Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd. is a major float glass manufacturer in India. The company also manufactures and processes a variety of glass for use in the construction and automotive industries, including annealed and toughened glass, acoustically and thermally insulated glass, and energy-efficient glass. Founded in 1985, the company has manufacturing plants in Kala Amb, Roorkee, and Sonepat, and more than 450 dealers across India and neighboring countries.
Gold Plus Glass Industry implemented Oracle E-Business Suite in 2009 to consolidate its enterprise resource planning (ERP) information and streamline ERP processes. In April 2011, the company upgraded its ERP system with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1. It has cut the time taken to generate ERP forms and reports by 50%, reduced scrap glass by 10%, and can fulfill customer orders in one day, compared to three days, previously.
Gold Plus Glass Industry originally chose Oracle, as it provided more cost effective ERP products that were easier to operate, compared to those from other large ERP vendors, such as Microsoft and SAP.
“We were more than satisfied with the original Oracle ERP products, so decided to continue with Oracle,” said Lalit Wadhwa, chief financial officer, Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd.
“We are very happy with how Oracle E-Business Suite has helped us streamline day-to-day business activities and regulatory compliance, as well as reduce inventory costs, financial reporting times, and month-end accounting time,” said Jimmy Tyagi, executive director, Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd.
Rather than upgrading directly from Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0, Gold Plus Glass Industry decided to install Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 as a fresh implementation.
“We wanted to implement Oracle Process Manufacturing and Oracle Enterprise Asset Management, which we weren’t able to do previously,” said Wadhwa. “We had also just merged four different legal entities and thought it was important to re-implement Oracle E-Business Suite to ensure we fully consolidated the data from these entities.”
The implementation took three months, including deploying and testing the modules and conducting user acceptance testing. Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 went live in April 2011.
Gold Plus Glass Industry initially engaged Oracle Specialized Partner Path Infotech to provide postimplementation support after the earlier implementation of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.
“We were satisfied with the services of Path Infotech, so decided to work with the company again for our re-implementation project,” said Wadhwa. “Path Infotech, which has been with us for more than three years now, not only helped with the re-implementation itself, but also provided quality pre- and postimplementation services and support.
“Unlike other consultants, consultants at Path Infotech take the time to understand user requirements and provide a solution that is not only easy to implement but easy to operate,” said Wadhwa. “They worked well with all levels of management, which ensured the implementation’s success. Their post-implementation services have been highly reliable and their response and issue resolution times meet our expectation and requirements.”
“The support from the Path Infotech team has been extremely good,” added Tyagi. “We strongly believe Oracle and Path Infotech will remain our partners for the many IT projects we have in the pipeline.”