The Maharaja Group and H One Ltd. recently announced the signing of a Microsoft Office Enterprise Agreement. Via this agreement the group will rationalise IT procurement and implementation across the board resulting in improved cost and operational efficiencies.
Under this agreement H One is responsible for all Microsoft licenses and implementation, while also providing a range of value added services across the group’s IT Infrastructure.
The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited is, today, probably the single largest group of private sector companies in Sri Lanka. A multifaceted, multidimensional group their activities span manufacturing, marketing, exports, communications, media, information technology, foods, packaging and more.
“Organisations invest in IT in order to increase efficiency resulting in reduced costs; however a lack of rationalisation often derails this goal as IT Departments struggle to manage varied versions of software. This is where EA’s can make a huge difference, by ensuring version consistency and fixed cost structures IT departments are able to drive increased efficiency and cost savings” said Samath Fernando, CEO of H One. With expertise in running enterprise class infrastructures H One is well positioned to support organisations such as the Maharaja Group in implementation and management of these solutions, he added.
H One will be providing its comprehensive user training programmes to the group, ensuring that they reap the maximum benefits of their technology investments on an on-going basis. In addition the streamlined procurement services and predictable licensing fee will ensure further cost reductions in administration, as well as resulting in easier auditing for compliance, a primary requirement for large organisations today. H One will also be providing comprehensive support services to manage the groups Microsoft Infrastructure.
A Hirdaramani Group venture, H One provides a range of information technology services and products to clients ranging from Banking and Finance to Hospitality, Manufacturing and a host of other industries. The company has grown in leaps and bounds in a short period of time and has also achieved considerable success with their solutions partners moving rapidly from Licensing Partner status to Enterprise Solutions Provider status across the board. This includes achieving Tier 1 partner status with Microsoft, a distinction held by a select group of companies, they also partner with other industry leaders such as Adobe, Symantec, Checkpoint and Kaspersky.