The Emerald International Team:Management Accountant Anoj Madhusanka, Accounts ExecutiveLahiru Jayasinghe, Financial AccountantShirantha Lakmal, HOD Business OperationsIndika Jayawickrama, Assistant Manager-Network AdministratorAravinda Bandara, Accounts ExecutiveInoka Priyangani, Chief Financial OfficerJanaki Kuruwita; the Datamation Systems team:Project ManagerIndika Rupasinghe, Software EngineerHasitha Perera, Tech LeadSidath Ranasinghe, Project LeadAsanka Kulasekara, Software ArchitectAadil Hassan
Emerald International today is the leading shirt brand in Sri Lanka, known for its quality, reliability and innovative offering, driving new fashion trends in the men’s shirt market. With the immense strength of the Emerald brand in the local market, an aggressive drive was put in place to increase the dealership across the country. The Emerald brand has continuously achieved substantial growth and brand leadership milestones through the years.
Enterprise-wide Resource Planning, more commonly known as ERP, is a planning philosophy which combines all the requirements of the company into a single, integrated software program that runs off a single database, so that the various departments can more easily share information and communicate with each other. A major driver of the ERP is that the entire business work flow is automated, thus streamlining the business process and providing Information on time. This eliminates duplication and errors and reduces manpower requirements, while providing a whole host of other benefits, the most important being that top management can focus on strategic business decision-making instead of getting involved in day-to-day operational hiccups.
CFO Janaki Kuruwita says “ERPs, once implemented, become the DNA of our business, and the need to make constant changes due to expansion or process improvements requires a software company that can retain our domain, be reliable and provide timely support. The Datamation team that supports us has delivered on their promises, and we are confidently moving ahead with them with our expansion plans.”
FiNAC covers the complete operational process of Emerald International from the most basic of raw materials to the final product that hits the shelves in the market. The material planning triggers off the purchase order to the supplier and when customers’ orders come through, production is planned based on availability of material, machine and other resources. Customer orders are then shipped off with all related documentation. Thereafter the system will track receivables, auto-generate cheques on due dates to creditors and print the final set of accounts. Emerald is also powered via the mobile version of FiNAC, which enables the sales reps to perform sales anywhere in Sri Lanka and sync the data Over the Air (OTA). Transactions such as invoicing, sales returns and receipts are handled by this arm of the FiNAC product.
Datamation Systems, established in 1986, offers three decades of excellence in ERP development and Implementation. FiNAC is Datamation’s very own locally developed ERP and using its own Product Delivery Process ‘DATAMIZATION’ we enable customer delight through on-time delivery. A success rate of 99.5% in an Industry where 50 % is the norm is no small achievement, especially with 400 clients to confirm its track record.