Thakral Group invests in leading Lankan Microsoft ERP Partner
Sri Lankan DACvision and the Multinational Thakral Group launched of
Raffles Solutions in Sri Lanka. Raffles Solutions, owned by the Thakral
Group, is a leading regional technology consulting partner of Microsoft,
specialising in the implementation of enterprise management systems for
mid- to large-size organisations across Asia.
DACvision and Raffles Solutions are both Gold Certified Microsoft
Partners. Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Country Manager of Microsoft Sri
Lanka, said “The Sri Lankan IT industry needs great combinations of
CEO Bikram Singh
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expertise, world class software and a strong local presence.
Microsoft has made a great impact locally through its dynamics
solutions, and DACvision has been an outstanding partner.
Now with the strong backing of a regional player such as Thakral,
Raffles Solutions can even set its sights on developing a resource pool
for the region.
This is indeed a major step forward for the local IT industry, and
for our customers. Microsoft is proud to be the platform on which this
union takes place.”
DACvision is the leading partner of Microsoft in Sri Lanka for its
line of business applications under the Microsoft Dynamics brand. Since
founded in 2004, DACvision has trail-blazed the Microsoft Dynamics NAV
product in the Sri Lankan market, and successfully implemented the
application to well-known companies such as ACL Group, IDL and Hella
Clothing. DACvision was recently the highest awarded Microsoft Partner
in Sri Lanka, landing three Partner Awards at the annual Microsoft
Partner Awards Night.
Chief Executive Officer of DACvision, Sujatha Nadesan said “It was
the right time to take the company to the next level. By combining our
strengths and capabilities with Raffles Solutions, we will be able to
bring in the necessary expertise and resources needed to further add
value to our present and future customers.
Raffles Solutions Sri Lanka will be perfectly positioned to serve the
compelling needs of the Sri Lankan market with best-of-breed business
Steve Helvie, Regional Manager for Microsoft Dynamics South-East Asia
said “We’re excited about the combination of DACvision and Raffles
Solution and what their unique skill sets can bring to companies in Sri
Lanka. We believe that with the support of Microsoft, they will continue
to develop and deliver localised, industry-specific business solutions
that solve business challenges at a very attractive price.”
The Singapore-headquartered Thakral Group is among Asia’s leading
conglomerates with an annual consolidated turnover of over $ 1.5 bn and
operations spanning more than 35 countries worldwide.
The Thakral Group, through Raffles Solutions, investing heavily in
the Sri Lankan market. Among the plans are the establishments of a
regionwide Dynamics Competency Center, a local Dynamics University as
well as making its staff augmentation services available to Sri Lankans
interested in expanding their career elsewhere.
Bikram Singh Thakral CEO of Raffles Solutions and member of the
Thakral family said “Sri Lanka is a strategic market of the Thakral
Group and Raffles Solutions. The growing potential and sophistication of
the local corporate market opens up interesting possibilities for us.
I like the market’s momentum, and am convinced that integrating
DACvision’s ERP capabilities into our group will really help to solidify
and strengthen our decade-old presence in Colombo.
We have enjoyed good years of IT business here, and will continue to
look for further opportunities to add to our portfolio.”
For many years, the user experience provided by Windows and Microsoft
Office has been the choice of the majority of information workers
worldwide. Microsoft Dynamics not only offers a familiar user
experience, but also seamlessly integrates with the entire Microsoft
Office System, making it easier and more efficient to search, process
and present business information.
Raffles Solutions Sri Lanka will offer consulting services in the
areas of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship
Management (CRM) and Business Intelligence (BI).
Raffles Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, delivers by
choice all solution built on the Microsoft Technology Platform, with the
Microsoft Dynamics NAV a core of its solution-offerings. Microsoft
Dynamics NAV is an end-to-end ERP solution for business process
automation developed specifically for growing mid-size to large
New ICM Notebooks for the business figureheads
ICM worldwide a member of ICM micro computer systems has established
itself with a strong brand presence
and built a reputation for manufacturing state of the art IT products to
the masses since 1993.
It has been the first company in Sri Lanka to Assemble the ICM 1556GL
centrino Notebook in year 2004 and making the big Impact on the market
with sphere heading technology and always maintaining its standards for
unspeakable quality, variety and progression.
ICM have assembled a plethora of notebooks, PC’s, servers systems and
printers, network installations to key stakeholders in the corporate
sector as well as for private sector and has also gained recognition by
being selected to make contractual supplies of it products to Institutes
such as the World Bank, ADB, JICA and USAID, AUSAID with an installation
of nearly13000-13500 computers.
It also focused on the customer’s rapidly changing needs, identifying
them and delivering new innovative solutions to the market place with
low prices for quality products. ICM has also had the distinction of
being the first ever company in Sri Lanka to have won the ISO 9001:2000,
SGS UK certificate and Prestige and Quality Award Erope-2006.
ICM supports a mammoth Assembling Factory with a square area of 3500
square feet with controlled environment and top caliber infrastructure
and in-house testing center.
With a strategic and clear-cut incentive to push itself as a leader
in the market, ICM now provides its clientele with two out of the box
notebook systems, ICM Durabook and ICM Power Buddy for the first time in
ICM are not merely pioneers of the latest IT super tools that are
reputed for its wizardry and user-friendly aspects. Introducing the
latest and most hip products to the country, ICM promise product
warranty and seems destined to make a lasting mark taking technology to
soaring new ground.
HCL Tech eyes 30 pct growth
Indian software services firm HCL Technologies aims to boost revenue
by 30 per cent annually over the next five years, helped by a new
technology hub being built close to the Indian capital, its chairman
HCL Technologies, which offers IT solutions and back-office services
to overseas firms, has been riding an outsourcing boom as Western
companies look to cut their costs.
“We are targeting 30 per cent growth in revenues in the next five
years,” Chairman Shiv Nadar told reporters at the unveiling of the new
facility in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi.