The Financial Express | Newsvoir | September 22, 2015 |
IIT Roorkee (IITR) announced a kick-off meeting for the implementation of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project. The project will be implemented in multiple phases and would cover the end-to-end life cycle management of the operations.
IIT Roorkee (IITR) announced a kick-off meeting for the implementation of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project. The project will be implemented in multiple phases and would cover the end-to-end life cycle management of the operations. The launch function was held on 21 September 2015 at the Multi Activity Centre Auditorium in IITR Campus. The function was graced by the top managements of IITR and Atos India.
Professor Pradipta Banerji Director, IITR said: It has been a constant endeavor at IIT Roorkee to manage change in our processes and systems and to ensure that they are user friendly and transparent. The Digital ERP Solution provided from Atos India would benefit in integrating our campuses spread across Roorkee, Saharanpur and Greater Noida. IITR has decided to implement a combination of the best-in-breed ERP solution that suits all our institute needs for example we can track a student from admission to being an alumni and track his movement in the future after leaving the institute too. It would help integrate hostel functions and academics of every student. It will also track a faculty member from the application process to post retirement phase. This will ensure a seamless integration of all entities across IITR and its campuses.
With the full scale deployment and implementation of the SAP Digital Solution, IITR will benefit from a common integrated system across different functions and processes leading to the standardization of all processes and systems across the institute; enhanced monitoring of RD activities, optimum utilization of the resources, procurement, and administrative processes to name a few. The comprehensive solution offers the scope of mapping of assets, their life cycles, data analytics of budgeting and resourceful financial forecasting techniques, augmentation of organizational scalability for future growth plans, data uniformity integrity across various IITR units like departments, centers, administrative units, finance accounts, library etc., digitization of assets enabling towards a paperless work culture, assistance with real time decision support mechanism, automation for management controls approval systems which in turn will improve the efficiency of existing processes with seamless integration of student information across IITR.
Milind Kamat, EVP and CEO of Atos India said: We are quite excited to be in IIT Roorkee in their Digital Transformation Journey that starts with empowering of the Foundation IT that enables operational parts of the educational institutes, where all core business process are initially automated, then followed by implementation of the Student Lifecycle Management, using a robust portfolio of solutions from SAP solution by Atos. Education Sector is one of our core commitment areas and there is a huge potential for innovation through Digitization and adoption of Digital technologies. For instance, Atos; Hyper Computing Portfolio (HPC) is widely used in many research institutions globally. Our HPC is used in areas of RD by educational institutes that include, Mathematics, Chemistry, Flow- Modelling, 3D Modelling, Biology, Aerospace and Oil Gas. We see a huge potential with RD competence that our prestigious institutes like IIT are capable of, which can match any global standards. Atos and SAP have been partners for 30 years, working together to create new value for customers around the globe, making it one of the most longstanding partnerships in IT today. Atos supports over 1,000,000 SAP end-users and have put in place over 5,000 implementations in more than 90 countries. In India Atos has been working with SAP for over 20 years.
About IIT Roorkee:
IIT Roorkee was established as The Roorkee College in 1847 AD as the First Engineering College in the British Empire. The College was renamed as The Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, presented the Charter in November 1949 elevating the erstwhile college to the First Engineering University of Independent India. On the 21st September 2001, the University was declared an institute of national importance, by passing a bill in the parliament, changing its status from University of Roorkee to Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Today as we stand on the 21st September 2015 we are yet on the verge of beginning a new journey towards excellence. IIT Roorkee is one of the biggest technical institutions in the country having the largest number of academic units. We have 21 academic departments covering engineering, applied sciences, humanities social sciences, and management programs, several academic centers, centers of excellence, world class sports and recreational facilities. We have lush green beautiful and sprawling campuses at Roorkee, Saharanpur and Greater Noida.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa euro; 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting Systems Integration services, Managed Services BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline. – Courtesy / Ato SE India