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Union Coal Minister inaugurates implementation of ERP pan Coal India



Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi on Wednesday Inaugurated Implementation of ERP pan Coal India at a function held in New Delhi. With this, ERP is now operational pan Coal India including all its subsidiaries and units.

Joshi also released the book “Fuelling India’s Energy Needs” on this occasion. The book tells the story of sustainable efforts made by the world’s largest coal mining company CIL.

Minister of State for Coal, Mines and Railways Raosaheb Patil Danve, Secretary (Coal) Dr. Anil Kumar Jain and Chairman – CIL Pramod Agrawal were also present on the occasion.

ERP is a great tool of information technology intervention, which will help CIL improve its business performance and growth with enhanced data integrity and cost effectiveness. This will in turn help the national miner evolve as a global player.

SAP ERP at CIL comprises of seven modules namely Human Capital Management (HCM), Sales and Distribution (SD), Production and Planning (PP), Plant Maintenance (PM), Project System (PS), Material Management (MM) and Finance &Control (FICO).

Before ERP, the working was localized and discreet in subsidiary companies of CIL, lacking standardisation & unification in business process across CIL. Implementation of SAP ERP enables Coal India get reliable &accurate real-time data from source which will help in informed decision making, consistent results thus achieving operational excellence and improve productivity with greater transparency.

ERP in Coal India has been implemented in two phases. In the first phase, it was implemented at CIL headquarters and two Subsidiaries WCL and MCL, the Phase II implementation was in remaining six Subsidiaries SECL, NCL, CCL, ECL, BCCL and CMPDI. M/s Tech Mahindra was the implementation partner for Phase – I whereas M/s Accenture is the implementation partner for Phase – II. The project was scheduled to GO LIVE in 51 months while it has been completed 14.5 months earlier.

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