Maars launches ERP product
CHENNAI: Maars Software International Ltd has launched Maarsman Compact, a plug-in-play ERP product for small industries. The product is based on Maarsman, the company's existing ERP solution. The new product is a ``simple and low-cost ERP solution for small industries''. It requires no customisation, and can be implemented instantly, the company's Managing Director, Mr. T. Varadharajan, said. Maarsman Compact, priced at Rs. 2.5 lakhs, comes with a bundle of Windows NT, Oracle and IBM servers. The package's module includes finance, inventory, bill of material, sales, payroll, costing, shop floor, sub-contract, purchase, receivables and planning. Mr. Varadharajan said that the company expects to sell around 400 packages by the end of the year. ``The small industries segment is pretty huge, and we hope to do well.'' By the year-end, the company plans to come out with Web-enabled ERP packages -- Maarsman ASP and Maarsman version 7.0. The company will soon market Maarsman in Europe, he added. -- Our Bureau Maarsman, a product of the company's ERP division is an integrated software used to streamline systems and procedures. The Java-based ERP solution targets small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and would integrate entire manufacturing processes of a unit. Maarsman employs client server architecture and runs on a variety of operating systems like Windows, NT Server, UNIX, Linux and Netware. It was modularly structured to enable easy installation, he said. Rammohan said the on-line product would be a higher-end, flexible version of the one the company currently offers. The web-version would have an on-line help facility which would have a look and feel of Windows' help. Access permission controlled at different levels, standard queries and reports that meet userrequirements would also be a part of the version. According to Rammohan, the company was also the first to become business associates with IBM to promote their e-commerce...
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