Series

Exist Software Labs discusses Cloud and Data Federation at Sun Life Global Solutions’ Spark Innovation Series 650 486 Exist Software Labs

Cloud adoption has become increasingly essential for businesses looking to enhance their operations, improve scalability, and drive innovation. It allows organizations to leverage the power of cloud computing services to store, process, and analyze large volumes of data with ease.

On Aug 29, 2023, technology experts and IT professionals converged at the Sun Life Centre, in Bonifacio Global City, Philippines. Exist Software Labs graced Sun Life Global Solutions’ Spark Innovation Series, which discussed, for that session, Cloud & Data Federation. The Exist Team shared their insights and experiences as a technology company, focusing on the importance of Cloud and Data Federation in an organization’s Data Maturity Journey.

Cloud Adoption 3.0

In today’s digital age, the adoption of cloud technology has become increasingly important for businesses. Cloud Adoption 3.0, the next phase of cloud adoption, is an innovation where organizations are not only leveraging the power of the cloud, but also embracing data federation.

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Exist Director of Tech Services Dennis De Vera focused his presentation on the implications, benefits, and uses of Cloud Adoption; including increased flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. Cloud adoption allows companies to store and access data from anywhere in the world, enabling remote work and collaboration.

With the growing amount of data being generated by organizations, managing and analyzing this data becomes a challenge. According to De Vera, “This is where data federation comes into play. Data federation involves integrating and combining data from multiple sources or clouds into a unified view.”

Cloud and Data Federation Strategies

By adopting cloud & data federation strategies, businesses can unlock even more value from their cloud investments. They can gain deeper insights from their data by analyzing it holistically rather than in silos. This enables better decision-making, improved customer experiences, and enhanced operational efficiency.

Furthermore, cloud & data federation also provide organizations with greater control over their data governance and compliance requirements. With centralized control over access permissions and security measures across multiple clouds or sources of data, businesses can ensure regulatory compliance while maintaining high levels of security.

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What part does security play?

Whilst cloud & data federation integrate resources across multiple platforms and servers, it also introduces potential vulnerabilities that must be addressed to maintain a secure environment. Protecting secure assets, such as sensitive customer information or proprietary business data, requires strong access controls, encryption mechanisms, and authentication protocols. 

Regular audits are crucial for maintaining security within a federated environment and identifying potential weaknesses or compliance gaps. By examining security controls across different platforms and servers, organizations can proactively address vulnerabilities before they are exploited by malicious actors.

Security plays an integral part in the Cloud & Data Federation. By implementing robust encryption measures, conducting regular audits, and enforcing strict access controls, organizations can protect their valuable assets while leveraging the benefits of federated environments effectively.

Know more about what cloud adoption and data federation can do, specific to your organization

Don’t know where to start with cloud adoption? Exist is a multi-awarded technology innovator that provides free technical consultation to help you jumpstart your cloud adoption, cloud federation, and data maturity journey. Discuss with our experts to maximize the benefits of digital transformation today.

Bringing Innovation to Banking: A Journey Through Tech Fusion 2023

Bringing Innovation to Banking: A Journey Through Tech Fusion 2023

Bringing Innovation to Banking: A Journey Through Tech Fusion 2023 1300 972 Exist Software Labs

Makati City, Philippines – In a dynamic fusion of technology and banking, Tech Fusion 2023 ignited sparks of innovation and ushered in a new era of financial technology last September 21, 2023. Hosted at the Microsoft Philippines Office in Makati, this exclusive event brought together prominent figures from the banking industry, top executives, and decision-makers to explore the transformative power of DevOps, Cloud Migration, and API Management. In collaboration with Crayon and Microsoft, Exist Software Labs, Inc. unveiled a world of possibilities for the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) sector.

Charting a New Course

Tech Fusion 2023 was not just an event; it was a voyage into the heart of digitalization in banking. The journey explored three main areas:

  1. DevOps Dynamics: Time-to-Market Accelerations with Confidence

The first leg of the journey examined how DevOps practices can dramatically accelerate time-to-market for banking solutions while instilling confidence in the process. Attendees learned strategies to balance speed and quality, ensuring robust software delivery.

  1. New-Age Competition: Modern Infrastructure and Cloud-Native Architecture

In the second phase, the discussion revolved around modernizing infrastructure and embracing cloud-native architecture. Experts elaborated on the pivotal role of microservices, containerization, and serverless computing in building scalable and resilient banking applications.

  1. API Quest: Navigating the Infinite Possibilities of Banking Innovation

The final stretch explored the infinite possibilities of banking innovation through API Management. Attendees gained insights into how API technology simplifies banking transactions and integrates diverse applications into a unified platform, fostering financial inclusion and transparency.

Exist Awarded as Crayon’s Partner for Banking Solutions in the Tech Fusion 

The event commenced with a warm welcome from Willex Perez, Exist’s Co-founder & VP of Sales & Marketing. He expressed his enthusiasm for collaborating to enhance efficiency and satisfaction in banking through digitalization.

The highlight of the day was the official launch of Exist’s Digital Banking Solutions, known as the Exist Banking and Financial Services (EBFS) Business Unit. Jemelyn Ambrosio, BFS Business Unit Head, unveiled the digital banking roadmap, which depicted the evolution from traditional to digitally mature banks.

Following the presentation, Crayon Philippines recognized Exist Software Labs, Inc. as their primary partner in Banking Solutions in the Philippines. Carlos Sevilla, Crayon Philippines’ Channel Sales Director, presented this recognition to Exist.

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Panel Discussion

The heart of Tech Fusion 2023 beat within the panel discussions. Seasoned experts from diverse backgrounds shared their experiences and insights:

  • Randy Cabredo – Solutions Area Specialist for Azure, Microsoft
  • Chester Guerrero – Head of Production Security, Maya Philippines
  • Carlos Sevilla – Channel Sales Director, Crayon
  • Jonas Lim – Vice President of Technology, Exist Software Labs
  • Dennis De Vera – Director of Technical Services, Exist Software Labs

These panelists wove together their experiences and domain expertise to create a rich tapestry of knowledge. They delved into innovations and real-world implementations, answering participant questions and unraveling the intricate world of digitalization. The Tech Fusion event illuminated the path to a future-ready digital banking landscape through DevOps, Cloud Migration, and API Management.

While enjoying lunch, attendees seized the opportunity to network with technology experts and engage in enlightening conversations with fellow banking leaders. It was a moment to connect, share ideas, and envision a digitally transformed future for the BFSI sector.

Crayon’s Digital Transformation Insights

After the lunch break, Crayon’s Business Development Manager, Gab Villanueva, took the stage to share valuable insights on digital transformation. This added yet another layer of knowledge to the event, further enriching the participants’ understanding of how technology can drive financial institutions forward.

A Fusion of Knowledge, Innovation, and Fun

Tech Fusion 2023 was not just an event; it was an experience filled with knowledge, insights, fun, and new technologies. Banks across the Philippines can now leverage the wisdom shared during this event to embark on their own journeys of digital transformation, ultimately benefiting their customers and securing a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving BFSI landscape.

As the sun set on Tech Fusion 2023, the banking industry in the Philippines looked forward to a future illuminated by innovation, collaboration, and the limitless potential of technology.

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GIGA Summit 2023: Preparing the Philippines for the Big Energy Transition

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The Philippines is at the cusp of a major energy transition. With its abundant renewable energy resources, the country is poised to shift away from fossil fuels and towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.

Organized by Meralco Power Academy and held on September 11-13, 2023, GIGA Summit 2023 brought together key stakeholders and energy industry players from the government, private sector, and civil society to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition in the Philippines

Preparing the Philippines for the Energy Transition

Nixon G. Hao, President of Meralco Power Academy, emphasized the importance of investing in education and training to develop the workforce needed to support the country’s shift to renewable energy.

He began his talk by discussing the challenges facing the Philippine energy sector. He noted that the country is heavily reliant on imported fossil fuels, which makes it vulnerable to price fluctuations and supply disruptions.

Deputy Administrator of the Meralco Power Academy Ernesto Silvano Jr. mentioned that the energy transition is a critical challenge and opportunity for our country. “We are one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, and we need to transition to a clean energy economy to protect our people and our planet…” he added.

The viewpoints presented by these industry experts only emphasize the urgent requirement for cooperative endeavors and financial commitments in education and training to strengthen the country’s ability to withstand challenges and ensure long-term sustainability in the energy sector.

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Philippines’ Position in the Energy Transition Roadmap

The Philippines is committed to an energy transition roadmap that targets a 35% share of renewable energy in the power generation mix by 2030 and 50% by 2040. This is ambitious, but achievable, given the country’s abundant renewable energy resources.

The Philippines is already making progress towards its energy transition goals. In 2021, renewable energy accounted for 22% of the country’s power generation mix, up from 20% in 2020. This increase was driven by the growth of solar and wind power.

The Philippine government is supporting the energy transition through a number of policies and initiatives, including:

The Philippine government is also working to create a more enabling environment for the development of renewable energy, by streamlining the permitting process and improving the transmission and distribution infrastructure.

GIGA Summit 2023 Event Spotlight

The event hosted by Meralco Power Academy provided a platform for energy stakeholders to engage in conversations regarding the current landscape and prospects for the Philippines’ significant energy transition. Below are key highlights from the event:

Day 1 highlighted the global energy demand that is set to increase, with renewable energy being crucial. The Philippines should harness its renewable potential, prioritize energy efficiency, and bolster the electricity grid for renewable integration.

Day 2 of the GIGA Summit 2023 centered on crafting a sustainable energy future for the Philippines. Key areas included renewable investments, financing efficiency projects, smart grid development, electric vehicle integration, and ensuring an equitable shift to clean energy.

The final GIGA Summit 2023 day delved into energy’s future, focusing on innovation and transformation. Experts explored transformative technologies like energy storage, blockchain, and AI. Digitalization is already reshaping the energy market, enhancing efficiency and competitiveness. Future energy work demands new skills in renewables, efficiency, and digitalization. Innovation is paramount, requiring investments in research and a supportive innovation environment.

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Understanding the Importance of Business Intelligence Tools

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In today’s data-driven world, being data-ready is crucial for organizations to gain insights, make informed decisions, and stay ahead of the competition. Business Intelligence tools (BI), such as Tableau and Power BI, play a pivotal role in empowering businesses to harness the full potential of their data. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of being data-ready and delve into the capabilities of these two popular BI tools.

 

Business Intelligence Tools: Understanding the Importance of Being Data Ready

Being data ready means having the necessary mindset, processes, and infrastructure to effectively collect, manage, analyze, and visualize data. It enables organizations to uncover valuable insights, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions. Being data-ready offers several advantages, including:

 

  • Improved Decision-Making: With comprehensive data analysis, organizations can make more informed decisions based on customer behavior and preferences, among others, leading to better product and service design and increased competitiveness.

 

  • Identifying Opportunities and Risks: Being data-ready allows businesses to identify emerging opportunities, potential risks, and market trends, enabling them to adapt and seize competitive advantages.

 

  • Enhanced Efficiency and Productivity: By streamlining data processes and providing easy access to insights, being data-ready boosts operational efficiency and empowers teams to work more productively.

 

  • Customer-Centric Approach: Leveraging data helps organizations understand customer needs, preferences, and behavior, leading to personalized experiences and improved customer satisfaction.

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Benefits of Using Business Intelligence Tools 

 

  • Data Consolidation and Integration

One of the primary benefits of BI tools is their ability to consolidate and integrate data from multiple sources. Companies generate data from various platforms such as on-ground sales transactions, customer interactions, marketing campaigns, and supply chain operations. BI tools aggregate and organize these diverse data into a unified view, providing decision-makers with a comprehensive understanding of the business landscape.

 

  • Real-time and Historical Analysis

BI tools offer real-time and historical analysis capabilities, giving businesses the ability to monitor their operations as they unfold and examine past performance trends. This dynamic feature empowers executives to make agile decisions in response to changing market conditions and identify long-term patterns that can shape future strategies.

 

  • Enhanced Data Visualization

Raw data can be overwhelming, making it challenging for decision-makers to grasp crucial insights quickly. BI tools address this challenge by providing advanced data visualization techniques. Interactive dashboards, charts, graphs, and reports transform complex data into intuitive visual representations, making it easier to comprehend and identify key trends, patterns, and outliers.

 

  • Informed Decision-Making

BI tools enable data-driven decision-making, which is critical in today’s fast-paced business environment. When armed with accurate and timely information, executives can confidently make informed choices that align with business goals, leading to more effective strategies and improved outcomes.

 

  • Improved Operational Efficiency:

By streamlining data analysis and reducing manual reporting tasks, BI tools enhance operational efficiency. Employees can focus more on strategic initiatives rather than spending valuable time collecting and collating data. Moreover, with automated reporting features, BI tools facilitate the seamless distribution of insights across departments, fostering collaboration and alignment.

 

The Data-Driven Era

In today’s data-driven era, being data-ready is essential for organizations to thrive. Tableau and Power BI are powerful BI tools that empower businesses to unlock the true potential of their data. By leveraging intuitive data visualization, seamless data integration, advanced analytics, and collaboration features, these tools enable users to make data-driven decisions, enhance operational efficiency, and gain a competitive edge.

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About the Author

Mark Daryll De Venecia is a highly motivated and skilled data engineer with a passion for harnessing the power of data to drive meaningful insights and innovation. He has successfully obtained several certifications that attest to his proficiency in data management, data integration, and data warehousing. These certifications, combined with his problem-solving abilities and meticulous attention to detail, enable him to design and implement robust data solutions that empower businesses to make data-driven decisions efficiently and effectively. Mark continually seeks to expand his knowledge and stay at the forefront of emerging technologies in the dynamic field of data engineering.