Nuara becomes first Brunei company to list ERP solutions on Microsoft marketplaces

Managing Director of Nuara Group Barbora Grexa (L) with Country Manager at Microsoft Brunei Afif Mohamed Ali at the launch of Nuara's ERP solutions on Microsoft marketplaces.

Two of Nuara Group’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software have become the first Brunei-made IT solutions to be listed on Microsoft’s Azure and AppSource marketplaces.

Cloud-based solutions for HSE Management NuaraSAFE and supply chain management Nuara ePRO were recently onboarded, while the listing for their human resource management solution NuaraHR is currently in the pipeline for both marketplaces.

Nuara’s three ERP’s can be utilised by businesses in a modular fashion and paid for on a monthly or yearly subscription basis. Nuara Group Managing Director Barbora Grexa said their solutions’ customisability was their differentiator amongst competitors.

“The ERP’s can be purchased off-the-shelf but can also be chosen and integrated as modules for customers; whether its procurement, asset management or human resources,” said Grexa at the launch of Nuara products on the Microsoft marketplaces last month.

Grexa also said the cloud-based functionality of their ERPs enables data analytics and real-time reporting to provide clients with more detail and convenience that can help streamline business operations.

“On the HSE side (for example), we enable users to drop GPS pins where incidents took place, creating heat map reports showing hot spots and providing incident learning and analysis.

“ePRO allows corporate spending to be monitored in real-time; i.e. employees to raise purchase requests through online access panels, which supervisors can review from anywhere, at any time.”

NuaraHR contains multiple tools including employee database, leave management, performance appraisal, time tracking, payroll system and training, travel and expense management as well as a compliance section.

Country Manager of Microsoft Brunei Afif Mohd Ali said the development of software as a service (SaaS) solutions from Brunei – where software is licensed on subscription and centrally hosted online to customers – was a significant step as digital solutions begin to shift towards cloud-based platforms.

“More than ever, organizations are relying on Azure to stay up and running and support critical workloads, from healthcare triage with AI-assisted bots to digital twins in manufacturing to e-commerce in retail,” said Afif.

“95% of the Fortune 500 (largest corporations in the United States) run on Azure. We have 61 datacenter regions today, more than any other cloud provider, and more compliance certifications with 90-plus.”

Both the Azure marketplace and AppSource enable companies officially recognised as Microsoft partners to list solutions for businesses and government agencies.

The Azure marketplace lists cloud-based solutions that run on Azure – a cloud computing service by Microsoft which makes use of its Microsoft-managed data centres.

AppSource offers solutions that integrate into several Microsoft products including Dynamics 365, Office 365, PowerBI, Power Platform services and Azure.

Through DARe’s Standard Consultancy Programme, Nuara became the first software development company to receive the ISO 9001:2015 certification in Brunei earlier this year.