India Pistons Limited (IPL) is an auto-component development and manufacturing organisation with over 50 years experience in the Indian domestic and international markets. IPL and its subsidiary companies have posted a combined turnover of over US$100 million, with over 1000 employees and a capacity to produce 3 million pistons per year.  India Pistons Ltd selected Megha IT Consulting as their Google Apps reseller and support partner.



Business Drivers
  • Reduce internal administration efforts in maintaining the Lotus Notes server
  • Reduced licensing costs
  • Move to a system better suited to changing needs
  • Management wanted to do more with email
Solution
  • Phase I (completed) - Implementation pilot, Google Apps migration and customized training and support for a mixed GMail and Thunderbird email client environment
  • Phase II (underway) - enable Google Message Security in stand-alone mode, Google Apps Directory Sync, Single Sign-On and customized Apps Scripts processes
  • Phase III (future) - Expansion of Google Apps for Business to other India Pistons businesses duplicating processes and reducing costs across the group
Outcome
  • Savings of 43% in up front licenses in the first year alone
  • Reduces email client support by 80%
  • An end to desktop archiving of email
  • Redistribution of administration effort away from email support and towards new projects