Tuesday, December 22, 2015

TCS develops mobile, digital inventory platform for Mumbai Mobile Creches

Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, today announced the launch of comprehensive inventory management system to assist Mumbai Mobile Crèches (MMC). Mumbai Mobile Crecheshas been one of the few NGOs working specifically to support the health, education and safety of children of construction laborers, since 1972. 

Developed by TCS pro bono as part of corporate social responsibility programme, MMC’s comprehensive inventory management system,

Reduces manual paper work at the sites
Provides the ability to aggregate data across all centres managed by MMC
Helps in easy monitoring of centre activities and advance planning
The system also generates real time accurate reports with statistics, assists in recording inventory of purchased and donated assets across all centres.

Migrant workers at construction sites are on daily wages and work under harsh conditions. Both the parents need to work to support themselves and their family, leaves the children to fend for themselves or entrust them to older children in an unsafe environment where heavy equipment and material used at the construction sites. 

Without these crèches children could go astray or led to anti-social elements in the vicinity. These crèches not only provide shelter to the children but also education. The child’s health is also taken care of through the nutrition programme and they are provided with food and medicines. 

The new digital MMC inventory system uses open source technology and is deployed on the MMC server. This system also complements the donor management system which was previously conceptualised, designed by TCS for MMC to manage donors and donations systematically. The web based solution can be accessed by any MMC staff though their network on their computers has several modules involving:

Management of centres: Registration, activation, deactivation, grant
Management of items: Education, nutrition, general care, medicines                        
Employee management: Register, associate to centres, and                                               
Report generation: Centre specific, across center, overview, and detailed
Dr Joy Deshmukh, global head, corporate social responsibility, TCS, said, “It is an important part of TCS’ values to support crucial community programmes. We are happy to leverage our technological capabilities to address issues faced by NGOs like Mumbai Mobile Crèches. We are confident that these comprehensive solutions will enable and enhance their efficiency to serve the community better.” 

“TCS has supported Mumbai Mobile Creches’ (MMC) IT systems through the past years. The latest inventory management system developed by TCS has enabled digitisation of MMC’s inventory management. We are so appreciative of the wonderful support received from TCS through the process of development of the system, and we thank them for the incredible support,” said Vrishali Pispati, CEO of Mumbai Mobile Crèches.

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