The finance commissioner
of the Railway Board, S Murali, inaugurated the electrical
MIS application developed for the Indian Railways at CST,
Mumbai, on 27 September 2002.
consisting of modules such as locomotive maintenance and
management, EMU maintenance and management, asset management,
energy management, budgeting and headquarter activities,
was implemented successfully by Cirrius Software India,
a Mumbai-based software development firm, at the pilot
site in Mumbai.
which was awarded to Cirrius Software in late 2001, involved
study, design, development and implementation of the application
for the pilot site at Central Railways, Mumbai. It was
followed by customisation and implementation of the same
at other locations of the Indian Railways all over India
in a period of three years.
The key benefits
to the railways will be: integration of information, security,
reduced paperwork and timely and accurate reports.
Apart from the
electrical department of the railways, which has become
a key focus area for Cirrius Software, other key clients
include the civil engineering department, Central Railways,
Gujarat Ambuja Cements, Great Eastern Shipping and Alok
Textiles. Cirrius has their own enterprise solution, Circle,
which is a midrange ERP covering functionality such as
finance, accounts, materials, sales and distribution,
assets and maintenance, personnel and payroll modules.
Cirrius Software CEO Software Kapil Kuwelker: "Our
focus has been understanding the business processes and
how things work in the railways. This is necessary to
implement a solution of this kind on an all-India basis."