Case Study: Innovia Software

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Background of the company: Innovia Software is a Mumbai based company that specialises in Design, Development and Implementation of ERP software systems for manufacturing industry. Innovia Software was established in the year 2002. Since then it had an opportunity of working with a variety of manufacturing units in the industries from machine manufacturing, precision machining, forging, rubber moulding, plastic moulding, sheet metal fabrication, rolling, assembling units etc. to heat treatment units. In the last eleven years of its existence Innovia Software has designed and implemented manufacturing related software in more than 100 manufacturing companies (Innovia Software, 2014). Therefore, a case study on Innovia software’s project was…show more content…
Therefore, there is a need of ERP system to manage these MPC activities better. This is where Innovia software stepped in to provide a solution to Deepak fertilizer’s inventory control problem and provided a solution in the form of an ERP system. This case study highlights the requirement engineering process used in developing this system. They used a RE Iterative Lifecycle model to perform the requirement engineering for this project. As the process of RE is in itself iterative in nature this process was apt for the project as it aimed at developing a quality product which will help Deepak Fertilizers manage their multi-million rupees worth inventory with efficiency. It aimed at improving the service level from 65% to 90 % which would in turn reduce Deepak fertilizers inventory cost. Therefore Innovia software wanted to specify requirements of the ERP system being implemented, which would optimally support the current business processes at Deepak fertilizers. First, they identified the different business function at Deepak fertilizers and if they could perform any Business Process Reengineering (BPR) activities to improve the inventory control. For this they analysed the existing inventory data from their existing system. Once the data was analysed and initial research was conducted, an interview approach was chosen to understand the requirements from various stakeholders at Deepak fertilizers. According the ERP consultant and IT architect working on this project, the advantage of using this two-step iterative process was the quality of the requirements gathered was improved. Irrespective of the expertise of the consultant and the IT architect in the manufacturing sector, understanding the business

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