ETP and Datascan Sign Landmark Partnership

Singapore, Singapore, January 23, 2007 --( ETP International, an enterprise software company focused on developing and delivering its cutting-edge ETP V5 solution for the retail industry, today announces the signing of a Premier Business Partnership agreement with Datascan Berhad. Datascan Berhard is listed on the Malaysian Exchange of Securities Dealing & Automated Quotations and recognized as the market leader in F&B Business Management solutions and total business solutions for other industries.

Under the terms of the agreement, Datascan will represent ETP in the sales and marketing of its suite of solutions – ETP V5 in Malaysia specifically for the retail and distribution industry. ETP V5 is a powerful world-class, next-generation retail software solution which enables retailers to take proactive decisions that make all the difference between success and failure. It covers POS, Warehousing, Distribution, Procurement, Merchandise Planning, CRM and Promotions Planning, Retail Analytics, Online Sales, Call centre Sales, Supply Chain Management, Business Strategy Development and Enterprise Integration. The components within ETP V5 can be used comprehensively or selectively to provide an end-to-end integrated solution for retailers and distributors. Leading retailers using ETP retail solutions include IKEA, Titan Watches, ITC Wills, BMA International, Hot Spots, Orra, PT Trikomsel, Optik Melawai and more.

Datascan is the first channel partner that ETP International has signed for Malaysia. This partnership will further enhance the current business offerings from Datascan and enables ETP International to penetrate the Malaysian market leveraging on the in-country cultural understanding and network of a local partner.

"As part of Datascan’s growth plans, we have decided to be ETP’s Premier Business Partner as we are looking at expanding our current offerings to a new market segments," said Mr Danny Leong, CEO of Datascan Berhad.

“The retail market in Malaysia is an attractive industry for us. We see the retail industry as a natural strategic extension. With the market knowledge and expertise we have built over the years in the F&B segment, the learning curve to enter the specialty retail segment is much shorter. We plan to leverage on our company’s strengths to penetrate the market aggressively,” ETP’s Chairman, Naresh Ahuja stated. “We are pleased to have signed the partnership agreement with Datascan. This is a growth oriented company with a highly skilled and experienced management team coupled with a dynamic and knowledgeable consulting organisation. Both companies anticipate a great synergy in this partnership as our business visions and values are aligned with each other.”

“Signing Datascan as our partner in Malaysia is a milestone for ETP. As we continue to grow in Asia countries aggressively, our success hinges on building a strong partners network. It is imperative that we have partners who share our business values and support us in these markets.” 

About ETP International Pte Ltd
ETP International is an enterprise software company focused on developing and delivering its cutting-edge ETP V5 solution for the retail industry. With offices in Singapore, India and U.A.E., an extensive partner network, and over 150 dedicated professionals, ETP is one of the leading retail software companies in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

About Datascan Berhad
Datascan established in 1978, was listed on the Malaysian Exchange Of Securities Dealing & Automated Quotations (MESDAQ) in June 2004. As part of the Group's commitment to provide total business solutions, Datascan also provides Network Security Solutions, Collaborative Fulfilment Management Solutions and Business Consulting services to serve businesses across industries.


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