Blue Bird Group Indonesia builds its foundation for future success with MySAP Business Suite

July 27, 2004 by SAP News 0

Indonesia’s leading transportation company focuses on integration and data accuracy to build a better future with MySAP Business Suite

Jakarta, IndonesiaPT. Blue Bird Group Indonesia, the country’s leading Transportation Company with a fleet of almost 13,000 vehicles comprising of taxis, limousines, buses and container trucks, announced their successful implementation of MySAP Business Suite during their go-live ceremony at their headquarters in Jakarta. mySAP Business Suite is the world’s most comprehensive family of adaptive business solutions, providing best-of-breed functionality built for complete integration, industry-specific capabilities, unlimited scalability, and easy collaboration over the Internet. The implementation includes SAP functionalities such as financials, controlling, sales & distribution, material management and fleet management. In addition, two functionalities have been developed specifically for Blue Bird: Driver Management and Operation & Reservation Management to interface with their VB based system.

During the go-live ceremony, Noni S.A. Purnomo , VP Business Development of Blue Bird Group (ERP Project Director) said “We have invested in SAP to build a new foundation for a better future. This is our strategic move to deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction as well as to build and maintain our market leader position in every category in which we compete. “ Noni further explained that in the near future, Blue Bird expects to fulfill their vision in becoming not just a transportation company but a total transportation solution for their corporate customers thanks to SAP and the integration that the solution brings. Furthermore, with SAP, Blue Bird Group is now more confident they can maintain their leadership position, even if foreign investors decide to enter and compete in this market.

Purnomo Prawiro, the Managing Director added “ This is a very big change for us . Imagine , with just a click of a button I can now gain visibility across the company’s operations”.

With the wide functionality of mySAP Business Suite , Blue Bird can easily monitor in real-time such important information such as the driver’s details , the number of customer orders of each depot , which vehicles are operating and which are under maintenance, fuel consumption and so on. Such data will serve as useful information for the board to make decisions quickly, solve problem areas and improve efficiency.

“We feel that SAP is the only real ERP solution, one that provides us with the tools to improve our business and build a brighter future.” concluded Noni.
mySAP Business Suite solutions does indeed help companies manage their most critical business processes. Collectively, they form a tightly integrated suite that adds value to every facet of an organization.

The implementation was executed by SAP Consulting together with HERMIS Consulting, which started in November 2003 and was completed in July 2004.

About Blue Bird Group

Blue Bird Group Indonesia is the country’s leading land transportation company with a fleet of almost 13,000 vehicles comprising of taxis, limousines, buses and container trucks serving two million passengers monthly. From modest beginnings in 1972 – with only 25 taxi cabs – the company now owns and provides taxi service, chauffeur-driven cars and limousines at all four and five star hotels in Jakarta and Bali , and at all terminals at the Jakarta International Airport . It also operates in Surabaya, Bali, Lombok and Bandung

Land Transportation is still Blue Bird’s core business although the company has three other divisions: Manufacturing, Property and Support Services . Blue Bird can be considered the largest company of its kind in Asia and possibly worldwide.