At Sakaal, innovation is a way of life. We genuinely believe that to excel
and to lead in a chosen domain, one has to think ahead of one's time.
Our futuristic thinking enables us to improvise, upgrade and enhance systems
and processes by application of the latest technology.
Implementation of Smartflow, SAP and SIX SIGMA are just a few indicative
examples of our passion to embrace sophisticated technology and ingenious
concepts for continual enhancement of our overall business processes and efficiencies.
By implementing Smartflow, the Sakaal Group has created a significant benchmark
in the Indian media industry. In fact, Sakaal is the first Marathi media house
in Maharashtra to have taken to Smartflow. It is an ingenious, customized online
content management system that greatly simplifies the tasks in the Editorial
department, apart from making the relevant processes virtually paperless.
It is a versatile system that seamlessly networks the Editorial departments
at all the centres in the Group. This facilitates quick, secure and hassle-free
exchange of editorial content within the corporate network.
Also, linking up to new agencies is now a smooth affair.
SAP is another positive step in the direction of enhancing productivity.
While Smartflow streamlines processes in the Editorial department, SAP does the
same for the other functional domains viz Scheduling, Circulation, Production, etc.
Thanks to SAP, a dedicated link is now in place between the Editorial and
Scheduling departments, expediting pagination. Since file formats have been
standardized, any Centre can now accept an advertisement for any other centre.
Another distinct advantage of the new system is that scheduling of advertisements
is now a smooth and quick job, since the page status for any given future date can
now be viewed instantly. Other departments like Circulation, Production and Finance
too benefit immensely from the revolutionary SAP system.
SIX SIGMA is a proven management philosophy that focuses on eliminating defects/problems
through practices that emphasize understanding, measuring and improving processes.
At Sakaal, embracing the SIX SIGMA model has simply strengthened our resolve of achieving
greater transparency and higher accuracy. And the ultimate result is better delivery
towards our loyal readers/advertisers.