Smart Enterprise unveils Smart Logistics Solutions

Wireless service provider for SMEs, Smart Enterprise, launched the Smart Logistics Solutions—a business-to-business (B2B) suite of software and hardware specifically designed to cater to the needs of transportation, logistics and distribution industries.

PLDT EVP and ePLDT President and CEO Eric Alberto noted that the launch of Smart Enterprise’s new product suite encourages SMEs to move towards a mobile and digital vision for their businesses.

“To stay ahead in today’s competitive business landscape, it is crucial for companies to provide speed and accuracy in delivering their services,” he said. “Through Smart Logistics Solutions, we will empower transport companies to enable prompt service, accurate tracking of assets and access data by automating their business.”

Venture forward

 

With Smart Logistics Solutions, SMEs can now say goodbye to manual monitoring of assets, paper-based data gathering, and traditional reports. The suite consists of mobile applications and solutions designed to reduce cost of business operations, improve monitoring efficiency and increase customer satisfaction for SMEs.

Specifically, Smart Logistics Solutions offers SMEs the following mobile applications and solutions: asset tracker-vehicle, fleet management and e-ticketing system for transportation; and, for logistics, the asset tracker vehicle and asset tracker-personnel, as well as proof of delivery (power form). 

Smart Tracker is a solution that utilizes GPS tracking system to enable users to monitor their vehicle or field force personnel’s location in real time. This solution will help businesses increase operational efficiency and ensure asset security. 

Smart E-ticketing handles scheduling and fares for transport companies. It manages and monitors admissions and retail from your head office while tracking sales real-time. 

Smart Fleet is a cloud-based solutions designed to help businesses perform the following operations – vehicle management including maintenance, dispatching and cashiering, driver data and reports.

Smart Form is a digital way of tracking goods’ shipment that leverages the mobile technology and replaces the pen-and-paper system.

PLDT FVP and SME Business Head Kat Luna-Abelarde added, “Speed and accuracy in delivering services give SMEs the edge in today’s fast paced and technology driven business landscape. With Smart Logistics Solutions, it does not have to be a strain on the overhead expenses nor does it have to be complex. To thrive in today’s digitally changing times, SMEs need to be able to harness technology to their advantage, and that’s our mission.”

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Anuva Residences

SOC Land’s Anuva Residences turns over first tandem building

SOC Land Development Corporation (SOC Land) recently completed and turned over its first tandem building, Anala, located inside its residential resort community Anuva Residences.

Anuva Residences

Anuva Residences’ Anala building

Strategically located between Sucat and Alabang in Muntinlupa, Anuva Residences prides itself in providing ample space inside and out. A total of 80 percent of the development’s land area is dedicated to world-class amenities including swimming pools, clubhouse and a basketball court, a tennis court, an amphitheater, yoga deck, meditation area, nature trail, and a jogging path, among others. A perimeter road was also constructed to allow for safe movement of residents, particularly children, in between units and amenity areas.

Ready for occupancy Anala features studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units in every floor. Each floor only has an approximate of 20 units, and each unit has a kitchen, a toilet and bath, and a laundry area. One-bedroom and two-bedroom units will have a balcony.

“When we developed Anuva, we focused on low density living to make sure that our residents have a home that truly feels like one,” John Paul G. Reyes President, SOC Land Devt. Corp said. “We believe that sustainable living is possible even in a condo living set-up. We pride ourselves in providing homes that work with nature, not against it.”

 

To help bring the distinct condo living experience to its residents, SOC Land teamed up with the country’s leading broadband and multimedia services provider, PLDT HOME, for the installation of PLDT HOME Fibr in all of Anala’s new units. PLDT HOME Fibr is PLDT HOME’s most powerful broadband with speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

“Our residents deserve nothing less than the best-in-class services, and we definitely think that PLDT HOME Fibr will be able to provide the most powerful broadband at home. Their service will fit in right with our own suite of world-class amenities,” Reyes added.

 

Three high-speed elevators and staircases serve the Anuva building. Residents also enjoy the protection and convenience of a 24-hour security service, fire detection and alarm system, and centralized garbage collection system.

For more information about Anuva Residences, call SOC Land at 553-4070 and 553-4080 or visit www.socland.com.ph / www.anuva.com.ph.

Philam new CEO Axel Bromley

Philam Life elects Axel Bromley as new CEO

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES, 08 June 2015 Philam Life today announced the election of J. Axel Bromley as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2015, subject to regulatory approvals.

Mr. Bromley brings rich global experience to the role, after spending over 20 years of working in Eastern Europe, South and Central America, the Middle East and the Indian Sub-Continent. He also has more than 13 years of experience in the insurance industry, previously as General Manager/Country Manager in Nepal, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Ukraine.

Prior to the election, Mr. Bromley was Director of Strategic Initiatives at AIA Group, Philam Life’s parent company, which is the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group with presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific.

AIA considers the Philippines as a high priority market, taking into consideration the country’s booming economy and continued investor confidence. High expectations is also placed on its local subsidiary, Philam Life, to take advantage of the huge potential of the booming market and continue its strong financial performance.

Based on its 2014 year-end audited financial statements, Philam Life’s total assets stood at P226.8 billion and net worth at P85.2 billion.  Total revenues was P35.2 billion, including gross premiums of P18.6 billion and investment income of P12.5 billion.

The company’s strong performance can be attributed to the shift to Unit Linked Products (ULP) which are insurance products tied to investments. These investment-linked products have since been in-demand given the market upswing. With a GDP growth of 6.1% in 2014, the Philippines remains among the top performing economies in Asia.

Philam Life’s bancassurance arm, BPI-Philam also posted strong results in 2014 with total assets of P63.5 billion, net worth of P7.9 billion, and gross premiums of P14.5 billion.

“Philam Life remains committed to become the leading provider in insurance and wealth management solutions. Our vision is to be the undisputed industry leader, in terms of scale, quality and profitability. With the support of our parent company, AIA Group, we are confident to continue providing our customers with a diverse range of products and solutions to address their real life needs,” said Mr. Bromley.

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About Philam Life 

The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philam Life) is the country’s premier life insurance company. Established on June 21, 1947, Philam Life offers an extensive line of products in the industry that provides solutions to various financial needs including life protection, health insurance, savings, education, retirement, investment, group and credit life insurance.

Philam Life is a member of AIA Group Limited, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. 

About AIA 

AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei, a 97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 26 per cent joint venture in India and representative offices in Myanmar and Cambodia.

The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai over 90 years ago. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$167 billion as of 30 November 2014.

AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of more than 28 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.

AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).