In line with its strong commitment to empower small-medium businesses (SMBs) in the country through relevant and accessible technology, Microsoft Philippines, together with its partners, encourage SMBs to modernize their IT infrastructure before support for Windows XP and Office 2003 ends on April 8, 2014 through a promo called Get2Modern.
Get2Modern, which runs from May 1 to June 28, 2013, entitles qualified SMBs to a special 15 percent discount on Windows 8 and Office 2013 through the Open License volume program, as well as Windows 8 Pro notebooks and tablet hardware upgrade offers.
Issa Aviles, Small and Medium Business and Enterprise Marketing Lead at Microsoft Philippines said, “SMBs form the backbone of the economy as they employ a large portion of the workforce and contribute significantly to productivity, export and revenues. Yet, many are stuck with old technology and processes which do not address today’s needs for increased collaboration and higher productivity for a multi-generational workforce and security. Our goal through this effort is to help SMBs to modernize by moving away from old technologies like Windows XP or Office 2003 so they can truly realize new levels of productivity, experience stronger security and take advantage of cloud services cost effectively.”
In a recent study by the International Data Center (IDC), 75 percent of Asia Pacific companies have adopted or are planning to adopt enterprise social tools to increase collaboration and reduce operation costs. Moreover, SMBs running Windows XP and Office 2003 need to be aware that these products will no longer receive support from Microsoft after April 8, 2014, which means they will be exposed to security and privacy risks.
Windows 8 is also releasing special apps for businessowners like:
Loan Payment Calculator: Use this calculator to estimate your payment for mortgage, home equity, credit card and other loans. You can also use up to three calculations to check your monthly payments and compare borrowing costs.
Captain Dash: Enables you to aggregate your data from Google Analytics, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Microsoft Atlas to a single platform.
Simple Inventory Control: Is an Inventory Control and Stock Management app. It is a professional inventory tracking software for small to medium businesses across one or several locations.
PushBi: It gathers all of your data in one place and makes it accessible on any device. Similar to monitoring the financial markets on TV, with renewed clarity, you can focus on the metrics that matter most to you and your company.
Invoice360: Is an e-invoice software and app designed for busy entrepreneurs. It is simple and easy to use while allowing you to create well-designed invoices quickly.
Money: This app lets you see a summary of your income, expenses and savings. You can also categorize your transactions and identify problem spots.
DocuSign Ink: With this app, you can electronically sign, send and store documents from anywhere at anytime. DocuSign Ink is safe, secure and legally binding.
Cashflow Manager: This app is made to use with the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
Business Analyzer: Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer displays business intelligence information for your Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution. This app manages your reports easily by allowing users to copy, edit, view and refresh.
Do you want to create your own Windows 8 digital catalog app? The first 100 companies to avail of the Get2Modern promo and email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, company name and proof of purchase are entitled to claim access codes to an app that can be used to create an online catalog for their business. For more details, email email@example.com.