Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ASEAN Secretariat visits IRRI to learn about the Institutes' One Corporate System Project

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The ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) Enterprise Resource Planning Working Group, led by Ung Sreng Kong, director of Corporate Affairs, made a structured learning visit to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines on 27 August 2014 to learn about its business processes and One Corporate System Project (OCS).

ASEC Business Process Integration and Automation Programme is still underway and through the visit, the group aimed to learn OCS best practices as well as the lessons from the project that could prove useful in their program development. The OCS has been launched successfully at IRRI in October 2013.

“We have learned enormously on how to introduce and manage organization cultural changes,” said Mr. Kong. ”These included impact of active involvement of stakeholders at the outset, top management support, and committed project team. The good practices and pitfalls we have learned are very valuable to our ERP Working Group members.”

The group was welcomed by Ms. Corinta Guerta, IRRI director for External Relations, and Marco van den Berg, IRRI chief information officer. Mr. van den  Berg is also the project manager of the OCS Team. IRRI expressed its strong support to ASEC Capacity Development Programme and looks forward to a closer cooperation with the ASEAN Secretariat.

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