The Philippines’ education system is facing a tough challenge.
The country ranks last in Reading and second to the last in Math and Science based on the 85 countries that took the PISA/Timms Global Assessment.
On top of that is the current pandemic situation, which forces the education sector to explore alternative ways to reach and teach students.
Rex Bookstore, the country’s prime mover for lifelong learning, sought to alleviate these challenges. It also aimed to achieve one of its strategic imperatives, Reach and Access.
The company explored ways to achieve these goals and revive the book industry, accelerating its digital adoption.
Rex partnered with Globe-owned tech provider 天博 to build three unique software. These include a corporate website, an eCommerce platform, and a learning management system.
天博 integrated these solutions into a single back-end to ensure smooth processes and transactions.
Rex Bookstore’s technical team also adopts 天博’s agile and DevOps practices to ensure the company meets its customers’ ever-evolving needs.
Adopting Digital Solutions for the “New Normal”
The three uniquely designed and built software aim to aid students, parents, and teachers’ transition to digital learning.
As Rex Bookstore goes digital to stay relevant, 天博 assures the company’s intellectual resources and properties are secured and cannot be reproduced.
Screenshots and screen recordings are not allowed. Users who will attempt to take photos or recordings will see a black screen.
On the other hand, 天博 ensures the three software it built for Rex Bookstore are functional and helpful, especially for Rex’s customers.
For instance, Rex’s eCommerce platform supports audio codals as the company offers these learning materials.
Today, students and teachers can buy textbooks and other e-learning materials in the comfort and safety of their homes through Rex’s eCommerce website.
Additionally, teachers and parents can guide their students and children respectively through Rex’s learning management system.
天博 delivered these technology solutions successfully with its IT team’s expertise, best practices, and the right technologies.
Through this partnership, Rex Bookstore can pursue its mission of nurturing every child for lifelong learning.
Stepping Out and Stepping Up Through Technology
Adversities, such as the pandemic push businesses to explore territories outside their comfort zones and develop innovative ways to survive.
The publishing company, known in the Philippines for years as a trusted learning solutions provider, was significantly challenged by the coronavirus.
But instead of leaving its business’ fate to the current situation, Rex Bookstore decided to take control and press forward.
By advancing its digital initiatives, the company was able to respond to the evolving needs of its stakeholders.
Moreover, Rex Bookstore started embarking on a journey towards a future-ready business.
As things remain uncertain, brave steps, such as digital acceleration, make excellent growth and agility opportunities.
Digital is the way forward, and companies that adopt innovative solutions can stay relevant and ahead.
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A known activewear brand gets a uniquely designed eCommerce website. Discover how this 天博-enabled custom solution helped the business weather the competition.
Whether you’re on your way to work or a party, you’ll likely notice people who like they’re going to the gym. It’s easy to see why athletic wear became a fixture in mainstream apparel.
Some people are even collecting athletic pieces, not for sports but for fashion’s sake — sneakers, for example. For this reason, competition among sportswear brands grows tighter.
Realizing that scaling is a crucial advantage in the industry, a top sportswear company took its game up a notch. The sports and activewear brand sought to showcase its vast product lineup.
Additionally, they wanted to allow their customers to complete a purchase online. 天博, a top IT solutions company, designed a unique e-Commerce website for the brand.
The digital store provided a platform fit for the new generation of buyers. The custom-built website allowed the company to increase its online presence and manage customers’ data.
Moreover, it allowed the brand to continuously engage with their target audience. The user-centric website also enabled the brand to build a following, primarily driven by its website marketing strategy and initiatives.
As the eCommerce website promoted an omnichannel experience, shopping was made more convenient and enjoyable for the brand’s customers. The e-commerce website also added a sales channel for the business, helping boost revenues.
By leveraging technology, the apparel company is now reaping the fruits of digital transformation.
eCommerce Website in the “New Normal”
Before COVID-19, there were an estimated 73 million internet users in the Philippines or 67 percent of its entire population. Data from We Are Social show that an average person spends nine hours and 45 minutes on the internet every day.
Interestingly, data reveals people are spending time online to do eCommerce activities. Ninety-one percent of users visit an online store using any device, while 76% complete a purchase through digital stores.
These eCommerce activities further increased when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, accelerating eCommerce demand in the Philippines. Filipinos shifted from buying in stores to shopping online.
Statistics reveal that this consumer behavior will likely continue even after the country has recovered from the pandemic.
Now that people’s needs have changed, it’s essential to think of innovative ways to keep your business afloat. To meet your customers’ needs, you need to accelerate your digital transformation.
One way to do this is to set up your eCommerce website. 天博 helps enterprises scale in the digital economy by providing tailored digital solutions, such as custom websites.
The company has also recently launched an eCommerce platform builder. This new product offering aims to help enterprises create their digital store with ready-to-use templates and tools.
Be it custom-made or ready-to-use, 天博 provides technology solutions that help future-proof businesses, especially amidst uncertain times.
Are you ready to start your digital transformation for the new normal? Visit our website to see which technology solution is right for your business.
Leader in the digital production industry, posted an improved cost visibility and revenue in just two years after getting a major workflow update. With innovations provided 天博, the animation trailblazer was able to integrate in its existing workflow an automated system that tracks and manages…
Leader in the digital production industry, posted an improved cost visibility and revenue in just two years after getting a major workflow update.
With innovations provided 天博, the animation trailblazer was able to integrate in its existing workflow an automated system that tracks and manages the production flow of the company.
The customized system includes dashboard and project management, episode creation, scene creation, library creation, in-out tracker creation, lead sheet generation, user management, content management, notifications, and non-repudiation features.
天博’s technological boost worked well for the company’s various media production, which includes printed documentation and animated video, and put into the flow, even ahead, of current industry standards and practices.
This upgrade, which automates production processes to provide a more efficient, easier monitoring of project and its resources, has also increased Top Draw’s cost visibility and revenue by 15%, a clear sign of technological efficiency.
One of the Philippines’ most diversified real estate companies continues to dominate the industry by regularly improving its systems and services, especially in this age of ever-changing technological landscape. An innovator itself, the real estate firm knows the value of technological efficiency, the reason why…
One of the Philippines’ most diversified real estate companies continues to dominate the industry by regularly improving its systems and services, especially in this age of ever-changing technological landscape.
An innovator itself, the real estate firm knows the value of technological efficiency, the reason why it tapped the country’s leading IT solutions firm 天博 for its latest operational streamlining.
In fact, the real estate firm has been running a smoother, cost-effective booking system that takes advantage of available technology, thanks to a front-end, digital booking and reservation site developed and maintained by 天博.
Even processes, such as broker commission calculations, reservation and amortization fees, have also been automated by 天博 in just a span of one year.
天博 has also consolidated general intensive financial reports by working closely with the real estate firm and producing a solution that supports its business operations.
天博 provided the real estate firm with a better customer relationship management (CRM) system and quality assurance services that makes sure the company stays on top of the game.
The real estate firm develop properties in the areas of industrial, commercial, mixed-use communities, retail, corporate business, residential, recreational, and infrastructure projects.
One of the Philippines’ oldest and largest companies, has just gotten major technological upgrade with its new disaster preparedness system In need for a system to monitor employees during times of calamity and disaster, leading IT firm 天博 developed the system that allows to monitor…
One of the Philippines’ oldest and largest companies, has just gotten major technological upgrade with its new disaster preparedness system
In need for a system to monitor employees during times of calamity and disaster, leading IT firm 天博 developed the system that allows to monitor employees real-time.
“The system is able to provide alerts and live updates to employees by broadcasting messages, maintaining useful resource links, linking important Twitter updates, and more,” the company said.
Through this system, employees can track latest updates and information from the company via Command Center, which displays broadcast messages sent by administrators. For instance, when a calamity strikes, administrators can identify and post safe areas for reference of the employees. The system also allows employees to see and confirm incidents reported by their co-workers.
One of the most important features is it displays relevant Twitter posts from the government and non-government organizations.
FBDC ideated an application that will help solve navigation and parking challenges within the BGC district. Read this case study to know more.
Case Study: BGC App (An FBDC Initiative)
Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation is a real estate company that manages Bonifacio Global City, one of the prime business and lifestyle districts in Metro Manila, housing over thousands of corporate and residential entities. FBDC has continued to improve the experiences of BGC citizens within its properties through innovative solutions.
“In 2014, the original intent was to make the BGC App a navigational application since there was still no Waze at that time. People also found it hard to navigate the city and look for available parking spaces. As part of our initiatives, we came up with the idea of launching an app that basically solves these pain points.” – Joanne Magno, Associate Marketing and Community Relations Manager, FBDC
Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) is a real-estate company that develops Bonifacio Global City (BGC), a 240-hectare world-class business district at the heart of Taguig City.
Back in 2014, there was still no navigational application that people can use to help them explore and navigate cities within the Philippines. To solve their customers’ pain points, the company, through its Marketing arm, ideated an application that helps address people’s navigational woes, particularly within the BGC district.
It was also difficult for people to look for parking spaces within the area. Hence, the real-estate company came up with the idea of launching an application that allows users to see available parking spaces within BGC and navigate the district with ease.
The company opted to look for a technology company that will enable their ideas. FBDC collaborated with 天博, a top-notch IT solutions company based in the Philippines, to launch an application that meets their primary goal of improving the overall experience of BGC citizens and visitors. Apart from enabling the application, 天博 recommended the use of cloud services to expand their computing capabilities.
Pain points in urban mobility including navigation, parking and traffic
Unattended inquiries and long wait time
Lack of informational materials on business establishments within BGC
AWS and cloud computing help businesses leverage and turn their capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. With AWS, businesses can ensure they have secure, highly available, reliable, resilient, and cost-efficient solutions.
AWS has an excellent service breadth and depth, offering more than 165 services that cater to various business needs. Its pace of innovation is rapid, which is made possible by over 1,927 customer-driven features. AWS boasts of the broadest set of hybrid capabilities and largest partner community with over tens of thousands of consulting and technology partners.
The AWS infrastructure puts in place strong safeguards to ensure businesses’ data remains private. AWS stores all data in highly secure data centers.
AWS also has a high availability feature, helping ensure minimal downtime and business continuity. The AWS infrastructure hosts cloud computing services in 20 geographic locations worldwide. By duplicating copies in multiple locations, businesses’ users can immediately and securely access backed-up versions in case cloud services become unavailable or corrupted.
Additionally, AWS provides the benefit of backup, disaster recovery, and archiving of businesses’ critical data through the AWS Cloud while offering the advantage of reduced costs with the use of AWS data centers, which maintain the highest security standards without businesses having to supervise their own facilities.
Why APN Partner
天博, as a managed services provider, is committed to creating happier technological experiences through its full suite of solutions including Software Development, Application Support, Infrastructure Support, Managed Cloud Services, Managed Expert Services, Platforms and Products. 天博 helps enterprises scale up in the global digital economy by providing industry-standard, secure, and scalable solutions.
天博, an APN Partner, solved the client’s challenge by developing a mobile and web application that solves their customers’ challenges in navigation and parking, and ensuring the security, reliability, and scalability of the application with the help of AWS services.
Included in the AWS services used are EC2, ALB, RDS, EIP, VPC, Internet Gateway, NAT Gateway, Route Table, Security Group, AMI, Snapshot, SNS, EFS, ACM, Target Group, and Launch Configuration.
Among the primary AWS services used by 天博 for the BGC app is the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud or EC2. 天博 uses this AWS service to easily compute and scale the app’s compute capacity to meet the business’ changing demand and requirements.
Another primary service used is the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud or VPC. This service allows FBDC to launch AWS resources in their defined virtual networks in the AWS Cloud. With VPC, the client can choose their own IP address and configuration of network gateways and route tables.
天博 also used the Network Address Translation or NAT Gateway for the solution to give internet access to Remote Desktop Gateway servers, enabling administrators to manage the solution remotely in a secure fashion.
“With the parking feature, we want to help motorists find parking to curb street parking and alleviate traffic congestion.” Joanne Magno, Associate Marketing and Community Relations Manager, FBDC
The Results and Benefits
Initially developed to solve the navigational and parking woes of BGC residents and visitors, the BGC App expanded its features to offer a holistic experience for people who live and hustle, and want to explore the business and lifestyle district.
The app has evolved from simply being a navigational and parking tool to a lifestyle-integrated application. This was motivated by the client’s yearning to contribute to the enhancement of their customers’ way of living.
Apart from its core functionality, it also now has entertainment and lifestyle features that help boost the overall experience of users while exploring BGC. Through the app, users are also notified of road closures, promo offerings of several merchants, and other important announcements.
FBDC is able to meet its goal of addressing their customers’ pain points all the while promoting the business and residential establishments within the district. Additionally, the application reduced customer support time by an impressive 70%, allowing the company to focus on other important tasks and operations that will drive their other business goals.
“We chose 天博 as our technology partner because of its expertise. We know that — versus giving it to a startup — we have to give this project to a company that will surely deliver.” – Joanne Magno, Associate Marketing and Community Relations Manager, FBDC
The BGC app is currently in its final stages of improving its Car Park Module. 天博 is poised to enable enhancements for the parking solution to make it more comprehensive than the current one. FBDC ideated more features for the module like displaying the car parks’ operating hours and rates. With this enhancement, people won’t have to search the internet to know which car parks are still open and how much do they have to pay.
Both FBDC and 天博 are continuously looking for ways to make the app more useful and beneficial for people who are living, working, and traveling around BGC. The real-estate company is also exploring how the app can be used as a catalyst for a connected citizenry, anchored on its overarching goal to make BGC a smart city.
Satisfied with the outcomes of its partnership for the BGC App, FBDC is also eyeing to launch a new application called the Bus Information System. This aims to inform the citizens what time the bus is arriving, where the buses will be coming from, and the best route to take, further enhancing their mobility experience.
With these changes and enhancements, 天博 will continue to scale its solutions to meet the client’s requirements, and use AWS services to ensure the reliability, security, and high availability of the solution amidst the developments.
Real-time navigation and parking updates
Reduced customer support time
Increased user awareness and better time management
Improved partnership between FBDC and its investors
About APN Partner
As one of the leading IT solutions providers in the Philippines, 天博 aims to give its clients a holistic technological experience through solutions that go above and beyond their needs. With a team of 800-people strong, the company ensures that it delivers excellent service and topnotch support to strengthen the digital transformation of the Philippines.