VIJAYKUMAR

CIO, Ak­shaya Pa­tra Foun­da­tion

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THERE IS IM­MENSE SCOPE IN LEVER­AG­ING DIG­I­TAL TRANS­FOR­MA­TION FOR SO­CIAL WEL­FARE

The Ak­shaya Pa­tra Foun­da­tion is a not-for-profit that strives to elim­i­nate class­room hunger by im­ple­ment­ing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the gov­ern­ment schools and gov­ern­ment-aided schools. Along­side, Ak­shaya Pa­tra also aims at coun­ter­ing mal­nu­tri­tion and sup­port­ing the right to ed­u­ca­tion of so­cio-eco­nom­i­cally dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren. Ak­shaya Pa­tra Foun­da­tion runs the largest mid-day meal pro­gram in the world and serves over 1.6 mil­lion ben­e­fi­cia­ries ev­ery day in over 13,800 schools in 32 lo­ca­tions across 12 In­dian States. Ak­shaya Pa­tra Foun­da­tion is an iconic Gov­ern­ment of In­dia ini­tia­tive with an un­prece­dented scale

n Go­ing Dig­i­tal

There is im­mense scope in lever­ag­ing Dig­i­tal Trans­for­ma­tion for so­cial wel­fare. May it be fi­nance, mar­ket­ing, pro­duc­tion, op­er­a­tions or lo­gis­tics, ev­ery area should have a data-driven ap­proach to data speaks for trans­parency. Any or­ga­ni­za­tion that is data-driven and trans­par­ent in trans­ac­tions in­spires trust which in turn trans­lates into sup­port for the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s vi­sion.

The Dig­i­tal Div­i­dends

At Ak­shaya Pa­tra, the sup­ply chain is just one of the facets that make the whole ini­tia­tive one well-oiled unit tire­lessly feed­ing chil­dren and en­sur­ing them a bright fu­ture. Ak­shaya Pa­tra has de­ployed In­fra­struc­ture as a Ser­vice (IaaS) and mi­grated their servers, ap­pli­ca­tions, ERP, Stor­age etc to pri­vate cloud ser­vices. Ak­shaya Pa­tra has de­ployed ERP for all trans­ac­tions and HCM-Pay­roll sys­tems cov­er­ing com­plete HCM re­quire­ment in­clud­ing Per­for­mance Man­age­ment.

For Dig­i­tal Trans­parency and real-time data vis­i­bil­ity, Ak­shaya Pa­tra is go­ing to im­ple­ment Qlik Sense BI through their Dig­i­tal Trans­for­ma­tion Part­ner Fi­nesse ITLabs. Ak­shay Pa­tra is also im­ple­ment­ing Mo­bile App for their de­liv­ery team and with which they will be op­ti­miz­ing the pro­duc­tion fore­cast­ing and sup­ply chain. They are also im­ple­ment­ing Sales­force CRM which shall be help­ing them for chan­nel­iz­ing the do­na­tions. Qlik Sense BI shall be in­te­grated with their MS Dynamics ERP, Sales­force CRM, Pro­duc­tion sys­tems, Pur­chase, Kitchen and Sup­ply Chain. The data from all this would be in­te­grated with Qlik Sense and a real-time data vis­i­bil­ity is made pos­si­ble for all de­ci­sion mak­ers to make in­formed de­ci­sions.

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