Thursday, October 05, 2006

ERP - An Overview

Managing enterprise resources in a planned way is a herculean task for any company that exists in the current dynamic business scenario. The core objectives of any enterprise resources management system can have different dynamics, depending on the nature of the business.

Those business dynamics gets variant when it comes to different business environments & the problems which it faces at any given point of time. For deploying a viable solution to the business dynamics over a longer period of technical & business changes, an Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) application can be very useful if implemented well.

The success of an ERP system not only depends on the technical perspectives of the application, but also on complete understanding of the nature of existing business & relevant problems, underlying in the existing business & technical architecture of the busiess.

To deliver the best solutions a company can, it first needs to go to the roots of the problems they face in the existing business scenario & technical incompetence, if any. After analyzing this, they should rope in capable people who can handle the situations effectively, from understanding those problems, making others aware of the same in a smoother, business language, hiring essential technical expertise to design, deploy & maintain an "effective" enterprise resource planning system across the business.

An ERP system may contain several software & hardware components, depending on the company requisites for which an ERP system is developed. This includes systems like Accounting, Planning & Scheduling, E-procurement, ERP modeling, Information Technology, Management information system (MIS), Supply chain management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Material Resource Planning, Human Resource Management system (HRMS), Software Service.

There are several vendors available who offer customized ERP solutions including SAP, Baan & others.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sony NW E505: A User's Review

I have used this Sony's flash-memory based MP3 player, Sony NW E505 for some time & I found it really amazing! SONY has various models available, with varied memory capacity & design. The one which I used is the following one:

SONY Network Walkman E505

This particular model has "Built-In 512MB Flash Memory ", which can store upto "125 songs", which is almost a playback of 50 hrs. This MP3 player has a Organic Electro-luminescence(OEL) 3 line display & has FM tuner. This device supports ATRAC3 plus and MP3 & features Digital Sound Preset & AVLS, which balances volume levels automatically. It uses "Sonic Stage 3.0 Music Management Software" to transfer songs to player, by converting them in to "ATRAC3 plus" format, which is a proprietary format by SONY which has better audio compression technology.

But, the best thing I found in this particular device is "awesome battery life" it has. Just for 3 minutes charge, it longs last for 3 hours! Isn't that really great? With a full charge cycle, it works almost for 50 hours, which is really amazing when you compare it to other market rivals like Apple iPOD which offers a battery life of around 18 hours.

There are many other models available in this segment, with different memory capacity & features at SONY India's website. You can check them at:

I found the price factor an issue when it comes to buying this great device, but if you are really crazy about music & needs it in a compact device like this, it's worth buying this MP3 player. (This one comes around IN Rs. 9490 only from Sony India!). With such an impressive battery life & audio quality, it is "worth" buying.

If you have any experience with this device, please share it with me, by posting your comments here!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Have you heard of GPRS?

Almost everybody of us has a mobile phone, most probably a GSM phone & must have heard about "GPRS", used for accessing internet services on a mobile phone capable of GPRS connectivity & also from a notebook computers.

The word "GPRS" stands for "General Packet Radio Service", a packet-based wireless communication service that promises data transfer rates ranging from 56 up to 114 Kbps and continuous connection to the Internet for mobile phone and computer users (dependent on the network availability). Such a higher data transfer rate allows us to use new-age services like video-conferencing & browsing websites & interactive content using equipped mobile handsets & handheld devices. GPRS works over GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) networks & also complements existing services such circuit-switched cellular phone connections and the Short Message Service (SMS).

In India, there are several telecom service operators who offer GPRS services. Below, I have listed some of the major telecom service providers who offer GPRS services in India:

Hutch -
BPL Mobile -
Airtel -
MTNL Mumbai -

Ride yourself on to the world of wireless internet with GPRS!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

What is Online Shopping?

Nowadays, every 'netizen' is aware of "Online shopping", which is the process where "online consumers go through online shopping websites,to purchase products or services over the internet". An online shop, Internet shop or online store resembles to our bricks-and-mortar retailer or a shopping mall.

This is done through an electronic commerce application used for Business2Business (B2B) or Business2Consumer(B2C). There are several advantages of online shopping such as shopping at user's comfort, speed of payment & transactions, discounts, deals & more.

Online shopping is becoming poular as more & more sites are coming up with ease of use & secure transactions mechanisms (using technologies like SSL) in which "User and payment data is encrypted" when it is transferred on the Internet. Even though, consumers are afraid of doing online shopping, due to several issues, mainly pertaining to security.

Methods of Payment:

  • Debit card / Credit Card
  • Cash on delivery (C.O.D.)
  • Cheque
  • Money transfer / delivery on payment
  • Postal money order
  • All kinds of Electronic money, Ecash (or digital money)

Please verify that the online shopping sites which you transact on are secure sites, i.e. those has security seals from security certification companies like "VeriSign", which displays a seal such as "VeriSign secured site with 128-bit encryption". Also, verify about particular website's customer support, Security Policy, Product Guarantee, etc.

Check following few websites for online shopping in India.

Wish you a happy & safe online shopping experience!

New Microsoft Windows Vista!

Windows Vista is the name of a new major version of Windows by Microsoft, an operating system that's widely used on personal computers (PCs), including home and business desktops & notebook computers. Before the final announcement of the 'Vista' name on July 22, 2005, it was codenamed as "Longhorn".

Microsoft is yet to launch the final edition of Micrsoft Windows Vista. Till then, you can download & check out latest Windows Vista betas and licenses, including the Go-Live licenses for .NET Framework 3.0.

Below given are few links / websites where you can see lot of good stuff for Windows Vista.

A blog site for Windows Vista:

Some Reviews on Windows Vista:,39023100,39210991,00.htm

Check out the previews of new Microsoft Windows Vista now!

Welcome to my blogs - TechnoCreat

Welcome to my own blogs site, "TechnoCreat - Everything from Tech to Creative!".

I want to make this blog dedicated to various stuff like technology, creativity, internet media & our life!

I will make contributions on all possible aspects of technology, creative stuff & everything that I can think & write about. I will also try to provide great links & resource for fun, e-learning & much more!

Keep visiting my blog for updated stuff & contriubute to make this blog more better.
Thanks a million!

Vishal Tandel