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December 8, 2023

Using IoT and Edge Computing to Extend HashMicro’s ERP Platform

HashMicro, an ERP solution provider, works with Asteria's Gravio to integrate edge and cloud computing, enhancing business operations across industries. Their collaboration offers advanced functionalities in manufacturing, retail, and warehouse management through IoT and sensor technology. This strategic collaboration positions HashMicro as a leader in delivering innovative, future-ready ERP solutions.
Using IoT and Edge Computing to Extend HashMicro’s ERP Platform

Using IoT and Edge Computing to Extend HashMicro’s ERP Platform

HashMicro is an Enterprise Resource Planning platform provider that helps medium to large enterprises improve the efficiency of their day-to-day business processes. They offer cloud-based ERP software with end-to-end solutions in one platform covering accounting, CRM, HRM, procurement management system, inventory management, and more. Some key features of HashMicro include that they cater for an unlimited amount of users, support hyper-localization, the software is easy and fast to install, theory are experts in working with large enterprises, their products are mobile friendly come with extensive BI Analytics.

HashMicro's ERP software has been used by more than 1750 companies in industries such as manufacturing, retail, distribution, construction, and more. The software is available in different versions, all designed to cater to a variety of business needs and deployment options including cloud, on-premise, and hybrid. Some benefits of using HashMicro ERP include improved business efficiency, enhanced customer service, accurate financial planning, streamlined processes, and data-driven decision-making.

HashMicro is based in Singapore and Indonesia, serving both markets extensively. Asteria Corporation’s product Gravio is an IoT and edge and cloud integration platform. It is designed for companies who want to build connectivity capabilities at the edge as well as in the cloud:

  • Edge IoT Device Connectivity: Gravio connects IoT devices and sensors to the cloud, enabling real-time data processing and analysis.
  • Scalability: Gravio is built to scale, allowing companies to start small and grow as needed.
  • Gravio is easy to use and can be used to build connectivity applications without any software development knowledge.

One of the key differentiators between Gravio and its IoT platform competitors is that Gravio can work at the edge as well as in the cloud. Being able to operate at the edge enables Gravio to connect to on-premise devices such as IoT sensors, camera systems for computer vision applications and other devices at the edge such as screens, printers, serial devices or even speakers. The combination of an edge and cloud computing platform is called “node computing”.

Gravio is designed in a modular fashion to easily plug into various industry-standard APIs which is why HashMicro has been using Gravio to build interfaces that bridge between their powerful ERP Software Suite and IoT, computer vision and scanning capabilities. 

Enhancing Manufacturing with Sensor Distance and Device Integration

In the fast-paced environment of a production plant, real-time data is invaluable. By integrating HashMicro's manufacturing software with Gravio's connectivity platform, businesses can equip their production lines with advanced sensor technology. These sensors are capable of measuring distances and identifying objects, allowing for precise tracking of items being produced.

For instance, as items pass through the assembly line, distance sensors can determine their dimensions and, in conjunction with device identification, recognize the type of product. This data is then seamlessly fed into HashMicro’s manufacturing ERP, updating production counts and inventory in real-time. This integration ensures accurate production tracking and inventory management, essential for maintaining efficiency and meeting demand.

Smart Retail with CCTV and POS System Integration

Retailers constantly seek insights into their customer base to tailor their marketing strategies effectively. By integrating CCTV systems with HashMicro's Point of Sale (POS) software through Gravio, retailers can harness valuable demographic data.

When customers check out, the integrated CCTV system utilizes image recognition to identify age and gender demographics, while ensuring privacy and data protection standards are upheld. This information is then collated within the HashMicro POS system, providing a rich dataset for analyzing customer segmentation. Retailers can use these insights to develop targeted promotion strategies, enhance customer experiences, and ultimately, drive sales.

RFID Technology for Advanced Warehouse Management

Warehouse management requires a precise tracking system for inventory control. RFID technology, when integrated with Gravio's edge computing capabilities and HashMicro's warehouse management system, offers a solution that revolutionizes how inventory is tracked.

As items enter or leave the warehouse, RFID tags transmit data to Gravio's platform, which processes the information on-premise. This immediate processing allows for real-time updates to HashMicro’s ERP system, ensuring that inventory levels are always current. The integration facilitates a seamless flow of information, enabling more accurate forecasting, reducing the risk of stockouts or overstock, and improving overall warehouse efficiency.

HashMicro's partnership with Gravio's node computing platform is a strategic move that significantly amplifies the capabilities of their ERP solutions. Gravio's system acts as a data conduit, channeling real-time information from a network of devices and sensors directly into HashMicro's applications, thereby enabling them to offer advanced, real-time analytics and automation features. This integration equips HashMicro's diverse industry clients with the tools to make swift, informed decisions, enhancing operational efficiencies across manufacturing lines, retail customer insights, and inventory management. The flexibility of Gravio's platform ensures that HashMicro's software remains adaptable and future-ready, poised to incorporate the latest technological innovations and maintain a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

"Gravio's platform has been invaluable in elevating HashMicro's ERP solutions, providing our clients with additional real-time data insights," states Ricky Hamlin, HashMicro's CEO and founder. "This partnership is a cornerstone of our commitment to delivering future-ready, innovative business tools." Christoph Burgdorfer, MD of Asteria Singapore adds: “We’re very excited to see how Gravio can contribute to an already very impressive system and enrich its sensing and input-output capabilities.” 

About HashMicro

Founded in 2015, HashMicro is a multinational enterprise that has carved a niche in the realm of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. With a mission to enhance the management and operational performance of companies, HashMicro has become a cornerstone for smart business solutions globally​​.

Operating from its headquarters in Singapore, HashMicro is committed to empowering medium to large enterprises to scale new heights in efficiency. To date, its innovative ERP solutions have been adopted by over 1,750 businesses, and the platform boasts more than 250,000 active users who have experienced significant benefits from its services​​.

At the heart of HashMicro's product development are three main pillars: ERP Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and IoT connectivity. This trinity fosters a robust environment for innovation, allowing businesses across various industries to manage their operations seamlessly and with greater agility​​.

HashMicro's ERP solutions are renowned for their user-friendly design, customizability, and a suite of innovative features. Their team of ERP professionals is dedicated to upholding the best industry practices, ensuring that each client receives the most value and cutting-edge solutions tailored to their unique business needs​​.

The company's growth and dedication to smart solutions have positioned it as a leading provider of ERP services, driving the transformation and optimization of business management through its advanced software services​​. For more information about HashMicro and its services, visit their official website www.hashmicro.com .

About Asteria

Asteria is a software development company, which provides products and services that “connect” systems, people, things and wills to the future based on the concept of "Connecting the World with Software”. Its flagship product, ASTERIA Warp, is middleware which integrates data from different systems and cloud services without coding. As of August 1, 2023, over 10,000 companies had introduced the product. Another product, Handbook, is a business negotiation support app which enables consolidated management of data from diverse origins, such as documents, videos, and websites, through the cloud. Mobile app building tool Platio allows users to easily create and distribute mobile apps befitting specific in-house tasks. Node integration platform Gravio enables integrated management of data collected from multiple areas without coding. By offering these products, Asteria helps companies and organizations promote digital transformation (DX) and improve their business process efficiency.

Furthermore, Asteria is engaged in activities to raise awareness of new technologies and their values and foster innovation through participation in the launch of Blockchain Collaborative Consortium and No Code Promotion Association.

For more information about Asteria, visit

https://en.asteria.com/ 


About Node Computing Platform Gravio

Gravio collects field data from nodes installed in various locations and integrates them into the Gravio Cloud service, a centralized data management system. The collected data can be seamlessly linked to other services for effective utilization, and various settings can be easily configured without coding with a user-friendly UI. Gravio, which is made up of both edge and cloud computing systems, node devices, sensors, and data storage and management services, will facilitate on-site DX.


For more information, visit https://www.gravio.com/en


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