Focus Softnet, a software development Company, announced the opening of its latest office in Makati City in the Philippines
In line with its global expansion plans, Focus Softnet, a software development Company, announced the opening of its latest office in Makati City in the Philippines. The new office will help Focus Softnet consolidate and strengthen its regional presence and will act as a support services hub for its ASEAN operations.
Speaking on the opening, Mr. Jawad Ali Khan, COO at Focus Softnet said, “After having established our operations in Malaysia and Singapore, we wanted to expand our operations further in the region. Philippines is an emerging market with a growth rate of approximately six percent per annum on its GDP and a consistent eight to nine percent increase in IT spending year on year. Hence, we felt the time was right for us to enter this market by opening a local office here.”
Focus Softnet’s Makati office will cover cities such as Metro Manila, Makati, Pasay, Pasig City, Quezon, Antipolo city and other suburbs around Manila and Makati. The new office will initially have a team of ten people on board with the company planning to recruit at least another ten people for expanding their local operations.
“Philippines offers an excellent pool of local talent and we are confident we will meet our resource requirements by hiring people locally. The local internet penetration levels are also increasing at phenomenal rate every year, which would allow us to implement cloud based product delivery model besides continuing to sell on our perpetual licensing model,” Jawad added.
Focus Softnet has devised a reseller and partner model based on the concept “Partner to Prosper” and expects to work closely with companies interested in partnering with it in.
“We are in discussions with four major local companies specialising in niche vertical specific solutions, consulting and training services on the same model and expect to sign some agreements soon,” Jawad explained.
The company also plans to have a 24 hour call centre, which will allow it to keep its other offices lean where they can focus on sales and business development while the implementation and support services would be managed from Philippines support centre.