Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Local firm in Japan outsourcing centre deal

ACE Data System signed an agreement with Japan-based DIR System Technology and USE Information Development to create an outsourcing branch for software development in Yangon.

The agreement was signed at Traders Hotel in Yangon on April 30. The outsourcing office will be housed at the Myanmar Info-tech compound in Hlaing township. Work started on May 1, said U Thein Oo, the chairman of ACE Data System.

“The establishment of an outsourcing software development centre here will lead to the transfer of technology and know-how from our partners to us and will create job opportunities.

“It also provides more chances for local products to penetrate the Japanese market, while also feeding more products into the domestic marketplace,” he said.

The signing of the agreement was attended by the presidents of DIR System Technology, Mr Akira Nakamura, and USE Information Development, Ms Chizuko Funabashi.

U Zaw Moe Thant, the director of ACE Data System, said initial outlay for the outsourcing centre has been relatively low at US$10,000 so far but added that that figure will increase to $20,000 in the coming year to pay worker salaries.

He added that the company plans to train 20 software developers this year in industry standards and Japanese language.

“Our staff will need this training and it might take a whole year.

“At the same time we have already received a couple of projects to work on – one on human resource development and the other on accounting – although the full scope of that development hasn’t quite been defined yet,” U Zaw Moe Thant said.