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  1. 1. I SOFTWARE ITVS Intotech eyesbeyond South IndiaThe company is targeting business from small and medium enterprises as well astapping opportunities in the Middle East and South Africa. TS Bhargav reports. Dynamic marketplace Smart solutions (TVSD,promoted As business in the TVSI caters to the bySundram automotive industry requirements of suppliersTVS Fasteners, Infotech a providerof enterprise resource continue to face pressures to improve efficiency, reduce costs to the TVS Group and builds solutions in tandem with them. Its suite ofplanning (ERP)and IT and quickly identify and mid- market solutionssolutions, is expanding its respond to changing include Smart Compo,business in India and the demands, the products Smart Foundry and SmartMiddle East. The company thatTVSI develops helps Sugar. Smart Compo hashas opened an office in companies cope and been specifically developedBangalore, Pune and respond to competitive for the auto componentNCR region to target the challenges. manufacturing industry,automotive industry based The companys which covers functions likein these regions. automotive solutions customer inquiries, sales TVSI is also weaving its support best practices orders, material stocks,network in the domestic in Finance & Controlling production and dispatchmarket and has built 41 (FICO), Production processes.customers. Prasan RV; Planning and control (PP), Smart Foundryexecutive vice-president, Sales & Distribution (SD), addresses issues suchTVSI, says: "We are also Materials Management as managing inventory,looking at smaller Tier 2 (MM), Quality frequent changestowns such as Coimbatore Management (QM), Plant of moulds and yieldand Madurai. We are Maintenance (PM) and monitoring. The solutionlooking at operating in a Forms and reporting. is suited for sand castinghub-and-spoke model in Prasan says, "We are and centrifugal casting. Smart Foundry is a SAP pattern life monitoring. Andthese places." focusing on small and The company has solutions solution targeted for the complex processes associated "We want to expand medium enterprises in foundries in the mid-market for mould management with the foundry process.into areas where there is both discrete and process targeted at the integration segment. It also integrates and The benefits include rapida strong manufacturing manufacturing. In discrete optmises process from sales of laboratory information implementation time, reducedbase and availability of manufacturing, we look system and traceability. and procurement to production integration risk, reducedcomponent manufacturers specifically into auto The company has and quality control. Smart managed complexity, lowerin the rnidbusiness segment components, industry and many clients in South Foundry also addresses some total cost of ownership, andunder Rs 1,000 crore machinery component India and is now targeting of the unique requirements like distributed data across salesturnover." manufacturers, plastic opportunities in the west spectrometer integration, and and business units. "We are also venturing product manufacturing, and north region of theinto markets like Saudi electrical and electronic country. It has plans toArabia, Oman, United Arab manufacturing. In terms with 50 percent of our open delivery centres inEmirates and South Africa. of process manufacturing, revenues in the last couple these regions to serviceAll our efforts are focused we look at metal forming, of years coming from customers better. Itson Saudi Arabia because milk products, and food this segment in which we major clients includemany companies in Middle production so we focus have domain expertise. Sundaram Fasteners, TVSEast are locating themselves specifically on vertical However, based on Tyres, NeIcast, Kusalava,there. After Saudi Arabia, segments within the investments and sector Aarkays, Rajshree Sugars.Oman is a very strategic process and discrete focus, we think revenue TVSI recorded a turnovermarket and moreover, the manufacturing segments," from discrete and process ofRs 20 crore last yearwork culture here is similar he added manufacturing over the and expects to record 100to the work culture in "Our growth in the auto prasan RV: "Were also aiming next three years will be percent increased growthIndia," he adds. for smaller Tier 2 towns." in the current fiscal .• segment predominates equal shares." 1 November 2010 Autocar Professional 49