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Pcura: Empowering Cost-Optimization, Empowering Growth

Kavitha G.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Kavitha G.
During the epoch of financial crisis, several organizations pushed for higher revenue growth. As time went by, the global competition enforced companies to realize and incorporate the gist of the term 'optimization' in their businesses expanding their sales and manufacturing class. But domain of cost remained untapped. However, there are a handful of firms which have recognized that the businesses that take time to examine their cost structure and embed cost discipline within their organization's culture will see profits that can be sustained in the long run. It is also imperative to realize the essence of cost-optimization in the rising scenario of recession of late. Pcura is one such brand which embodies cost-optimization system in its DNA.

Pcura is a Mumbai based management consulting company that caters to diversified sectors with its highly experienced team of diversified expertise. The major verticals they serve cover manufacturing, automobile, auto components, healthcare, bfsi, fmcg, f&b, chemical, Pharma and education. Under the headship of skilled specialist Vivek Patkar, the company has been a key player in delivering high-end consulting services with best cost options. The 2011 born firm is packed up with highly educated personnel from varied backgrounds which include IT consulting domain apart from supply chains, logistics, procurements, IT, software and solutions. Vivek himself has 20+ years' leadership level experience from consulting and general management background and he has worked for companies like NELCO (Tata Group), TVS Electronics Ltd., Hewlett Packard, Canon, Reliance Communications, Zycus and Xerox India limited. They have built a strong portfolio of over 25 global clientele all of whom are Fortune companies, including TATA Group companies - Tata BlueScope Steel, Voltas & Tata Capital, TVS Group companies like Brakes India &Delphi TVS, M&M Group companies like Mahindra Intertrade, Mahindra Hinoday, Mahindra Sanyo Steel and Mahindra & Mahindra apart from other companies like SABMiller, IndusInd Bank, FICCI, SKF Bearings, Sandvik Asia, Fortis Hospitals across APAC and Xerox India over the years. Like other companies, Pcura also faced a prevailing challenge of convincing people with their solution at their initial stage. But their value-based model helped them in plunging out of that hurdle with offering 5-6 times RoI for a client's investment.

Pcura's procurement solutions stands as an example for the ideal models which leverages less cost and better efficiency. As a procurement and strategic sourcing services provider, the firm provides on-shore & off-shore on-demand services. They cater to the comprehensive procurement needs of the customers through their various technology / software tools like Spend Analysis, eSourcing, Master Data Management, Accounts Payable Automation, Procure to Pay Automation amongst others. These technologies help companies to automate business processes. In short, Pcura Consulting helps companies not only in IT consulting and IT automations but also in executions and services front to deliver absolute value.

Transparency is the crux of Pcura. In this context, it employs inventory management service which put the spotlight on inventory optimization. In addition, its ERP related project, Master Data Management model, turns on an inventory mode for cleansing the data ethically and systematically. On the other hand, their online auctions service unfolds several conduits for a customer to market their products and solutions. The auction engine implements reverse and forward auctioning of the products of the genre they serve.

The healthy environment and work-culture influences a healthy growth. Pcura does not only prove that, but also moves one step further and encourages the employees to create change through its incentives which includes making them contributions to the growth as a part of their stock options. "In last two years, we have consolidated them in the market. Since the areas they are focusing have a tremendous growth potential, this year we are looking forward to a revenue of more than $2 million," proclaims Vivek Patkar, CEO, Pcura Consulting. With this, the company is all packed-up to launch a new e-Commerce portal into the planet of internet.

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