Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Scouts For Integrated ERP
What happens when an SME is a supplier to blue chip enterprises? Quite obviously, it has to be as much an adopter of best practices in terms of technology and business processes as the enterprises to which it supplies its products.
Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd., (HDO), a turnkey solutions provider offering engineering consultancy for capital-intensive industries, is on the look out for an integrated ERP system.
Speaking to CXOtoday, Ajay Khanvilkar, manager-systems, HDO Ltd, said, “At present we have separate applications for processes of finance, accounting, purchase, HR, engineering, and invoice running on Powerbuilder and Oracle 8i database. Since we plan to shortly undertake a massive restructuring and expansion exercise, integration of all our disparate applications for better monitoring is a vital issue.”
The company is expected to initially deploy the ERP at one location for around 50 users. HDO hosts its applications and the database on IBM x-series servers running on Windows NT 4.0 operating system at the server level and combination of Windows 98, 2000, and XP at the desktop level.
A sophisticated technology user itself, Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd. has already obtained the coveted ISO 9001 accreditation and is now in the process of restructuring its business.
That is the reason why, a busy Khanvilkar says that usual activities like business process reengineering, vendor evaluation, and other such usual stages that are undertaken before any ERP procurement, are now held up.
Says Khanvilkar, “Once the business restructuring is complete, we shall start the ERP initiative in right earnest. We would also like to change our network operating system from Windows NT to a suitable one.”
Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd. (HDO) designs, manufactures, supplies and installs equipment for liquid-solid separation and pollution control for major industries.