Changing Indian ERP Scenario

ERP Market growth in recent times, the ERP scenario in India is witnessing a rapid growth. A number of manufacturing firms, automotive, steel, oil, textile and pharmaceutical companies have already been implemented ERP solution thus making ERP dominating the overall picture in these organizations.

For the early adopters of ERP solution, Finance and Accounting, Sales and Distribution, Materials Management/Purchase, and Manufacturing are the most popular ERP modules implemented. In recent times Plant Maintenance, HR, Transportation and Service modules are also growing in popularity.

We find different industrial sectors like cement sector, power sector, and food sector are going for ERP solutions. The construction or project companies have also implemented different ERP solutions suitable to their needs.

Currently, the SME segment in India has been one of the most aggressive adopters of ERP software. In fact almost 60 per cent companies in the SME segment have already implemented ERP. This substantial increase in the penetration level in the SME segment is attributed to the introduction of low cost ERP solutions such as eresource ERP which also caters the country-specific localizations and availability of large pool of skilled functional and technical talents.

The primal objectives that the SMEs have for switching to ERP is to get aid in smooth inventory management, timely scheduling of production cycles and shipment of goods, managing human resources and online data communication.

According to estimates, the ERP market in India has witnessed a growth rate of 70 per cent in the last decade. As a result, the market has leapfrogged over the years to a tremendous volume in terms of monetary gains. There were many reports which underlined the tangible quantitative benefits accrued by Indian companies in post-ERP implementation era.

Most of the time these benefits are difficult to prove on statistical grounds as soft benefits like comfort in work life, maturity in planning, attitude changes, transparency, visibility etc are either practically impossible to measure or correlate such improvements to ERP implementation. Companies are supposed to set their objectives prior to implementation followed by measuring of the achievements after implementation, and only then should they conclude about the effects of ERP.

eresource ERP Manufacturing is a Global Business

eresource ERP Manufacturing is a Global Business:

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Speed of information flow has made manufacturing a global business. Coupled with advertising, the ability to move information at the speed of light has opened up all corners of the globe to makers of all products.

The computer has changed the way we conduct our businesses. It has also allowed small companies to become giants in their industries by giving them the greatest. Mid-sized companies have access to the same quality of information as the giants in their fields. The question is no longer, where can I get the information I need? The question is now, what do I do with all the information I have?

There are many computer programs designed to convert data into information, usually for a specific purpose or function. Shop floor workers need one level of information, in real-time, about the process or production; executives need a different view of that data for long-range planning and short-term deployment. Same data; different information.

Data mining and data warehousing applications involve this aspect of information development. Databases are becoming larger and larger as companies find more and more data to store.

Answering that call, software developers have looked for ways to bring many divergent requirements under a single, if huge, umbrella program called enterprise resource planning or ERP. What ERP strives to do is combine the needed functions of every application a company requires to do its job and integrate them all together.

ERP allows companies to balance customer demands impacted by multiple interrelated items and multiple plant locations. ERP adds applications for financials, supply chain, and distribution and requirements planning for multiple sites. It facilitates intelligent resource planning in the face of rapidly changing constraints such as materials availability, market readiness, plant capacities, personnel certification and business costs per location. In short ERP systems will allow decision makers to champion ‘an intelligent, agile and responsive organization in the global marketplace of the next century.’

In modern manufacturing operations, information starts at the top and the bottom simultaneously. Data originates at the machines, the process and the workers. It indicates what is being made, how and where, when it will be done, and why it won’t be on time.

ERP also can make a difference at the shipping and distribution end of a company. Shipments can go direct, and are therefore smaller and cheaper. In addition, there’s no need to stock materials or finished units, so stocks don’t become obsolete and have to be written off.

Even before the manufacturing operation gets involved, information is necessary, such as in the sales effort. As the pace of the typical sales cycle increases and the ability to access more information increases, information systems must be able to keep pace and even improve the process. The most valuable information to our overseas people is product and customer information.

It is exceedingly important for all sales people to have a complete view of all activity that occurs with a customer. This would typically include sales history, but now must include trouble calls, service requests, repairs and any other activity from general questions to product inquiries.

ERP is not confined within the walls of a single entity. With the web-enabled ERP such as eresource ERP, data flows go out to suppliers and vendors, customers and prospects. What you find out can be shared with another person or even millions of people at the same time you learn it yourself. Design and product development can be a collaborative process without barriers of space and time. Groupware, data management and communications combine to allow everyone to sit in the same office, regardless of where they are physically located.

eresource Infotech’s web-based ERP and its e-mail alert capabilities have exploded onto the scene as mandatory business requirements. It has helped even the playing field to a point where the size of a company is far less apparent and in some cases unimportant. The Web-based ERP offers a great resource and network capability that allows to puts more product information and customer service information in the hands of customer.

The organization can also offer direct ordering of products and services and traditional order management services through the Web-based ERP Software Solution and improve the customer interaction. This should ultimately lessen the cost per order and allows the organization to focus more on customer grievances and less on traditional tasks.

Thanks to the emergence of cutting-edge global IT solutions such as ERP, manufacturers have a better-than-ever chance of keeping up with the increasing demands their customers are putting on them.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

ERP Software for the Process Industry

ERP software for Process industry sector such as Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Fertilizers, Pesticides and others are faced with new challenges and opportunities as they strive to keep pace with the rapid changes taking place worldwide in the Information Technology field.

Here are some of the challenges faced by process industry sector:

  • The process of forecasting for these industries are quite complex as the same depends on season, market segment, brand etc. There is a strong requirement from the sophisticated forecasting system from the business application, which will be able to perform demand planning with the help of numerous statistical models.
  • Process industry is characterized by the presence of items, which have both Dependent and Independent demand. Managing production of those items is a big challenge.
  • Quality at source is extremely important. ERP can help in this regard by making integrated sophisticated quality management modules, which monitor quality by use of control plans in purchasing and manufacturing.
  • There is a strong requirement for a comprehensive ‘yield monitoring system’. Here, the use of ERP becomes very effective since, business application can perform online yield monitoring with drill down facilities to quickly diagnose causes of variances (like root cause of low yield and scenario creation for identifying the right improvement initiatives).
  • The completion of new product development projects may take years. The ability of business applications to help in concurrent engineering and efficient project management will not only help to crash the development time but will also help closely monitoring such initiatives.
  • Being asset intensive, process industries are in great need of business applications, which will help in incorporating modern maintenance management techniques. This will increase the uptime of equipments while increasing the overall health of the machineries.
  • From the delivery side they are normally characterized by an extensive distribution system such as having many depots, dealers etc. The new generation business applications can influence the management of stock at these stock points by minimizing stock outs and reducing the overall inventory levels. Sometimes, the stocks in the distribution network are a cause of considerable worry for the organizations. Managing the inbound and outbound logistics becomes a key challenge.
  • eresource ERP is equipped with suitable modules to meet all the challenges faced by process industry sector. eresource ERP meets its customers’ need by providing cost-effective solutions without any compromise on quality, performance and functionality.

HR module in eresource ERP can accelerate business growth

ERP HR Software can accelerate business growth.

When an organization deploys ERP solution expectations are bound to run high as all the manual processes are automated, production scheduling is more efficiently managed and inventory is more accurately assessed.

We have time and again emphasized the objectives of eresource ERP. Our prime objective is to give the Midmarket organizations an effective ERP solution which after implementation can measure the business performance more holistic fashion than ever before. Our system gives executives real-time visibility into all business processes, enabling them to make better strategic decisions. In short, with eresource ERP system, a midmarket company can compete more aggressively in global markets.

Implementation of eresource ERP can reduce costs in three primary categories such as inventory costs, manufacturing operating costs and administrative costs. Our system has its fingers in all aspects of running a business; its benefits are myriad and go beyond tangible cost reductions. It can improve an organization’s customer service and response time when solving issues. It can solve issues of interoperability among multiple manufacturing locations. It can standardize and accelerate manufacturing processes in all of a company’s manufacturing sites. It can streamline a manufacturer’s order-fulfillment processes. It can facilitate connecting with partners’ and suppliers’ enterprise systems.

The biggest advantage of eresource ERP is that it is fully web-enabled ERP solution. eresource allows software capabilities to be easily connected and reused, making it quicker and cheaper to assemble, deploy and sustain enterprise-grade technology. With eresource, organizations can more quickly adapt to changing business processes. Several midmarket enterprises have already implemented eresource ERP started enjoying the benefits out of it.

The latest and greatest thing to hit midmarket ERP is on-demand delivery of ERP applications. eresource ERP also offer on-demand in addition to filtered ERP options. Filtered ERP or subscription-based pricing of eresource ERP solution will be particularly appealing to midmarket organizations with minimal IT budgets and on-site resources. They can also help organizations react more quickly and with less disruption to structural changes within the company and changes in the market.

What is to be cautious about the selection of an ERP system is, before you commit to any ERP system, you should first evaluate the system such as what your organization needs and wants to accomplish with its ERP strategy. The outcome of this evaluation will help you determine which applications and what kind of functionality your organization requires as well as go a long way toward easing the implementation

eresource ERP – A perfect solution for 24×7 access to business information

eresource ERP – A perfect solution for 24×7 access to business information

The changing business scenario has made many organizations realize the need and importance of the integration of ERP and other business technologies to deliver the productivity improvements and remain competitive.

eresource’s efforts to make awareness among the business communities about the need of integration of ERP with the Internet and World Wide Web in order to take advantage of that powerful medium, has brought back a desired result through a substantial ROI (return on investment) for many of these organizations.

With the advancements in encryption technologies and Internet security, conducting businesses over the Internet is becoming safer. This has enabled extending the ERP dissemination and data transfer across the Internet cheaper compared to expensive private networks and dedicated transmission lines. So taking hints from the growing popularity of the Internet and World Wide Web, eresource has transformed its ERP software into a Web-enabled system which is bound to boost functionality of any business industry.

Earlier ERP systems are used to integrate and optimize an organization’s internal manufacturing, financial, distribution and human resource functions. Web-enabled eresource ERP system addresses the integration of business process that extends across the enterprise and its trading partners. eresource ERP forms the basis of Internet enabled eBusiness and collaborative commerce.

Web-enabled ERP was introduced to give customers and partner’s access to scheduling, delivery, inventory, manufacturing, invoicing and planning information. Over the last few years, solutions like CRM and SCM have leveraged the Internet to support these processes. eresource ERP incorporates them all in a single package. To be globally competent, an organization needs to open and reach out to its collaborative partners. eresource ERP enables businesses to compete by providing information on-line and adding real value to businesses of all types and sizes.

Today’s business leaders need information to be more readily accessible. They want real-time views into their business so that decisions can be made when they need to be, irrespective of where they are located. They also need this information without the added time of tracking data and generating reports. Managers want to monitor key metrics in real-time to actively track the health of their business.

Though ERP was a good start, the market is currently demanding more. The one dominant conclusion is that ERP must now involve the entire enterprise, delivering consistent, measurable processes and up-to-the-second information that supports profitable decision-making, irrespective of the location of the user. It is here that eresource ERP comes into picture and boost the power of ERP by offering 24×7 accesses to business information and business intelligence irrespective of the geographical location of the user, enabling him or her to make timely decisions.

eresource ERP system helps reduction of lead-time

ERP and Reduction of Lead-time

The non-availability of an item that is required for production can result in several problems like missing delivery schedule, losing customer goodwill due to the delayed delivery or even losing the customer to competition. One can avoid the situation by requesting for the materials well in advance of when they are actually needed or by keeping a large buffer stock or maintaining a very high re-order level.

But all this means that large inventories must be kept, which is money blocked. Also the practical consequences of allowing longer times for delivery seems to be that the present lead-times just grow to take up whatever slack is allowed. So, the company should find out the minimum lead-time and should attempt to context supplier’s delivery delays instead of automatically increasing allowed lead-time.

The elapsed time between placing an order and receiving it is known as the lead-time. It plays a significant role in purchasing and inventory control.

So, in order to reduce the lead-timers the organization should have an efficient inventory management system, which is integrated with the purchasing production planning and production departments. In this era of just-in-time manufacturing the knowledge of the exact lead-timers for each and every item is of paramount important for uninterrupted production. For a company dealing with hundreds and thousands of raw materials and components, keeping track of the lead-times for each and every individual item manually is a practically impossible task.

eresource ERP system helps in automating this task and thus makes inventory management more efficient and effective. Since eresource ERP software solution is integrated and the materials management module is integrated with other modules like sales, marketing, purchasing, manufacturing and production planning, the demand for a particular item can be known as early as an order is received. Since all the records are kept in the system’s database and since everything is up-to-date, finding out the items that are to be ordered takes no time.

So once the items that are to be manufactured are identified and once the production planning system prepares a production plan, the materials management module will prepare purchase orders for each and every item making into account the led-timers and when the items are required for production. If the purchasing process has to go through the invitation of quotations, vendor selection etc. the system does that also.

Since most suppliers are also connected to the organization’s system, as soon as a purchase order or requisition is issued, the supplier’s system is updated with that information. Thus, the supplier knows what items are to be supplied, and when. Since activities like preparation of contracts, issuing of purchasing orders and payments, etc. happen through the system electronically, the savings in time are phenomenal.

So eresource ERP system by virtue of their integrated nature and use of latest technologies reduce the lead times and make it possible for companies to have the items at the time they are needed.

eresource offers a complete ERP package

eresource offers a complete ERP package

eresource ERP solution is an ERP software application built with 100% Microsoft technology helps mid-market manufacturing businesses achieve increase productivity, lower costs and happier customer. eresource is pioneering Microsoft .NET technology to create the next generation of enterprise software.

By organizing information and automating business processes across the entire enterpirse, eresource ERP builds flexibility and control into every facet of your business environment and increases the quality and visibility of the information you need to make more profitable decisions.

eresource ERP addresses the following business needs.

Enterprise resource planning (ERP):
Complete integration of planning, materials management and procurement, manufacturing and financial business processes reduces costs and improves productivity, quality and control within your operation.

Supplier collaboration:
Two-way information exchange and collaboration with supplier improves procurement execution and reduces material costs without reducing manufacturing responsiveness and flexibility.

Customer relationship management (CRM):
Automation and integration of sales marketing, support and e-commerce helps you win sales and improve customer satisfaction, increasing customer responsiveness and loyalty.

E-commerce:
Web-based ERP application and adoption of Microsoft’s .NET technology enables you to access information, sell product, run business processes and connect with customers and partners anytime, anywhere via the Internet.

Extended enterprise:
eresource ERP is designed to support businesses that operate at a single location or with multiple plants.

Business intelligence:
Business intelligence (BI) tools provide complete visibility into your system’s critical business data, allowing you to make faster, better informed and progressive company decisions.

Technology infrastructure:
Microsoft based solution facilitates a smooth, quick implementation and simplified system administration, customization and integration of your business system, while also providing a stable, scalable technology infrastructure.

ERP Software in India

ERP Software in India

eresource extends ERP across every enterprise process – from supplier to employee to customer. ERP software should extend across and beyond the enterprise to support the business strategy -so the money spent on IT pays off with tangible results.

Whether you are looking for a complete, end-to-end ERP solution or best-in-class modules like supply chain management to enhance your existing core ERP investment, eresource ERP is the right choice. eresource ERP’s guaranteed on time implementation helps quick return on investment.

eresource ERP solutions help companies to:

  • Enjoy the simplicity and economy of working with one knowledgeable vendor
  • Execute fast implementation with rapid return on investment
  • Leverage existing IT investments
  • Deploy one common, modern infrastructure
  • On time guaranteed implementation

eresource ERP solutions are highly functional and are deployed on common, service-oriented technology architecture. The combination of core ERP and extension solutions addresses the strategic requirements of the customers across the country and abroad in various industries.

  • eresource Enteprise Resource Planning – create a backbone for efficient, low-cost-operations.
  • eresource Customer Relationship Management – optimize your interactions with customers from prospect to cash
  • eresource ERP for Financial Management – extend the reach of financial management
  • eresource ERP for Human Resource Management – get the most out of your investment in people
  • eresource ERP for Total Quality Management – not only monitors quality by control plans in purchasing and manufacturing but also provides real-time process capability index for quick review.
  • eresource ERP for Supply Chain Management – achieve revenue and profitability through better supply chain performance.
  • eresource ERP for Purchase Management – streamlines procurement of required raw materials, packaging material, sub assembly and other non-inventory materials.
  • eresource ERP for Excise Management – will enable the organization to ensure Excise compliance to manage all transactions of Sales, Purchase, Production, Warehouse Transfer etc.

eresource ERP solution can accelerate your Fleet Management

The challenges faced by the Fleet Industry started witnessing rapid changes with the advent of eresource’s ERP Software for Fleet Management. This user-friendly business application helped many small and medium sized fleet management organizations gain a lot of advantage and grow into a full-fledged, profit-making enterprises.

Ever since many fleet industry organizations commenced their operations with the eresource ERP systems, their business started growing with guaranteed return on investment. Irrespective of your organization’s fleet strength, eresource ERP can provide solution for all your vehicle operations like trucks, lorry, bulkers and any other vehicles management.

There is no place for an argument about the credibility or functionality of eresource ERP Software for Fleet Management. This ERP solution provider will help you overcome overhead expenses, unexpected break-fix scenarios and downtime due to neglected fleet vehicles and equipment.

And eresource ERP Software for Fleet Management serves as a ready resource for fleet maintenance history, fuel usage, and driver details also can be managed are areas like insurance, asset management, tire management, inventory management, LR management as well as all expenses associated with operating your fleet of motor vehicles and other mechanical assets.

eresource ERP for Fleet Management is a powerful business application that based on master configuration, which allows you to easily create individual vehicle configurations and maintenance plans.

Emergence of eresource ERP software a boon for many industries

Emergence of ERP Software:

Initially, during its launch period, eresource ERP was mainly associated with manufacturing sector and all its developments were focused on in this industry. Majority of the manufacturing segments have relied on eresource for their logistic, supply chain and ware house ERP solution. eresource ERP has made its stamp on this sector and till today we have succeeded in keeping our superiority in this sector. The benefits received by the sector stood a testimony to the above statement.

In the later stage, we have started realizing that there are other industry sectors, which are getting deprived of the benefits of an effective ERP solution. This was due to unavailability of an affordable ERP system to match their needs or lack of an ERP system which could offer a suitable solution to their industry standard. eresource ERP overcame this limitation and offered a solution suited for all industries and sectors. Another encouraging fact is that the solutions offered equal benefits to the other sectors as well.

ERP was a complex application when it comes to the question of handling functions. Many of the ERP packages available in the market were more prone to serving individual functions. Even though some of them served multiple functions they did not always cater to different functions from different category. But it was not the case with eresource ERP. It could not only integrate different functions from different departments but also different function from different industries.

There was time when an ERP solution was an exclusive internal solution of an organization and many people in the organization were not aware of the existence of a technology under their nose or they have lacked the information about functioning. With the advent of Web-based ERP everyone in this organization started realizing the functionalities of an ERP solution also its benefits.

Though there was awareness that ERP system was a web friendly application the advantage has not been fully explored, until eresource made its entry. However other ERP solutions had its own reservations in using internet abundantly. eresource ERP worked on them and hence became totally a web friendly application.