Low-Cost Orion ERP Scores Over Navision

by Amit Tripathi    Nov 19, 2004

Cyberstar Infocom has selected ICICI’s Orion- an integrated ERP that falls within the budget limits and yet fulfills the needs of its aggressive business growth.

Speaking to CXOtoday, RK Rathi, director, Cyberstar Infocom Ltd., said, “We have selected ICICI’s Orion ERP to handle our massive growth plans given the fact that in the last six months we have grown from 4 to 11 branches and plan to add 10 more branches within a year.

Detailing on the need for an integrated ERP, Rathi explained, “We had been using separate applications (FACT) for various processes like finance, sales and distribution etc., from Vedika software, since the last five years.”

“Since we are growing at a rapid pace, we realized the need for an integrated application that would make data available online for decision making. We also wanted speedy availability of data to control business operations,” affirmed Rathi.

Cyberstar has purchased 20 user licenses of Orion with distribution specific modules. ICICI Infotech is currently involved in implementing the ERP after customizing it according to the company s requirements.

Says Rathi, “We had to do a lot of homework before the actual customization of the application started. This involved analyzing existing processes, identifying the lacunae in the processes, and establishing expected processes. Only then we started observing demonstration of various ERP applications and finally selected Orion due its track record in enterprises involved in distribution business.”

The company had also evaluated Microsoft’s Navision, which according to Rathi lost out on the pricing aspect. The Orion initiative has come at a paltry expense of Rs 20 lakh including software, hardware, implementation and support costs.

The solution resides on an Oracle 9i database on a IBM Xeon server. The Bangalore-based distributor of computer peripherals is planning to purchase additional servers in the near future.

Cyberstar Infocom is the authorized distributor for leading brands like Adaptec, AMD, Creative, FSC, Hitachi, MSI, Netgear, SMC and others.

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