Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Construction industry to benefit a lot from eresource ERP

ONE of the biggest challenges for any construction company is in estimating cost of construction, which in turn helps it in containing overheads and expenses. Since the projects are usually spread over many years, aligning the projected cost with the actual cost becomes difficult. The challenge becomes manifold given that most companies deal with large project and huge volumes.

For example, one of the major construction companies in India was also facing the same challenge. For this company, at any given time there would be at least 50-60 construction projects running concurrently. The departments were maintaining the data in different files using different Excel charts. The accounts department was maintaining a separate software package but materials and purchase was not linked to these. Moreover, much of this data was lying in site offices, which was not connected to the head office.

Whenever there was an enquiry, each department would have to pull out the information and consolidate it for the report. The entire process of collecting and collating information from various departments was being done manually. This not only slowed down the decision-making process but also create power centers within the company. This made it very difficult to do real-time cost estimation of different projects.

eresource implemented an effective ERP system within a short period after the company approached with the demand for a suitable ERP solution which would connect all functions and projects to a centrally maintained database system.

In the first phase eresource implemented several modules such as financial, material management, marketing, project planning and control and so on. The solution was customized to meet the needs of a large construction company. For instance there is a module on the bill of quality that helps in project cost estimation, by breaking down each project into activities. Each activity is then broken down into till of materials of material, labour and equipment. Another module helps in material requirement planning on the basis of the work projection of a particular month/week.

The marketing module enables the company to send information to all its customers from its database whenever they launched a new project. The module also helped the company track all the pre-sale and sale activity, right from the time a customer posts a query to the closure of the sale. The module helps to take care of the company's all marketing. It has made the planning and forecasting of demand extremely easy. It also creates ripple effects in the company where all departments like purchase, materials and stores now get aligned with the forecasts.

Contact us at:
Tel:  +91 22 25827692
      +91 22 25828775
      +91 22 41118000 / 8049 (50 lines)

Suitable ERP for infrastructure and construction companies

ERP for ConstructionINFRASTRUCTURE and construction companies are known for having a large site network. Today's rapid business environment demands these companies to have on-line information on daily work progress. It is required for better planning and effective payment system.

eresource ERP is integrated with suitable modules that helps the management to get data from the sites on a daily basis. There is no need of expensive hardware installations. What you need at the site is only a PC and Internet connection and your work is done.

eresource ERP has a number of implementations in the construction and infrastructure field in its credit. It makes us happy when he hears our customers say they were able to recover the investment that they have made in our ERP solution within a year.

The first and most important benefit of eresource ERP solution is that information has now become completely transparent and seamless. There is no scope for malpractices or hoarding information. With a smooth information flow, decision-making has also become much quicker. Processes like purchasing materials have been automated and have been immense benefit from the solution.

Here are some of the key benefits of eresource ERP for construction and infrastructure.

    All offices, branches with its department and site offices are now connected on a single platform
    Free flow of Information between departments
    Effective fund management
    Overview of the projects and instant availability of data and reports

With the implementation of web-based eresource ERP you also take your business online. Your company will link all the modules together to the central system and make the information flow in real-time.

The construction and infrastructure companies are witnessing the results of enterprise management and consolidation of information. One of the many benefits of implementing eresource ERP solution has been a tight integration between all projects and site offices with the company headquarters.

As a result of this improved coordination there is greater efficiency across the various business processes and function. The company will able to get a complete breakdown of its project costs in terms of material. With eresource ERP you have nothing to look beyond. Take the right decision. Implement eresource ERP and be happy with a business solution with guaranteed success.

Contact us at:
Tel:  +91 22 25827692
      +91 22 25828775
      +91 22 41118000 / 8049 (50 lines)

ERP In Construction

The sign that any country is making rapid progress is defined by the happiness quotient of its people. Any country which provides all the basic amenities to its people like Food, Clothing, and Shelter is said to be on the threshold of growth and development. For any country to grow into a world class superpower, all the basic amenities should be made available to it's people. The country should be well networked with respect to good roads connecting the various cities, good transport and telecom facilities, etc. In short all the citizens should be interconnected and be able to reach one another. Nowadays, there is a very heavy investment towards the realization of this dream in the form of developing and maintaining good roads and bridges, improving basic transport facilities, provide low costing housing to the poor, etc. In short, the entire infrastructure is growing by leaps and bounds. Due to this reason, the advent of ERP in Construction is very much in vogue.

ERP in Construction has become an absolute necessity now as there is an absolute need for coordinating all the different projects which have been started. These projects are also in different domains and each and every domain has its own unique requirement. E.g The transportation network like the Railways would require raw materials which are completely different from the housing segment. Items like Steel, Concrete, Wood, Stones, Nuts and Bolts, etc. are required for making railway tracks, while raw materials like Cement, Bricks, Paint, etc. is required by the housing industry. Also, there is the maintenance of labor which is a totally different avenue in its own right.

The cost of labor, their wages, attendance, etc. has to be maintained, and a record of these kept of. In Road and Bridge development projects, the quantity of Tar, Concrete, Steel etc. is to be kept a track of. Also, the determination of wages, handling of contractors and sub-contractors, their wages, etc. have to be kept a track of. In the Housing sectors too, with the number of housing projects coming up, there is a huge demand for something which takes charge of all these activities without much interference from humans. It is physically impossible to attend to so many different facets at one time, and this where automation is the order of the day. Automation ensures that the possibility of errors and mistakes are totally minimized and there is total transparency which is maintained throughout the Construction process. ERP in Construction is the one way via which automation can be carried in a very successful manner and with a minimum of fuss.

Any ERP in Construction contains a whole lot of different modules which are target specific. That is, they are related towards one particular task alone. Thus, a module concerned with Labor wages will do the entry and calculation of the labor charges, their attendance, etc. while a module concerned with Material Management will only be concerned with the management of raw materials. i.e. the quantity of raw material ordered, the date, the cost, etc.

Thus, ERP in Construction has become an absolute necessity as far as automation is concerned so that the construction can be carried out in a smooth and effective manner without any unnecessary botheration about the how's and whys of the intricacies of the business.

Contact us at:
Tel:  +91 22 25827692
      +91 22 25828775
      +91 22 41118000 / 8049 (50 lines)

Construction ERP Software

Since time in memoriam, we humans have been told about the three necessities of life:

i.) Food
ii.) Clothing
iii.) Shelter

Out of these three necessities, the first two, that is Food and Clothing, are absolutely necessary commodities which we can never do without. The third commodity i.e. Shelter, is something we cannot do without too, but it cannot be termed a bare necessity. A case in point would be the number of people in any city who live in a rental accommodation. In this case, they do have a roof of their own, but this roof cannot be said to be their own.

Nowadays, with the booming economy, it has become very much possible and feasible as well for an average person to dream of his own roof over his head. Thus, to cater to this increasing demand for building houses, a lot of construction companies have sprung in all parts of the country who cater specifically to this demand. Now, increase in demand for housing means more work for these people, which also means that they have to allocate resources for this task to be carried out in a smooth and effective manner. To ensure that all the tasks that have been allocated are carried out to fruition, software developers in the ERP segment have stepped into the fray. These developers have specifically started to develop Construction ERP SOFTWARE which is aimed to tackle all the problems related to the Construction and the Infrastructure Industry.

The construction ERP segment is booming nowadays and as a lot of infrastructure projects are coming up, there is an increasing demand for a good Construction ERP SOFTWARE to tackle all the needs of the Construction Industry. Nowadays, developing countries are not only investing in housing alone, but there is also a very heavy investment in the building of roads, bridges, rail networks, etc. These domains too fall under the Construction Industry, and the Construction ERP SOFTWARE is very much suited for these domains too.

The Construction ERP SOFTWARE is totally domain focused and handles all the different aspects which are related in any manner to the Construction Industry. Also, the main advantage of Construction ERP or any ERP for that matter, is that it can be tailored to the demands of the customer. Thus a single ERP solution can be tailored to suit different projects which are bring done by the same developer, An example would be a Construction Developer who is involved in not only developing a housing project but is also designing a bridge for the state, then the ERP that he uses can be tailored to serve both the projects.

Thus, we can easily surmise that with more and more development happening in the developed as well as the third world countries, there is an increasing demand for the different departments in the Construction Industry to function in a smooth and well-coordinated manner, and the Construction ERP SOFTWARE is just ideal for this purpose.

Contact us at:
Tel:  +91 22 25827692
      +91 22 25828775
      +91 22 41118000 / 8049 (50 lines)

ERP for Construction Industry

While developing the eresource ERP for Construction Industry, core functional areas such as Project Monitoring and Control, Sales Management, Tendering, Bill of Quantities, Purchase and Supplier Management, Onsite Engineers Portal, Material Management, Labour and Contractors Management, Accounts Management and Human Resource Management have been given extra care and prominence.

All activities right from pre-construction stage to post construction stage can be captured and monitored. Management can access and manage onsite activities from anywhere anytime. Independent Estimates can be generated for each task based on respective quantities. Estimating is facilitated by system prompted activities. All different activities can be defined as different assemblies. Associated with each assemblies are bill of quantities, labours, turn around time for completion.

Scheduling interface similar to MS Project Interface has been provided with grant chart view. Estimated schedule and actual activity of all tasks are made available at one screen with Grant Chart View. Resource Management takes in to account of all resources utilization, keeping track of materials, while Resource sheet lists activity with estimated quantity and rate for each item.

Resource and cash flow management depict planned versus actual utilization with drill-down variance analysis and warning alerts.

Benefits at a glance:

    Comprehensive cost estimation while maintaining a detailed and reliable cost history centrally.
    Estimation through the use of central libraries, historic cost records and time and materials worksheets.
    Review of the engineers estimate of probable cost, produce a proposal bid item list for inclusion in the bid documents.
    Issue prime contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, potential change orders, and change orders, then release these items to accounting for review, approval, and use.
    Access subcontract and PO status, initial and revised totals, pending and approved changes, and amounts invoiced, retained and paid.
    Access pre-designed reports and inquiries or design your own.
    Readily configured Master tables and items for infrastructure projects (such as fixed asset types for construction equipment).
    Creation of projects based on receipt of tenders and creation of tender responses.
    Creation of budgets based on detailed BOQ-based project estimation.

eresource ERP for Construction Industry solution focus on planning and execution of construction projects large or small, distributed or single-site. Our solutions allow you to manage information flows through every phase of a program or project-from planning and estimation, through procurement, project execution, and into operations and maintenance-all supported by powerful dashboards and reporting.

Contact us at:
Tel:  +91 22 25827692
      +91 22 25828775
      +91 22 41118000 / 8049 (50 lines)

eresource is a productive ERP system for Construction Industry

There is no one in the world who doesnt dream about a good home of his own. Undoubtedly it is the one of the biggest dreams of any person. However, do they get proper guidance on how to go about making a home within their limited and stipulated budget? Many time no. Many a time construction estimates go beyond the boundary line and land in a situation where the reach of common people becomes impossible.

It is not that construction companies cannot provide quality work to anyone who required it within their budget. What happens is many time the estimation of construction companies go haywire with not-so-accurate estimating policy. What they required to overcome this hardship is a proper planning method or solution that will help them to manage everything from the planning to estimation to construction and completion. It is where the important of a solution like an ERP or enterprise resource planning system comes to relevance. What we meant to say is, in todays economy, construction companies have to be efficient and productive or they simply don't survive.

Construction companies concept of efficiency is getting the job done as quickly as possible, as cost effectively as possible and as little paperwork as they can get away with. If you ask any construction company manager what his number one enemy is and he will most probably tell you it is down time, severe weather conditions and the never ending paperwork.

As you know that down time is production time lost, usually due to equipment failures or unsuitable working conditions caused by uncooperative weather. Needless to say that minimizing down time in equipment failures is through preventative maintenance. Even small tools require regular maintenance. Though small tools may represent a relatively small monetary investment, the cost of their not being in top notch working order can be huge.

For example, changing the oil in the crankcase every 150 hours can extend the efficiency level and life of a particular piece of equipment. However, the operator need to a record of this in a well maintained method. Because that help him maintain the consistency of the maintenance of that tool

Likewise there are a number of real good reasons for tracking service work done to equipment and most readily and easily accomplished in a fully integrated seamless workflow construction ERP system.

eresource ERP for Construction is an integrated system that maintains every records in a very effective manner. As far as maintenance of tools and plant are concerned it is important to record service to every unit so that the manager or supervisor know when it was last serviced and can be prepared for the next, knowing when it is due.

An ERP system need to record every service so business owners and customers know that all the necessary precautions are being taken to comply with the requirements every operations and other processes.

When implemented eresource ERP takes care of every operations and maintains real time record of every activities that are taking place in the site or in the office and making notes on what may prove to be abnormal conditions, situations which might lead to serious and or costly failures.

Every piece of information eventually reaches the decision makers on real-time basis whereby decisions can be taken to handle the situation effectively and successfully.

The fully seamless integrated workflow approach of eresource ERP for construction makes physical access to equipment and job costing data and reporting relatively simple, easy to use and very affordable as compared to traditionally modular accounting and other ERP systems.

In the seamless workflow of eresource ERP, it is not only remarkably easier to do what you want and need to do, but data is also captured at a significantly higher level of accuracy resulting in unprecedented quality and reliability.

Finally all the data collected by eresource ERP is retained for extensively long periods of time making it possible to review the entire project. When it comes to making decisions about any project, decision can be made on actual facts instead of a few recent details and a lot of educated guesswork.


Contact us at:
Tel:  +91 22 25827692
      +91 22 25828775
      +91 22 41118000 / 8049 (50 lines)

No1 ERP software in India

eresource   expands ERP software over each   organization, operation   right from provider to member of the workforce to   the client. ERP ...