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MGL SAPERP

Found in 1981, Mascon Global Limited (MGL) has grown to be known as a global provider of technology services with offices and software development centers across USA, Mexico, Europe, Australia and Asia. For the past 28 years, MGL has been the innovation partner of choice for blue chip firms around the world, ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. Since 1998, MGL has nurtured a robust and time-tested SAP practice that has expanded from a traditional on-site delivery model into an offshore centric, remote delivery services model. With a strong base in delivering SAP end-to-end solutions and a proven track record in full life cycle implementations, MGL is also a market leader in the “outsourcing using global delivery model”, which includes the following areas:

  • ABAP maintenance (SAP versions 3.x and above)
  • Offshore programming support
  • SAP upgrades from any lower version to 4.6c/4.7
  • SAP BW reporting and business Intelligence
  • SAP help desk
  • Post implementation audits, strategy studies

MGL’s service offerings include:

  • SAP implementation, rollouts and upgrades
  • SAP Application Maintenance Outsourcing (AMO)
  • SAP mobile computing
  • NetWeaver, SAP WebAS, J2EE, .Net
  • SAP product services – Portals, BI, SEM, CRM, SCM

MGL ORACLE ERP

MGL has established a dedicated Oracle practice to offer best-in-breed, cost-effective implementation, customization, and consulting services across various industries all over the world. Through continuous improvement in technologies and processes, MGL’s Oracle practice has grown to provide its clients with upgraded solutions in Oracle eBusiness Suite, PeopleSoft Applications Database Administration, Fusion Middleware, and Fusion Applications, as well as functional areas such as Human Resources Management System (HRMS), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Financials and Customer Relation Management. As one of the select few Oracle Certified Solution Partners (OCSP) MGL has also established competencies in Hyperion, Seibel and other Oracle-acquired applications. MGL has over 375 consultants experienced in multiple verticals to bring about an optimum balance of utilization and costs throughout the project lifecycle. With experienced consultants familiar with the use of Oracle Applications Implementation Methodology (AIM) for implementing, planning, delivering upgrades and customization of Oracle Applications, MGL has established an Offshore Development Center (ODC) for some of our key clients.

MGL’s service offerings in Oracle practice are as follows

  • Development
  • Implementation

Ø Financials

Ø Distribution

Ø Manufacturing (Discrete & Process)

Ø HRMS & Payroll

Ø ALM

Ø DBI

Ø Portal

  • Upgrades
  • Customization
  • Reports, KPI and dashboards
  • Migration from other systems
  • External application integration
  • Oracle development services

With database and application maintenance growing to be time-consuming and expensive in today’s economy, MGL’s Oracle Applications DBA services successfully alleviate these disadvantages by providing clients with 24/7 integrated solutions that aim at flexibility and assurance of quality.

MGL’s DBA practice typically covers the following primary service components

  • Monitoring and Control
  • Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
  • Configuration Management
  • Implementation/Upgrade/Migration
  • System Maintenance
  • System Administration and Monitoring

For Further Clarification, contact m.rajesh@mgl.com

MGL key offerings for manufacturing industry range from custom- built solutions to productized solutions
like EZPlastic, which is built on SAP platform. With a dedicated center of excellence for manufacturing in
EZPlastic is a tightly integrated Plastics industry
specific business solution built on SAP ERP. It has all
the powerful features of world class SAP software,
along with a vast array of functionalities designed
specifically for Plastics processing industry.
Products
Chennai and a strong force of around 700 professionals, MGL serves clients such as Eastman Kodak, Vulcan Materials, Ford,
Nikon, Motorola, Panasonic etc.

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MGL Health care and Life Sciences division provides you an excellent opportunity to excel yourself in advanced bioinformatics by learning and understanding the exclusive industry accepted tools and technology in Bio-informatics as a part of training

Over the past six years, MGL has been conducting certified bioinformatics training programs for students from leading academic institutions. Our intention is not only to provide these candidates with greater exposure to quality training, but also to offer them career guidance in this rapidly burgeoning field. Upon successful completion of this training program, many of our former students have now started their professional careers and have also commenced publishing their projects in international conferences.

Objectives

  • To expose students to engineering experience, a real’ working environment and get them acquainted with the organization structure, business operations and administrative functions which are not taught in classroom
  • To have hands-on experience in their related field so that they can relate and reinforce what has been taught at their university and also share the experience gained from industry in their classrooms.
  • To foster cooperation and to develop synergetic collaboration between industry and the university in promoting a knowledgeable society
  • To gain exposure on drug discovery data and procedural flow management and implementation and technical report writing in projects
  • To provide exposure for the student towards the prospective future employers
  • To apply the concept of Bioinformatics efficiently in biotechnology labs
  • To teach concept of intellectual properties and its importance in the organization and in the country’s growth to the students

Learning Outcome

  • Gain exposure to the actual working environment in the industry and the business
  • Develop awareness of the importance and the capability of adapting to the working environment and culture of a job
  • Possess enhanced communication and team-working skills.
  • Develop awareness of the requirements and expectation of industry on employees
  • Relate and apply the knowledge learned in the university for IP led work in Industry

Course Offerings

Crash Course (1 week)
Basics of bioinformatics and various bioinformatics tools
Training with projects (2 to 6 months – 300 hours to 1000 hours)
Advanced bioinformatics training including projects spanning 1 to 2 months or 3 to 6 months
Combo Courses (2 months- 300 hours)
In-silico drug designing procedures and PERL programming language with practical

* These courses are intended for candidates who have either completed or currently pursuing their graduation or post graduation in the Biological discipline or Quantitative Science

Highlights

  • PERL and Bioinformatics – PERL Basics, Intermediate and Advanced, Biological databases, Sequence analysis and alignment, Evolutionary analysis

For further clarifications,
Email: m.rajesh@mgl.com

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Hariharan VG, SOA Architect, writes…

I strongly believe that this is the right time to discuss the future of IT. Almost all IT players are feeling the heat of IT slowdown. The world economy is melting down; most of the business sectors have crashed. And everyone is wondering why this is happening when they have the best IT teams?

IT has demonstrated major enlargement for the past 20 years in terms of new technologies, tools, methodologies and standards. Most of modern tools and technologies have been adopted, developed and implemented by major business players, but still IT is not completely able to help organizations predict the market, financial standing and strategies. Is IT inefficient to forecast the future market and financial strategy? Certainly not; so far IT just played a supporting role for enterprises. It is clearly proves that even though IT as sector has superior, but still it is not considered as backbone of enterprise business.

Business strategy drives IT strategy

Most of the enterprise case studies show that IT strategies and policies are defined and derived based on enterprise business strategies. This means that in most of the cases business strategies drive IT strategy and policy without IT actually playing any major role in driving business strategies. But business and IT should work together for defining enterprise strategies for predicting slowdown. Ideally, if it is a singular enterprise strategy, this would give more room for IT to play major role in predicting potential of enterprises. Service Oriented Architecture is the best architecture approach that can help implement enterprise strategies and predict future requirements and actions to handle the world market.

SOA – Key player

Service Oriented Architecture is an architectural approach, which involves business and IT strategies defining enterprise businesses. When I say architecture, I’m not talking about an application or system architecture, but rather about an enterprise business architecture. Implementing SOA requires 70% of tools / technologies and 30% of management methodologies. SOA implementation technologies include Web Services, Security and Messaging standards, ESB (Enterprise Service Bus), Master Data Management, Data Mashup, Data Integration, BPM (Business Process Management), BPEL (Business Process Execution Language), Work Flow, Web Portal and Data Warehousing. SOA management methodologies include Governance, SLA, Policies and Implementation strategy, Business Activity Monitoring and Management and Project Management. I am not saying all the above are required for each enterprise, but still it can be adopted based on enterprise business plan and needs.

Since SOA approach dismantles the enterprises business as services and processes, it is easy to monitor and manage the performance and efficiencies of business processes. In earlier application approaches, entire enterprise systems used to built as single units. So management did not have control to identify the weakness of business. But SOA’s business activity monitoring and management helps identify the weakness of business process to rectify that immediately.

Since the enterprise business is built as pieces of services, it is effortless to remove or plugin new/existing modules and processes. Any economic and market change can be adopted immediately with the existing enterprise process which could drastically reduce the slowdown risk.

Governance, SLAs and policies help implement the SOA approach in the enterprise without creating an impact at the resource and management level. Service level agreements are ensuring prediction of weak service areas and identification of reasons behind the weaknesses. Policies and standards also help the enterprise implement standards and procedures, which will give them better control for management to make right decisions at right time.

Tools selection

The critical part of SOA implementation is selecting the right software tool for appropriate need. I would suggest referring Eric Roch’s blog entry on SOA tools.

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