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Comparative Study of Software Packages for ERP Implementation

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Comparative Study of Software Packages for ERP Implementation (DBMS and Application Servers)
C.R.I.S. ( Centre for Railway Information Systems )

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Comparative Study of Software Packages for ERP Implementation

  1. 1. Comparative Study of Software Packages for ERP Implementation(DBMS and Application Servers)@C.R.I.S.( Centre for Railway Information Systems )<br />Gagan Bhalla<br />(0341189907)<br />External Guide<br />Pradeep Kumar<br />GM-WISE<br />CRIS, New Delhi<br />Internal Guide<br />Nidhish Shroti<br />ERP Consultant<br />CDAC, NOIDA<br />
  2. 2. Company Profile<br /><ul><li>Centre for Railway Information System - Chanakya Puri, New Delhi</li></ul>IT Consultancy to Indian Railways<br />R&D efforts to modernize railways<br />Projects<br />Freight Operation Information System (FOIS)<br />Passenger Reservation System<br />Payroll System<br />Financial Accounting System<br />Unreserved Ticketing System<br />Crew Management System<br />
  3. 3. Problem Identification<br />January 2008 - CRIS introduces TENDER<br />Loco Management System<br /><ul><li>Asset Management
  4. 4. Enable Cost Monitoring
  5. 5. Improve maintenance based decision making
  6. 6. Minimize the paper work
  7. 7. Setup easy to access Technical Reference Library
  8. 8. Get instant Feedbacks
  9. 9. Provide performance appraisals</li></li></ul><li>Loco Management System (LMS)<br />Rolling Asset Management System (ROAMS)<br />HR Module for Sheds<br />Document Handling with e-Library<br />BI based Reporting engine<br />Single Sign-On for all LMS Users<br />Mail messaging<br />Integration with existing software packages<br />Comparative Study of Software Packages for ERP Implementation<br />(DBMS and Application Servers)<br />
  10. 10. Objective<br />Comparative study<br />Software packages demanded <br />Recommend Optimal<br />
  11. 11. Scope<br />In Scope<br />Technical Comparison<br />Database<br />Oracle 10g Enterprise Edition<br />IBM DB2 v9.0 UDB<br />Application Server<br />IBM WebSphere 6.1 Network Deployment Edition<br />SAP NetWeaver 7.0<br />
  12. 12. Limitations<br />Experience<br />Availability of Enterprise products<br />
  13. 13. Plan of work<br />
  14. 14. Data Collection<br />White papers<br />Research Papers<br />Suggestions / Consultation with people working in the industry<br />emails, <br />LinkedIn and other similar Social Networking websites<br />Benchmarks performed by recognized institutions and organizations.<br />
  15. 15. Tools & Techniques<br />Interviews<br />Expert Consultation & Feedbacks<br />Benchmarks<br />Checklist<br />Microsoft Word<br />Microsoft PowerPoint<br />Microsoft Project<br />
  16. 16. Comparative Study<br />
  17. 17. Database<br /><ul><li>Comparative Parameters
  18. 18. Scalability
  19. 19. Performance
  20. 20. Availability
  21. 21. Manageability</li></ul>Sources<br />White Papers<br />Benchmarking Standards<br />Research Documents<br />Consulting Experts<br />
  22. 22. <ul><li>Scalability
  23. 23. Oracle technically strong with Grid (but at additional cost)
  24. 24. IBM DB2 lagged GRID support
  25. 25. Requirement: Cluster
  26. 26. Performance
  27. 27. Oracle leaded with performance at lower infrastructure
  28. 28. Persistent performance at even high scalability
  29. 29. Oracle provides partitioning (but at additional cost)
  30. 30. Availability
  31. 31. Oracle provided exceptional measures for ensuring High availability
  32. 32. IBM DB2 provided support (but at additional cost)
  33. 33. Manageability
  34. 34. Oracle leaded with
  35. 35. 28% Time Advantage
  36. 36. 47% Complexity Advantage</li></li></ul><li>Application Server<br /><ul><li>Comparative Parameters
  37. 37. Technical Competency
  38. 38. Package Contents
  39. 39. Integration Options</li></ul>Sources<br />White Papers<br />Official Websites<br />
  40. 40. <ul><li>Technical Competency
  41. 41. Both WebSphere and NetWeaver came at par which each other,
  42. 42. Both supported latest standards, Java compatibility and extensive Web Services support
  43. 43. Package Contents
  44. 44. Business Intelligence
  45. 45. Enterprise Portal
  46. 46. Mobile
  47. 47. Integration Options
  48. 48. NetWeaver leaded here too, providing integrating with Microsoft .NET Framework which WebSphere lagged</li></ul>ESR (Enterprise Service Repository) of pre-built industry solutions<br />ready to plug and play.<br />
  49. 49. Conclusion<br />Oracle<br />3 out of 4 points were in favor of Oracle<br />2 out 4 Consultants Supported Oracle,<br />1 Supported DB2, 1 was neutral<br />NetWeaver<br />2 out of 3 points were in favor of SAP NetWeaver<br />CRIS already using IBM WebSphere <br />Public portal =&gt; More comfortable<br />
  50. 50. References<br />Company / Product Websites<br />Oracle<br />IBM<br />SAP<br />Product Technical Documentation<br />Transaction Processing Council (TPC)<br />NetWeaver for Dummies<br />

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