Puravankara Migrates from Quadra to Oracle Apps

by Priyanka Akhouri    Jun 08, 2007

In order to integrate the work processes, Puravankara Group, real estate developers of more than 20 years has moved to Oracle applications from Quadra.

Speaking to CXOtoday.com, Ravi Ramu, director of Puravankara Projects said, “Even though we were the first to deploy Quadra, we shifted to Oracle because we wanted a fully integrated system which would talk more freely with stock systems, financial systems, and after sales systems.”

“We faced the biggest problem of broadband and reliable connectivity on our construction sites and battled this problem with the help of our suppliers,” quoted Ramu.

The solutions have to be fully integrated right from the requisition time to the payment system of the supplier.

Before deploying Oracle applications, the biggest business challenge faced by the company was user adoption of the new system.

“The company did not do a parallel run with Tally and Quadra and claimed that their courage and conviction helped them achieve this goal,” added Ramu. “With Quadra and Tally much reconciliation had to take place.”

When asked on how the change over helped them, Ramu responded, “Oracle applications helps us to save time, provides us with authentic information, and thereby saves cost.

The Oracle deployments done in the last 6 months by the construction company include 15 modules such as general leisure, global consolidation system, global inter company system, payables, receiveables, fixed assets, cash management, purchasing, iProcurement, inventory management, project costing, project management, application desktop integrator, shared database for human resources, and discoverer for key reporting needs.

The construction company is planning to implement 3 more Oracle modules - the learning management system, the marketing, and the customer data librarian. The implementations are expected to happen in the coming few months.

On the business front, the company has recently started 2 new projects in Chennai and Cochin, and is also launching its projects in Colombo. It is also going to start its operations in Mysore, Hyderabad, and Coimbatore in the next 12 months.

The company spends approximately Rs.20-30 lakh on IT. It has a big construction activity in-house, and has 700 engineers.