GSL Revamping Its Backend Support System

by Sonal Desai    Nov 08, 2006

Ginni Systems Ltd. (GSL), specializing in business solution systems, consultancy and software, specially in the retail sector, is in talks with SAP and Oracle Apps for back end enterprise support.

Prashant Lohia, CEO, Ginni said, “The giants have their own backend support systems in place. We will integrate our technology. We are talking to SAP and Oracle. We will announce the launch of complete Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as a backend, mid 2007.”

The back end support will increase Ginni’s scalability model. “Though we provide back-end support to our existing customers, it is on a small scale. Our alliance with SAP and Oracle Apps will benefit customers who want a transnational presence. There is lot of potential for the retail sector in the B and C category cities. We will tap that. Smaller and mid size companies are now waking up to this reality. We want to be numero uno in this segment,” said Lohia.

When asked whether negotiations with SAP will conflict Ginni System’s equation with Oracle (it is the authorized development partner of Oracle), Lohia replied in the negative. “Oracle gives us that freedom,” he said.

GSL that markets its products under the brand name GINESYS, has implemented software solutions and services across 500 enterprises worldwide.

Lohia added, “We have a single product that fully integrates “Manufacturing to Retailing” Business. We are specializing mostly on chain stores and our software can manage entire supply chain. Our products are based on Oracle 10g technology. Our software is scalable from a single POS to a chain of stores with thousands of POS.”

It may be recalled that early October, GSL introduced GINESYS Version 10.0.1 software in all Stores of Koutons - ‘Charlie Outlaw Stores’. The company will install the version at all the 500 Charlie Outlaw stores to be inaugurated in India, over the next five months. GSL and Charlie have entered into a two-year contract, which may be renewed later. It has already extended technology support to 300 Kouton and 111 Charlie Outlaw stores across India, besides other enterprises.