The prevalent misconception among channels is that ERP is only for bigger companies as its resource intensive. However, many small partners have implemented ERP and are reaping rich dividends
In 2005, Ludhiana-based solution provider, Secant Technologies, a Rs 4 crore company then, went for ERP deployment roping in a local vendor, Disha Informatics. The deployment took about eight months and it cost Secant Rs 8.5 lakh.
In retrospect, Secant CEO Paramjit Singh Juneja is happy that he took that investment decision. “Over the last three years, we have grown at 50 percent year on year, and such growth rates would have been hard to imagine without ERP. We have increased efficiency in almost all business processes ranging from administration, sales, solutions deployment, to support,” says Juneja.
Lucknow-based solution provider, Acme Digitek has a similar experience to share. It deployed a locally developed ERP in the year 2003 that cost the company Rs 1.5 lakh. “Since ERP brought everything on a single platform, the delays on account of coordination goof-ups reduced considerably. The MIS gave us a clear picture of where the business was moving,” says CEO Ajit Mital.