The very first for any IIT campus in India, IIT Roorkee announced a formal “Go Live” for the implementation of its Wave-I of the ADVAITA IIT Roorkee ERP Technology deployment. The announcement for operationalization of the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project was made at an “ADVAITA: IIT Roorkee ERP Project Go-Live” event held at the Senate Hall, James Thomason Building, at the IIT Roorkee Campus.
On this occasion, Professor Pradipta Banerji Director, IITR said: “In the footsteps of IIT Roorkee heritage and legacy of many firsts, Wave-I of ADVAITA ERP digitization project, we add another feather in the cap of IITR by becoming the 1st IIT in India to have chosen for operational digital transformation across our campuses. It is like embarking on a voyage of self-discovery; let there be no doubt that this is the beginning of a monumental change, that is going to transform the way we perform various processes. A whole new world of possibilities awaits us, like never before; our challenge is, not only to embrace this change unwaveringly, but also to leverage its potential to the fullest.”
With this day onwards, for IITR, SAP ERP System becomes the first online system that will start adding value to the some of the core functional aspect like transactions related to accounts payables/disbursements, assets, purchase requisitions, purchase orders, inventory management, accounts receivables and advances, general accounting entries, maintenance orders and projects.
Over a period of time and with completion of Wave-II next year with campus-wide integration, ADVAITA SAP ERP System would help IITR achieve a greater focus on analytics, better and quick decision making, robust and accurate business information, improved financial reporting, and simple easy-to-use interfaces; all of which shall be valued as the system kicks-off on conclusion of the project. The SAP ERP System would empower the IITR workforce leading to eventual devolution of decision making to ease the operational administrative procedures.
Shirish Phadke, Vice President & Head of India Consulting & System Integration, Atos said: “We are very pleased to be accompanying IIT Roorkee in its digital transformation journey with the implementation of a highly integrated and process driven SAP ERP system. IITR will benefit from the integrated portfolio of Atos services as well as our long-standing, solid experience in both the SAP ERP environment and in the service industry.
The new SAP ERP system is designed to simplify collaboration between various IITR Departments and their interdependence functionalities. With Campus wide deployment and upon completion of the “Wave-I & II” as planned, IIT Roorkee will be empowered to meet any future resource planning requirements faster, with a high degree of flexibly and better efficiencies.”
Like any enterprise-wide ERP implementation, ADVAITA: the ERP project has brought in its own unique blend of challenges and opportunities for IITR, but nevertheless, this will enable and empower IITR to adopt industry best practices in areas of financial management, human resources, logistics, Project Systems, plant maintenance among others.
With this go-live, all the broader SAP ERP functionalities are covered in the Wave-I. Since such a largescale deployment involves a significant effort throughout the project, a helpdesk has been established with a joint core team of IITR and Atos to assist IITR users to ensure smooth sailing & sustenance of the ERP system across the IITR campuses.