Cetas’ NAVBUILD delivers major RoI for Durga Projects
Durga Projects and Infrastructure is a leading property developer with a successful track record of providing residential, commercial, hospitality and retail space solutions, across India. Over the past 15 years, the company has delivered more than 20 million square feet of built-up area and over 75 residential and commercial projects.
In the construction business certain processes are outsourced to sub-contractors, which require managing multiple sub-contractors and the ensuing change orders. In addition, the company required to continuously monitor the progress of the sub-contracted projects and ensure project delivery in line with project schedule and financial planning.
For this purpose Durga Projects evaluated standard ERPs and finalized on Microsoft Dynamics Navision. However, it found the necessity of an industry vertical add-on solution to reduce the customization needs to meet the industry requirements.
That’s when Chennai-based Cetas Information Technology pitched its NAVBUILD, a Microsoft-certified solution compatible with Navision ERP and customized for companies specializing in construction, interior designing, industrial automation and project engineering. The solution is Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD), the highest accreditation status for ISV solutions developed using Dynamics products suite.
NAVBUILD manages project activities including project tendering, costing, scheduling, quality, sub-contract management, material and resource management, project accounting and industryspecific analytics.
Developed in 2012, NAVBUILD is recognized as the most versatile solution for the construction and real estate companies. In the past four years, Cetas has deployed NAVBUILD among 18 leading Indian and international companies.
Cetas integrated NAVBUILD with Durga Project’s Navision ERP. “The entire project was deployed in three months with all the necessary customization and customer training,” informed D Kabilan, Founder Director, Cetas Information Technology.
Since implementing NAVBUILD, Durga Projects has reaped numerous benefits. The company achieved complete project governance and profitability with the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) feature. EVA measures a project’s progress at any given point of time, forecasting its completion date and final cost, and analyzing variances in the schedule and budget as the project proceeds.
“NAVBUILD helped us to automate our business processes to gain real-time visibility to take informed decisions, which resulted in increased and predictable business profitability,” highlighted Neeraj Jhunjhunwala, CIO, Durga Projects.
The company observed increased topline and bottom line with change order monetization feature, which enables to effectively manage change in scope of work and provides the escalated cost figures.
In addition, the customer avoided financial loss with the cash forecast feature that provides cost projection over the lifecycle of a construction project.
Future plans for NAVBUILD
With success of NAVBUILD, Cetas is now closely collaborating with other ISODA members who serve the construction industry.
“We have been closely working with partners who are involved in providing software solutions to the construction industry, where they can pitch NAVBUILD to their customers and we deploy and support the implementation on their behalf,” informed Kabilan.
The company has strong support infrastructure in North and South with offices in Gurgaon, Chennai and Bengaluru. “We are now planning an office in Mumbai and look for collaborating with more partners in Gujarat, Mumbai and Delhi NCR,” concluded Kabilan.
We have been closely working with partners who are involved in providing software solutions to the construction industry, where they can pitch NAVBUILD to their customers and we deploy and support the implementation on their behalf
D KABILAN, Founder Director, Cetas Information Technology