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SmartCompo solution featured in the South India special issue of 'Autocar Professional' Magazine, dtd Sept 1st 2011

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  1. 1. TVSlnfotechtargetsautomotive suppliersThe company has launched a new ERP solution targeted at automotive componentsuppliers that will help make their business much more efficent, says Karthik H. the transition between smartCompo aims to meet (TVSi), part the companys previous the growing complexities of the South- ERP solution, if any, to that component based $5 billion manufacturers face. SmartCompo.TSInfotech TVSGroup Another vital functionof companies, has in SmartCompo includesrecently launched the sending of SMS and e-a new ERP solution mails to parties concernedspecifically targeted at after a function is carriedautomotive component out. This way, the personmanufacturers. does not have to be on -siteSmartCompo is a business to receive updates. And ifsolution based on the SAP some function that wasplatform, and aims to meet to be carried out wasnt,the growing complexities an SMS or e-mail is stillin a component sent to intimate themmanufacturers business. of the default," Panchal Elaborating on explains. This function washow SAP along with thought of after years ofTVSi, has targeted observing certain typicalthe auto component communication gaps,manufacturing industry, he adds. The initial talksMahendra Panchal, vice- between SAP and TVSipresident - enterprise began as early as Augustsolutions, says: "SAP 2010 and the first solution,realised that the key to SmartCompo, wasaiding small and medium certified by SAP by the endscale industries in India is ofJuly 20 11. The company aims to introduce an ERP-addressing the constants.After a wide study, they based solution every six decided to bundle all the months going forward. _features and functionsthat were common to aparticular industry in a customer, and seeing how logging an entry into the compact mode." This way, the customer is mainly a solution when a truck TVS Infotechs expertise in small or medium-sized leaves the factory gate the auto industry combined he adds, 80-90 percent with SAP tech enhances the of all the functions were company, this proves to the customer might performance and profitability bundled together. very advantageous for the be something unique to of auto parts makers and "By and large, 80- customer," says Panchal. that company. Similarly, a final assembly firms through 90 percent of the In SmartCompo, the number of such solutions integration of engineering, requirements are the same customers are given a list are included in the list and procurement, manufacturing, in terms of functionality of options that they can the customer can simply sales and service value chains., and complexity. The simply tick on a check check an option and avail Its auto solution supports best remaining varies from box. These options are it." practices supporting finance industry to industry and variables based on the SmartCompo, with & controlling, production planning and control, sales region to region. Pre- study conducted by SAP. its list of pre-configured & distribution, materials and configuring most of the "Typically," Panchal Mahendra Panchal: solutions, also brings quality management, and requirements has a lot adds, "these are options "SmartCompo also enables down implementation plant maintenance, and forms of advantages. It brings that are unique to each sending of SMS and e-mails time to less than three and reporting. down the cost for the business. Forinstance, after a function is completed." months and helps 1 September 2011 Autocar Professional8S