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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 Global


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 solutions.”

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 organisations.


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 Sri Lanka.

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 said.

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.

Reuters

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