Raghu Kumar Paruchuri as Head - IT & Business Applications at Tata Power (Strategic Engineering Division) is responsible for planning the IT landscape and infrastructure based on changing business needs. He has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of IT Management, Information Security Management and ERP Consulting. Prior to joining Tata Power SED, Raghu Kumar has worked at PwC, Oracle, Capgemini and Intelligroup. He is also a Certified CISO. He specializes in Information Technology, Oracle apps and Information Security.
To meet Governmental directive, Tata Power SED were ready with GST compliance of its ERP system in July 2017. All documents and invoice formats were modified to meet the GST requirements. However, the company still faced the challenge related to uploading of the data to fill various forms for returns (GSTR-1, GSTR-2 etc.) on the GSTN Portal. Whilst it was possible to fill the data in the various forms manually on the GSTN portal, it was not recommended as it is error prone & time consuming.
Hence, the company decided to adopt digital approach and automate the entire process. The following steps are followed for the automation : ERP pushes the data (sales and purchase registers) to intermediate portal, CYGNET (ASP & GSP Partner) picks data from the intermediate portal and pushes that to their portal on Cloud. CYGNET Portal Displays the data in various formats for the compliance team to validate the data. The compliance team checks and subsequently validates the data. Post validation by the team, CYGNET uploads the data into GSTN portal automatically as they are authorized GSP for GSTN.