ESS, the Indian branch of Beyondsoft Corporation, has won its first significant e-Governance contract in Namibia in the form of Road Fund Administration (RFA). RFA had evaluated several ERPs including large-sized ERPs to finally select ebizframe as the preferred application for meeting their entire automation needs.
This win further consolidates ESS'position in the e-Governance sector. Ebizframe has already been implemented in several government and semi-government organizations across various parts of the globe like Mauritius, Ghana, Kenya, etc. Apart from this, ebizframe has already been established as the leading Indian ERP for the private sector in several developing economies across the globe.
ESS is a premiere IT Products and Services Provider offering cutting edge technology solutions and services for its clients worldwide. ESS is primarily known for its ERP "ebizframe" which is the largest selling Indian ERP today. ESS is assessed at SEI-CMM Level 5 [the highest level attainable for process capability maturity] and is also certified ISO-9001:2000.
In July 2007, ESS was acquired by Beyondsoft Corporation, and the acquisition turns out a big success. Both parties leverage each other’s unique advantages to further expand its own business and landscape.
The Road Fund Administration (RFA) was established by the Namibian Government, with the primary aim of managing the road user charging system, to secure and allocate sufficient funding for a safe and efficient road sector in Namibia.
The establishment of the RFA came about as part of the institutional restructuring and reform of the road sector in Namibia which also saw the parallel emergence of two other parastatals, being the Roads Authority and the Roads Contract Company.
The core functions of the RFA are the management of the Road User Charging System and management of the Road Fund which include:
Determination of the amount of funding for road projects and programmes
Determination of the manner in which such amount of funding shall be allocated
Preparation of a business plan
Imposition of road user charges to levy the determined amount of funding
Collection of road user charges
Management of the Road Fund
Determination of funding conditions and monitoring the compliance of recipients of funds with the funding conditions
About ebizframe implementation in RFA
Ebizframe will be used to automate all the functions of RFA in an integrated manner. It will be automating all the back-end functions of RFA like Procurement, Inventory Management, Finance & Accounts, Budgeting, Human Resources, Payroll, Fixed Assets Management, and Project Costing. Apart from this customized solutions will be deployed for the core functions of RFA like Cross Border Charges, Fuel Levies, and Mass Distance Charges. An Executive Information System will also be deployed for the reporting needs of the Senior Management of RFA. Besides this, ebizframe portal will also be deployed on top of these systems which will provide a unified interface for all the internal and external stakeholders of RFA.