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CrimsonLogic Chosen to Deliver a New Integrated Business Licensing System

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — CrimsonLogic, a leading global eGovernment solutions provider, announced its recent win of the project from the Singapore Government to develop a new integrated multi-agency business licensing system. The new system will replace the country’s existing Online Business Licensing Service (OBLS) and revolutionise the way businesses in Singapore get their licences. It is expected to go ‘live’ and replace OBLS by end of 2013.

The new integrated business licensing system will serve as a one-stop service portal for licence, compliance and portfolio management in the business licensing application process. With this new implementation, the system will integrate more than 250 different business licences from 18 government ministries and agencies. The agencies include the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Law (MINLAW), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), and the National Environment Agency (NEA). To a business owner, he or she will have greater accessibility to multiple agencies and spend less time engaging individual organisations separately for licensing needs. The new system will also ensure a streamlined and consistent overall user experience for the Singapore business community.

Government agencies can easily implement changes required in the system’s business licensing engine, as a result of policy changes. The new system can also facilitate the implementation of multi-agency changes quickly and consistently to expedite decision-making on licence applications. In a scenario where a policy change affects more than one agency, the new system will allow them to operationalise the change in a fast and coordinated way. This helps ensure that policy changes take effect in the system in a timely manner, while reducing uncertainties and misinformation to users.

The platform leverages on a virtualised infrastructure that is more robust, energy efficient and lowers capital expenditure investment on hardware, and yet is still flexible enough to accommodate new participating government agencies and licence types.

“This year the World Bank has once again ranked Singapore as the easiest place to do business. We are elated to play a key part in further strengthening Singapore’s leadership position in this area,” says Leong Peng Kiong, CEO of CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd. “It is critical that investors are made to feel welcome in Singapore’s business environment, as entrepreneurs and small business owners can obtain the right information and complete the necessary statutory processes quickly.

“With the centralisation of automated rules that are set by the various government agencies, the approval processes of licence applications will be faster and more streamlined. Consequently, this next generation system will elevate the ease of doing business in Singapore, making the country even more competitive and attractive as a business hub globally.”

About CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd

CrimsonLogic is a trusted partner to governments. For over 20 years, CrimsonLogic has worked with governments around the world to find innovative and sustainable solutions to collaborate more seamlessly with their citizens. The company has continued to set industry-standards by delivering world-first eGovernment solutions. CrimsonLogic provides end-to-end services, from designing to operating these services to drive substantial and lasting improvements. For more information, visit http://www.crimsonlogic.com .

For more information:

Francis Huan
CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd
Tel: +65-6887-7173
Mobile: +65-9820-5994
Email: francishuan@crimsonlogic.com

Yvette Yeo / Aru Sayed / Felicia Goh
Text 100 Public Relations
Tel: +65-6603-9000
Email: crimsonlogic@text100.com.sg

SOURCE: CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd

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November 22, 2011 at 11:44 am

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Johnson Aims for 25% of Global Fitness Market by 2015

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The Taiwan firm is currently the world’s 2nd largest home fitness equipment maker and the only gym equipment manufacturer in Malaysia

TAIPEI, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — World-leading fitness equipment maker Johnson Health Technology Co. hopes to control 25% of the global market by 2015, which is as it plans further expansion to meet the growing global demand.

Last year, Johnson overtook Nautilus to become the world’s second-largest home fitness equipment manufacturer with sales of US$160 million behind only Icon. The figure is expected to climb to US$200 million this year and continue growing to US$560 million in 2012.

The global market for commercial fitness equipment is currently worth roughly US$2 billion per year. In order to reach its target, Johnson’s annual revenues will need to grow to more than US$500 million.

In addition, the firm has already received second-half orders from clients such as Snap of the U.S. and The Gym and Pure Gym of the U.K.

The fitness maker also plans to invest in further strengthening its brand image. According to Johnson’s chairman, K.C. Lo, the company will invest around US$4 million to reinforce its marketing channels for brand products in China and set up at least 60 more direct-sales outlets there by the end of 2011, bringing the total to 170.

In September 2011, Johnson was once again listed in the Top Taiwan Global Brands Survey. The survey, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Interbrand, recognized Johnson as the Top 19th brand with a brand value of US$137 million.

Johnson Health Tech has been ranked in the Top 20 of Taiwan-based brands for six years with its appraised brand value growing with each year.

With over 35 years of experience in the market, Johnson currently has major production bases in Taiwan and mainland China. It also has 17 marketing companies across the globe in countries including the US, the UK, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Johnson Fitness’ Malaysia offices were established in 2005. Johnson Fitness has since setup retail outlets as well as fitness centers throughout the country. Johnson is now is the only gym equipment manufacturer in Malaysia.

The company has consistently introduced new health technology and fitness equipment, where its product line includes treadmills, exercise bikes, weigh-training machines, and massage chairs.

Johnson has diversified with four brands in four different segments: Johnson, Matrix, Vision, and Horizon. The group has captured a variety of awards, including the 2011 Taiwan Excellence Silver Awards and 2010 International Design Excellence Award. The group was also named one of Asia’s Best 200 under a billion by Forbes in 2006.

Johnson http://www.johnsonfitness.com

About Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) was founded in 1970 to promote Taiwan’s foreign trade and competitiveness in world markets. Over the past 40 years, TAITRA has played a key role in the development of the Taiwan economy. TAITRA is jointly sponsored by the government and commercial associations and is viewed by all as the business gateway to Taiwan for the international business community. Please visit http://www.brandingtaiwan.org or http://www.taiwantrade.com.tw for more information.

PR Contacts:

GolinHarris(Taiwan):
Jonathan Seidman
Tel: +886-2-2722-5369 ext 124
Mobile: +886-930-781-394
Email: jseidman@golinharris.com

TAITRA
Michelle Wu
Phone: +886-2-2725-5200 ext. 1319
Email: michellewu@taitra.org.tw

SOURCE﹛Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

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November 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

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