The Cloud Migration project enabled the company to reduce infrastructure costs by 50%, shorten sales cycles and ensure greater data security
Sicagen is the first manufacturing company in South India to move to Oracle Cloud without any external support
August 28 2019, Chennai: Sicagen India Limited, a Chennai headquarter leading integrated, value-added solutions provider for infrastructure, industrial packaging and speciality chemicals for water treatment, and a group company of AM International has won the ‘Excellence in Operations’ award at the fifth edition of the IDC Insights Awards. The accolade is recognition of the company’s efforts immigrating its enterprise resource planning (ERP) processes from an on-premises data centre to Oracle Cloud. The project enabled Sicagen India to reduce infrastructure costs by 50%, shorten sales cycles and ensure greater data security.
The IDC Insights awards are a part of the yearly initiative by USA’s International Data Corporation (IDC). Specially designed for IT leaders, the awards acknowledge and applaud the transformative efforts undertaken by organisations towards accelerating technological success. The ‘Excellence in Operations’ category recognises innovative technology projects which have led to sustainable and measurable improvement in key business metrics and this is the fifth edition.
Congratulating the team on its achievement, Mr. Ashwin Muthiah, Chairman, Sicagen India and Founder Chairman, AM International Group, the parent of Sicagen Indiasaid, “The Oracle Cloud migration has improved Sicagen’s business productivity. The recognition by IDC is an acknowledgement of our team’s tech-driven approach towards driving business efficiency. I am happy that their efforts have been recognised by a prestigious industry platform. Across AM International’s operating companies, futuristic and disruptive technology implementation is a key goal. This ensures that we operate in an efficient, intelligent, data-driven yet secure manner in all aspects of our business.”
The Oracle Cloud Migration project at Sicagen was implemented with a three-fold objective.
- First, the strategy aimed at ensuring business continuity and access to critical data at all times.
- Second, the company sought to improve its business efficiencies by consolidating company-wide financial data into a single ERP system and generating real-time analyses. The data was sourced from over 30 branches across India and a Singapore-based subsidiary.
- Third, the initiative was formulated to support future growth and scale the manufacturing business based on demand.
Sicagen India Limited is the first manufacturing company in South India to move to Oracle Cloud without any external support – the internal IT team completed the project with minimum help from Oracle. The system on the new cloud platform was live within 45 days. Besides adding to operational efficiencies, the in-house implementation approach led to substantial cost savings for the company.
Mr.R.Sitaram, Senior Manager – IT represented Sicagen atthe 5thIDC Insights Awards ceremony held in Chandigarh, India.
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About Sicagen India Limited (www.sicagen.com)
Sicagen is a leading Chennai headquarter integrated, value-added solutions provider for infrastructure, industrial packaging and speciality chemicals for water treatment. With presence across India and South East Asia, we enable the region’s development imperative through a one-stop customer-oriented approach. Part of the Singapore-headquartered $2+ billion AM International group, Sicagen has a presence across six countries with five synergistic business verticals and two subsidiaries.
About AM International: (www.aminternational.sg) AM International is a diversified, multinational group of companies with a federated operating architecture. Headquartered in Singapore, it has been trusted by millions of customers for over six decades. Today, many of the group’s businesses are market leaders with footprints across South East Asia, India and the United Kingdom. The group’s business verticals include fertilizers& supply chain, petrochemicals, infrastructure, healthcare and green energy. The group’s CSR activities are helmed under the AM Foundation, and its initiatives are focused on providing clean drinking water, preventing water contamination and solving the sanitation crisis.