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Background
  • Indirect procurement departments situated across the globe of this leading mobile and telecommunication infrastructure solution provider in US are important catalysts for revenue generation as they seek to optimize the savings potential in the procurement of various materials. Every year they do business worth billions of dollars with about 2 million transactions
  • In the past, the procurement personnel used MS – Excel for data input, manipulation, analysis and output to generate numerous reports to cater to the needs of varied stakeholders
  • It was a highly tedious process involving lot of manual work that resulted in significant delays in the generation of reports and above all the entire process was error prone
  • Hence the client wanted to have a web application to replace the existing manual processing of data and mandated Savvysoft to develop a web based application eliminating all the problems
Solution
  • Strict access control with user and role based rights.
  • Categorization of records based on vendors, regions, procurement staff, approval status and spend volumes
  • Establishment of threshold values for savings, import of spend and commodity data, set up of deadline for approvals, archiving and truncating old/current data, selection of items for savings approval and generation of reports on savings items
  • Appropriate alerts and notifications on record reclassification, approval deadline and usage rights
  • On-demand information to users across the globe with high degree of integrity, scalability and ease
Technologies
  • Java, Linux, Oracle 9i, WebLogic, J2EE, Struts, AJAX, JavaScript and Crystal Reports
Approach
  • Systematic analysis and drill-down approach eliminating on-site visits and discussions prevalent in offshore projects
  • Project management in accordance with CMMI maturity level 3 & PMBOK guidelines
  • SCRUM SDLC methodology for application development to manage complexity of the application and excessive interactions between client and Savvysoft
  • Prioritization and short sprints to provide incremental deliverables resulting in precise planning and reduction of risks
  • Structured reporting and monitoring of progress through Interactive Project Management portal, our in-house tool
  • Inclusion of all stakeholders in the development process
  • Deployment of Test driven development method
Benefits
  • Accurate forecasting of savings details with transparency in the approval process
  • Reduced process time resulting in significant savings in time and costs
  • Timely intimation of activity status
  • Easy referencing of vendor details
  • Ready access to information irrespective of time and location
  • Minimal turnaround time in savings forecast process
ConnectCCB

Background
  • The client, software product Development Company located in CA, USA, develops and sells billing applications to telecom service providers
  • Based on the felt needs of the various customers, the client designed Connect CCB which was to be a one-stop application to maintain and manage telecom products and services like Broadband Internet, VOIP, Wireless, Prepay and Video
  • When the product was conceived, Silverstream was the pioneer web application server and hence huge investments were made in developing the product on this server. However by the time the product was complete, more sophisticated technologies and application servers were available in the market and became popular which forced the product almost out of the market
  • This necessitated migration of the product to a new environment to keep the product marketable but at a minimum cost as considerable amount of money was spent in the development of the original product.  The principal challenges were to get the job done offshore without sacrificing security and confidentiality and to get the team acquire expertise in an obsolete technology
Solution
  • Collaborative Product Migration & Enhancement
  • Quick ramp up of resources with SilverStream skills
Technologies
  • Java, Silver Stream, JSP, Servlet, CORBA, Windows and Oracle
Approach
  • Communication and data transfer using VPN to ensure confidentiality
  • Project management in accordance with CMMI maturity level 3 & PMBOK guidelines
  • Xtreme Programming methodology for application development to manage complexity of the application and excessive interactions between client and Savvysoft
  • Prioritization and short sprints to provide incremental deliverables resulting in precise planning and reduction of risks
  • Structured reporting and monitoring of progress through Interactive Project Management portal, our in-house tool
  • Inclusion of all stakeholders in the development process
  • Deployment of Test driven development method
Benefits
  • Highly reduced level of rework resulting in very short component delivery cycle time
  • Timely activity status updates leading to effective planning and execution of activities
  • Considerable cost savings
TCLS

Background
  • A reputed institution of higher learning in IL, USA with students across the state faced several problems in management of courses, examinations and communication between students and the faculty. The under privileged background of the students   further compounded the problems due to loss of material and documents. The limited options for communication were exercised through emails and letters necessitating data entry
  • The institution wanted a system which would eliminate all errors, simplify workflow, incorporate easy identification process and be accessible over the net. They also desired that the system should accommodate growth of data and the design should be compatible for modular expansions
Solution
  • Well defined LDAP authentication and subsequent application authorization process
  • Strict access control with user and role based rights
  • Notification features to various user categories like exam administrator, students, and examiners
  • Comprehensive reporting facilities
  • Optimized exam administration and evaluation depending on the performance pattern of the students
  • Extensive provisions to cater to the needs of users of different regions with high degree of integrity, scalability and ease of use
Technologies
  • Windows server 2003, IIS 6.0, .Net Framework 1.1, Crystal Reports 9.0, Crystal Reports Application Server, JavaScript, Visual Studio .Net, VB .Net, MS SQL Server 2000
Approach
  • Project management in accordance with CMMI maturity level 3 & PMBOK guidelines
  • SCRUM SDLC methodology for application development to manage complexity of the application and excessive interactions between client and Savvysoft
  • Prioritization and short sprints to provide incremental deliverables resulting in precise planning and reduction of risks
  • Structured reporting and monitoring of progress through Interactive Project Management portal, our in-house tool
  • Inclusion of all stakeholders in the development process
  • Deployment of Test driven development method
Benefits
  • Highly simplified examination administration process.
  • Instant resulting and reporting of performance to students and the client
  • Any time anywhere examination facility
  • Standard and custom report generation facility
eCCPIS

Background
  • Case information, service authorization and payments, batch interface systems and reports related information was being processed manually by a Government department for social services in US that resulted in delays of one week to one month for bill processing and settlement
  • Cases were entered on locally present databases and then edited at the client’s place using appropriate applications up to a week later. Providers would submit payment vouchers without confirmation of the case status resulting in a batch rejection process holding up service delivery and millions of dollars of provider payments
  • Savvysoft was mandated to review, refine and redesign the case and voucher maintenance processes so that data entry is initiated on the client’s system through a web interface
Solution
  • Strict access control with user and role based rights
  • Users authentication by PKI – Public Key Infrastructure
  • Establishment of a user-friendly interface to CCUs and Providers
  • Appropriate alerts and notifications to different categories of users on various aspects
  • Online entry and validation facilities
  • Elimination of the reject process and outstanding payments to providers
  • Development of a data model and system architecture that can be more easily maintained over time
Technologies
  • Novell network Netware 4.11, SQL Server, COM under MTS Container (COM+), ASP, Seagate Crystal Reports, Web enabled Crystal Reports, JavaScript, IIS, Windows NT
Approach
  • Project management in accordance with CMMI maturity level 3 & PMBOK guidelines
  • Rational Unified Process methodology for application development to manage complexity of the application and excessive interactions between client and Savvysoft
  • Prioritization and short sprints to provide incremental deliverables resulting in precise planning and reduction of risks
  • Structured reporting and monitoring of progress through Interactive Project Management portal, our in-house tool
  • Inclusion of all stakeholders in the development process
  • Deployment of Test driven development method
Benefits
  • High integrity and consistency of Case Data
  • Timely and reliable payment voucher process
  • Easy referencing of agent and benefit recipient details
  • Real-time status information for all interested parties
  • Standard and custom reports generation
  • Reduced cycle time for service and payment processes
  • High compatibility with real-world business rules
PVV

Background
  • The Supply and the operating units of a reputed utility service provider in US, wanted to monitor their supply chain cost savings (actual spend versus baseline business case)
  • The supply unit established baseline data for various categories and track actual spend details for each category through a manual process that often led to delays and error in calculations
  • The need was for an application which provides intuitive work flow and takes care of all current business processes that achieve the supplier management goals from the price, Volume and Variance (PVV)
Solution
  • User and role based access rights
  • Real time data manipulation
  • Standard and customized reports generation
  • Precise status reporting
  • Transparent vendor and executive activity management
  • Any time anywhere data access and manipulation
  • On time status reporting
  • Issue escalation in the defined hierarchical order

Technologies

  • ASP.Net, C#, JavaScript, HTML, SQL Server 2000 and Windows 2003 Server

Approach

  • Project management in accordance with CMMI maturity level 3 & PMBOK guidelines
  • Rational Unified Process methodology for application development to manage complexity of the application and excessive interactions between client and Savvysoft
  • Prioritization and short sprints to provide incremental deliverables resulting in precise planning and reduction of risks
  • Structured reporting and monitoring of progress through Interactive Project Management portal, our in-house tool
  • Inclusion of all stakeholders in the development process
  • Deployment of Test driven development method

Benefits

  • Precise cost and payment calculations
  • Reduced paper work
  • Highly automated issue escalation process flow
  • More transparent vendor and executive management processes
  • Online reporting to track variance based on the data entered by various parties

Considerable reduction of payment/vendor/executive management process turnaround time.