Vernon Noronha, Vice President Defence and Government Business, Tata Motors said, "We are pleased to collaborate with MESCO for the Indian MoDs FICV Programme.
Suhas Jatkar, Managing Director, MESCO said, We are honored to have partnered with Tata Motors in this unique collaborative effort to generate employment opportunities for the countrys ex-servicemen, that will also lead to crafting out a niche of skilled personnel, in the development of defence equipment.
MESCO a Government of Maharashtra undertaking, of the Mahasainik Industrial Estate (MSIE) is Indias first unique Ex-servicemen Industrial Estate set-up in Pune in 2002, for the establishment and resettlement of ex-servicemen, with the moto of Service with Discipline.
To replace its 27-year-old legacy system, MESCO has selected Microsoft's Solomon and CRM product lines, as well as MaxQ's Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Vendor Managed Inventory, and eProphet Business Intelligence series.
After determining that a tier one ERP platform would be too costly, MESCO utilized a scorecard matrix approach to review a number of more suitable options.
According to Chris Long, Director of Business Development and Information Technology, MESCO, purchasing an integrated best of breed solution that would solidly link to existing office applications was key.