HTMT implements SAP solution at INCableNet in record time

Mumbai: Hinduja TMT (, the IT flagship company of the Hinduja group, has announced that the project for implementing SAP solutions ( at INCableNet (, a division of IndusInd Media and Communications (IMC), has gone live within a record time of 100 days.

Says HTMT chief technology officer K V Seshasayee: "The project was kicked off in the first week of April 2003. It went live successfully on 14 July 2003 with SD, MM, FI/CO modules, one of the fastest implementations of its kind in India, given the constraints of implementing an ERP at a green field site.

"This implementation is unique in that the SAP interfaces with the CAS/SMS system in a tightly coupled manner for the first time. The project was implemented by HTMT with assistance from SISL and full commitment from the client during the course of the engagement."

"We are happy to state that IMC is the first CAS service provider in India to go live on a SAP solution. They have gone live in a record time of 100 days. The media industry in India is increasingly looking towards SAP as the solution provider of choice, due to our deep industry knowledge, robust functionality, ease of deployment/use," says Srinivas Rao, industry head (SMB), SAP India.

Says IMC chief information officer Tushar Popat: "HTMT recommended that we use SAP to automate basic processes like procurement, inventory management, order processing, financial accounting. Now, the turnaround time for implementation is highly commendable in view of HTMT being simultaneously engaged with us in the implementation of other high-end solutions."

Due to the nature of its operations and services, IMC, in addition to implementing CAS and other subsystems like billing and SMS (subscriber management system) solutions in its entirety, is also setting up a VPN connecting its operations in cities like Delhi and Bangalore and further connecting each user through PCs and LAN. These systems will allow it to maintain transparency on its subscriber information as required by the government and also allow IMC the flexibility to evaluate and mine the data it collects.