Cetas’ NAVBUILD de­liv­ers ma­jor RoI for Durga Projects

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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.

The chal­lenge

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.

The so­lu­tion

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.

Ben­e­fits

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

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