Saturday, July 16, 2022

SM Supermalls joins the Metaverse with an AweSM SuperKids Zone in Roblox!

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Get ready for an aweSM summer as SM Supermalls gives kids a glimpse into the future with a brand-new virtual entertainment zone in the Metaverse where they can immerse themselves in the biggest gaming and social experience platform for kids, Roblox!

This new aweSM space by SM Supermalls is now open for super kids to safely explore, play, and meet with friends.

With restrictions easing up, SM Supermalls wanted to bring the excitement of going back to the malls online through a virtual space in the metaverse gaming platform, Roblox – the most popular gaming app for Filipino children. Roblox serves as an avenue for kids to express themselves through custom avatars, while also serving as a safe place for kids to reconnect with their friends digitally in over 4 million different worlds!

SM Supermalls partnered with SVEN The Digital 1st Agency, as its metaverse partner, to become the first mall chain in the Philippines to enter the metaverse. With this simulated digital reality, kids can reimagine the mall experience in a way that they will appreciate and enjoy – a safe but free-to-play space with no rules and no limits:

Get the best aerial views onboard the AweSM Ferris Wheel!

Have a ball and jump into the colorful AweSM Glowing Ball Pit!

Climb up the AweSM Rainbow Obby (obstacle course) and discover a secret maze on the rooftop – our favorite!

Bump it out with the SuperKids with the AweSM Bumper Cars!

Splash into the AweSM Super Pool!

And there’s so much more! SuperKids of all ages are welcome to explore and do their own thing in the same fashion as a real-life mall experience, only this time it’s virtual and made especially for them.

What are you waiting for? Check it out and get your kids to play the AweSM SuperKids Zone at Roblox today! Roblox is available online or via the app that you can download for free through the App Store or Google Play.

For more information on the AweSM SuperKids Zone in Roblox, visit or like and follow @smsupermalls on all social media platforms.

High Vaccine Coverage, Vaccine Suitability, crucial to combating Pneumonia in PH, says Vaccine Expert

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A vaccine expert reinforced high vaccine coverage and the suitability of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) as crucial strategies to reducing overall pneumococcal disease burden in the Philippines.

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of children below five years old in the Philippines. Globally, around 672,000 children die from pneumonia every year. This is equivalent to a child dying every 47 seconds.

Dr. Olakunle Oladehin, a vaccine expert and current Regional Vaccines Medical Lead for GSK, stressed the importance of high vaccine coverage to ensure success of a vaccination program especially in the current context of the pandemic.

“Even if we have the best vaccines, we will not be able to see its full impact if vaccination coverage is low. It is critical that every country strives to revive its vaccination uptake against diseases like pneumonia,” said Dr.

Oladehin in a scientific lecture with local healthcare experts last July 7.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), childhood immunization fell to 48.5% in 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary focus on COVID-19 vaccination as a response. The DOH has continuously ramped up its routine immunization activities including implementing the Chikiting Bakunation Days from April to June.

“I commend the determination of the Philippine government to bring back its immunization rates coming from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr Oladehin.

Meanwhile, Dr. Oladehin also reiterated the importance of ensuring that a given PCV should protect against relevant strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae in the Philippines, a type of bacteria that causes pneumonia and other invasive diseases.

“To achieve overall protection, the choice of PCV should address the most prevalent strains in the local landscape,” said the vaccine expert.

In 2020, the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) of DOH reviewed the use of PCVs in the country, coming from a position statement issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2019. The mandate of HTAC is to undertake technology appraisals by determining their clinical and economic values in the Philippine healthcare system.

In its report, HTAC recommended the use of PCVs protecting against 11 important strains which accounted for 48% of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) cases found in the Philippines namely 1, 4, 5, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F. The recommendation was based on local surveillance data from the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) from 2012-2019.

Majority of these strains are highly invasive, and it is imperative that a given PCV should have evidence of being able to protect against them, Dr Oladehin said.

“Invasive pneumococcal strains like 18C and 4 can destroy living tissues or spread to many organs of the body through the blood, increasing likelihood of death,” Dr Oladehin zeroed in during his presentation.

Currently, there are three PCVs pre-qualified by the WHO—PCV13 and 2 kinds of PCV10: PHID-CV and SIIL- PCV. The two PCVs that were reviewed by HTAC—PHID-CV and PCV13—are suitable to address the 11 strains in the country.

Backed by real-world evidence and experience of being used in National Immunization Programs (NIP) across the world, both PHID-CV and PCV13 are included in the Philippine National Formulary (PNF) and can be procured for use under the Philippine’s own NIP.

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Friday, July 15, 2022

How To Choose the Right ETL Software for Your Needs

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There are a lot of different ETL software programs on the market, and it can be difficult to decide which one is right for your needs. In this article, we'll give you some tips on how to choose the right ETL software for your needs. Keep reading to learn more.

What is ETL software?

ETL software is a type of data processing software used to move and transform data between different systems. ETL stands for the process of extracting data from one or more sources, transforming it into the desired format, and loading it into a target system. ETL tools can help you automate this process, making it faster and more reliable. ETL software is used to consolidate data from multiple sources into a single database or repository. This allows businesses to gain a single view of their data, which can help them make better decisions about how to run their business.

How do you choose ETL software?

When choosing ETL software, it is important to consider the needs of your business. The first step in selecting an ETL tool is to identify all of the data sources that will be involved in the project. The tool should be able to connect to all of these sources and extract the data needed for transformation and loading into the target system. Next, evaluate how much data needs to be processed. The tool should be able to handle large volumes of data without bogging down or crashing.

Another consideration is whether real-time or batch processing is required. Real-time processing updates the target system as soon as 
raw big data becomes available from any source. Batch processing waits until all of the source files have been collected before starting the transformation and loading process. Which option you choose depends on how quickly changes are made to the source data and how critical it is that those changes are reflected in the target system immediately. Finally, think about how complex your data transformations will be.

If there are a lot of complex calculations or manipulations required, you'll need a tool with robust built-in functions. Otherwise, you may need to rely on custom coding or scripting to get everything just right. Once you've considered these factors, review different ETL tools and find one that meets all your requirements. Be sure to test drive any tools you're considering so that you can be sure they are up to par for your specific needs.

What types of data are used in ETL software?

There are many different types of data that can be used in ETL software. Some of the most common types of data include text data, structured data, unstructured data, and multimedia data. Text data is any type of text information, such as customer data, product data, or transaction data. Structured data is organized into specific fields and rows, making it easy to process. Examples of structured data include Excel spreadsheets and SQL databases.

Unstructured data is not organized into specific fields and rows, making it difficult to process. Unstructured data is often found in text files, email messages, and social media posts. Multimedia data includes any type of multimedia information, such as images, audio files, and video files.

What industries use ETL software?

ETL software is used in a variety of industries, including healthcare, finance, and retail. ETL software is a powerful data integration tool that is used extensively in the healthcare industry. It allows users to connect to a variety of data sources, including internal databases, clinical information systems, and external data feeds. ETL software is also used to support the migration of data between different healthcare systems. This can be necessary when a healthcare organization is consolidating or merging with another organization or when they are upgrading or replacing its clinical information system.

ETL software is used extensively in the finance industry for various tasks, including data warehousing, data analysis, and financial reporting. Financial reports are a key part of the financial analysis process. They provide a summary of a company's financial situation and performance. Financial reports typically include information on revenue, expenses, profits, and losses. ETL software helps financial analysts to quickly and easily produce these reports.

The retail industry is one of the most data-driven industries in the world. ETL is one of the most important tools retailers use to make decisions based on data. One of the most important tools retailers use to make decisions based on data is ETL. ETL is used in the retail industry to consolidate data from a variety of sources, including point-of-sale systems, loyalty programs, website analytics, and social media. This data can be used to track customer behavior, identify trends, and make decisions about product placement, marketing, and pricing.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Post Office clarifies delivery of PhilSys IDs

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) announced that they have delivered the PhilSys IDs turned-over for dispatch to their intended recipients and at the same time clarified issues in the delivery of the said cards.

“Staying true to our mandate to deliver efficient, competitive and on-time delivery of goods and services, we would also like to clarify some issues and be given a chance to answer. So ngayon ang tanong, ang sabi- hindi pa raw nila natatanggap yung IDs nila dahil hindi pa namin nadedeliver (now the question is, they said, they haven't received their IDs because we didn't deliver it)”, Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio said.

“There is a way wherein you can verify or check your PhilSys ID. We have a post office website where you can track your IDs. If the result is, NOT FOUND, ibig sabihin noon, hindi pa narereceive ng Post Office ang mga ID (meaning, the PhilSys ID has not been received by the Post Office).”. Wala po sa amin ang problema, yun po ang malinaw dun (The problem is not with the Post Office, let us be clear about it)”, Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio said.

He added, “The Post Office has delivered more than 13.7 million PhilSys ID’s nationwide which is equivalent to 94% of the 14.5 million ID cards turned-over for dispatch as of June 30, 2022.

“Only six percent (6%) or 774,650 ID cards are ongoing or being delivered by the Post Office in far flung areas of the country. We presumed that some of them have already received their IDs as of the moment”, Fulgencio said.

If the result of the tracking service is “not found”, the Post Office advises the public to call the Philippine Identification System Hotline 1388, send them messages via Facebook Messenger or email them at

“We are given 30 days to deliver the Philsys ID in far flung areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. In cities it will take us less than 15 days to deliver. Sometimes, we attempt to deliver twice because the recipient's house is closed. Others are working or transients (moving). We can’t avoid these things”, he said.

“The Post Office and the PSA already discussed doing the Plaza type delivery (where all mails shall have been entrusted to an authorized person, or barangay for pick-up) in order to address this kind of situations”, he added.

SSS receives unmodified opinion from COA for second straight year

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Social Security System (SSS) President and CEO Michael G. Regino announced that the Commission on Audit (COA) rendered an unmodified opinion on the fairness of presentation of the financial statements of the SSS for the year 2021.

“In our opinion, the accompanying financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the SSS as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, and its financial performance and its cash flows for the years then ended in accordance with Philippine Financial Reporting Standards (PFRSs),” COA’s report stated.
This is the second year in a row that the SSS received an unmodified opinion from COA. It is issued when the auditor concludes that the financial statements are prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework.
“We are honored to receive back-to-back unmodified opinions from the COA. This serves as a testament to our continuous pursuit of good governance and transparent and prudent management of the SSS Fund,” Regino said.
Under its financial statements, SSS’ income for 2021 increased by 7.4 percent to P276.33 billion from P257.24 billion in 2020; its benefit payments grew by 14.9 percent to P223.98 billion in 2021 from P194.87 billion in 2020; and its operating expenses for 2021 amounted to P10.19 billion, which is only 33.6 percent of the allowed charter limit.
Since the fiscal year 2020, the SSS used PFRS 4 to present its financial statements, where Social Benefit Liabilities (SBLs) are required to be presented in the balance sheets. For its 2021 financial statements, the SSS recorded an P872.36 billion net change in policy reserves under its expenses representing SBLs, including a Margin for Adverse Deviation (MfAD) that serves as a buffer for conservatism. These, however, are not actual cash that went out of the SSS Fund in 2021 but estimates of the required reserves to fund future benefit claims.
Excluding the said policy reserves, the SSS recognized a net profit of P28.45 billion for 2021.
The SSS also reported that based on its last published actuarial valuation, its fund life is projected to last until 2054.
Furthermore, the SSS reached and exceeded its targets for the said year in terms of sustaining the viability of the social security institution (increase in per capita fund); benefit adequacy (increase in the number of contributors and amount of average monthly salary credit); ensuring progressively higher levels of social security protection for Filipino workers and their families (increase in average pension); institutionalizing a robust ICT system and infrastructure to support transformative digitalization; among others.
“We remain dedicated to improving the lives of our members and their beneficiaries by providing them with meaningful social security protection through a culture of excellence in financial and operational management,” Regino concluded.

SMDC celebrates Hill Residences Topping Off in Novaliche

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SM Development Corporation (SMDC) showed steadfast commitment in bringing master-planned communities to more growth areas across the country as they topped off Hill Residences last Wednesday, July 6, in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Perched in one of the higher areas in Novaliches, Hill Residences is an exclusive and safe vertical village that offers an ‘elevated’ resort living experience, with thoughtfully-designed, people-centric amenities perfect for families seeking to live in an ideal home and community.

Infrastructure developments such as the soon-to-be-completed MRT Line 7 have made Novaliches a coveted investment hotbed, as it will unlock convenient travel to a myriad of key places of interest in and around the metro.

Like any other SMDC development, Hill Residences provides 24/7 safety and security, and utmost convenience, with its complete features and amenities uplifting the quality of life of Filipinos and ensuring capital appreciation for investors.

To know more about Hill Residences, follow SMDC on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, or visit the SMDC website.

5 Things To Do This Summer

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Deciding what to do during the summer is not always so easy. With different interests and desires, planning what to do in the summer can sometimes feel daunting. So, here are a few suggestions to make your summer planning a little bit easier.

Sail Away

If you are looking for an exciting adventure, plan a cruise while it's warm! Taking a cruise provides you with the opportunity to have multiple adventures in one trip: traveling on a cruise ship, relaxing and fun-filled days on the ship, attending entertaining dinners in the evenings and so much more. If you are looking for something for you and a friend or you and your family, a cruise could be just the immersive adventure you have been looking for. And perhaps you are looking for a way to spend your summer alone. A cruise can be just as fun if you are looking to escape on your own for a while. Whether alone, in a pair, or in a group, plan to take a trip on a cruise ship this summer!

Hike the Trails

Maybe you would like to keep your feet on solid ground this summer. Find a local--or a not-so-local--state park for your summer adventure. State parks include a number of destinations and activities, from beaches and bays to mountains and hiking. Visiting a state park allows you to plan a trip that can be a day, a few days, a week, or several weeks. If you want to spend a week on the beach with your family or friends, that is doable. But if you would like to take a few days and camp in a national forest and hike some trails, that is an option as well. And there are so many more options beyond those two. There are often fun and interesting activities and sights near state parks that give you many more opportunities. There are numerous state parks that can offer you a fun and exciting--or a restful and rejuvenating--experience.

Find Some Amusement

Looking for something that requires a little less planning and is strictly about fun and exhilaration? Plan a trip to an amusement park. Amusement parks can provide thrills, food, and all kinds of fun for you and your friends and family. At an amusement park, there are rides for young children, teenagers, adults, and every thrill-seeker in between. Not interested in the rides? Take up the challenge of the numerous games that are spread out around the park. And when you are tired of rides or games, or just need a break, spend a bit of your day watching others' adventures while eating yummy park treats. There are so many ways to make your time at an amusement park enjoyable for you and those who come with you which is another perk of an amusement park. They offer so many different activities that there is bound to be something fun for everyone.

Rest and Relax

In need of an adult-only trip? Plan a trip to a spa. There are a number of ways that you can enjoy the relaxation of a spa. There are week-long getaways meant to break you away from the stress of life and give you time to rest and unwind while being soothed and pampered. However, a week-long spa may be too much for you. That is okay. Find a day spa and take the day to relax and decompress. So, find a sitter, if you need one, and take a week or a day and enjoy a spa this summer.

Stay and Play

If all else fails, never discount the fun and excitement that can be had with family and friends with a staycation. Staycations are the perfect way to customize each day of summer vacation. One day can include a picnic followed by an afternoon trip to the movies. Another day might be an at-home water park, complete with a pool, waterslide, and water balloon battles. While another day might be a relaxing day that ends with a barbecue with friends and family enjoying food and good company. A staycation might just be what you and your friends need.

Summer offers a lot of opportunities to make the most of the season. Make a plan, and make the most of it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Enjoy worry-free streaming of Valorant Masters 2 on Twitch this July with Globe Prepaid’s GoSHAR

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Every serious gamer or enthusiast wouldn’t want to miss out on the thrill of gaming events—from watching the biggest esports stars snag their spot in tournament playoffs to all the drama that happens in between, and even learning new techniques and tricks from their favorite teams.

For the much-anticipated Valorant Masters 2 tournament in Copenhagen this year, esports fans won’t need to feel FOMO with Globe Prepaid Go+ promo with GoSHARE that offers incredible data packs to let them enjoy worry-free streaming on Twitch, the world’s leading live streaming service for gamers and esports fans.

By subscribing to the Go+99 promo, subscribers can access Twitch through GoSHARE as a freebie where they get a total of 16GB data for 7 days access. Bringing in the Asian pride, subscribers can catch their favorite APAC Valorant teams battle it out in the international tournament slated to run from July 10 to July 24 on PPGL’s Twitch channel.

With Globe Prepaid Go+99 with GoSHARE, gamers and fans can sit back, relax and indulge themselves in a totally immersive live viewing experience on Twitch as they witness crucial moments of the game and get all the lowdown of the entire tournament without interruption.

If watching the action as it happens is not enough, fans can also connect with other gamers in real time via live chat on Twitch, and after all the action, replay the match and revisit their favorite team’s high and low moments without worrying about their connection and data.

Two teams from the Asia Pacific Region— Paper Rex and XERXIA are competing with 10 other challengers from around the globe for a spot on the podium and give pride to their country on the international stage.

The 12 teams will participate in the group stage and early bracket plays, which is the first phase of the Masters Series that will happen from July 10 to July 18. The four teams who finish first in the competitive regions will automatically qualify for the double elimination bracket.

The remaining 8 teams will be split into 2 groups of 4 teams each where they will battle it out in a double elimination format of best of three. The 4 winning teams will be then placed randomly in a double elimination bracket where they will compete with the awaiting top seeded teams from North America, EMEA, APAC, and the winner from the LATM vs Brazilian playoffs.

Teams from the same group will be placed on opposite sides of the brackets to prevent a repeat match. The 8 qualifying teams will compete in the playoffs where they will battle it out in a best-of-five, double-elimination format for the lower bracket and grand finals. The finals will run from July 22 to 24 where the winner of the double elimination bracket will be crowned this year’s VCT Masters Copenhagen Champion.

“Filipino gamers and esports enthusiasts can now enjoy hassle-free streaming of the games and get the tournament experience from wherever they are through our partnership with Twitch. Our Go+99 with GoSHARE will let them follow their favorite streamers and engage in passionate conversations with fellow gamers and fans and build a more inclusive esports community in the country,” said Givielle Florida, Head of Globe Prepaid.

Catch everything that happens during the Valorant Masters Copenhagen 2022 tournament without worrying about your data by registering to Globe Prepaid’s Go+99 with GoSHARE now via the New GlobeOne app.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

SSS released P53.27-B maternity benefit from 2016 to 2021

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Social Security System (SSS) President and CEO Michael G. Regino announced on Monday that P53.27 billion maternity benefit was released to 1.91 million members from 2016 to 2021.

Significant jump in disbursement was first noted in 2019 following the implementation of Republic Act No. 11210 or Expanded Maternity Leave Law, which was signed by former President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Highest peak of releases was recorded in 2021 amounting to P13.90 billion.

“The SSS, as a conduit agency gave its full support to this endeavor through continuous disbursement of maternity benefits to our qualified female members since the law was implemented in March 2019. We have also recalibrated and simplified the application procedures through online submission of maternity benefit application for members and reimbursement for employers through the My.SSS Portal which started last May 2021,” said Regino.

Under the Expanded Maternity Leave Law, Regino pointed out that the maternity leave was extended from 60 days (for normal delivery)/78 days (caesarean section delivery) to 105 days. SSS female members may also avail of this benefit, regardless of the frequency, provided that the minimum of three (3) qualifying contributions from the 12-month period prior the semester of childbirth or miscarriage/emergency termination of pregnancy (ETP) has been met and were not paid on or after the semester of contingency.

“With the Expanded Maternity Leave Law, the increased amount of maternity benefit and number of maternity leave assisted our female members with their financial needs, providing extra time to recover from childbirth, and most importantly, to spend quality time with their newborn babies,” Regino concluded.

DOTr calibrates land transport programs ahead of F2F classes

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With the expected surge in passenger demand in the opening of face-to-face (F2F) classes this year, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is carefully calibrating its existing land transport programs to effectively and efficiently serve the increasing number of commuters.

Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista directed Road Transport and Infrastructure Undersecretary Mark Steven C. Pastor, Railway Undersecretary Cesar Chavez, and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairperson Cheloy Garafil to ensure continuous implementation of the Service Contracting Program (SCP), Libreng Sakay Program, and to fast-track the rationalization of public transport routes.

Sec. Bautista also directed the immediate release of P1,000 fuel subsidy to the target 617,806 qualified tricycle driver-beneficiaries as listed by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), full deployment of all 550 buses in the EDSA Busway especially during rush hours, and availability of equity subsidy as down payment for the acquisition of modern public utility vehicles (PUVs) under the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).

The Transport Secretary is scheduling a meeting with the bus consortium operating the EDSA Carousel route and other concerned government agencies to ensure sufficient deployment of buses to accommodate increased passenger demand due to the F2F classes.

“We will coordinate our actions with concerned agencies such as the DepEd, CHED, MMDA, LTO, LTFRB, PNP, AFP-NCR, DILG, IACT and others not under the DOTr,” said Sec. Bautista.

The Secretary added that according to various studies conducted during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a low probability of virus transmission in public transport, so long as strict implementation of health and safety measures are in place and are being followed by the drivers, operators, and commuters. This dispels public apprehension of possible increase in COVID-19 incidence when F2F classes begin.

“We are also looking at accelerating the grant of franchise instead of just permits for buses on critical routes used by students such as Katipunan, Commonwealth, Recto Avenue,” added Sec. Bautista.

Monday, July 11, 2022

ePLDT, ePDS launch enterprise content management solution Doctrieve

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In a virtual event titled Metamorphosis: The Future of Content Management Unfolds, ePDS, ePLDT, and Newgen Software have introduced their newest enterprise content management solution Doctrieve. Several executives from the said companies also shared insights on emerging market trends, the product landscape, and the demand for a cloud-based contextual content services (ECM) platform.

ePDS Inc., together with its parent company ePLDT Inc., and Newgen Software, introduced an enterprise content management solution called ‘Doctrieve’ which helps companies efficiently manage their business documents and assets.

Doctrieve is a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based content management solution designed to systematically direct the end-to-end lifecycle of business content, from origination to disposition. Likewise, it enables the delivery of documents across different channels, addressing the wide-ranging workflow requirements of organizations.

"Doctrieve is a new solution that will improve how companies manage and process their business assets documents and data. Together with our technology partner Newgen, this solution is a product of our 14 years of expertise and domain knowledge, furthering our thrust to provide companies the ability to adapt to new business challenges," said Guia Bettina Gordon, ePDS Chief Operating Officer and ePLDT Group Head for Treasury.

"Traditional ways of managing content had their disadvantages for an organization in various ways. Leveraging Doctrieve, built on Newgen's Contextual Content Services Platform (ECM), allows business leaders to simplify content-centric processes while infusing context in all engagements. The platform helps streamline the end-to-end lifecycle of enterprise content while providing remote, secure collaboration between stakeholders," said Pramod Kumar, Geography Head and Vice President (APAC), Newgen Software.

Aside from improving efficiency in workflow processes, Doctrieve also promotes sustainable practices in companies as it is an environment-friendly solution that helps minimize carbon footprint compared to using the traditional paper trail.

Moreover, it eliminates the difficulties in maintaining paper documentation such as searchability, secure storage, update method, and costs, among others.

ePLDT hosts Doctrieve in ePLDT Microsoft Azure Cloud and safeguards it through its cybersecurity solutions, ensuring all data and processes stored are digitally safe. This was partnered with Newgen’s three decades of expertise in digital transformation platforms, encompassing process automation, content services, and communication management capabilities.

"Businesses can create a digital workplace without boundaries with anytime-anywhere access to content and documents using Doctrieve. By leveraging this platform, organizations can comprehensively and systematically process their files, from capturing, processing, and storing to extending content for various industry use cases," said Diwar Pasricha, Deputy General Manager, Presales, Newgen Software.

"Collaboration is the heart of enterprise content management. This partnership between ePDS, ePLDT, and Newgen gave birth to a locally hosted solution that offers numerous benefits to businesses. This will help a lot of companies in the Philippines that would want to maximize the advantages of document digitalization," shared Clint Christopher Siao, ePDS Product Marketing Head.

As a subsidiary of ePLDT Inc., ePDS is a client communication managed service provider engaged in document management and digitization, and digital printing.

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About Newgen Software

Newgen is the leading provider of a unified digital transformation platform with native process automation, content services, and communication management capabilities. Globally, successful enterprises rely on Newgen's industry-recognized low code application platform to develop and deploy complex, content-driven, and customer-engaging business applications on the cloud. From onboarding to service requests, lending to underwriting, and for many more use cases across industries. Newgen unlocks simple with speed and agility.

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