Having a deep experience 17+ years with demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry, Stephen Hendry, the CEO of ARTHA INFOTAMA (ARTHA IT) is helping the Indonesian IT industry and global companies with his skills in Business Process, Solution Architect, Audit Management, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics 365, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligent, Cloud solutions (Azure, Office365, Microsoft 365), and Management.
Mirror Review talks with Stephen to know more about his professional life at ARTHA IT. The well-versed CEO of ARTHA IT also shares exclusive solutions offered by his company and gives precious guidance to young entrepreneurs who are aspiring to build a successful career. Following are the excerpts.
From its introduction to dominance, how far has modern IT changed the conventional IT scenario?
Conventional IT is old-world because that period has passed and it has lagged very far with scarce information, static hierarchies, and traditional transactional systems. Conventional IT practices cannot compete with the current IT world, which is filled with many digital technologies as well as abundant information, dynamic networks, collective value creation, experiments, and advanced learn and responding technics evolving at a rapid rate. Due to these advancements in IT, our life patterns have changed dramatically.
What type of solutions and services does ARTHA IT offer? Elaborate its highlighting features.
ARTHA IT is one of the fast growing IT companies and a Tier-1 Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider and Microsoft Gold Partner with 9 Gold competencies. We provide end-to-end solution to our worldwide customer base for Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) including Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics 365, Office365, Azure, Power BI, IaaS, SaaS, mobile solutions, Implementation, and Support. Also, we are mostly focused on solutions such as Plantations Management, Activity Based-Costing, Property management, Project Costing, Textile & garment, Point of Sales Retail solutions (Electronics, Food & Beverage, Fashion, mini-mart), Portal Management, and Business Intelligence. With our single gate high-end solutions, we provide knowledge and experience to our customers with the right solutions.
In February 2002, PT. ARTHA INFOTAMA was established to focus on Enterprise Resources Planning Microsoft Dynamics Software, implementation of ERP, consulting, customization, support, upgrade, and maintenance. And today, ARTHA IT has become a unique solution provider. In October 2014, we had incepted ARTHA IT Malaysia Sdn. Bhd to cover business at Malaysian market, thereby expanding our business region. In January 2015, PT. ARTHA IT Indonesia was introduced to emphasis on solutions like worldwide ISV, recruitment partner, selling & support vertical industry, as well as upgrade & maintenance.
It is noteworthy that one thing about our companies that have not changed over the years is our vision of providing the best solutions with best products, updated technologies, and fast return on investments for our customers and today, our companies continue to serve our customers even better.
What attracted you to start a venture in this ever-expanding technological industry?
Technology is something that has never disappeared from this world and always amazed people with its new forms. Technology is a tool for every process in daily life, this is what makes us challenged to focus on this industry. We started this business from zero with only two employees in the first year and continuously grown year to year with three digits of employees and thousands of customers. This is because, we run a business by keeping up with the latest technology developments from time-to-time, support our customer growth with advance application and this brings us in the line of growth.
Our readers would like to know about your personal journey. Share your faiths, beliefs, and philosophy for life and success.
As stated above, I started ARTHA IT with only two employees, and here I am with huge clients’ base, advancing with the latest technologies. With my extensive experience in IT, I believe that a company should be committed to its clients because it is the key to achieve more success and gain the trust of clients. At ARTHA IT, we keep customers on top of our priority list while developing our solutions and this helps us to better benefit our clients.
What are your future plans for the company? What role will ARTHA IT play in the coming future?
Cloud is our life for now and future. With our solutions combined with high-level security protection, every client can run operation and collaboration without any limitation.
To tackle the future challenges, we have collaborated with reputed cloud leaders and developed following solutions based on their cloud platforms:
- ARTHA For Operations – Portal Management
Whether you’re working in your office or on the go, you get a familiar, line set of productivity tools. Our portal management applications let you manage, collaboration and Analysis with anyone in real time such as Vendor, Customer, Employees and partner, our portal able to enhance your company KPI with your vendor, customer, and employees. Collaboration with people and organization not only for the transaction but can build the quality and trust, that is the right solution for our customers.
- ARTHA For e-Mobile
Working with your vendor, customer and employees with easy, efficient and productive, ARTHA For E-Mobile is a mobile application platform without coding (no code), easy to create, enhance additional new functionality.
- ARTHA For Human Capital
Wherever you are working, Employees Self-Serve with advanced functionality support organization to manage employee profiles, recruitment, leave management, travel management, e-KPI, training, support and service request, announcement and feedback
What would be your suggestions for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to start a new venture in this industry?
A strong mentality, positive thoughts, and willingness to develop are the basic foundation qualities to start as an aspiring entrepreneur. In my opinion, you should create a market that makes people come to you, which is the best practice an entrepreneur can follow.
Future of Cloud Computing
“Cloud computing is something that is mandatory and cannot be avoided. Now, we are living in a digital world; if we want to survive and succeed in the future then cloud computing is the way to go.”– Stephen Hendry.