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The History of Software Industry.

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Chapter 3 The History of Software Industry

3.1 Introduction

In recent years, the development of the computerising on management of the China enterprise is speeding, especially the giant ones, which begin to utilise information technology to improve managing method, boost the efficiency and increase the performance. During the implementation of the ERP system, more and more SMEs also use the software on finance and business management, this results in the expansion of the management software market.

According to the stastics, the sales revenue of domestic software is 25.8 billion RMB in fiscal year 1997; 35.1 billion RMB in 1998, increase 36%; in 1999 this figure is 48 billion RMB, the software includes: MPRII/ERP system, financial management, business management, HRM etc.

Until now, the China software has been developing for 10 years, it can be divided into four stages: accounting, financial management, enterprise management, total management.

3.2 Chinese Market

In the domestic market, the management software begins from 1990s and it is not so successful, some software manufacturer researched in the enterprise management software in light of the model: MPRII, but the sales can not compare with the financial software in the past.

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From the R&D platform and technology, it overcome the bottle neck of C/S structure and enter into the B/S structure, at the same time, the E-Business is utilised in it.

From the application of the software in enterprise, the giant management software can not be used in all enterprises, only the ones in which there are the formal management and which has fairly scale would take it into the consideration. Currently all the software manufacturer are formulating strategy on the basis of their capability on the fund and technology and positioning their products.

About the total management software, it will begin from 21st century, the general management software made in China will become the main current. Comparing with products from the USA, the domestic software has the advantages as folloes:

1, Big difference between the culture of east and west, and it must be reflected on the method of the management.

2, Also big difference existed on the internal structure of

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It mainly deal in the research, production, sales, and providing the related service. The main technology covering: e-business, Internet/Intranet, OO technology, Database, Multi-media and GIS.

There are 500 employees working in it, the sales revenue in 1999 is about 125 million RMB, depending on its researching strength, it produced “service real estate management software, ERP, CRM, KM and other commercial software”, establishing branches all around the country.

Facing the internet tendency, Bit Service successfully produced the Jiebao Service Software---General E-business Utilising Platform.

Bit Service declare that it promote the management software CRM which is based on the internet platform. This system consists of e-sales, e-marketing and e-service, and it is an opened e-commerce utilising platform, the function is covering the business process of marketing, sales and service, it can help the organisation to handle the business and the customer management timely and effectively. This system is totally based on the Web pattern and enable the organisation to change the structure and working process to fit for the dynamic environment. This system adopt the page and form technology and flexible structure, which can be suitable to any requirements from the customers.

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