Open Source Software (OSS) continues to be one of the most viable and leading levers for cost optimization. The overall adoption trends and economics around OSS confirm that this technology is making significant headway as an IT Platform even for mission-critical business applications. Some of the key drivers for adoption of OSS solutions include:

  • Substantial reduction in total-cost-of-ownership of proprietary solutions
  • Significantly lower support costs compared to proprietary software
  • Increased agility through shorter development time and faster time-to-market
  • Vendor independence and flexibility
  • Open standards and open development process
  • Increased innovation opportunities.

However, the challenges faced in a safe, secure and gainful adoption of OSS include:

  • Need for well-defined policies and a robust governance model at an organizational level
  • Integration and interoperability with commercial and/or open source products
  • Need for no compromise on account of OSS licensing issues linked to organization’s IP
  • Security compliance
  • Product viability and sustenance
  • SLA-driven product support

At ERP Global, we have developed a deep understanding of the OSS technology and of the typical issues faced by enterprises while considering OSS adoption. ERP Global has identified the key areas in which  enterprises can benefit from the adoption of OSS technology, and has developed proven capabilities in these areas. Leveraging its vast IT experience, ERP Global offers OSS expertise in the areas of Portal, Content Management & Collaboration (PCC), Rich Internet Applications, Service Oriented Architecture, Workflows and Business Process Management, Mobile Computing, Distributed Computing, Business Intelligence and Application/Web Servers.

ERP Global offers both technical and domain-specific OSS expertise in order to ensure smooth implementation and optimum benefits to its clients.
ERP Global’s proven implementation accelerators, tools, and methodologies ensure rapid time-to-value through quicker implementation, minimal deployment risks, and reduced implementation costs.
Some Key Enablers

  • P2P Adoption through 3-E Strategy, which stands for Pilot to Production deployment of OSS thru well thought of Establish, Enhance, and Excel phases, to accelerate the process of OSS Adoption at Enterprise level.
  • Assessment Framework to provide Implementation Roadmap and OSS Governance Model.
  • OSS Products Features Fitment Guidelines, which have PUGH MATRIX associated with Typical Considerations while Adopting OSS.
  • OSS Governance which aims at the OSS adoption Policy Definition and its Implementation for Safe and Secured Adoption of OSS.
  • OSS Interoperability and Extensibility, which ensure that ERP Global’s OSS solution not only coexists with commercial/open-source products but it also results in enhancing the value of the overall IT solution.

Technical Expertise/Focus Areas

  • Portals, Content Management & Collaboration
  • Rich Internet Applications
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Workflows & Business Process Management
  • Mobile Computing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Application/Web Servers.

ERP Global’s in-depth capability in OSS resulted in ERP Global being ranked No. 1 in an OSS competition organized by a Fortune 10 conglomerate around ‘Adoption of OSS at the Enterprise level’ in the Year 2009.

 

In order to ensure optimum benefits for our clients, ERP Global offers end-to-end services right from consulting to implementation and service support. In addition to our technology capabilities, ERP Global has a very good understanding of non-functional aspects around OSS like Legal, Licensing, Security, Product Support and Performance/Scalability. Through its Consulting Services, ERP Global aims to provide a well-defined roadmap for OSS Adoption taking into account strategic, tactical, operational and sustenance related requirements. The Implementation Services are around Migration to OSS, Custom Development around OSS and Upgrades in the OSS domain.



Portfolio Assessment and OSS Adoption: Aims at analyzing the current IT landscape and providing a well vetted solution to adopt OSS either by migrating existing applications to OSS technology stack or developing new business applications on OSS technology stack.
Roadmap for OSS Adoption and Governance: Aims at defining roadmap for OSS Adoption taking into account strategic, tactical and operational requirements. Here, in addition to the technical aspects the focus is also on Governance model to ensure deeper and sustained adoption of OSS in a safe and secured way.