You can find the original publication of Connexion for November 2014 here: http://publications.ccifc.org/Connexions71web.pdf Specially in page 39, Eric Caudal, Founder of the Elico Corp group answers several questions about the difficulty to achieve business in China.
Here is a translation of the interview:
Q: Entrepreneur in China... Is it still an "adventure"?
A: Yes outside the first tier cities (Shanghai, Beijing, etc.) where numerous Chinese specific points are often under-estimated and errors cost money and time.
Q: Your best souvenir as an French Entrepreneur in China?
A: My first deal with a world class company. I discovered at that time that in China, everything is possible if you properly play your cards.
Q: The worst?
A:When my project manager quit his job the day before the project go-live for a 50-euro monthly raise given by a competitor...
Q: Your wishes for 2020?
A: Stay leader in my niche of the opensource ERP for the Chinese and Foreigner market, possibly with a Chinese partner.
Q: If you would have to do it again?
A: With my experience now, I would surely go faster! I would not hesitate to find a partner or get proper legal counsel.
Who is Elico Corp
We are Odoo Gold Partner for China and Hong-Kong and we have offices in Shanghai, ShenZhen and Singapore. The key for a successful Odoo implementation often relies on a subtle mix of IT expertise, business process analysis and cross-cultural management. That’s why our seasoned European and Chinese consultants will assist you in reviewing your current business work-flows and in designing a suitable solution, combination of your business scope and our supply chain and IT experience. From there, we will lead you to a complete Odoo working solution, including server setup, data migration or process customization. Additionally, we provide your staff technical and functional training, in Mandarin and English, in order to smoothly spread Odoo good practices in your company. We do provide the following services:
- Odoo implementation (Check our customers’ references: http://www.elico-corp.com/portfolio/customer-references/)
- Odoo SaaS and hosting ( http://www.elico-corp.com/portfolio/openerp-hosting/)
- Odoo Support (http://www.elico-corp.com/portfolio/openerp-support/)
- Official Certified Trainings (the only one in China: http://www.elico-corp.com/training/)
- Odoo development (6.0, 6.1 and 7.0)
- Our contribution for the Chinese localization in www.odoo.com/apps
- Eric Caudal, founder of the company is member of the board of the Odoo Community Association since 2014.
Elico Corp has been voted Best Odoo Partner 2014 for Asia Pacific.For more information, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us: +86 21 6211 8017/27/37