Prophecy Malaysia Delivers Doorstep Billing to
Released 19 December 2000
Prophecy Asia-Pacific (M) Sdn Bhd has achieved international recognition
with a package developed for Malaysia that allows water meter readers
to issue on-the-spot bills using handheld devices.
The Doorstep Billing module, initially developed for SAJ Holdings
Sdn Bhd (Johor Water), is now available as a standard component
of the Prophecy BASIS utility customer information solution which
is distributed globally.
Since it deployed the Doorstep Billing module in May this year,
Johor Water has reported an improvement in revenue collection. It
has also reduced the number of errors through on the spot recording
of details by meter readers.
Prophecy Asia Pacific has also sold the module to Jabatan Air Sabah
(Sabah Water), the government-owned water supplier for Sabah, where
it will go live before Christmas.
Prophecy Asia Pacific manager Mr. Andy Wong said the product had
generated interest from companies internationally. "We have
received a number of inquiries from the Philippines," he said.
"We also see that it may have appeal in Eastern Europe where
the economic problems of that region make 'doorstep billing' an
Prophecy Asia Pacific is the Kuala Lumpur-based division of an internationally
successful software company, Prophecy International, which provides
financial and enterprise software solutions that are fast and reliable
The company supports clients throughout Malaysia and in other countries
in the region, in industries ranging from water supply and construction
Mr. Wong said the Doorstep Billing module was developed for Johor
Water to address the problem of undelivered bills in some regions.
"In some areas, the postal system is unreliable because the
addresses of certain properties is not formally registered,"
"As a result, there is a downturn in debt collection because
posted bills were often lost. Doorstep Billing allows the meter
readers to produce the bill on the spot, which reduces the turnaround
time for payment and reduces the impact of bills getting lost."
Prophecy International has also decided to include the Doorstep
Billing module as a standard option within its Prophecy BASIS solution,
which is marketed globally.
Prophecy has gained international attention from its breakthrough
ProphecyOpen e-Foundation technology, which enables any major organization
to design and deploy an enterprise wide software solution in a very
The Prophecy e-Foundation offers a rapid application assembly environment
to create fully tailored software solutions for the enterprise in
a short timeframe. It is used by organizations ranging from US-based
Internet travel agency ByeByeNow.com to the ANZ Bank in Australia.