Montecarlo Construction Limited, a major Indian large-scale construction firm, found growth impeded by legacy software. The firm deployed an SAP® Business All-in-One solution for the engineering, construction, and operations industry, reengineering its business processes. Montecarlo now has integrated business functions and a single source of reliable data, resulting in better-informed decisions, shorter period closings, and improved operations.
Why SAP Was Selected
Implementation Best Practices
Low Total Cost of Ownership
Financial and Strategic Benefits
Montecarlo Construction Limited is one of India´s largest and most respected construction companies. The firm specialises in large-scale civil construction projects across India includ¡ing roads, buildings, mines, irrigation systems, canals, and dams.
Confronting Barriers to Growth
Montecarlo employed business software that stood in the way of growth. Reliable information was too hard to find, especially for estimating, bidding, and purchasing for new projects. Business processes were poorly integrated, impairing the firm´s ability to execute projects quickly and cost-effectively. Year-end closing of financials and inventories took as long as six months because of all the manual processes involved. Montecarlo knew that it needed to move to a rugged enterprise resource planning system and that SAP® software had the required scalability, maturity, and support for process integration. But the company also wanted its new software to address specific construction industry needs. Montecarlo found a way to get both - by choosing an SAP Business All-in-One solution for the infrastructure industry.
Reengineering Business Around a Precisely Tailored Solution
Highbar tailored the solution, especially its project management functionality, to Montecarlo´s particular needs. Functionality was deployed to support scenarios to acco¡mmodate many industry and country-specific requirements regarding insurance, taxes, and pollution control for its equipment and vehicles. Functionality also supported the implemen¡tation of a system of alerts so that when compliance issues are about to arise, appro¡priate individuals are notified seven days in advance. Another supported scenario covered the requirement of allocating the use of a piece of equipment to a maximum of four projects at a time, basing maintenance schedules on fuel type using Montecarlo´s familiar nomenclature for its equipment. Montecarlo regarded the implementation as much more than an IT project. On the contrary, the company totally transformed its business by redesigning its processes to follow the infrastructure industry´s best practices, which are supported by SAP solutions and Highbar´s industry expertise.
Despite the extent of the tailoring provided and the process reengineering performed, the team completed the project in just four months, on schedule and within budget.
Reaping Much-Deserved Profits
Montecarlo´s transformation delivered pro¡found improvements throughout the company. With accurate business data available at all times, management can finally make fully informed decisions. The time required for period closings is down from six months to two. The firm has ready access to historical data that makes it much easier to estimate and bid on new projects and to procure materials for them. When resources are needed for a project, the firm now has visibility into their availability at other project sites, eliminating unnecessary procurement.
All project management processes are greatly streamlined. One project that had been divided into three logical units, for example, is now treated as one - boosting efficiency. Cost control is easier due to better monitoring of resources consumed, materials produced, and labour entailed in these processes.
In all these respects and more, Montecarlo is now reaping richly deserved rewards from its reengineering and has transformed itself into a more profitable, better-run company.
Highbar Technologies, an HCC group company, focuses exclusively on providing IT solutions for the infrastructure industry. Highbar combines industry domain knowledge and IT expertise to provide end-to-end solutions to infrastructure companies.
Engineering, construction, and operations- infrastructure
SAP® Solution and Services
SAP® Business All-in-One solution for the engineering, construction, and operations
Highbar Technologies Limited, an HCC group company
Montecarlo knew that it needed to move to a rugged enterprise resource planning system and that SAP® software had the required scalability, maturity, and support for process integration. But the company also wanted its new software to address specific construction industry needs. Montecarlo found a way to get both - by choosing an SAP Business All-in-One solution for the infrastructure industry.
By reengineering our business processes to take optimal advantage of our SAP Business All-in-One solution for the infrastructure industry, we have transformed our business to provide a platform for growth without limits.´
Mrunal Patel, Joint Managing Director,
Montecarlo Construction Limited.