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POWER SYSTEM OPERATION

CORPORATION LIMITED

Implementation of Business Intelligence
and Data Discovery Solution (Specification
no. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……)

VOL-II

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Power System Operation
Corporation Ltd

(A Wholly owned subsidiary of Power Grid Coprporationod India Ltd)

B-9, Qutub Institutional Area,
KatwariaSarai, New Delhi -1 110016
www.posoco.in
1st APRIL 2014

Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no.
POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……)

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL INFORMATION................................... 3
1.1 INTRODUCTION.................................................................................3
1.2 POSOCO.......................................................................................3
1.3 EXISTING DATA APPLICATION SYSTEM.....................................................5
1.3.1 SCADA/EMS SYSTEM....................................................................................... 5
1.3.2 WAM SYSTEM.................................................................................................. 5
1.3.3 SCHEDULING SYSTEM........................................................................................ 5
1.3.4 SHUTDOWN AND OUTAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM...................................................5
1.3.5 SHORT TERM OPEN ACCESS SYSTEM....................................................................6
1.3.6 POWER EXCHANGE (PX) TRANSACTIONS................................................................6
1.3.7 METERING AND SETTLEMENT SYSTEM...................................................................6
1.3.8 ADMINISTRATION OF ABT POOL ACCOUNT.............................................................6
1.3.9 DAILY REPORTING & ANALYSIS SYSTEM.................................................................7
1.3.10 TRANSMISSION PRICING.................................................................................... 7
1.3.11 ABC MESSAGING SYSTEM.................................................................................7
1.3.12 RLDC FEE AND CHARGES BILLING AND COLLECTION SYSTEM..................................7
1.3.13 LEGACY DATA................................................................................................. 7
1.4 EXISTING DATA REPORTING SYSTEM AT RLDCS/NLDC.................................7
1.5 INTENT OF SPECTIFICATIONS................................................................8
1.6 SCOPE OF WORK..............................................................................9
1.7 EXCLUSIONS FROM BIDDER'S SCOPE......................................................9
1.8 FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED BY POSOCO FOR PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION........9
1.9 GENERAL BIDDING REQUIREMENTS........................................................9
2 FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS........................................................ 11
2.1 OVERVIEW....................................................................................11
2.2 BROAD AREAS IDENTIFIED FOR ANALYSIS...............................................12
2.3 SOME COMMON PARAMETERS FOR ANALYSIS-..........................................13
2.4 SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF THE SOLUTION...........................................13
2.4.1 SOLUTION REQUIREMENTS................................................................................13
2.4.2 PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS................................................................................. 14
2.4.3 SYSTEM AVAILABILITY AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS......................................17
2.4.4 SYSTEM SIZING REQUIREMENTS.........................................................................17
3 SECTION 3.0 : GENERAL REQUIREMENTS........................................ 18
3.1 GENERAL SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS....................................................18
3.2 GENERAL HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS...................................................18
3.2.1 HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS..............................................................................18

..... MAINTENANCE..20 TESTING........................................................................21 USER ACCEPATANCE TEST........................ POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) 3...................................................................... DOCUMENTATION AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS......... 20 4.....................21 ..... SPARES.................... 18 3.........................................................3 4......................5 TRAINING..................2 4...................Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no...3 EVALUATION OF TECHNICAL PROPOSAL AND PROPOSED SOLUTION......................................20 MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT..........................................................2.........................4 4..........................18 4 TRAINING.....................2 DATA/BI SERVER...........................................1 4...........20 DOCUMENTATION.......

3. It should have intuitive visualization. East. Electric grid in each region is managed by a Regional Load Despatch Center which is responsible for scheduling and measuring power within and across the regions. ERLDC and NERLDC. SRLDC. South. database. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) 1 Introduction and General Information 1. POSOCO’s role includes the operation of one National Load Despatch Center (NLDC) andfiveRegional Load Despatch Centers (RLDCs) besides inter-state transmission system (ISTS).1 Introduction Power System Operation Corporation Ltd(POSOCO). West and North-east.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. The five RLDCs are NRLDC. Though these systems are independent to each other but their data and information are mutually depenedent. flatfiles etc. This document gives the various requirements intended to be fulfilled by the proposed solutions. trends graph and charts. most important requirements are:1. is operates the entire electrical grid of India on round the clock basis. Presently. security and economy. Coordination with Regional Load Dispatch Centres for achieving maximum economy and efficiency in the operation of National Grid. WRLDC. A subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. This data is stored in various formats like excel. However.2 POSOCO POSOCO is responsible for maintaining regional as well as inter-state EHV grid for moving large blocks of power from the generating stations to the load centres within and across all regions with reliability. The main functions of NLDC are:   Supervision over the all Regional Load Despatch Centers. 2. reporting and business analysis requirements by using this data is met by manually creating reports. Data interation should be plug and display type. Solutions should be self service BI. POSOCO intend to implement a business intelligence and discovery solution in order to comprehend the data and decide furture strategies. Data from various systems is generated continuously during operational of the grid. The National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC) is the apex body to ensure integrated operation of the national power system. The power system in India is organized in five electrical regions for operation of power system namely North. 1. .

Chattisgarh.e. . WesternRegional Load Despatch Center (WRLDC) is located in Mumbai. Exercises supervision and control over the inter-state transmission system: and Is responsible for carrying out real time operations for grid control and despatch of electricity within the region though secure and economic operation of regional grid in accordance with Grid Standards and the Grid Code. Haryana. Maharastra. Uttar Pradesh. is responsible for operation of Northern Regional Grid geographically spread in eight states i. Keeps accounts of electricity transmitted through the regional grid. generating companies operating in the region. is responsible for operation of Western Regional Grid geographically spread in states of Gujrat. Northern Regional Load Despatch Center (NRLDC) is located in New Delhi. Dissemination Of information relating to operations of transmission system in accordance with directions or regulations issued by Central Government from time to time. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……)       Monitoring of operations and grid security of the National Grid. Rajasthan. Diu Daman and Dadar Nagar Havelli. Punjab. Levy’s and collects fee and charges from the generating companies or licensees engaged in inter-State transmission of electricity as specified by the Central Commission. The Regional Load Despatch Center (RLDC) is the apex body to ensure integrated operation of the power system in the concerned region. Goa. Himachal Pradesh. Monitors the grid operation of concerned regional grid. Madhya Pradesh. Supervision and control over the inter-regional links as may be required for ensuring stability of the power system under its control.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. Uttaranchal. Providing Operational feedback for national grid planning to the Authority and Central Transmission Utility. Jammu & Kashmir and NCT Delhi and one union territory that is UT Chandigarh. Coordination with Regional Load Dispatch Centres for the energy accounting of inter-regional exchange of power. Coordination for trans-national exchange of power. Each RLDC:       Is responsible for optimum scheduling and despatch of electricity within the region in accordance with contracts entered into with the licensees.

. Various kinds of storage intervals (10 seconds.3. is responsible for operation of Eastern Regional Grid geographically spread in the states of Bihar.3. SouthernRegional Load Despatch Center (SRLDC) is located in Bengaluru and is responsible for operation of Southern Regional Grid geographically spread inthe states of Andhra Pradesh. DVC grid is also falls under ERLDC.txt or . Meghalaya. In order to make this data available to the users carrying out the offline functions. 15 minute. 5 minute.3. Each application has its own data storage designed for transactional activity.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. daily) are used to archive the real time data depending on the functionality to be achieved. 1 minute. North EasternRegional Load Despatch Center (NERLDC) is located in Shillong and is responsible for operation of North Eastern Regional Grid geographically spread inthe states of Arunachal Pradesh. Nagaland and Tripura. so called the Seven Sisters of NER. Karnataka. Collects data for Declared Capability (DC) and energy from InterState Generating Stations (ISGS).xls formats.csv or .1 SCADA/EMS System Each of the RLDC including NLDC has its own SCADA / EMS System to facilitate the Real Time of the electric grid. 1. Scheduling system: a. Assam . These are then made available for use by other applications.2 WAM System 1. The update cycle for the real time SCADA data is 10 seconds. Manipur. Various applications used at any RLDC have been summarised below: 1. hourly.3 Scheduling System Scheduling activity is carried out for one day advance planning of generation of power from various generating stations and drawls of power by various load centers. Jharkhand and West Bengal. Orissa. Mizoram. 1. Each SCADA system acquires through the RTUs located at sub stations and generating stations from. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) EasternRegional Load Despatch Center (ERLDC) is located in Kolkata. Kerala and Tamilnadu and Union Territory of Pondicherry.3 Existing Data Application System RLDCs carry out its routine activities through various software applications evolved during last 10-15 years of grid operations. the real time data is extracted using the tools provided by the respective SCADA provider and output is generated in .

d. d. Granting approvals of Open Access and preparation of payment schedules. c. Seeking consent from other RLDCs and SLDCs for each application/transaction. Publishing information on website. Publishing STOA information on website. Receipt of Power Exchanges transactions from NLDC. c.3. RLDCs and SLDCs. Calculates the entitlements of states from above data based on the allocations and publishing on website. b. Collecting payments from applicants. Receipt of applications from the applicants. Approval/reaction of shut down of transmission elements as per request by the user.6 Power exchange (Px) Transactions Activities carried out under this process are: a. Keeping record of transmission elements and generating units tripping and outage details. d. c.3. d. c. Disbursing the payments to CTU. 1. e. Processing applications for approval or rejection in line with ERC Regulations. f. Keeping track of shutdown availing details. b. Prepares day ahead schedule of the states and furnishing the same to SLDCs. Maintains allocations data of constitutes from ISGSs within the region as well as from other regions.4 Shutdown and Outage Management System Followings are the activities carried out in this process: a. 1. Calculating daily margins and publishing them on intranet/web site. Collates of the schedule requisitions from SLDCs and Short Term Open Access (STOA) Bilateral customers and Power Exchange Transactions given by the NLDC.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. b. Curtailing Open Access Transactions in case of congestion. Calculating daily margins and publishing them on intranet/web site. 1. e. Curtailing Collective Transactions in case of congestion. e. f.5 Short Term Open Access System Activitiescarried out are: a. Scheduling of Px transactions. Facilitates the revision of the schedules as per requirement of SLDCs and ISGS. c. g.3. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) b. .

1. 1. b. f.3. Preparation of monthly report e. e. Preparation of daily reports d. Preparation of Monthly Regional Energy Account. six monthly and yearly reconciliation of the account with constituents. Disbursement of UI and RE charges to the constituents c. c.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. 1. b. d. getting POC charges. d. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) 1. Calculation of delay payment surcharge. Analysis of data and visualization in different forms for MIS / unstructured/SOS requirements. Collection of payment from constituents for UI and RE charges. Output would be available in standard data interchange formats for integration in other applications. Preparation of annual report f. Collection of SEMs data from all locations on weekly basis.7 Metering and Settlement System Metering and settlement is the process where data from special energy meters located at various interface points where power exchange takes place from one control area to othercontrol area.3. Input of manual data b. Disbursement of IRE amount to the beneficiaries in pre-decided ratios e.3.10 Transmission Pricing Transmission pricing process involves collection of data from various constituents.8 Administration of ABT pool Account Each RLDC maintains the system of pool account administration for settlement of various transactions for unscheduled exchange of power and exchange of reactive energy and carry following activities: a. g. The software for implementation of the new Transmission Pricing methodology is a web based application using the SaS concept. Following are the activities done under this process: a. Release of bank interest to the constituents as per the decision. .9 Daily Reporting & Analysis System a.3. Preparation of weekly UI and Reactive Energy Account. doing the system study. Collation of data from various other applications mentioned above c. Tracking of bank passbook and accrued bank interest. Validating the data. Processing the data for calculation of injection of ISGC and drawls of States. Quarterly. Recovery and disbursement of the same to the constituents.

11 ABC Messaging System Each RLDC has developed the system for issuing messages to the states violating the grid discipline i. 1. MS Access. maintaining of the details of the bill realisationetc.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no.3. present data in various meetings relating to grid operation and system operation. flat files. inspected and formatted in desired format. The retrieved data is brought to the spread sheet. However.4 Existing data reporting system at RLDCs/NLDC POSOCO is required to produce reports. The data and record form this system is utilised for analysis of violations and behaviours of the constituents. . 1. Foxpro. data is retrieved from the dispersed data sources through macro. At present for presentation and any report. legacy data form this systemexists in various formats like csv files. during this evolution. In this process monthly issues of bill. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) 1. collection of amount.activities are carried out.12 RLDC Fee and Charges Billing and Collection System Each RLDC gets its expenditure by way of charging fee and charges in line with regulation and approval of CERC. SQL Server etc. 1.3. copy and paste etc. This requires either the user should have the knowledge or IT department has to develop program every time a new requirement of reporting.13 Legacy Data Different operation systems existing at present have evolved from simple excel sheet processing to a full fledge software system. this system took many steps in progression.3.e over drawing the power over and above the applicable schedule. The existing process of reporting at POSOCO has been depicted graphically in figure – 1. Excel. Hence.

based on four tier architecture with web based client tierfor building future POSOCO Information System (PIS) with data association capability. Data analysis. business intelligence and data discovery solution having GUI based query and reporting system. Moreover.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. is time consuming and cumbersome. entry and storage of data at multiple locations violates the integrity of the data. knowledge discovery etc. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) Figure 1 -Existing reporting system at RLDC. collations of the same and conversion to the required presentable format. finding hidden pattern. data so retrieved may not be dependable. However. Existing manual system of data extraction from various desperate systems.5 Intent of Spectifications POSOCO intends to implement an integrated. A concept diagram of envisaged system at RLDC in present is shown in figure – 2 below:- . 1. Retrieving the historical data say for last 3 or 4 year is nearly impossible and may take about few to several days. are not possible with the present state and storage system of data.

Envisaged System at RLDC. This deployment architecture is suggested to keep security and scalability to handle many of thousands of external users. Figure 3 depicts a simplified view of a standard business intelligence and data discovery deployment architecture. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) Figure 2 . .Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. so to have seemless integration capabilities with POSOCO’s existing portal system and the robost security it provides.

6 Scope of Work The scope of the project is to provide a dynamic. b) The system should be scalable.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) Deployment Architecture Public Network Application Server (Optional Clustering possible) Developers Reload/Scheduling & Distribution Engine Source Systems Figure 3 – Deployment Architecture. . The solution will provide a 360° view of all the data captured or processed so that the users are ready (near to real time) with the analysis and outputs at the finger tips. 1. With following norms a) The solution should be based on industry’s best practices. Analysis and Dashboarding for management. A single version of information across organisation to be provided for the management insight and decision support. interactive and easy to use business intelligence and data discovery solution for POSOCO. The purpose of business intelligence and data discovery solution is to overcome the difficulties being faced in present system of Reporting.

Rack for servers. Identification of various data sources & data flow in various existing application. Detail understanding of the business requirement along with technical understanding of the existing data. Communication channels required for routine working of solution. The plan shall include the activities of both the bidder and POSOCO show all key milestones. 1. A detailed project implementation plan (as attached at Annexure-I) and schedule that is consistent with the scope of project and POSOCO’s specified objectives.7 Exclusions from Bidder's Scope The bidder shall be responsible for providing all equipment and services required for commissioning the system except for the following: 1. 4. 4. 1. NLDC and stake holders. the Bidder's proposal shall include the following: a. Study of all business intelligence requirements of RLDCs. Manpower resources to be deployed by bidder during execution phase should be clearly indicated. 2. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) c) Vendor is required to provide end to end BI solution which shall involve:a. air conditioning systems and facility infrastructures. 1. 3. It should have the facility for analytics like scorecards/ dashboard and knowledge discovery. . Workstation to the project team. b.9 General Bidding Requirements The Bidder shall be responsive to the technical requirements as set forth in this specification. Obtaining requisite clearances and/or approvals as required to be taken by NLDC for project work. Building.8 Facilities to be provided by POSOCO for Project Implementation Employer will be responsible for providing the following facilities as may be reasonably required for project implementation: 1.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. Arranging necessary shutdowns and work permits wherever required. 2. To be considered responsive. Auxiliary Power Supply 3. and clearly identify the nature of all information and project support to be provided by POSOCO. c.

Alternatives which do not substantially comply with the intent of the bid documents will be considered exceptions. Bidder shall indicate compliance status to each paragraph along with a cross-reference to its proposal and an index key for any explanation or comment. Within the right-hand margin. f. preferably in the same volume. A full and complete set of answers to each and every question in the Questionnaires those are included in Annexure -II. Communication interface requirement. g. Power supply requirement. The Employer will assess the merits of each alternative and exception and will be the sole judge as to their acceptance. alternative offering (A) and not offered status (X). e. and titled "Alternatives. d. meeting the size and expandability requirement.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. c. A copy of bidding document with every para marked on C/A/X to denote the offered solutions compliance (C)." A separate section titled "Exceptions" should be provided containing any discussion or explanation Bidder chooses to provide concerning exceptions taken. Such descriptions shall use the same paragraph numbering as the bid document sections addressed by the alternatives. Technical details of the offered hardware and software to provide a fully integrated system. Each alternative shall be clearly and explicitly described. . Bidder shall use one copy of "Technical Specifications" to indicate compliance status. All alternative descriptions shall be in one contiguous section of the Bidder's proposal. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) b.

etc. Calculation depends on the user selection. A single solution which will be accessed by multiple users will provide in depth/ granual level detailed information about the health of the organisation. The organization at present gets the data from various sources in different format. These reports give the details of production of power. state. or Max. frequency. Multiple data points are stored in multiple time intervals (Millisecond. An application should be able to provide single truth on one data set to all the users like internal. etc. regional. Users collate the data and then prepare the required reports out of it. or Min. whether he want Average. per minute. The trends / comparisons are to be given with respect to following categories  Line Loading (Mega Watt and Mega VAR)  Voltage  Schedule  Actual  Frequency  Current  Generation  Demand  UI (Unscheduled Interchange)  SEM Data (Special Energy Meter)  Exchange Data  STOA Data (Short Term Open Access)  Weather Data . schedule. external stake holders or web users.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. The solution will integrate multiple information resources across POSOCO into a single software platform. Business Intelligence solution promises to provide POSOCO with multiple trends and comparisons with respect to time. per 5 min. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) 2 Functional Requirements 2. single report showing all the values at same time interval. voltage type. frequency. actual. etc. IPP.1 Overview The BI application will aim to provide a platform to users which will be ease to use and will provide all the required details at one point of time. actual. MVR. schedule. per 15 min. with respect to region. accessing the POSOCO website. or Peek. line voltage. per day). per ten seconds.

and Average at user defined time. Line Loading ( Mega Watt and Mega VAR) Line loading indicates the power flow on the transmission line. Maximum.2 Broad Areas identified for Analysis A. it can either be Average or Peak value depending again on the user selection. Schedule Schedule is the allotted power to the users. B. 5 mins. etc.Following are some of the deliverables which will be available for the users. Meter Data for Commercials. 2 years. Daily / Monthly / Yearly Report as on different dates (on single curve). Daily Analysis Report will be generated with ease. Daily Report based on the Offline Data which POSOCO gets from RLDC(One Day One Value) User should be able to dump the report to Excels. Hierarchy Report will be available at a click. Schedule Data vs. 1 year.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. 15 min. or any time interval which the user will select. . This frequency is generally noted at the time interval of 10 seconds in SCADA and in Milliseconds in PMU (Pressure Measurement Unit). 2. Diwali. C. 1 hour. 5 years. Voltage Measure the voltages of power / transmission stations. During this selection. Election. 1 month.) Reports on the KPI of Minimum. The comparison of Line Loading should change the time from seconds to 5 min. PDF files hould be generated from the system. PDF reports / Static Reports should be available in Mail Boxes. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) A certain Hierarchy is to be followed in the system  Inter-Country  National  Inter-Regional  Regional  Inter-State  State  IPP (Independent Power Producer)  ISGS (Inter State Generating Station) Reports will be provided in a dynamic format so that users would be able to generate the report as per the requirement.           Users will be able to get the trends with respect to time (24hrs.

Frequency F. load factor and power factor. DATA SOURCE  EXCEL  Oracle week DateHour Minutes Seconds . Actual Actual is the Actual power generated / actual drawal from the grids. Time Hierarchy  Year  Month Milliseconds 3. Meter Reading Meter Reading is data recorded from Special Energy Meters at 15 min interval from transmission line. or other actions to be taken to prevent failure and avoid its consequences. temperature etc).3 Some Common parameters for analysis- 1. Generation monitoring is the process of monitoring a parameter of condition in machinery (vibration. Generation Electricity generation is the process of generating electrical power from other sources of primary energy. 15 minutes or 5 minutes) through duly sealed and calibrated energy meter. Demand is directly involve with connected load. Generally Maximum Demand denotes in kVA for billing purpose. 2. The use of conditional monitoring allows maintenance to be scheduled. H. in order to identify a significant change which is indicative of a developing fault.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. G. E. Geographical hierarchy  Inter-CountryCountry State  IPP Inter-regional--> Region Inter-State 2. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) D. It is a major component of predictive maintenance. Consumer need to sanction Maximum demand from Electricity Provider considering type of industry and operation pattern of the equipments. Condition monitoring has a unique benefit in that conditions that would shorten normal lifespan can be addressed before they develop into a major failure. Demand The Electricity provider does record maximum demand in predefined interval (e.g.

Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……)  SAP  Other data source with ODBC compliant .

The tool should support global selections across all reports enabling cohesive analysis.g. including filtering criteria and associated underlying data (e. including dials. sliders.1 Product Requirements Categ ory User Experience It should be single solution which provides the capability to consolidate the data from multiple sources. The tool should allow Interactive Google map integration for Geography based analysis The tool should have capability to do Adhoc query and multi-dimensional analysis Analysis M M M D M M M M D M The tool should support interactive Associative analysis providing a complete view to the user regarding what is associated and what is not associated in a single view based on his selections M . The tool should have the ability to publish formal. organize. bookmarks) The tool should be associative and discovery should be flexible for the users. Analysis. Users should be able to navigate and interact with data any way they want to — they are not limited to just following predefined drill paths and pre.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. and revisit previous visualization/analysis scenarios. gauges. The tool must enable data to be presented graphically with charts and graphs. The tool should provide Seamless navigation across all analysis Tabs/reports/dashboards with the ability to modify and extend content between various users.4. Search and visualize the data. What-if. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) 2. check boxes and traffic lights. for a super-fast user experience providing zero-wait time analysis. ETL capabilities. as well as producing tables The tool should have the ability to memorize.4 Specific Requirements of the Solution 2. The tool should have single architecture to provide all capabilities like Visualization. Web based or mobile dashboards with intuitive interactive displays of information.fixed calculations defined by IT The tool should have capability to hold data in memory for multiple users.

g. e. Collaboration The tool should have Real Time Collaboration capability. User at HQ (sitting in HQ and using a laptop) can share the application on real time with Regional Officer at SLDC (sitting in South regional office and using Tablet) and both can review the performance together? The tool should have the capabilities to add notes in form of comments to reports M M M D M D Governance The tool should have capabilities for governance and compliance for IT administrator to manage the deployment M The tool should have Auto scheduling capability? M .g. 000).Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. Please specify in case you need separate components for these capabilities The tool should have capability to create Alerts Data Sources M M M M M M The tool should have capability to extract data from the multiple Data Sources mentioned in this RFP. Rs 500-5000. M The tool should have capabilities to manage the large amount of Data volumes. Rs 1-500. regardless of user type or location of access. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) The tool should support interactive Comparative analysis providing users the capability to dynamically compare the various aspects of same dimensions. Presence of Inbuilt Data compression capability would be value add M The tool should have the capability to incremental loads The tool should have the capability to extract Data from SAP Netweaver The tool should have the capability to Associate SAP data with non-SAP data The tool should give users capability to define their own data ranges (e. The tool should support Search capabilities on the underlying data similar to Google Search The tool should hold all the raw data needed for analysis in memory providing users the capability to analyse at the transaction level also if needed The tool should provide Offline and Disconnected Analysis The tool should have capability to perform Scenario analysis and What if analysis. over Rs25.000. Rs 5000-25.

POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) The tool should have a Administration console for the Administrator The tool should have capability to integrate the Administation console to existing administration consoles through API’s The tool should allow single – sign on capability with various Security solutions. Vendor can provide it through customization if not available. Note: 1. Desirable. Against requirement of M vendor cannot provide customize functionality 3. Bidder has to strictly comply with M and D requirements shown against each line item of solution specification. but requires customization.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. It should have Zero Footprint deployment model M D M M Performance The solution must meet following performance criteria: 95% of the application objects with 60 days data should open in less than 1 Minute 3% of the application objects with 60 days data should open within 1-2 Minute 2% of the application objects with 60 days data should open in > 2 Minute M M M The definition of category of M and D used in the above table is given as under:Cate gry M D Description Mandatory and Should be available. The tool should be a web-based application and can run on Internet Explorer 7 and above. Vendor should provide the confirmation letter from OEM to confirm the above specifications. No customization or modification is required. . Functionality provided by the vendor. Available in the current release: Software supports this requirement. 2.

3. Size of the historical data would be about 600 GB.3 System Sizing Requirements 2. The size of this data is growing with the avg of 5 to 7 GB per month.2Data Details POSOCO will provide their historical data for 5 years in excel / csv files. 2. The software licenses to be supplied would be of the latest version.1Users Details POSOCO is looking to provide access to 50 named users.4. create new reports / applications etc.3.4.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no.4. Also.4. dice. These users shall be able to do the similar analysis (like drill downs/slice. POSOCO will integrate the application to their external public website for allowing unlimited number of users to have access on information which can be shared with the public without any security requirements.) without manuplating the data. Also current data would be provided through SAP / Oracle. . The software licenses would be perpetual in nature and solely owned by POSOCO. They should have all the rights like edit. etc. add data. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) 2.2 System Availability and Performance Requirements 2.

The system landscape should have a separate test environment. 5. . Kindly provide the details of Security integration. Kindly provide the related documents on Server Scalability 8. A named user may be transferred to another named user pursuant to the software licensing agreement 10.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no.pdf file to a folder or via email or SMTP. both for reload/distribution capability as well as user access. 2. Kindly provide the methodology to DR. It should allow application based access. The solution should allow the set up of disaster recovery site in future. The user activity on the Business Intelligence application should not have any affect on the performance of data server. any application/ document report can be distributed as a . 9. System should be able to do Report Distribution. real time collaboration & data discovery capabilities for users. 3. To meet future scalability needs. This environment should work as the Production system with same configuration. the environment should allow scale up and scale out of the hardware servers. The solution should have the capability to integrate with third party security systems.0: General Requirements 3. 6.1 General Software Requirements The proposed solution should fulfill the following enviorement: 1. Kindly provide the brief on the key capabilities of the solution. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) 3 Section 3. A separate application will be hosted on the internet on which unlimited external users (general public without security) will be able to access the application and will have right to do the analysis on the same. The solution should be able to load the incremental data without any manual intervention. Kindly provide the examples of the bigger deployments. 7. Also. It should handle large and complex data deployments. handle field level security and access control from central administration software like Window Active Directory or Novell® LDAP. 4.

2. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) 3.1 Hardware Requirements Complete hardware sizing of the solution including Hardware. based on the Sizing Parameters need to be provided by the vendor. Incase higher configuration or additional hardware is required then vendor must quote as appropriate.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. Software. Memory Internal Server Public Website Server Test Server # CPU HDD 256 GB RAM & 8Core X 4 CPU (32 Cores) / 300 GB * 10 OS Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition Server (or above) x64 Bit Memory 128 GB # CPU HDD & 8Core X 4 CPU (32 Cores) / 300 GB * 10 OS Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition Server (or above) x64 Bit Memory 128 GB # CPU HDD OS & 4Core X 4 CPU (16 Cores) / 300 GB * 10 Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition Server (or above) x64 Bit .2 General Hardware Requirements 3. and Servers etc. At bare minimum below is the hardware specification that POSOCO is looking for future scalability. Operating System.

POSOCO will provide the data to the vendor to create a demo application which should be presented in 4 days after sharing of data. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) 4 Evaluation of Technical Proposal and Proposed Solution The shortlisted bidder would be invited for presentation as well as demo of their product/ solution. During presentation POSOCO will provide additional 2 months of data to integrate it with the developed demo application by vendor. .Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no.

TESTING Training The scope of the project shall also include training of POSOCO personal. During this period. Training shall be conducted by vendors personal who are experienced instructors. The maintenance period shall be for 3 years after one year of warranty period. the vendor shall have prime maintenance responsibility for the system.1 MAINTENANCE. The maintenance period shall be extended for a further period of 1 years at the same price in the final offer of the vendor with same terms & conditions. BI. b. Procedures for system setup and use with regards to all features. Documentation of procedures regarding routine maintenance including use of system diagnostics. The documentation shall include following: and a. user and administrator level. and their duration in each courses are identified in Table-1 Table-1: Training Requirements S. The response time for the maintenance shall be less than 12 hours if use of remote login to attend the troubles is acceptable.3 Documentation Complete documentation is required to support system setup.Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. The training courses. SPARES.No Training Course Total No. BI. . All necessary training material shall be provided by the vendor. reporting etc Participation Maintenance and Support Vendor shall be responsible for providing "Maintenance and Support" of the system under warranty including supply of spares for ensuring the successful operation of the system. DOCUMENTATION AND REQUIREMENTS 5. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) 5 TRAINING. operation maintenance. Each trainee shall receive individual copies of all technical manuals and all other documents used for training. Training may be planned in different evel viz. of days 1 Using of solution. As part of maintenance solution should be upgradeable to support new version of software by upgrading firmware/software or applying patches etc provided by the OEM.2 Administration of solution. 5. reporting etc 1 User Level 2 IT Person 2 5.

All documentation shall be delivered in both electronic format (e. Further.4 Testing The Bidder shall offer the solution for inspection & factory acceptance Tests to POSOCO. 4. there shall be a User Acceptance Tests for which solution parameters are monitored for one month for satisfactory operation of solution at site before final acceptance by employer. User should provide all data as may be required during the UAT process. MS WORD.. shall be included with the system to minimize the need for users to consult the hardcopy documentation. Detailed connection diagrams showing how the PMUs are installed at site. Access of application to be provided to key users for 3-4 days for their acceptance on design and performance testing. 5. .Implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery Solution (Specification no. such as help screens. user guidance messages. etc. Application’s reports / data should validate from the reports which would be provided at the time of initial business requirement gathering phase 2. A schedule will be drawn for the UAT.) on CDs/DVDs/USB drive. POSOCO will provide the latest set of the same reports to validate with the application’s latest data. 5. Sufficient on-line. POSOCO/NLDC/C&M/SL/2014-15/……) c. 7. Vendor shall conduct the user level training. and in hardcopy format. Any Gap in application meeting user requirement during UAT should be resolved. context-sensitive help information links. 6. A complete copy of functional design e. 3. 5. PDF. etc. 1. Hypertext. d. both vendor & customer should be available available as per the plan to ensure that UAT is completed as per schedule. Details of hardware/software and as built system.5 User Accepatance Test Sign off of the project shall be provided after below User Acceptance Testing (UAT) process. documentation.g.