PT Astra International Tbk Chooses K2 for Enterprise BPM Platform

Monday, January 17, 2011

Jakarta PT Astra International Tbk (Astra International) has selected K2 as the partner to manage its operational business processes.

Astra International developed a comprehensive IT roadmap to streamline, automate and manage key business processes that support its rapidly changing business environment. Through a series of evaluations and proof of concepts, K2 was selected as the workflow and BPM platform of choice.

Astra International will be utilizing K2 in areas such as HR (onboarding, employee self service and offboarding), IT (procurement, project development, issue handling and change management) and other general administration processes. These K2 deployment initiatives will be progressing to other areas of the company; and more projects, including financial self services, are expected to kick off this year. Such efforts will allow Astra International’s 127,000-strong workforce to benefit from greater process accuracy, efficiency and visibility.

Ganda Kusuma, Chief Information Officer of Astra International said, “We have seen significant time and cost savings since using K2, not to mention greater reliability and efficiency on how our key business processes are being executed and managed.”

“We are proud to partner with PT Astra International Tbk in its quest to arm its businesses with a robust platform to design, deploy and manage business processes,” said Koh Weng Him, K2’s Vice President for Asia Pacific. “This partnership has seen some early successes with the launch of several new applications on the K2 platform, and we will continue to work with PT Astra International Tbk to meet the vision in its IT Roadmap.”

In executing the K2 adoption and deployment at various subsidiaries, Astra Group will be turning to PT Astra Graphia Information Technology (AGIT), an Indonesian provider of information and communications technology. AGIT is a K2 partner that has successfully deployed K2 for several customers in Indonesia.

About PT Astra International Tbk ( Astra International was established in 1957 as a trading company. Over the course of its development, Astra has formed number of strategic alliances with leading global players. Since 1990 the Company has been listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, with a market capitalization as at 31 December 2009 of Rp 140 trillion.

Astra currently engages in six business lines: Automotive; Financial Services; Heavy Equipment, Mining and Energy; Agribusiness; Information Technology; Infrastructure and Logistics Value Chain. At 31 December 2009, Astra employed 126,700 people in 154 companies, including subsidiaries, associates and jointly controlled entities.

About K2 ( K2 makes workflow and BPM software that increases the efficiency of business processes and reduces costs for companies in Asia and all over the world.

K2-based solutions are deployed by a growing number of the global Fortune 100. K2 is a division of SourceCode Technology Holdings, Inc. based in Redmond, Washington, and has offices in 12 countries.