Spartan Engineering Industries Pvt. Ltd. is a Mumbai-based manufacturer and supplier of construction machinery and equipment, such as cutting machines, bending machines, cranes, hoists, and rope-suspended platforms. The company has two manufacturing plants in the outskirts of Mumbai, and seven sales-and-service centers across India.
In 2004, Spartan Engineering expanded its manufacturing focus and product base, increasing annual revenue from around US$1 million to US$17.5 million in 2011. To manage this growth, the company needed to integrate business processes across its locations and adopt an online, real-time enterprise resource planning (ERP) application.
Spartan Engineering deployed Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 including Oracle Financials, Oracle Purchasing, Oracle Discrete Manufacturing, Oracle Inventory Management, Oracle TeleSales, Oracle Field Service, and Oracle Service Contracts. The company has streamlined financial, inventory, and manufacturing management, reduced supplier invoicing time, and can respond to customer service requests significantly faster. Using Oracle Business Accelerators, it also completed the implementation within five months, rather than an anticipated eight months.
Spartan Engineering considered several vendors for its ERP and CRM projects, including SAP, 3i Infotech, Microsoft, and Oracle. The company chose Oracle E-Business Suite, as it had a strong reputation in the Indian manufacturing industry, and was the best fit for the company’s business needs.
“Based on our requirements for the next five-years, we could see that Oracle’s applications were a better choice for infrastructure, scalability, costs, and vendor support,” said Kamran Moosa, business application controls, Spartan Engineering Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Spartan Engineering initially contracted management consulting organization Nishnaat Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd. to develop a long-term roadmap for the Oracle E-Business Suite project. The organization also helped with process reengineering, project coordination, and project management, to address various issues that could be encountered in the implementation process.
In September 2011, Spartan Engineering engaged Oracle Specialized Partner Chain-Sys to implement Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.
Using Oracle Business Accelerators, the company completed the implementation within five months, rather than an anticipated eight months. The Oracle products went live in March 2012.
Chain-Sys helped Spartan Engineering implement Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and provided post-implementation support. The partner also deployed Oracle Business Accelerators to reduce the applications’ implementation time, and conducted a conference-room pilot and user acceptance testing.
“Chain-Sys is a highly regarded Oracle implementation partner in India and is known for its knowledge and extensive implementation experience in the manufacturing and construction sectors,” said Moosa. “The company demonstrated great leadership, commitment, and drive throughout the project. It went the extra mile to ensure the implementation was a success.”