Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC is offering Sri Lankan enterprises, solutions on a SaaS (Software as a Service) platform, which it says can bring considerable cost savings to organisations that otherwise have to use licensed business application software.
SaaS (Software as a Service) platform provides users access to software and its functions remotely as a web-based service, allowing organisations to access business functionality at a lower cost than licensed applications.
Unlike traditional solutions which require a licensing fee, a SaaS Solution platform only requires users to pay a monthly subscription fee for the use of the software. Further users don’t have to bear the cost for daily upkeep, maintenance or installation. The web based tool will be priced based on parameters such as the number of employees using the application.
Dialog HRPal, will be the first SaaS enabled business tool offered to Sri Lankan small and medium (SME) businesses by Dialog Enterprise. It is offered in conjunction with Microimage, a leading specialist in HR products in Sri Lanka and the designer and developer of Dialog HRPal, making it a truly Sri Lankan product. The online based management tool helps organisations manage and plan their HR (Human Resource) functions at a fraction of the cost.
“Dialog Enterprise partnership will enable us to offer the number one HCM product in Sri Lanka to SME’s bundled together with Dialog’s enterprise services. We look forward to working closely with Dialog Enterprise team to offer a unique value proposition to SME clients,” Suren Rupasinghe, Head of HCM Business for Microimage said.
Using Dialog HRPal offers significant advantages to clients as it requires a shorter deployment time, lower costs, painless upgrades, higher economies of scale and hassle free maintenance. It manage employee profiles; track employee career progression; streamline time and attendance together with integrated payroll administration; complete employee self service capabilities, training management; performance management and provide business intelligence to all levels of management for effective people centric decision making.
“In developed markets SaaS Solutions are gaining popularity due to cost leadership, flexibility and 24/7 support services offered by web based emerging technologies,” Dialog Axiata PLC Enterprise and Global Business Group Chief Officer Suresh Sidhu.
“In future we are committed to expand the number of products and services offered by SaaS to corporate entities in Sri Lanka.”
Dialog Axiata, with over 2,000 GSM and 1,200 3G base stations and growing is Sri Lanka’s largest mobile service provider.