The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has become the first IIT in the country to embark on a digital transformation journey by deploying ERP technology across its campus.
On 2 September, director Pradipta Banerji described the step as another feather in the cap of the prestigious institute.
"In sync with IIT-Roorkee's heritage and legacy of many firsts, with Wave-I of ADVAITA ERP digitisation project, we add another feather in the cap of the institute by becoming the first 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," Banerji said at an event held to mark the implementation of the project.
"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," he said.
With the implementation and completion of the ERP Digitisation Project, IIT-Roorkee is set to efficiently transform its processes and systems for operational efficiency, transparency and a better user experience in day-to-day functions for the students and administration alike.
Over a period of time and with completion of Wave-II next year with campus-wide integration, ADVAITA SAP ERP System would help the institute 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 IIT 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."
"IIT-Roorkee 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," Phadke said.