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Strong growth prompts Axienta to move to new premises

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Axienta Ltd., an innovative software company specialising in the rapid development and deployment of mobile enterprise solutions in Sri Lanka, recently moved to a new, larger corporate office to accommodate the company’s rapid expansion due to its continuous growth in the domestic and foreign market.

This move represents an exciting development particularly for the expansion of their mobile development team and to increase overall efficiency, improve training services, improve management processes and provides an environment for Axienta’s experienced and skilled team to continue to develop and facilitate the collaboration with client organisations including those in the FMCG sector, pharmaceuticals, real estate, healthcare and the telecom industry.

The new office, based at No. 67, Walukarama Road, Colombo 3, will continue to provide integrated mobile platform for sales force automation solutions as well as other enterprise mobility solutions such as MediCRM, dealer management solution, hybrid SFA-CRM system and productivity enhancement solutions.

The new premise is able to accommodate many personnel, which will aid in with Axienta’s aim to expand its business to the global market. It adds extra meeting room spaces for client integration allowing clients to visit as required and to hold discussions and interactive services. More space is added to accommodate visitors, support services and back office services to increase quality and efficiency.

In addition, it will support the project management and business analysis functions in projects and will work closely with the Development and QA groups, allowing overall ‘client management’ aspects to be handled by a specialist group. The department also consists of a sub group specialised on mobile application testing.

The Database Development Department will be responsible for the integration with the back ends, SAP architecture schemes and database development for their solutions. User Interface, the team that manage the web application appearance mechanism, will work closely with the Database Development team on business logic implementation, whilst the Mobile team will handle the development of applications to various mobile devices and platforms.

The QA and Support Group work as the gate keepers for quality assurance of products and services. This department consists of around 35% of the total staff and work together to form a strong QA team that will leverage the latest methodologies.

CEO and Founder of the group Manju Fernando stated: “The move into new and larger building space has offered excellent space for support of further growth to continue hiring talent to fill positions within Axienta as well as support and training facilities and more modern up-to-date office space for staff. It has allowed us to use the extra space to allocate staff working spaces for ease of integration within each department and relevant personal for a more efficiency in the work-flow. We’re continually evaluating our operations, and this move has offered the best possible infrastructure to maximise our competitiveness in the global marketplace. Therefore this growth is underpinned by a strategic approach that combines the provision of innovative products for the digital age as well as our commitment to ensuring that we are a responsible corporate citizen, backed by strong strategies related to empowerment and sustainability initiatives.”

COO Sriyantha Wass added: “Our strategy was to build a platform that allows us to build client specific version in a very rapid way as opposed to treating as bespoke projects. Platform is all about reusability of components across similar but diverse verticals and it has worked well. The best example of this is that we managed to build our real-estate product, start to end in a few months. The same is true of our telco solution.”

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