Evolution of IT infrastructure
SML introduced computerization of Accounting in collaboration with Lahore based technology partner Systems Limited. This initiative made SML one of very few companies with such advanced technology, and the only company in the sugar industry.
SML established its own Stage-1 infrastructure and implemented mainframe computing system of IBM (International Business Machines) AS/400 that was considered world leading system at the time. IBM AS/400 mainframe computing was first introduced in 1988 and SML adopted this technology in 1992. This system computerized Accounting, Finance, Inventory, Procurement, and Sales.
Stage-2 era of Personal Computing began, and once again Shakarganj took the initiative to upgrade its IBM Dumb Terminals to IBM Personal Computers in 1996, which not only expedited computerization of historical records but also enabled
users to multitask and access productivity tools such as word processors and spreadsheets, excel.
In Stage-3 era of Client/Server network, SML installed state-of the art Optical Fiber network in 1998 and once again took the lead in technological advances.
A major overhaul of IT Infrastructure was initiated, and SML migrated its systems from AS/400 to Oracle which is considered the number one database
system in the world. This was a major milestone in our commitment to retain our leadership position as first adopters of advanced technologies.
A game changing decision was taken to implement ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) which was necessary to cater to our rapidly growing business and geographically expanding units. All the SML units were interlinked on high speed Optical Fiber infrastructure in partnership with Pakistan’s leading
communication service provider PTCL and we selected Oracle E-Business Suite r12, the world’s leading ERP solution at that time.
Once again Shakarganj took the revolutionary step of fully embracing Cloud and Mobile Computing Technology which were embedded in our existing systems. Our BI (Business Intelligence) integration further enhanced the productivity of our systems. The salient features of our Business Intelligence are dashboards, real-time information access, paperless environment, service oriented applications, and mobile access. Through this channel all information is securely
available ‘Anytime, Anyplace & on any device’.
Keeping in line with our reputation as the early adopters of revolutionary new technology, Shakarganj IT Team is busy implementing our latest initiative consisting of the SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) model of technology.