Sajeeb group of companies, one of the largest business groups of the country, started its operation in 1982 and has been operating successfully since then. Over the years the group has extended its business functionalities in different industry sectors with its several sister concerns contributing to the overall socio economic development of the country. Along with their own popular brand name Sajeeb, they also engaged in manufacturing & marketing of the products of world famous brands like Shezan, Tang, Kolson, Nocilla, BournVita and Oreo. Under the franchise of famous Shezan International Limited, they manufacture and market Shezan products in Bangladesh. They also manufacture country’s most popular Kolson Macaroni, Noodles and Vermicelli under the franchise of and technical collaboration with Kolson Food LLC (Dubai).
Sajeeb Group is one of the largest group of companies in Bangladesh with 14 different enterprises with unique products.
Sajeeb group was using paper based system for all their operations and it was very difficult to keep all records centralized and hard to access when needed. Production and inventory was managed in printer spreadsheet books while customer services, purchasing and accounting were managed with Microsoft Excel. There were no integration between the systems; and as a result they were facing difficulties to manage all data and it was a big barrier for their business success. Monthly financial statements and cost analysis was very time-consuming process. So they needed a modern, integrated enterprise system specifically designed for process manufacturers which will be easy to use, scalable, and highly secure and cloud based to access from anywhere; so that they can manage all production houses and centers from head office. They also wanted to manage all data real life; so they do not need to wait till end of the month to check if all data are entered correctly.
The key to success; however, depended in convert current half automated and half manual systems into on core system and achieve process efficiencies. The challenges were:
Current system was half paper based and half automated. There were no synchronization in two systems.
Most of their client based were in paper based system and when they started to use Microsoft Excel; they did not import those customers to the system and started to keep records in both papers and software.
Standardization of all process as manual/paper based processes
Automate remote production house's operations
We provided Codeigniter, MySQL, AJAX based ERP solution for Sajeeb Group based on their business process and operations. Main features/modules of the ERP are
Procurement Management System
Production Management System
Inventory Management System
Business Process Management
Accounting (GL) (Multilayer)
Sales & Distribution Management System
Human Resource Management (HRM)
Customer Relationship Management System
Media / Ad Management System
Project, Costing & Budget
Fixed Asset Management System
User Management System & Software Control Panel
Management Information System Report Module
Data Services Module ("Self–Service" interfaces for Customers, Suppliers and/or Employees)
Requirements gathering: We visited Sajeeb Group many times, set with all departments and gather information how they currently operate their operation and how an automated system can help them.
System analysis and design: We assigned top level system analysts to analyze their business requirements and convert those to system architecture design.
Flow chart drawing: Based on the system architectures we designed flow charts and take approval from Sajeeb Group.
Phase Wise development and approval from Sajeeb Group.
Development tool: PHP, CodeIgniter
Database: MySQL server
Web server: Apache web server
Development IDE: Eclipse, Netbeans, Aptana studio, PHPStorm
Server OS: CentOS 6(recommended), Enterprise RedHat Linux, and Ubuntu
Appnometry completed the implementation in a record 9 months, which was 60 percent faster than the timeline given by competitors and reflected a significant increase in ROI for the client. Other tangible benefits included the following:
Support growth by 70% without additional labor resources
Reduced paper works by 85%
95% replacement of paper based system
Improve product availability by as much as 60%
Cut month-end close time as much as 70%
Reduce maintenance costs more than 80%
Product planning becomes easier to compete with competitors.
Real life data management helped them to control all their operations remotely.
Management control over product and all process increased by 72%
Increase traceability for ISO compliance
Improve accountability across the enterprise
Improve internal and customer communications
Reduce inventory variances by as much as 75%
The implementation imparted high visibility to the supply chain and improved demand planning and execution
There was a significant improvement in cash flow due to real-time processes. A large number of processes have been automated, which has increased the efficiency and reduced overhead costs
The client witnessed significant improvement in its on-time delivery record due to the processes and applications implemented by Appnometry
9 months from the first contact.
"The expertise of Appnometry and the outstanding flexibility of their ERP Solution were the main factors leading to our decision for Appnometry. The solution fully met our requirements and expectations, the users felt at ease with it right from the beginning - a very successful project."
Mr. Mhafuzur Rahman
Head of IT, Sajeeb Group