Photo above shows Mr. Pocholo Reyes, Managing Director of dB Wizards, Ms. Vivian
Cristobal, Assistant Vice President of Aboitiz Jebsen Company, Inc, Mr. Bjorn Jebsen,
Chairman of the Board of Aboitiz Jebsen Company, Inc, Mr. Arlene Asuncion, Vice
President for Crewing of Aboitiz Jebsen Company, Inc. and Mr. John Bessey Managing
Director of Microsoft Philippine during the announcement of the three-way partnership
of Aboitiz Jebsen, dB Wizards and Microsoft to enhance Aboitiz’ crewing system with
Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
Aboitiz Jebsen Adopts Microsoft SQL Server 2012 to Enhance Crewing System
Aboitiz Jebsen gains access to Microsoft innovative technology and a wealth of experience
Aboitiz Jebsen (Abojeb), dB Wizards and Microsoft Philippines recently announced
a three-way partnership that will enable Abojeb to meet the needs of its organization
as well as stay competitive in its field by enhancing its crewing system with Microsoft
SQL Server 2012.
This partnership is a renewal and extension of the relationship that started 10
years ago when Abojeb first tapped dB Wizards to develop its crewing system. After
maximizing the usage of the system, both technical- and functional-wise, Abojeb
realized the pressing need to upgrade its crewing system to address the many changes
in the business rules, their business models, and to also stay competitive. This
paved the way to the company’s most recent adoption of Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
"The company’s move from the existing platform to this sustainable system architecture
offered by Microsoft allows for the accommodation of the complexity and additional
functionality requirements in our operations," said Bjorn Jebsen, Chairman of the
Board, Aboitiz Jebsen Company, Inc.
"We evaluated various providers and applications and chose dB Wizards based on overall
company stability, technical expertise and its relationship with Microsoft to allow
us to use the company’s newest version of SQL Server," Jebsen explained.
"We are happy that more and more Filipino companies like Abojeb are realizing the
value of making sound IT investments. This is a major step for Abojeb and we, together
with dB Wizards, are committed to ensuring that they maximize this investment, ultimately
making their operations more streamlined and their people more efficient," said
John Bessey, Managing Director, Microsoft Philippines.
Abojeb is a company that provides ship management, crew management, training and
other fully integrated maritime services to shipping companies worldwide. Abojeb
services the maritime industry by efficiently managing its shipping and crewing
system with the objective of answering the specific needs of its key stakeholders
– its business partners, ship owners and managers worldwide as well as over 7,000
A key element most useful to the Abojeb partnership is the tight relationship with
Microsoft. As solutions partner, dB Wizards designed the system on the Microsoft
platform, taking advantage of SQL Server 2012 advancements in scalability, security
and reporting, making possible the major enhancement on their crewing system. "With
Abojeb being one of our first customers, we are delighted to be chosen once again
by Abojeb as their partner of choice for this project," shares Pocholo Reyes, dB
Wizards Managing Director.
dB Wizards is the leading IT Organization that provides world-class solutions and
services to enable customers to achieve their business objectives. It takes pride
in being a 100% Filipino-owned corporation, and an award-winning company, bagging
the title Systems Integrator Partner of the Year in 2011 and 2008. The value-add
it brings to the partnership with Abojeb are its 13 years of experience in application
development discipline, change management, and SLA based support via it’s manage
service practice. All of these are valuable in its co-development effort to train
Abojeb’s IT team.
Through partnerships like this, Microsoft is making its products and innovations
more accessible and available to the companies, organizations and corporations in
the country. Bessey further emphasizes the value of the partnership with dB Wizards,
"With its successful track record of ten years in ICT, dB Wizards is a good choice
of partner to work with. dB Wizards brings a wealth of experience to the table."
"And one important thing that Microsoft believes in is that we are dependent on our
partners for our success." concluded Bessey.
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