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Dear Patrons,

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the national, as well as the global economy, to a standstill. With few barely venturing outside, sales of goods have fallen, manufacturing units have stopped producing, and stocks of companies are rapidly falling. Businesses are struggling, and new forms of collaboration are emerging. The pandemic will leave us as a more virtually connected world. Amid this chaos, industries are tackling the challenge in vastly different ways and paces.

However, some research says many Indian businesses have shown high preparedness, made contingency plans for the future and continue to operate as normal despite the significant impact of COVID-19. According to a report, almost half (46 percent) of Indian businesses covered under a survey felt ‘very strongly’ impacted by the pandemic, yet more than half (54 percent) felt they were as well prepared as they possibly could be. The fact that a substantial proportion of Indian businesses are still operating as normal may be attributed either having a management that is sufficiently agile or being strong overall and able to manage with a number of adjustments. Managing the business completely online with a best fit ERP software also is a major reason why some companies have remained unstirred even after the biggest economic slump has hit.

Besides the large scale industries, most of our clients using Expand ERP, had been able to run their business even during the lockdown period resulting in a better status than the organisations who have still not deployed an ERP software. The articles that follow will further highlight the major reasons why implementing a best fit ERP will create a niche for your organisation in the near future and help manage business while maintaining social distancing.

I sincerely wish the best of health for you and your family as we all join in the unanimous prayers for this to pass at the earliest.

 

Thank you,

Vineet Bansal

CEO, eDominer Technologies.

Technological advantage of Expand ERP for growth-oriented Entrepreneurs

“If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete!”

– Jack Welch

Any business needs to have a Competitive advantage to leverage his business over its competitors. This can be gained by offering clients better and greater value in terms of product or service. In today’s competitive market there is nothing unique. The USP has to be created to generate demand among potential buyers.

For the past two to three decades, the IT industry has been leading the world in terms of globalisation and world-wide communication. Thus it was probably the most geared to continue carrying out business during this pandemic. The service we provide lets enterprises run their own data centers using the cloud, thus most of this firm’s work is done online. With the help of a well crafted  ERP software you can also run your business completely over the web, in spite of any lockdown.

For Expand ERP users there is an assurance of a host of such advantages. Expand ERP is the best fit ERP company in India. Expand ERP has been successfully empowering many growth seeking manufacturers into powerhouses for the past more than 15 glorious years. The number of Expand users pan India is an assurance of our trust and indispensability in business process automation for mid sized manufacturers in the retail industry. Besides being homegrown in India and curated impeccably for the Indian manufacturing businesses, Expand ERP offers an array of technological advantages for our customers.

1. To establish a competitive edge Expand ERP offers its users 5 innovative mobile enabled Apps.

 

The ability to deliver real-time insights, on-the-spot to service critical client accounts helps organisations gain an advantage over their competitors. For instance, if a client needs an estimate immediately, the salesperson can quickly access the finance module of the mobile ERP system to view other quotes and provide an approximate estimate to the client.This will enable prompt service and response to the potential client.

 

  1. Expand HR – Register attendance and many more HR activities through Expand HR App.
  2. Expand WMS- Track your Inventory with WMS integrated with Expand ERP Android App available at our Playstore. 
  3. Expand Sales – A multi-feature ERP application for Expand users managing business on-the-go. 
  4. Expand Service – Manage your to-do-list and miscellaneous tasks from a single multi feature App.
  5. Expand File Attachment  – Affix all important files and documents with Expand File Attachment integrated in Android mobile App.

 

2. Expand ERPs ready to use Third party integrations redefines manufacturing business:

 

For all ecommerce businesses it is important to overcome challenges and adhere to technologies and tools to ensure hasslefree and quick deliveries.There are several tools available in the market for you to pick what’s best suited for your business operations. Expand ERP software offers an array of ecommerce tools integrated with the best fit ERP for your ease.This increases profitability and productivity and ensures a better future for your ecommerce business.

Expand ERP has partnered with third party integrations like Shopify, Amazon, Magento for online shopping, Blue dart and Shiprocket for hassle free shipment , Paytm for payment gateway etc.

 

3. Omnichannel Commerce – 

A one-stop solution for all eCommerce needs, our software  provides integration or has partnership across all domains of the eCommerce ecosystem. The solutions are designed to benefit eCommerce businesses by enabling sustainable operations that result in growth, cost efficiency, and an overall increase in productivity.

Expand ERP enabled processes such as multi channel order, inventory and returns management, advanced warehouse management, dropship fulfilment solution, omnichannel selling across online marketplaces, website platforms, offline stores and much more.

Managing productivity of your employees with Expand Task Management feature.

You can now track the productivity of your employees from wherever you are. Entrepreneurs encouraging remote working may find it a task to keep track of the productivity level of the employees. Monitoring employees with the Expand ERP Task Management feature makes work from home much easier.

 

What Is Task Management?

A task management software is more than just a manager checking off items on a to-do list! It’s an organized system for identifying, monitoring and managing the work you and your team does. Task management involves:

  • Tracking task progress
  • Delegating work to team members
  • Setting deadlines
  • Adjusting work schedules
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Why do you need Task Management software?

A Task Management software helps you to organise work schedules and delegate jobs to your employees. It also ensures the productivity of your employees.Project tasks, HR Handling all of that with a pen and paper, or even an Excel sheet is time consuming and irrational. There’s no way you can keep track of every task, meet your deadlines and manage your team without a dedicated software tool. 

 

Task management tools were designed for this . It’s a dedicated space to monitor your task progress, assign tasks and manage schedules. This prevents you from losing track of tasks and subtasks so that you meet your deadlines and also encourage your team to work productively. It Helps Your Team Collaborate Effectively As each task has a dedicated space, it’s easier for your team to consolidate information and work on things together. Also, as every assignee has access to this task space, nobody’s going to be left out of the loop. 

Your team can easily share ideas, files and feedback to collaborate over tasks and get things done quickly.  It also helps you prioritize tasks and produce effectively on time.

 

Expand ERP is India’s best fit ERP software on cloud that has multi features all integrated into one, including a well crafted Task Management tool. We also provide mobile enabled Apps for Android Expand users Expand Service which can be accessed with a smartphone itself.

Manage your to-do-list and miscellaneous tasks from a single multi feature App.

Expand Service is a Multi feature Service application for ExpandERP licensed users only. It provides ExpandERP users the ability to handle and perform multiple service related tasks efficiently. It can be connected to your ExpandERP software from any smartphone/device to access various salient features like:

  • Task Manager to get user specific tasks/to do lists. A methodical task organiser makes performances easy and increases productivity. Users will be able to proactively take control of their delegated tasks and thereby producing results.
  • Service arm can get a list of tasks or services to perform along with important details of products and customer details . It also enlists challenges and due dates and enables customer feedback and happy codes for services.
  • Checklist – a checklist is created automatically before starting a task. As soon as it’s completed the check list is ticked off as the task is over.This helps to maintain a timeline and does not allow any job or service to be forgotten.
  • Registering current location – with the help of GPS the current location is registered when a user accepts or closes a particular task. Expand Service App enhances productivity and drives optimal growth of employees and your business. Service engineers can check their task status remotely- i.e.  pending, ongoing or completed.

 

Thus it can be said that EXpand ERP serves all your business needs with one single software. It enables owners to operate the business completely online with ease and hasslefree reducing the workload and allowing extra time to focus on broader goals.

Patron’s Note:

 

When we get appreciation from our clients we know that there’s something good in what we do . Our prized patrons are our best support.

Abhishek Minda

The experience which we had which Expand ERP was incredible. The persons are highly professional and dedicated to the job and extremely hard working.

– CEO Gautam Industry

Global Technology News

1. Breakout moment of artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturers

AI is now part of everyday life, driven by the emergence of a device ecosystem including Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. In 2020, emotion recognition and computer vision will scale and AI will have a breakout moment in manufacturing. U.S. startups Vicarious, Kindred, and Osaro stand out in using AI technologies for manufacturing. Kindred’s technology is used to automate part of distribution for apparel brands such as GAP. Vicarious is attracting investment from Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk.

 

2. Evolution of healthcare — predictions at the genome level

 

Under the theme of prevention, digital health care has seen much innovation. In the U.S., startups 23andMe and Color lead in genome analysis, while Genesis Healthcare stands out in Japan and Genoplan in Korea. These companies use genomic analysis to learn of diseases and provide prevention methods. The evolution of AI will improve the quality of treatment. In 2020, many medical images taken using MRI, CT scans, and X-rays will be diagnosed using AI. Startups Enlitic and Zebra Medical Vision stand out as leaders.

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Expand ERP offers 5 innovative mobile apps for android users.

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Dear Readers,

 

As we all know, the year 2020 will go down in the annals of world history as a year that several nations around the globe would want to erase from their timeline. A year of despair and death, and above all a year of uncertainties.

 

Uncertainties pertaining to life, and to lifelines including jobs and income. India is living its worst ever economic crisis. The only silver lining is the hope and prayers in people’s minds to stay put and show solidarity for all.

lockdown

Keeping our spirits high, we need to believe that the show must go on. By maintaining all sorts of precautionary measures and protocols, we need to ensure that our business does not stagnate. A best fit cloud based ERP software will help you and your team manage your business completely online with ease. Tracking all the operations remotely with a centralised view will provide added benefits in running  your business efficiently.

 

Our mobile-enabled application softwares will enhance operating your business processes from anywhere, anytime. My Team and I are incessantly working towards innovating and upgrading our software so that you can manage your business with easability and efficiency.

My heart goes out to all those who are suffering actively or passively in these trying times. It is a test of patience and endurance. This will surely elapse.

Stay safe and healthy!

Warm regards

Vineet Bansal

CEO, eDominer Technologies

Know how to manage your manufacturing business completely online.

We all are the ‘swimmers’ in the economic recession created by the lockdown, who are striving to survive in the ‘unlock’ days where uncertainty prevails. In spite of the unlock we all know that the pandemic has gone nowhere and staying indoors, maintaining social distancing is still the only survival strategy. The economic slump has hit all the industries terribly,but we need to keep our spirits high and keep faith in the brighter days to come.

In our ultra-competitive digital age, your business’ ultimate growth and longevity depends on strategy and sustainability. If you’re able to adapt as your business scales, you’ll push yourself ahead of the pack and remain there. However, to make these critical growth strategy decisions, you must start by looking at digitising your practical daily operations. Therefore, to ensure your manufacturing business scales up for success, manage your business completely online with our comprehensive and unique cloud software solution.

Expand ERP All Mobile App

Expand ERP software  offers a variety of benefits to organisations wishing to go completely digitised.

 

  1. Systemise your warehouse from anywhere with WMS integration in your ERP system.
  2. Sell your products smartly and generate potentials into leads with Leads Management integration.
  3. With Expand Sure smile – avail 24 x 7 technical support during and post implementation.
  4. Online implementation is carried out in flat 29 days totally hasslefree.
  5. Remote training of users is completed easily within 50 hours after implementation.
  6. You can manage your vast data and files efficiently with the File attachment module.
  7. Handle all HR related matters completely online with an HR application.
  8. Manage all finance and accounts transactions with our delegated software and bank integrations with ease.
  9. You can sell online with our personal marketplace or third party integrations like Shopify, Magento, Amazon etc
  10. Our customers have been able to do Financial Book closing, backlog update and a deep analysis of historical data. This will help them plan ahead and forecast.
  11. All business organisations can encourage work from home while maintaining social distancing due to the cloud platform which enables anytime anywhere facility. 
  12. The Android mobile apps makes business operations even more easy and accessible on the way. Just by connecting your licensed Expand ERP software with your smartphone you can operate any business transaction or access any data with ease.
  13. Expand ERP also helps in staying connected with the team members with ease. The whatsapp integration facilitates easy messages exchange so that employees are well informed and included of what is happening in the organisation. This is very essential to keep the morale and spirits high of the team during crisis time. 
  14. Online payments are generated  easily with integrations like Googlepay and Paytm, so no lockdown can stop any payments or financial transactions in the organisation.
  15. With our Virtual Distribution Network integrated in the software, manufacturers can easily reach out to the end buyers through their personal marketplace, keeping the distributors in the loop. So distribution of products can be executed online maintaining social distancing.
  16. Since all data and information is stored on the software which is on the internet there is very less use of stationery. This makes it environment friendly and reduces the use of paper. Post covid, our environment will need extra care to heal soon.
  17. Shipping is made easy with Blue Dart and Shiprocket integration. The products can be tracked and delivered to the customers by the shipping company without any hassles.
  18. Businesses can revise credit limits centrally to control credit in the market soon after the lockdown reopens to stay relevant.
  19. The ERP can immediately suggest alternate material for production based on history data on BOM.
  20. Avail mobile friendly android apps integrated with your ERP software for anywhere, anytime use.

Redefine manufacturing business automation with Mobile ERP applications

Our mobile smart phone is omnipotent. It is used as a supplement to all daily activities. It is our bank, our notebook, our camera, our photo gallery, our reminder, our medium to reach out to our friends on social media and several others to name. In fact now, it is even replacing schools ,offices and religious places. Life without our phones is unimaginable today.

The good news is even our best fit ERP software is available on your mobile phone now.A legacy system fails to offer you the accessibility, the reach or even the collaboration that a mobile-enabled ERP provides. It is a solution that is created uniquely for mobile accessibility in terms of data dissection.

Mobile Apps that are available for Expand ERP licensed users are:

 

  1. Remote HR on your mobile – Register attendance and many more HR activities through Expand HR App.
  2. Systematic Warehouse Management with Expand WMS- Track your Inventory with WMS integrated with Expand ERP Android App available at our Playstore.
  3. Online Lead generation with Expand Sales – A multi-feature ERP application for Expand users managing business on-the-go.
  4. Remote Task Management with Expand Service – Manage your to-do-list and miscellaneous tasks from a single multi feature App.
  5. Document management with Expand File Attachment  – Affix all important documents with Expand File Attachment integrated in Android mobile App

Expand ERP  Mobile app  provides organisations dynamics that the ever changing marketplace demands. It integrates sales, manufacturing, distribution and workforce modules to enable enterprises to support customers, transactions and products to enable better business partner relationships.

The Expand ERP mobile app ensures enhanced customer service, reduced inventory cost, and efficient business transactions across diverse users and demographics. This leads to a rapid and high return on investment for all our customers

Patron’s Note:

We believe,

“A customer talking about their experience with you is worth ten times that which you write or say about yourself.”David Greer

Our happy customers are our most precious possessions. We know how important a customer relation is for a long term relation.

“After completing the mammoth task of taking demo of available ERPs in the Market, I found Expand ERP is best suited for Exports of Auto Spare Parts and moreover its interface and functionality is user friendly to speed up tasks.”

Saurabh Juneja

Bajrang Auto Parts

Global Technology News:

1. Jio Glass  – a quick glimpse: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) during its 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) showcased a new Mixed Reality solution, called Jio Glass. At the event, the company did not reveal the pricing and the availability details about the product. However, they did showcase a demo as to how the Jio Glass will work when it is made available to the public.RIL has stated that the new Jio Glass is designed for teachers and students to enable 3D virtual rooms and conduct holographic classes via the Jio Mixed Reality service in real-time. Apart from this, they can also be used to perform virtual meetings.” 

Jio Glass

Jio Glass is at the cutting edge of technology that provides best-in-class Mixed Reality services to give users a truly meaningful immersive experience,” said Kiran Thomas, President, Reliance Industries Limited during the keynote. To recall, during RIL AGM 2019, Jio showcased a HoloBoard Mixed Reality Headset, which had similar functionalities. The Jio Glass seems to be the follow up to that project. The Jio Glass will weigh 75 grams and will need to be connected to a smartphone with a cable to power it. The company has said that it will come with 25 in-built apps to allow augmented reality video meetings and more.

2. High-tech firms can eliminate uncertainties in agriculture with IoT: A small but increasing number of agrarians are employing technology to take the guesswork out of their profession. Sangarmesh Talikotti, a 40-year-old farmer knows that he has to use a mix of the traditional knowledge acquired over the years and modern methods to minimise the risks he faces every season. So when he heard about deploying the internet of things IoT technology in farming, Talikotti did not hesitate. In March, he spent Rs 38,000 to plant three sensors on his 2.5-acre tomato farm.

The artificial intelligence-driven platform from Bangalore-based agri-tech startup Fasal regularly relays information to Talikotti’s smartphone. He gets updates on when to irrigate the field, when to reap the crops, what is the risk of pest attack and where to use pesticides.Talikotti is so impressed with the system that he now intends to install sensors across his 60-acre farm where he grows papayas, brinjals and drumsticks. He is especially happy that his fate is not entirely based on the variables anymore, all thanks to Fasal.

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Shiprocket integrated in expanderp

Expand ERP has now integrated with Shiprocket logistics for your easy shipments. Shiprcoket is India’s No.1 value for money ecommerce shippings solution. With this integration in your ERP software you can book your shipments directly with ease.

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Dear Patron,

 

It is ironic how, every morning we wake up to a world of uncertainty, worrying about the state of our businesses and the health of our loved ones. Since the last 90 days, as each day passes by, our COVID journals speak more of our fear and less of reality. 

While the Government is gradually opening the economy, the psychological fear that the term ‘lockdown’ creates and builds up a negativity which stops the consumer from spending. It is a cycle that has affected tremendously, in all levels from domestic help, factory labourers to the salaried professionals and self-employed entrepreneurs.

Government is looking at postponing the lifting of the nationwide lockdown as the fear of spreading the disease still persists and the epidemic is not going to go away soon. All predictions of flattening the curve are being pushed back periodically.

However, keeping our faith and hopes high, we need to curb the psychological impact of lockdown to a minimum. Counting our current resources, we all should learn how to cope with the precautionary measures suggested by the Government healthcare department. It is best if one could continue working remotely with available digital tools and step out only if it’s necessary. Businesses that were relatively ready and have the best technological tools are suffering less from the crisis. Going online is the best way to maintain social distancing while ensuring not to stagnate your business.

Let us all aspire to overcome the psychological impact of the lockdown and salvage productivity at the same time.

Stay Healthy and Safe!

Warm regards

Vineet Bansal

CEO, eDominer Technologies

Gradual opening of lockdown and its impact on industries.

“During trying times one will have only 2 options – either shatter or get better.”

                                                                                              

It’s about 4 months back, that we had started hearing news of the flu-like pandemic that has hit a part of the world and today, more than 4 billion humans at most corners of the world are some way or the other affected by this virus namely Covid-19. It has changed the norms of the entire world and prepared us all to survive with the ‘new normal’. The lockdown has been lifted partially, but the threat remains heightened. 

 

Experts are of the view that the economic fallout of the Covid-19 will haunt Indian manufacturing space for a long time to come. Among India Inc, it’s the MSME sector where the bulk of employment and manufacturing takes place. This segment depends heavily on migrant workforce. Luring back these workforce from their natives is a task next to impossible. Workers’ exodus has come as a double whammy to many COVID-hit Indian sectors that were already whining under a slowing economy. For example, the country’s textile and apparel sector, which accounts for 10% of the country’s manufacturing production, 5% of the country’s GDP, and 13% of its export earnings. This is the segment that saw a large scale exodus of workers from its various manufacturing hotspots such as Delhi-NCR, Tirupur, Surat, Ludhiana, among others.

These steps include:

  • A detailed planning activity, where we need to identify which employees really need to come to work, when the lockdown is lifted. Others can continue to work from home. This segregation is important.
  • Companies should ensure transportation for their workers. At the offices there should be a series of checkpoints testing can be done. There should be holding areas for colleagues to ensure that a red flag can be raised if someone’s feeling unwell.
  • We have to ensure there is no crowding in our office spaces, ensure that only 25 or 50% of the workspace is actually occupied.
  • A similar set of actions need to be done with our support stuff including security guards, receptionists, cafeteria staff. We should delegate shifts and avoid all of them to come into work in the beginning or come in a staggered manner.
  • Regular sanitisation of office/ factory space needs to be regulated along with sanitiser dispensers provided at each step to keep oneself clean at all times.
  • All workers need to be well geared with the PPE( masks, face shields, gloves etc)
  • Regular health checkups to be carried out by the company by hiring professionals to avoid any asymptomatic patients.

At such unprecedented times it is best to ensure work productivity from the safety of your homes. Working remotely is possible only when your company is equipped with the right digital tools to manage it completely online. Adhering to a best fit ERP cloud software is the right decision to take in such trying times.

The benefits you will derive are many. To name just a few are:

  • It will help you curb unnecessary costs yet provide you with necessary data to continue your business processes remotely.
  • It helps in forecasting and analysing where your company lies after a certain period of time. It can calculate pros and cons and evaluate the company’s accounts and finance along with inventory.
  • Challenging times need technology to support and drive optimum ROI.

 

Besides,as the famous Martin Luther King has said “Only in the darkness can you see the stars”! It is only hope and our faith that will sustain and prevail during these difficult times.

EASABILITY QUOTIENT

 

Are you unsure of the technology skills of your employees?

Are you worrying if the users will be able to use the ERP software?

 

Stop worrying. Use Technology with ease.

 

Expand ERP cloud software provides an easy and comprehensible system for all users to avail cutting edge technology. With a user friendly interface, you can manage your business completely online.

  • Our application does not need any specialised software or technical knowledge. 
  • Within 50 hours of remote training after implementation, any ordinary person can learn how to operate the software with basic technical knowledge. 
  • Our system is graphically labelled with focussed user navigation to find and use specific modules easily.
  •  With 24 x 7 support from our technical experts, you can experience a hasslefree and seamless ERP implementation with ease of use.

 

Our patrons are of the opinion that the user experience with Expand ERP Software, has been an easy ball game for them. With any time, anywhere technical support from our expert biztechs, the learning process of the users has been seamless and hassle free.

 

One of our prestigious customer says

 

“Expand is an excellent product, for all MSMEs especially, because of its flexibility and user friendly interface. It has solutions for all departments & functions. Also I feel it is necessary to mention that Mr. Vineet Bansal’s understanding of business is par excellence which gets even better with his never say no attitude”

 

Jayant Saboo
Managing Director Dura Roof Pvt. Ltd

Global News on technology:

1. E-commerce products to wear their origin on their sleeve

India may soon make it compulsory for eCommerce companies to display clearly whether a product being sold on their platform is made in the country or not, as the government seeks to curb Chinese imports. The clause is likely to be a part of the eCommerce policy that the commerce and industry ministry is drafting. “We will mandate eCommerce players to display whether a product is made in India or not. We are actively looking to enable that. This will help cut out Chinese goods,” said an official aware of the matter. China had a trade surplus of about $47 billion with India in the first 11 months of the fiscal year ended on March 31, 2020. Experts said the move to have clearly labelled goods on e-marketplaces was a positive one and would support Atmanirbhar mission, besides giving consumers the option of buying locally made products upfront.
(source: ET Tech.com)

 

2. Zoho has asked its employees to be in WFH mode till the pandemic subsides, without fixing a date of return to office.

With no flattening of the curve insight, companies that offer software as a service including Freshworks and Chargebee — are asking employees to work from home.

Zoho has also asked its employees to be in WFH mode till the pandemic subsides, without fixing a date of return to office. Consequently, some of the office leases have been cancelled.

Nasscom estimates show that the Indian IT/BPM industry has a total workforce of 4.36 million, and nearly 95% of them moved to WFH mode as soon as the government announced a lockdown during the last week of March. Jack Dorsey’s Twitter and Square have both said employees can work from home forever, Google and Facebook have told employees they can be in WFH mode until the end of 2020.

Patron’s Note:

 

Our success journey of 15 years and above is fortified by our empowered patrons. Their testimonies are our best endorsements.

 

“With this implementation, we have been able to reduce manual interventions and achieve greater transparency and accountability between all our locations. I would highly recommend Expand for any business wanting to delimit itself from locational barriers.”

 

Mr. Navkaran Singh Bagga
Director Trishan Exports Pvt Ltd

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Vineet Bansal

Dear Patron,

 

Over the past couple of months, organisations nationwide have found themselves in an unprecedented situation. Without prior warning they had to transition their teams to working from home. Due to this 50 days plus lockdown the nation is undergoing a huge socio economic turmoil. As we near the end of the ‘tunnel’ we all need to take measures to restore our businesses and resurrect our finances with diligence and faith.

No matter what industry you’re in, transitioning your employees to working remotely with ease and efficiency requires the right set of infrastructure and appropriate software tools. Team members need to be able to coherently participate in online meetings, engage in collaborative activities and access relevant documents and files along with considering security and compliance. All the team members with the use of effective ERP tools can collaborate and stay in touch from a distance ensuring that they are able to move forward with important projects even under these challenging situations.

Your team members can navigate directly from your organisation’s intranet page to their department’s secure SharePoint page. Here they can access important documents, review their departmental calendar, read news updates and more. Gone are the days of sharing files and updates via group emails. Instead team members can post news updates directly. It’s easy to populate these updates with important data updates with a best fit ERP software on a cloud platform.

We understand, there’s a lot to manage when it comes to getting your workforce set up to work from home. Team Expand is working incessantly while maintaining social distancing to support your business for restoring post covid situation. In our 6th edition of Expand Express we have curated articles to guide MSMEs through planning a strategic restoration to recover from the downturn.

I sincerely hope this newsletter adds insight to your plans of revival post lockdown.  To know more about how implementation of ERP for your manufacturing company can benefit your business in streamlining and optimising critical operations and processes. Please drop a note or contact our Biztech expert for a free demo.

Warm regards

Vineet Bansal

CEO, Expand ERP

Our goal is to support the MSME industries to emerge better from today’s unprecedented situation. It’s time to bring change and adopt transition. Evaluate how you are  doing business and to understand what is available to help you perform better in future to stay relevant in the competitive market.

 

“ We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” 

-Martin Luther King Jr.

With hope, patience and perseverance we shall all overcome this crisis time. It’s a Global emergency. Our Government is trying all measures to bring justice to all industries suffering losses during this period. Before the end of the lockdown, PM Modi had declared a Rs. 20 lakh Crores packageequivalent to 10% of India’s GDP. To build an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ all these fiscal and monetary measures will help restart an economy battered by the over 50-day shutdown of industries. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has addressed the media to share details of the massive package.

Some of the relief measures  taken towards the growth of MSMEs are:

  1. Sources said the April-June wages of employees of MSMEs will be paid from the Employee State Insurance Corporation.
  2. The employee insurance funding or ESIC is a self-financing health insurance scheme under the government that is mandatory for employees earning up to Rs 21,000 rupees a month. The ESIC funds, which have Rs 31,000 crore at present, offer compensation in the form of cash up to three months of unemployment.
  3. The government will also pay the employees’ share of provident fund for those in the MSME sector who draw up to Rs 30,000 a month. The limit is currently Rs 15,000. This will cost the government an additional Rs 5,000 crore, say officials.
  4. A one-year moratorium on loan repayment for MSMEs will also be one of the proposals being considered.
  5. Small firms will be eligible to borrow an additional 20% of their credit limit.
  6. The government will also help small and medium industries in loans by paying a share of the interest or having the loan restructured.
  7. Small businesses have been the worst hit by the lockdown with their activity coming to a halt. Some 10 crore workers in mining, construction, manufacturing and services sectors have been left jobless due to the lockdown, according to various reports.
  8. Hundreds of thousands of cash-starved small businesses have either deferred or cut their workers’ wages this month, say industrialists and union leaders. The All India Manufacturers Organisation (AIMO)- an industry body representing some 100,000 small manufacturers – said last month that more than two-thirds of its members faced problems in paying salaries.
  9. Several states had written to the government to allow the use of funds collected under the employee state insurance funds to cover wages or at least a part of it for the lockdown period.
  10. MSMSe are small and medium-sized businesses with investment  in equipment not exceeding Rs 10 crores. Small businesses account for nearly a quarter of India’s $2.9 trillion economy and employ more than 50 crore workers, according to government estimates.

The government is eager to ensure that the small businesses are given enough financial space to survive the lockdown and get back to work once it is lifted. With all these proactive measures taken by our Government we are sure that your MSME will soon be resurrected and overcome all the losses faced during this period.

 


Team Expand has also taken a step towards supporting your business by reducing the user charges for a limited period along with other user friendly benefits. Our newly introduced Phoenix Pricing Offer will help your MSME to revive as a Phoenix bird, which is known to resurrect from its own ashes. Empowering your business with cutting edge ERP technology and managing it online will make this revival even faster.

 

We humans all live with a hope of our dreams coming true in the future. Executing wisely and taking proactive steps adds value to your hope and faith which results in success.

PHOENIX PRICING OFFER:

 

It is time to restore your business. As we near the end of the lockdown, reviving your business is the first on your priority list. We understand your business needs. So we have introduced our new Phoenix Pricing Offer for mid sized manufacturers like you to cope with the economic slump post Covid situation. As Phoenix, a long lived bird from Greek mythology, that regenerates and revives itself from its own ashes, you too can boost your business and counter the economic slump. Let us take proactive measures and help regrow the industry together.

 

Expand cloud ERP software is India’s best fit ERP solution for midsize manufacturers in the export and retail industry. Manage your business online and dive business efficiency with ease.

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Patron’s Note:

 

Our customers are essentially our best advertisers.

 

“After completion of mammoth task of taking demo of available ERPs in Market I found Expand ERP is best suited for Exports of Auto Spare Parts and moreover its interface and functionality is user friendly to speed up tasks.”

 

Saurabh Juneja
Proprietor, Bajrang Auto Parts

Global news on technology:

1. Mobile Web, cloud to attract tech spending

The next wave of technology spending is expected to flow toward gadgets and software that help people access the Internet from any location, and interact online in more innovative ways. While the global economic downturn has forced companies to cut back on spending and favor technology like “cloud computing” that helps save costs, executives at the Reuters Global Technology Summit forecast growth in new wireless and online arenas. Ralph de la Vega, head of mobility and consumer business at AT&T Inc (T.N), said he expects a wider range of devices, from digital cameras to automobiles, to offer direct Internet access and smarter social networking capabilities. “Just about everything you touch will have the capability to be connected and to talk to other machines and other devices, in the next generation of wireless growth that is in front of us,” he said. Well-known venture capitalist Tim Draper said he was enthusiastic about companies, which have developed widgets to help Internet users share online tidbits with friends through sites like Facebook and MySpace.

2. Facial recognition firms are scrambling to see around face masks

Because of face coverings prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, companies are trying to ID people based on just their eyes and cheekbones.In the age of the coronavirus, face masks have become a part of normal life. They’re a safety requirement in many places, and for some people, a fashion statement. But for facial recognition technology, they pose a major challenge. Governments in more than half the World are making masks mandatory in various public settings. But don a mask and stare at your iPhone or Android device to unlock it, and you quickly see the problem for facial recognition. Before the novel coronavirus hit, facial recognition providers were expecting to install their technology everywhere: in airports, casinos, restaurants and schools. Face masks threaten to change all that, but the industry is looking at the situation more as a speed bump than a roadblock.
Some companies assert that their technology isn’t affected by masks, and that artificial intelligence can still detect and identify people with a high accuracy rate, even when half the face is covered.
A public beta program for Apple’s latest iOS release showed that the tech giant is updating its Face ID to account for people wearing masks. Google didn’t respond to a request for comment on whether it’s doing the same with Android.

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Founder’s Note:

Vineet Bansal

Dear Patron,

 

Today the world is standing in such an ambiguous situation that all of us are certain only about the ‘uncertainty’ ahead. All pre-planned goals and deadlines, aspirations and dreams are taking a back seat on the business front. The primary priority of all is to stay safe and protect ourselves and the rest of the world from the further spread of the fatal pandemic that has haunted the entire world in these last 4 months.

However, it’s how we cope in such crisis times that depicts our true nature and state of mind. Those of us who survive this turmoil with sanity, balance, patience, endurance and above all faith will come out victorious in the new world that awaits us. The human race is conflicted with a mixture of myriad emotions. Perseverance will show us light at the other end of the tunnel. All we need to do is stay healthy and safe at our own homes and prepare ourselves to manage the backlog that has occurred during this lockdown.

There are several positive ways to work from home productively. Our choices often show us the path to our goals. We need to choose the right way to work and also update ourselves with changing times. The use of cutting edge technology comes as a saviour here with smart watches, smartphones, Apps like Zoom, google duo, Google mini and softwares like Enterprise resource planning.

 

I sincerely pray for the well being of you and your loved ones and hope you keep your spirits high and aspirations higher. Your feedback will help us know your queries and challenges better. Please leave a comment below so that we can get to your service promptly.

Warm regards

Vineet Bansal

CEO, Expand ERP

Manage your business from the safety of your home.

Finding it difficult to stay calm and patient during this lockdown? Are you unsure of how to manage the backlog of your business and recover the losses?

Distance yourself from people and society not from your work. Expand ERP software will help you in more ways than one to keep your business ongoing even under a national lockdown.
However, in isolation you just lose the company, not the purpose. Staying sane and calm at this hour needs to be the right approach to sail through such a time of a socio economic turndown. The looming question here in every entrepreneur’s mind is, how to protect my business? The turning point here is how future ready is your business to carry on in spite of such trying times.

 

Expand ERP on the cloud is the best possible solution to do business while maintaining social distance. With Expand Erp all your business processes are on screen 24X7. So you can easily work from home and stay safe for yourself and the well being of your family and society.
The ongoing policy challenge is to persuade all citizens to act responsibly and to appreciate the possible impacts of their everyday actions upon others. Thus, during the Covid -19 pandemic, the status quo must alter. There will be two outcomes should people not alter their behavior – more death and the intensification of the coercion-based approach.

To work remotely there are a few protocols which if followed churns out more fruitful results:

  1. Stay calm – Try and remain calm at all times. Do whatever it takes to create a warm environment with positivity and hope.
  2. Build a stress free zone – Look for a break room, need not be a fancy setting, but away from the room where you sleep. All you need is some soft lighting, something comfortable to sit on, your technology device (laptop, pc, iPad etc with internet ).
  3. Get up -Try not to lean backwards or lie down and work. It shows less results.
  4. Get ready – Wake up and get ready almost as if you are going to the office. If you stay in your slippers you are less likely to be productive.
  5. Create routines and time lines  – Work when you are at your most productive.If you have a to do list to follow, you won’t waste time pondering on what to do and how to do. Saving time this saving money.Save your harder tasks for when you know you will be at your right headspace and the easier ones on slower points of the day.
  6. Focus on one distraction – a baby maybe – The busier you are the more productive you will get and the least chances you will have to fall into depression.If you have a child to look after at home, working while she naps or is getting herself entertained is the best option to get productive work done.
  7. Stay Connected – Keep a team chatroom open. There is nothing more important in a group remote project than casual communication. Not just official emails and work updates, but the ability to brainstorm in a conference video call. Making optimal usage of cutting edge technology like Whatsapp group chat, Zoom, Google duo, Skype etc.
  8. Design a playlist that matches your tasks – you can listen to music that matches the diversity of your work and keep yourself relaxed and calm.
  9. Communicate expectations with whoever you are sharing your house with – Ensure space from your housemate (parents,siblings, spouses,children) during your work hours.
  10. Pick a definitive deadline to finish a work each day – Instead of losing track of time, it’s best to set an alarm for the end of the day so you know that you can wind up for the day and prepare to start off the next day.

Finally, the most efficient and productive technology that needs to be used is a perfectly fit cloud ERP software that interconnects a multitude of your business processes and integrates them on one single platform.

Industry experts consider customisation one of the most important factors of a viable ERP system. Custom development can meet your business needs today and grow with you in the future.

Expand ERP is a robust cloud based business process automation software specially designed for the mid sized manufacturers in exports and retail business. It is also customizable to match the specific needs of your particular business. ERP can only work if it matches the unique requirement of your business. It is not about how great an ERP is but how best it fits your business. For – if it doesn’t fit, don’t force it. It will fail.

What doesn't fit, Will not excel

Why Expand ERP is the best fit ERP on cloud to grow your manufacturing business with ease.

“Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the customer gets out of it.”

Peter Drucker

ERP software competitive landscape is hugely cluttered with multiple players of many sizes. Every company is fighting hard to grab it’s share. In this cut throat competitive market it is essential to create a cut above stand alone positioning for the brand to create disruption and traction. Expand ERP wants to establish itself as India’s best-fit cloud ERP for the manufacturers in Export & Retail which is Industry specific and business specific through complete customisation and integration. We believe that ERP can give best result only if it seamlessly fits into your business process. Mid size businesses don’t have a clear idea on which ERP to select that will give them best results. For them every ERP looks alike and they end up selecting the wrong one getting unsatisfied results.

Only a time tested ERP specific to your business needs will give you desired results.
Expand ERP offers India’s best-fit cloud ERP software for the Retailers and Exporters in the midsized manufacturing industry. It drives business efficiency by perfectly fitting into the existing business and effectively automating and integrating the complex
business processes to enhance growth and ROI.

Here are the most crucial reasons to believe :

  1. Made in India  -It is made in India for the Indian midsize companies. We understand the nuances of doing business in India.
  2. R&D and Market testing – With over 15 years of research and market testing we have developed the software that is made to match the business processes of the manufacturing companies.
  3. Industry specific – To fit best we focus on the unique features export and retail domains only. 
  4. Minimal Customisation  – Specific fitment through customization and integration are made for the company’s unique needs. All measures are taken to fit seamlessly into the existing business processes.
  5. Easy rollout – Quick implementation is possible with no business process alteration with no extra Capex. Minimal training time is required due to the user-friendly interface.
  6. Advanced Cloud Technology: We offer ERP on a cloud platform allowing access to real time data anywhere anytime. It also saves capital costs and with a shared data center ERP subscription costs are also minimal. 
  7. Freedom Pricing – Our attractive pricing module gives absolute freedom to the fast-growing manufacturers in export and retail to take the decision of digital transition of their organization with ease. Subscription based concept with no capital expenditure. Subscription cost starting from INR 1800/concurrent user/month.  
  8. Expand SureSmile – We have our best in class hassle-free support ready for your anytime support with  24hrs x 12months in house Customer service team. Expand Biztech Experts trains one or more users who can further train more users building in-house expertise on ERP. 
  9. Expand SureShield – Enjoy 100% data security and grow your business with complete peace of mind. Data is on cloud, stored in multiple locations ensuring maximum safety with trusted technology platforms (Microsoft Azure, SQL Server). We provide   99.9% uptime and SSL (encrypted) Data Transmission. 

A successful client story will give a further clear insight of how to make the most of the ERP software that is implemented to improve your business.

 

Luxor Impex is a fabrication company which imports fabrics from other countries.

Owing to its capacity, Luxor was having difficulty in tracking inventory and managing reports. It was required to make records of the inventory, roll wise and convert the flock or upholstery fabrics into various different names of products and record exact roll wise inventory. The raw stock comes in as rolls when imported, for example, 1000mts of Flock fabric segregated in 20 rolls of 50 mts each according to colour, type or design. Team Expand was able to successfully solve their problems by implementing ERP system and integrating their business seamlessly.

We humbly received a testimonial from the Director, Mr. Raj.

“Expand ERP has given data and helped us to make decisions on accurate information than on hunches.” Mr.Raj Khunteta, Director Finance.

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Patron’s Note:

 

During this period of crisis team Expand been working closely with our patrons to help them understand their ERP better and gain more insight of their own business with the data stored in the ERP system. One of our satisfied clients who has been able to make use of the lockdown period to update his business testifies..

 

“As of now we are using Expand ERP more for purchasing.
Even during this lock down our purchase people were able to contact the farmers with whom contracts were made.. as the contact nos. were available in the ERP and we are in the middle of the harvest season. Also I was able to raise new purchase orders. Also during this lock down it was a good opportunity to discuss customization and was able to navigate through the different modules to deeply study the possibilities.”

 

Pagalakumar
Director, Pioneer Chicory

Global news on technology:

1. Apple, Google developing technology to aid in coronavirus tracking.

Why contact tracing is so important for tracking the coronavirus.
Apple and Google fuelled hopes for digital technology’s promise against a fast moving, invisible killer, announcing a joint effort to help public health agencies world wide leverage smartphones to contain the covid-19 pandemic. New softwares to companies plan to add to phones would make it easier to use Bluetooth wireless technology to track down people who may have been infected by corona virus carriers. The idea is to help national, state and local governments roll out apps for so-called” contact tracing” that will run on iphones and Android phones alike.

2. Tech pitches in to fight Covid-19 pandemic.

A growing number of tech companies and IT pros are working in a variety of ways to help fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. IT pros around the world go all out to support a workforce that’s suddenly fully remote, many IT workers and companies are also putting efforts to alleviate the covid-19 crisis in various ways, including developing products to combat the virus, tracking and predicting its spread, and protecting hospitals from cyber attacks.

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