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New Trends in ERP Support

09th July 2009 – 16:00 to 17:00 (IST)

Presented by Mr. Vedantham SVP, Technology Solutions

Join Mr. V Vedantham for a live webinar that focuses on increasing organizational efficiency through ERP and explore the new trends in its implementation and support.

The integration of large back office systems into a single system process provides robust business value to organizations by easily sharing information with all systems & departments. By providing value in terms of reducing costs and automating the workflow process, your clients are served better.

However many companies are unable to predict the pain areas during post-implementation phases of ERP systems. This has become a growing problem since there just isn’t any time for companies to find appropriate skilled professionals to tweak and continuously improve functionality of the systems in place. By prioritizing and enhancing maintenance and support activities, you can avail of a high degree of transparency that will not only lead you to financial gain but also to explore and invest in new market areas.

Points to be discussed
  1. What are the complexities and challenges involved in ERP support?
  2. What are the current pain areas of Indian companies in terms of availing of ERP support?
  3. How does ERP Clinic- an MGL concept for ERP support – work?
  4. What are the benefits of ERP Clinic?
  5. How to reduce risks and costs through ERP Clinic?
Who can attend?

CEO, CFO, CTO, Head of IT and Finance, Directors, COO and everyone interested in ERP

Your Esteemed Speaker Mr. V Vedantham has a total of 37 years of industry experience of which 33 years were dedicated to IT areas of design, development and implementation manufacturing applications. He began his career as an Industrial Engineer in BHEL, Trichy and then moved on to head the software product development wing at Mascon Technical Services.  He has also played the role of consultant in a number of manufacturing engagements as well. Currently he is the Senior Vice President, Technology Solutions at Mascon Global Limited and is extensively involved in setting up and managing large ERP practices with main focus on SAP.

This Webinar is FREE!

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Arvind Shashidhar, Central Marketing Operations (Chennai), writes…

Ever thought about how you go about doing things in your life. No!!! Well, you should… Just have to rewind and you will realize that your life in more ways than one has been and will always be one big event sans the time frame.

Recently, I was given this opportunity, which is what I thought then, to coordinate an event wholly sponsored by my company. All the education and experience that I had got until then would not prepare me for it.

Event Management is like a jig-saw puzzle waiting to be solved. Unlike its bigger picture counterpart – “LIFE”, it has got a time limit to it and therefore postponement of any kind is not an option. All you can try to do is to put the pieces together and search for the next logical move. The moment you relax, chances are someone else will rearrange the entire puzzle to your utter dismay. That is when you realize that you are not in charge.

When it rains, it pours” – Everything around me came crashing down just when I thought I had it all figured out. I was still rattled by its after effects that when my boss asked me after the event if I was ready for the next challenge, I couldn’t help but curse myself for blurting out those three, now over ambitious, words – “I want challenges” during my last appraisal meeting with my boss.

So, I started fresh by drafting an elaborate checklist for the event. The few points below should throw some light on what to do.

  • Make an Event Management Checklist – Pen down anything and everything that comes to your mind. Be it even the most miniscule of things
  • Separate the tasks into four sections – Pre-event activities, Event day activities, Post-event activities and Ongoing activities
  • Make sure you know everyone involved with the event and also gather their contact details
  • Clearly mark out each person with their responsibilities and communicate it to them
  • Follow-up on these responsibilities with the concerned person

Any task assigned to you should be deftly passed on to a team, except for the anchor role. If you want this event to go well you better not involve yourself in the nitty-gritty of the event. You are needed to handle the big picture.

Pray that no one surprises you with last minute adjustments. However much you make provision for these adjustments the more time you go into detail and less time you have to manage the show.

My boss’s words “Heads will roll” seemed more a reality and less of a joke as the event day approached. But thanks to a very supportive team we put one and one together to make three.

How?!

Well, the event was a grand success with more than expected responses. We are replicating this event soon. Only this time around you wouldn’t find me in the vicinity. I wouldn’t find me in the vicinity. Thank you, but no thanks!

I would rather manage my life and procrastinate.

Stay tuned and unplugged for part two…coming soon.

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