Information technology major HCL Infosystems has secured a Rs240 crore system integration project from state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).
The contract involves implementation of over 60,000 ERP licences, making it the largest rollout in terms of licences issued for any single project in the country, HCL said in a press release.
''The ERP system will improve the information flow to facilitate better decision making leading to overall improvement in the performance of the organisation by way of improvements in the productivity, cycle time, financial performance and information transparency,'' the release said.
Under the business transformation programme, HCL will migrate BSNL's finance, commissioning and operations functions onto a single ERP system. The project roll-out includes setting up of the main data centre at Hyderabad and the disaster recovery data centre at Kolkata, it said.
Installation and commissioning at these centres will streamline these business processes, provide a single view of the business, aiding compliance to storage system, security system, enterprise management system, network management systems, access management system etc. of existing data centres.
BSNL would have its main data centre in Hyderabad and disaster recovery data sentre in Kolkata.
The seven-year project entails installation, operations, maintenance, training and customisation by consolidating the different systems onto a single ERP platform.
The project contract also includes training BSNL employees and business process re-engineering.
HCL said it would draw from its experiences of implementing many turnkey projects for BSNL, including deploying contracts such as National Internet Backbone (NIB), Implementation of Call Detail Record (CDR) based customer care and convergent billing systems and the more recent WiMax Rural project, that involves setting up of infrastructure for providing internet connectivity to rural community service centres through Wireless Access Network (WAN).
''This project for BSNL is in line with our focus on the system integration business. There is no better endorsement than being chosen to provide ongoing ERP support services for BSNL, as this demonstrates the value that we bring to implementations of this kind in the system Integration arena,'' said JV Ramamurthy, chief operating officer of HCL Infosystems.
The BPR & ERP transformation programme will yield better efficiencies for BSNL, due to creation of standardised platforms and common infrastructure, along with lower cost of integration and maintenance, HCL said.