Safal is an ERP project implemented by Flat Products Equipments Ltd. It is an implementation of SAP using all the SAP modules, such as MM, PP, SD, QM, FI, SO, including the project system and HR modules. The project is fully commissioned and maintained by the in-house IT team of five members. Safal went live in a span of six months.
In this period, the IT team also trained 150 users in the company. The ERP system was deployed in the company because the legacy system was not able to handle problems such as tracking the costs of a project.
There was no integrated system for the entire company. Therefore, progress of the company's various projects was not known, as at any given time, at least 25 projects were being executed. Keeping track of procurement activities was also difficult.
To solve these issues, MySAP ERP 2004 was installed in the head office and connectivity was provided to all the four factories with leased lines. To maximize the returns of investments on leased lines, the same lines were also used for VoIP across the branches, which reduced telephony costs for the company.
|Carasel Dsouza, CIO|