Sara​ ​Management​ ​Solutions​ ​Pvt​ ​Ltd.​ ​was​ ​using​ ​a​ ​Provident​ ​Fund​ ​Management​ ​Application, developed​ ​by​ ​a​ ​​Arohan​ ​Systems​ ​​to​ ​handle PF​ ​Account​ ​of​ ​leading​ ​companies​ ​since​ ​15​ ​years. Because​ ​the​ ​application​ ​was​ ​written​ ​in​ ​VB,​ ​they​ ​had​ ​to re-create​ ​the​ ​application​ ​for​ ​migrating​ ​to​ ​​ASP.NET  

Sara​ ​Management​ ​Solutions​ ​Pvt​ ​Ltd.​ ​was​ ​using​ ​a​ ​Provident​ ​Fund​ ​Management​ ​Application, developed​ ​by​ ​a​ ​​Arohan​ ​Systems​ ​​to​ ​handle PF​ ​Account​ ​of​ ​leading​ ​companies​ ​since​ ​15​ ​years. Because​ ​the​ ​application​ ​was​ ​written​ ​in​ ​VB,​ ​they​ ​had​ ​to re-create​ ​the​ ​application​ ​for​ ​migrating​ ​to​ ​​ASP.NET

It was a Menu Driven 


A good opportunity to include  design team as Homepage was  blank. Only header navigation  with dropdown menu items.

To complete a task, user had to  jump from one module to  another.

Users weren’t using the application as desired


The Back end team had  understood PF Management  thoroughly and successfully  were able to inbuilt all the  calculations required by user  to make his life simpler. 
But at the time of user interviews,  it was identified that end users  were using 3 different portals - Tally, PF Management  Application & an internal  application.
Users were also performing  manual calculations in excel  sheet. 

Application gave a feel of accounting software


Stakeholder’s main concern was  investment surplus.  “No money should stay idle. It  shall be invested. Delay of even  a day might not be a good deal  for him”.

“To check, the interest amount  required for Employee contribution gets  generated”. 

At the end, portfolio was the  most important”
 
The application had the  capability of calculating all this,  but didn’t execute. 

It was a Menu Driven 


A good opportunity to include  design team as Homepage was  blank. Only header navigation  with dropdown menu items.

To complete a task, user had to  jump from one module to  another.

Users weren’t using the application as desired


The Back end team had  understood PF Management  thoroughly and successfully  were able to inbuilt all the  calculations required by user  to make his life simpler. 
But at the time of user interviews,  it was identified that end users  were using 3 different portals - Tally, PF Management  Application & an internal  application.
Users were also performing  manual calculations in excel  sheet. 

Application gave a feel of accounting software


Stakeholder’s main concern was  investment surplus.  “No money should stay idle. It  shall be invested. Delay of even  a day might not be a good deal  for him”.

“To check, the interest amount  required for Employee contribution gets  generated”. 

At the end, portfolio was the  most important”
 
The application had the  capability of calculating all this,  but didn’t execute. 

There was a gap between end users and product.

This is where OpenKnot
came into picture.

The strategy was to design task driven modules as per the monthly calendar followed by the organization.

Each Module was crafted and validated before jumping to the next module to achieve the best experience.

There was a gap between end users and product.

This is where OpenKnot
came into picture.

The strategy was to design task driven modules as per the monthly calendar followed by the organization.

Each Module was crafted and validated before jumping to the next module to achieve the best experience.


Although​ ​the​ ​VB​ ​Version​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Provident​ ​Fund​ ​System​ ​was​ ​powerful​ ​and​ ​efficient​ ​programmatically,​ ​it​ ​was lacking​ ​the​ ​user​ ​understanding.​ ​OpenKnot​ ​performed​ ​user​ ​interviews,​ ​collected​ ​process​ ​knowledge​ ​and specifications.They​ ​conducted​ ​series​ ​of​ ​meetings​ ​with​ ​the​ ​development​ ​team​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​workflows​ ​and complex​ ​processes.​ ​They​ ​were​ ​successfully​ ​able​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​out​ ​the​ ​value​ ​of​ ​the​ ​product​ ​and​ ​resolve​ ​the​ ​issues.

Prasad​ ​Nadkarni,
CEO
Arohan​ ​Systems

Although​ ​the​ ​VB​ ​Version​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Provident​ ​Fund​ ​System​ ​was​ ​powerful​ ​and​ ​efficient​ ​programmatically,​ ​it​ ​was lacking​ ​the​ ​user​ ​understanding.​ ​OpenKnot​ ​performed​ ​user​ ​interviews,​ ​collected​ ​process​ ​knowledge​ ​and specifications.They​ ​conducted​ ​series​ ​of​ ​meetings​ ​with​ ​the​ ​development​ ​team​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​workflows​ ​and complex​ ​processes.​ ​They​ ​were​ ​successfully​ ​able​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​out​ ​the​ ​value​ ​of​ ​the​ ​product​ ​and​ ​resolve​ ​the​ ​issues.

Prasad​ ​Nadkarni,
CEO
Arohan​ ​Systems

Bank
Reconciliation

Employee
Contribution

Investment
Surplus

Vouchers
Generation/Approval

Bank
Reconciliation

Employee
Contribution

Investment
Surplus

Vouchers
Generation / Approval

It​ ​saves​ ​user’s​ ​time​ ​&​ ​effort,​ ​in​ ​turn​ ​increasing​ ​Agency’s​ ​Bandwidth​ ​for​ ​other​ ​PF​ ​trusts.

It​ ​saves​ ​user’s​ ​time​ ​&​ ​effort,​ ​in​ ​turn​ ​increasing​ ​Agency’s​ ​Bandwidth​ ​for​ ​other​ ​PF​ ​trusts.

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Exempted Provident Fund Management Application

A customised application for Sara Management Solutions Pvt Ltd to manage Exempted Provident Fund. It is a tool for users to perform their tasks efficiently and seamlessly. Application can calculate Investment surplus, alert the Approver of upcoming Security Interest and Maturity, generate reports required at the time of audit.


Exempted Provident Fund Management Application

A customised application for Sara Management Solutions Pvt Ltd to manage Exempted Provident Fund. It is a tool for users to perform their tasks efficiently and seamlessly. Application can calculate Investment surplus, alert the Approver of upcoming Security Interest and Maturity, generate reports required at the time of audit.

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