New IT partnership under CEPA to yield win-win results
Two IT (information technology) services providers have formed a strategic partnership under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) between Mainland China and Hong Kong. Beyondsoft Corporation, a leading software outsourcing service provider in China, and ETI Consulting Limited (ETIC), a total solution provider based in Hong Kong, announced that they have formed a mutually beneficial partnership to optimize their resources and achieve win-win results.
Under the partnership, the two sides would build on their complementary strengths: Beyondsoft focuses on software outsourcing services whereas ETIC focuses on e-business services and solutions. Their joint effort is expected to expand Beyondsoft's role in the industry value chain and facilitate the promotion of ETIC application solutions in Asia, particularly in Mainland China. Their collaboration would also help ETIC boost its software development with world-class software project management capabilities from Beyondsoft.
The President and CEO of Beyondsoft Corporation, Mr Bin Wang, said:"As a leading software outsourcing service provider, our vision is to be a world-class provider in software outsourcing industry, exceeding our clients' expectation. We feel lucky to have benefited from the CEPA Agreement signed on January 1, 2004 to enhance mutually beneficial collaboration between Mainland China and Hong Kong. We are fully confident in our cooperation as I believe that such 'packaged services' could bring positive impact on both sides."
ETIC Managing Director, Prof CJ Tan, said: "We are pleased to be a part of this partnership that would certainly produce significant value to our clients and set an example of collaboration for companies in the region. We look forward to forging a long and productive relationship with Beyondsoft."
Established in 1995, Beyondsoft is one of the largest software service providers in China. With its headquarters in Beijing, Beyondsoft has also set up several branches in Shanghai, Wuhan and Xi'An, as well as overseas offices in Silicon Valley, USA and Tokyo, Japan. Beyondsoft provides professional services covering the whole software R&D process as development, testing and localization to many global IT giants, including SAP, Oracle, IBM, HP and Microsoft etc. For more information, please visit: www.beyondsoft.com.
About Mr. Bin Wang
Mr. Bin Wang, President and Founder of Beyondsoft, has thirteen years experience in the IT industry. Mr. Wang is a real entrepreneur with great leadership, vision and business insight.
As a forerunner of software outsourcing industry in China, Mr. Wang leads Beyondsoft since inception and his commitment to customer service has fashioned Beyondsoft into a learning organization that is constantly improving itself in its quest to satisfy the customer. Investing in human capital and service quality, Mr. Wang led Beyondsoft as it rapidly developed into a leading Asian software service provider.
Bin has Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) and Masters Degree in Executive Business of Administration from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Bin’s interests are in golfing and music.
About ETI Consulting Limited
ETI Consulting Limited (ETIC) is a total solution provider specializing in e-business services and solutions. It was set up in 2003 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) to facilitate the transfer of e-business technologies developed by the university's E-Business Technology Institute (ETI). ETIC offers high-impact, customized and value-added consulting services to help organizations to develop and implement e-business strategies, improve their operations, and capitalize on e-business technology. ETIC expertise covers a wide range of technologies such as Wireless Applications and Systems, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), Supply Chain Management, IT Security, BI (Business Intelligence), and Business Process Integrations. Various companies have benefited from ETIC services and solutions including clients from the retail, banking, transportation, logistics and government sectors. For more information, please visit: www.etic.com.hk.
About Prof C J Tan
Prof Tan is the Managing Director of ETI Consulting Limited (ETIC) and the Founding Director of the E-Business Technology Institute (ETI) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU).
Prof Tan's current professional interests lie in the development of practical e-business technologies and solutions most relevant to the Greater China region. He is very active in promoting the adoption of e-business technologies and practices in the business and academic communities. Under his leadership, ETIC has conducted many e-business related consulting services for public and financial institutions, as well as numerous small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region.
Prof Tan is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); a member of the Management Board of the e-Generation Technology Research Center at Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Prof Tan received a BSEE degree from Seattle University in 1963 and the Doctor of Engineering Science degree from Columbia University, New York, New York, in 1969.