Small and medium enterprises (SME) normally have limited access to advanced technologies, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP). They are sandwiched between using either a modestly developed ERP solution offered by domestic players or premium priced solutions offered by global multinationals. However, Pune-based startup EPPS Infotech wants to change the market dynamics. It has launched an innovative mobile ERP platform to cater to the largely unaddressed SME sector.
Asheer Kapoor, managing director, EPPS Infotech, says, “With the launch of our ERP solution, we aim to further drive the Digital India and Make in India initiatives announced by the government to the extent of making it inclusive and accessible for the SMEs as well. We are confident that our foray in the new-age ERP space will usher in new industry benchmarks and apparently benefit the interests of the end-user.”
Recently, EPPS Infotech debuted its indigenously developed ERP solution devised on the aspects of agility, efficiency, customisability and scalability.
The solution, while catering across to all industries irrespective of the size of the organisations, specifically focuses on addressing the needs of the small and medium enterprises. “EPPS’ value proposition comprising of a competitive price as well as product innovation promises to auger well to the overall business interests of the enterprises in general and SMEs in particular,” says Kapoor.
The most noteworthy feature of EPPS’ ERP solution is the mobile ERP functionality; a feature that till now is not offered by even the premium priced ERP solutions from global multinationals. The mobile ERP solution offered by EPPS will enable quick decision-making even while on the move. The solution works seamlessly across all prevalent OS (operating systems), browsers and smartphones as well as tablets.
Apart from Kapoor, the Pune-based company is also managed by Atul Pimple, in the capacity of joint managing director. Together they have over 30 years of experience in the ERP landscape. As far as customers are concerned, Poshs Metal, which is into automotive and infrastructure supplies, has all its business functions operating on EPPS ERP. All business functions of SKM, a trading house in steel, diamonds, garments etc, are also based on EPPS ERP. Among others, two garment retail chains—Alta Moda Pte Indonesia and Pronto Moda Pte Indonesia—have implemented finance, materials, sales and point-of-sale management modules of the EPPS solution.
Talking about some of the key benefits, Kapoor says that user organisations can continue using EPPS, adding features, modules and number of users as they grow in size and requirements, since the solution seamlessly keeps pace with them. “EPPS ERP can be configured to suit the methods and processes prevailing in every user organisation, without requiring major rewriting of software code.
“Unlike many—if not most—other ERPs, EPPS’ user interface is extremely friendly and intuitive. Users need hardly any time to get familiar and start navigating around the product before they can unleash the full power of EPPS ERP,” he informs.
Another key differentiator of EPPS ERP is its full-function, interactive mobile app. “For the first time, business owners and managers using EPPS ERP, can multitask with ease, and make routine business decisions wherever they are,” says Kapoor.