Microsoft India - Greenply Case Study

1,844 views

Published on

Greenply Industries Limited is a leader in the plywood, laminate, decorative veneers and particle board industry. It is an ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certified company. Its popular brands include Greenply Plywood, Green Club Premium Ply, Greenlam etc. Greenlam, the flagship brand from Greenply is exported to more than 50 countries and is GREENGUARD certified. Greenply Industries Limited trusts the brand Microsoft and Microsoft products are its core products. Hence when it learned about Windows® 7 operating system, the company became one of its early adopters. After a successful pilot run on close to 10 desktops and laptops, Greenply Industries Limited will soon have all the 500 desktops and laptops with Windows 7 Enterprise as the operating system. The company expects to benefit from cost reduction by 5 to 15 percent due to lower support and power costs. It also expects an increase in productivity across the organization.

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

Microsoft India - Greenply Case Study

  1. 1. Windows 7 Customer Solution Case Study Manufacturing Company Improves Security, Saves Power, Expects to Reduce Costs by 5 to 15 Percent
  2. 2. Overview “We believe that Windows 7 will be an Country or Region: India Industry: Manufacturing effective tool to increase productivity, reduce costs, while growing our green IT Customer Profile Incorporated in 1984, footprint.” Greenply Industries Limited is Greenply Industries Limited is a leader in the India’s leading interior infrastructure company with plywood, laminate, decorative veneers and annual sales revenue of U.S. particle board industry. It is an ISO-9001 and $190. ISO-14001 certified company. Its popular brands Business Situation include Greenply Plywood, Green Club Premium Greenply is the market leader in its industry in India, and is Ply, Greenlam etc. Greenlam, the flagship brand one of the fastest growing, from Greenply is exported to more than 50 Globally. It is looked upon as a pioneer of using Information countries and is GREENGUARD certified. Technology to enable the Greenply Industries Limited trusts the brand business and to improve user productivity along with Microsoft and Microsoft products are its core optimizing cost spends. products. Hence when it learned about Windows® Solution 7 operating system, the company became one of Greenply Industries Limited its early adopters. After a successful pilot run on has become one of the early adopters of Windows® 7 close to 10 desktops and laptops, Greenply operating system. After the Industries Limited will soon have all the 500 successful pilot testing, the company is planning for full desktops and laptops with Windows 7 Enterprise deployment in close to 500 as the operating system. The company expects to computers by the end of year 2009. benefit from cost reduction by 5 to 15 percent due to lower support and power costs. It also expects Benefits • Reduces overall cost an increase in productivity across the • Enhances power organization. management • Enhances security measures • Simplifies daily tasks • Improves network accessibility
  3. 3. “Upgrading to Situation Solution Founded in 1984, Greenply Greenply Indus tries Limited Windows 7 helps in Industries Limited is India's uses close to 500 computers largest Interior Infrastructure with Windows XP and Windows reducing the time Company, engaged in Vista as the operating system. to resolve, efforts manufacturing, marketing, The company learned about distribution and branding Windows 7 operating system and helps in various types of plywood, flush through Microsoft‘s Technical doors, block boards, laminates, Solution Specialist and through isolating the issue decorative veneers and particle routine system administrator faster. It improves boards. benefit updates. Straight away the company decided to have users’ satisfaction With 6 modern production units, hands on experience on the over 3000 employees and same and go for a proof of through a faster export to more than 50 concept (POC) on few resolution countries, Greenply Industries desktops/ laptops. The Limited became aware of the company observed an engagement.” fact that it has to continuously immediate improvement in find means to accelerate its speed of certain applications routine practices, expedite such as SAP, and also used a processes, and improve time number of new features of management. Anshul Dureja, Windows 7. Vice President – Information Technology, believes in After the POC, the company constantly upgrading and giving rolled out a Voluntary access to latest technology to Technology Adoption scheme enhance processes and for users who wanted to use productivity. He identifies Win 7 prior to the product features-rich platform that deployment. This allows would offer better control over Greenply Industries Limited to the interface, is reliable as well get a number of users’ as flexible and would reduce feedback as well as resolve any the expenditure on third party issues with Microsoft’s help, security applications by before it goes for full “Windows 7 providing maximum security deployment. and offer reliable backup trouble shooting feature. Testers or voluntary users platform could reported enhanced user Anshul foresaw that if the experience. “Internal reduce the support simple processes like booting, navigation is much simpler and resuming and navigation can be faster. HomeGroup feature has cost by 5-10 sped up by some means that eased the sharing of resources, percent." would greatly affect the overall reducing system efficiency. administrator’s workload Anshul Dureja ,Vice President - considerably,” says Sankar IT, Greenply Industries Limited Banerjee, Assistant Manager, Greenply Industries Limited.
  4. 4. “Moreover we are impressed “Very soon, with with the neat look of Windows 7 Action Center is the powerful interface and desktop. troubleshooter in Windows 7 the help of Cluttering of icons is a thing of and helps users to resolve past.” issues themselves. This Windows Server reduces the call to system 2008 R2, and the Anshul Dureja, Vice President – administrator. “Windows 7 Information Technology, trouble shooting platform could power Greenply Industries Limited, laid reduce the support cost by 5-10 special emphasis on Problem percent,” states Anshul. management Steps Recorder, very much akin features of to an airplanes ‘black box Enhances Power Management, Decreases recorder’. He says, “It’s a Power Consumption Windows 7, we great tool for infrastructure “Windows® 7 definitely administrators, particularly improves power management. shall effectively useful for remote monitoring It enables laptop battery to last reduce energy and troubleshooting as it longer. At the same time, it enables to record a series of helps us keep our commitment usage by at least actions.” Greenply Industries of going green.” Anshul adds, Limited plans to deploy “Very soon, with the help of Windows 7 Enterprise to all its Windows Server 2008 R2, and computers and laptops by the power management December 2009. features of Windows 7, we shall effectively reduce energy usage by at least 10 percent.” Benefits Anshul remarks,” “Improving Increased Security for Removable employee productivity has Storage Devices always been at the core of our With BitLocker and BitLocker to IT-Business alignment, and Go, Greenply Industries Limited Windows 7 helps achieve it. is believes its security will be Reduces Support Cost by 5 – 10 Percent greatly enhanced. This is Windows 7 very efficiently runs because the company can now of old hardware and doesn’t better secure everything from need any expensive upgrade, documents to passwords by thus hardware cost is encrypting the entire drive. minimized. Also, minimum “Windows 7 protects data on investment is needed to for PCs, laptops, and removable software upgrade as Greenply drives. With so many remote has an Enterprise Agreement users on our network, the with Microsoft. Anshul, explains, critical information is often “Upgrading to Windows 7 helps stored in various drives and reduce the time to resolve laptops. With Windows 7 issues by isolating the issue enhanced encryption quickly. It improves users’ technology we are confident satisfaction through a faster that our data will remain safe.” resolution engagement.”
  5. 5. For More Information Simplifies Daily Tasks tool to increase the comfort for user For more information about The early adopter employees acceptance of IT Systems”. Microsoft products and believe that Windows 7 much Windows 7 services, call the Microsoft faster than previous versions. Works the Way you Want: Sales Information Center at Mahabir Agarwal, Vice Windows 7 will help your (800) 426-9400. In Canada, President – Corporate Finance, organization use information call the Microsoft Canada a part of the voluntary testing technology to gain a Information Centre at (877) says, “Windows 7 boots, competitive advantage in 568-2495. Customers who sleeps and resumes, and today’s new world of work. are deaf or hard-of-hearing reconnects to the wireless Your people will be able to be can reach Microsoft text network more quickly.” In more productive anyway. You telephone (TTY/TDD) services addition, Direct Access, a new will be able to support your at (800) 892-5234 in the feature has been greatly mobile work force with better United States or (905) appreciated by the large mobile access to shared data and 568-9641 in Canada. Outside workforce. collaboration tools. And your IT the 50 United States and staff will have better tools and Canada, please contact your Improves Network Accessibility and technologies to enhance local Microsoft subsidiary. To Management corporate IT security, data access information using the “The tools and features such protection, and more efficient World Wide Web, go to: as Branch Cache in Windows 7 deployment and management. www.microsoft.com have enabled us to improve network capabilities along with For more information about security. This is a big plus for For more information about Greenply Industries Ltd. our large geographically Windows 7, go to: products and services, call dispersed organization with www.microsoft.com/windows/ (91) (11) (42791300) or visit multiple branch offices & windows-7 the Web site at: factories,” explains Anish www.greenply.com Sinha, Assistant Manager - Information Technology, Greenply Industries Limited. Anshul concludes that, “Windows 7 will be an effective tool in helping realize the motto of enabling business through increase in Productivity while reducing Software and Services • Windows 7 Enterprise Operating Costs; and can become a great This case study is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. Document published September 2009

×