Since its inception, Eresource Infotech Pvt Ltd has been awarded many times for its specialised contribution to the business world.
In an interaction with SMEntrepreneur, Sudheer Nair, CEO, Eresource Infotech Pvt Ltd, talks about recently launched ERP Lite solution and how it helps SMEs to grow.
What is ERP solution? Why is it becoming popular among SMEs in India?
ERP is a combined web-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, which connect different departments, branches and companies under one central system. Globalisation and IT sophistication are forcing even small businesses to automate processes and integrate applications to facilitate stronger communication, data collection and analysis. We are integrated business solutions intended for the planning, managing, decision making, controlling and accounting for all of the company’s resources.
It is becoming a popular because it is cost-effective, flexible and affordable choice for the SMEs in India. It provides SMBs with a technology solution having all of the functionality and benefits of a “big company” ERP system – but with minimal investment and risk.
Please tell us about your entrepreneurial journey? How did the thought of forming Eresource Infotech came to you?
Before starting Eresource Infotech, I did many odd jobs to support my family. While working for a computer consultant, typing software programs daily, I gradually started generating software codes independently for my company.
Since I wanted to do things on my own, the inclination forced me to quit job and focus on the ERP concept in India as it was gathering momentum during that time. I thereafter launched Eresource Infotech.
What is the business model of Eresource Infotech?
Eresource business model works with the collaboration of industry specific products across three different models – On-the-Cloud, On-the-Premises and Saas Model. We offer more than 20 industry-specific ERP solutions and each solution has three different editions namely Eresource ERP Pro, Eresource ERP Light and Eresource Enterprise. All these industry-specific ERPs are available to address the unique core processes of different industries.
Who are your key clients?
Most of our customers are in the SME space. Currently, we have more than 300 customers and about 25,000 users. We are helping them to gain operational excellence and grow business faster in a more profitable way.
Tell us about ERP’s new version, ERP Lite. How does it help SMEs to improve their output and efficiency?
The ERP Lite version enables SMEs to work on a highly efficient ERP system. There is no need of extra hardware and an IT team to run the system. This model allows the companies to choose only the modules they require with per user payment option. It covers the entire spectrum of enterprise functions through a suite of products. It offers advancements in functionality and can create a new level of cohesion by facilitating smooth and seamless flow of information.
How does Eresource Academy promote ERP related learning, knowledge sharing and capability development across different industries?
There are many IT professionals who want to become ERP professionals but there are hardly few good institutions that provide quality ERP training. To meet this growing demand for trained ERP professionals, we have developed this academy. We offer an integrated curriculum of leading edge courses across different industry solutions and ERP implementation methodologies.
We conduct two-day workshop every month where anyone can get a proper ERP training in a very professional manner.
What are your future plans?
We are launching a new “eresource ExV2”. It will also have compatibility with hand-held device, mobile and would be technology independent. We are adding 30 more partners in different geographic regions to the current 80-90 channel partners wherein eight are about affiliate partners while the rest are referral partners. With many avenues opening up, we are planning to take our partner engagement to the next level. By next year, we want to be ready with our partners to carry out our deployments. Currently, we do it by ourselves.
What advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
There is nothing like an ideal environment to start a business, important thing is doing it. There are lots of challenges involved in setting up a business. Get started only if you have your own idea.