Challenge V-Guard Industries Ltd wanted to find a way to better manage the information explosion associated with rapid enterprise growth, improve operational visibility and enhance quality standards. Solution V-Guard embarked on a major business transformation project and deployed SAP ERP and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence solutions, with assistance from IBM Global Business Services. Key benefits Integrated SAP solutions help V-Guard to generate month-end closing figures 70 percent more rapidly, reduce staffing needs for the same by 85 percent and produce quarterly reports 58 percent faster than before.
Major business transformation
V-Guard is growing organically and by acquisition within India, and is looking to expand internationally. As business booms, the sheer volume of information Case study
a stable foundation for continued enterprise growth.
Selecting IBM Global Business Services
After considering a number of options, Business Challenge V-Guard is growing organically and by acquisition within India, and is looking to expand internationally. The sheer volume of information that its operations generate on materials, production, sales and finance threatened to overwhelm the company. Add to the mix the need for product traceability and higher quality standards, and combine it with pressure to report on product costing, financial performance and credit management: the consequence was that V-Guard needed to find a way to enable growth – currently at around 40 percent annually – without creating an unsustainable administration workload. Along with providing SAP implementation management, IBM Global Business Services also offered SAP software license reselling services. V-Guard was able to negotiate a competitive price for the combination of SAP software licenses, implementation and infrastructure components as a single, known project cost. “We evaluated a number of companies as potential partners and ultimately chose to work with IBM® Global Business Services®,” remarks Robin Joy. “As an SAP implementer, IBM’s credentials are well known and established by the countless number of SAP implementations that they have successfully completed.” the company selected integrated SAP® ERP software as its strategic business management solution and then looked for a partner to manage the implementation.
“We evaluated a number of companies as...