Khon Kaen University held an MOU signing ceremony between the Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy and Saladang Co. Ltd. Participating in the ceremony on KKU part were Assoc. Prof. Maitree Inprasitha, Ph.D., Vice President for Education and Academic Service of Khon Kaen University; Assoc. Prof. Pensri Charoenwanich, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy, KKU; Asst. Prof. Donruthai Kowatanakul, Ph.D., Vice Dean of KKBS for Academic Affairs. Signing for Saladang Co. Ltd. were Khun Chaiyos Chaiyamanon, Managing Director; Khun Chaisan Rangkhaphuti, Operation Director; and Khun Pongsak Tanawatchinda, Administrative Director of Saladang Co. Ltd. Personnel from the two parties attended the ceremony as witnesses. The event took place at Wanglert Room, 1st Floor, BS.01, the Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy.

Assoc. Prof. Pensri Charoenwanich, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy, KKU, said that the Faculty sees the importance in digitalization and is determined to carry out the University’s Education Transformation and Digital Transformation strategies. Thus, the Faculty has sought allies to support the work under these strategies. The Faculty has found that Saladang Company possesses expertise and is outstanding in IT service. The Company has provided services for ERP and SAP Business One in full cycle. The operations are run by the Company’s teamwork that is full of knowledge and competency in ERP-SAP Business One for over 14 years.

“Saladang Company has been working on system laying for various businesses, with emphasis on businesses and instructions in business processes. The service covers all requirements and demands of their customers. Besides, the Company has established a training center and has run workshops and trainings for several leading companies and businesses, including associations, institutions, professors, students in those institutions as well as the public. The training is related to ERP program, SAP Business One program. Therefore, this MOU will benefit our students in their professional training, under the Cooperative Education. The students of the Faculty will be enhanced in academic and professional skills. Moreover, the MOU will involve development of short training programs in information technology, research, development and construction of knowledge with our lecturers. There will be staff exchanges so that the staff members will acquire more expertise from real working situation,” said KKBS Dean.

Khun Chaiyos Chaiyamanon, Managing Director said that the Company was established with belief that they could upgrade people’s quality through business process development. One of the tools used is the SAP Business One Program, which is used by many leading companies in the world and in Thailand. In addition, the vision of the Company is to collaborate with leading institutions all over the country. “We believe that collaboration will help upgrade the quality of staff and students in academic knowledge as well as practical knowledge for them to apply in the real world.”

“ERP-SAP Business One that we use enable organizational administration and management and can be connected to other parts such as warehouse logistics or various banks. This will make our operations more efficient. In addition to the use of existing information in management and analytical work, we can also improve the operations. Any duplicate jobs can be automated. Human roles will be geared towards decision making or designing of processes for greater efficiency. We are a company that does not keep our knowledge for ourselves. We believe that the more we give, the more we gain. What we will achieve together is people who are ready to become the manpower for country development. The knowledge will be used in research and analysis for manpower production. Thanks to Khon Kaen University for opening the chance for us to fulfill our dream for educational enhancement for Thailand.”

Khun Chaisan Rangkhaphuti, Operation Director of Saladang Company revealed about the joint cooperation between the Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy and Saladang Co. Ltd. The cooperation will be on development of professional training programs, training KKBS’ students to have the skills from their experiences in working in the real situation. The staff of the Faculty will also be trained with competency in the use of ERP-SAP Business One.

“In fact, ERP Program or Enterprise Resource Planning, or the resource management system in an organizations comprises many programs. However, there are few internationally accepted programs. We see that if students are able to use ERP or ERP Business One, then in the future, no matter where they are overseas, they will be ready to do their job. During the past years, there were many problems in Thailand. Sometimes, companies lost their time for training. Now if we have the programs that are used in leading companies worldwide, students will be ready to work. They will be able to work in companies that give them high salaries. At present, the market still requires people who are competent in the use of these programs.”

Source: Khon Kaen University

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