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Tally Solutions in Association with SMEStreet Conducts GST Preparedness Study among SMEs

Tally Solutions Pvt Ltd, the premier Indian Enterprise software company in association with SMEStreet, an online publication dedicated to the cause of SMEs and MSMEs in India, today announced the results of a study conducted among MSME business owners-GST Preparedness Index.

More than 750 business owners participate in the study conducted by SMEStreet and the results indicate that there is a fair distance to traverse before India Inc becomes GST ready. Some of the highlights of the survey include:

  • 66% respondents have not adopted a software for GST yet
  • 72% have not heard of invoice matching (one of the fundamentals of GST)
  • The 40% figure on a lack of GST awareness further drives home this state

Speaking on how Tally has solved for some of the problem statements that have emerged, Mr. Tejas Goenka, Executive Director – Tally Solutions said, “While the survey has definitely raised some key issues which need to be dealt with, we at Tally are happy that we have already provided some solutions. On the education front, our exclusive GST awareness blog (blogs.tallysolutions.com) has been in the running for almost a year now. We launched our GST ready software more than 3 weeks back which promises ease of use and simplicity like all our earlier products and GST billing from Day 1. It has already been downloaded more than 1.5 million times. For those businesses who haven’t automated yet, we have partnered with CAIT and Acer India to bring Biz Guru, a one stop plug and play solution for accounting and GST which couples Acer’s hardware and pre-installed GST ready Tally.ERP 9. We are committed to helping business across the country be GST compliant.”

Commenting on the findings of the survey, Faiz Askari, Founder Editor of SMEStreet said, “GST is definitely the biggest game changer for the economy and society as a whole. If we keep aside the large businesses, it the MSME which dominates the economy in terms of size and scale and contributes significantly in almost every field of economy. Since SMEStreet is committed towards the MSME segment, we felt a strong need to understand the on ground reality with respect to the preparedness of this segment, hence we decided to do this survey. We are thankful to Tally for their support in conducting this survey. We utilized our online platform, social media channels etc. and got a phenomenal response in less than a fortnight. The survey finding shows that there is a huge amount of confusion among MSMEs which needs to get addressed quickly in order to make the system work smoothly. GST Preparedness Index is an effort to showcase the on ground status of financial preparedness among MSMEs.” 

About Tally Solutions

Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is a pioneer in the business software products arena. Since its inception in 1986, Tally’s simple yet powerful products have been revolutionizing the way businesses run. Having delivered path breaking technology consistently for more than 3 decades, Tally symbolizes unmatched innovation and leadership. Today, it caters to millions of users across industries in over 100 countries and continues unchallenged as the industry leader in the enterprise resource planning software domain. The company is also a qualified GSP (GST Suvidha Provider). For more, info www.tallysolutions.com.

About SMEStreet

With an urge to serve the much-needed service to the Indian SMEs, http://smestreet.in/ is created to become a dynamic knowledge sharing platform for SMEs. A platform on which SMEs can not only expect valued content for their business growth but also network with experts who can guide them to achieve growth.As part of Vertical Business Media Pvt.Ltd. SMEStreet.in is an initiative dedicated to contributing to Indian SMEs’ growth.This portal has established a direct engagement with SMEs. As part of this direct engagement, there are four critical elements of SMEStreet.in. A strong offline action plan is designed for such engagement. This offline plan includes events, panel discussions and power interactions at SME’s door step.

36 Percent More Active Digital Display Advertisers Detected for India from Last Month

The whole world is going digital and so is digital advertising with advertisers vying hard to capture quality publishers. In turn, there are a lot more publishers competing for marketers too. And both sides are constantly looking at new tech and services to grab a larger piece of pie from the competition.

Adby Ventures, an opportunity consulting company, along with BiScience presents the tools to beat the competition at its own game with its competitive media buying intelligence services. The company offers data as a service where a marketer or a publisher can look at their competitor’s advertising, sales and communication strategy on desktop, mobile and web, including their distribution on publishers, mediators, campaigns and creative details.

Vivek Singh, Co-founder at Adby Ventures and ex-SVP Marketing at FirstCry, says, “Like in the field of sports, having a hold on your competition’s strategy helps you win the game. On the other hand, an inside-out view limits your vision. I’ve spent hundreds of crores on marketing but all the available analytics couldn’t give me an idea of the unseen possibilities. At Adby, we’re empowering marketers by bringing in those competitive insights.”

“BiScience acknowledges the potential of the Indian market by deploying the best digital ad intelligence platform to cover the Indian market, and partnering with Adby Ventures to provide valuable BI to the great businesses in India,” says Shai Etzion, Chief Revenue Officer for BiScience.

The company is already working with HDFC Life, HT Media, RummyCircle, Jagran, MoneyControl, JungleeGames, Vodafone, Maxus, Mindshare/GroupM, Angelbroking, FirstPost, News18, Birla Sunlife, Marks&Spencer, LogicServe and more their offices in Bangalore and Gurgaon.

About Adby Ventures:

Adby Ventures specializes in Opportunity Consulting for brands and business leaders to identify, unlock and create opportunities through Courage, Intelligence, & Innovation. Adby Ventures make cutting edge technologies from all over the world available for businesses in Asia and the Middle East. The focus of the company lies in providing intelligence and revenue opportunities to marketers, agencies & publishers who intent on leveraging the digital universe.

About BiScience: 

BiScience is a software technology company providing a suite of marketing intelligence solutions including AdClarity UI and Dashboards, which allow CMOs, Marketers and Agencies to uncover their competitors’ most successful digital advertising campaigns and traffic sources, on Display, Mobile, Video and In-App. The renowned proxy solution, GeoSurf, enables media experts to QA their online content and scrape the web in over 120 different locations. With GeoSurf one can also verify installation flows, run proprietary scripts, QA geo-targeted applications, and verify geo-specific installations through BiScience’s global premium proxy network.

Travel Tech Startup TRAVELSPICE Expands Use of Microsoft Azure

Travel technology start-up, TRAVELSPICE, today announced increased use of data analytics, machine learning, BOT services and the scalable infrastructure offered by Microsoft Azure to support India’s only and rapidly growing e-commerce hotel booking platform. TRAVELSPICE is exclusively designed for flexible and brand agnostic customers who decide the price they want to pay for a particular area and hotel star rating. These customers pay in advance to get a confirmed booking at their price in less than three hours. The TRAVELSPICE solution will help save its customers a guaranteed 32% on top of the lowest available market prices.

Microsoft Azure lets TRAVELSPICE analyse site traffic, conversions and keep the eCommerce platform secure and compliant. TRAVELSPICE benefits by paying only for the capacity it uses while enabling it to handle predictable and unpredictable demand. With the help of Microsoft Azure, including its BOT services, TRAVELSPICE is able to solely focus on enhancing customer experience.

Talking about the huge potential in the partnership, Mr. Vijaymohan Avullapati, CTO, TRAVELSPICE, commented “Moving to Azure was a very conscious decision we made, which paid off. With features such as auto scaling, auto backups, A/B Testing for comparing different versions of web app to see which one performs better and deeply integrated Analytics, Azure saved us countless human hours and reduced error, providing more room to solve our customer problems. With increased use of machine learning and BOT services of Microsoft, we will continue to be ahead of our fast growing consumer demand.”

Talking about the collaboration, Mr. Rajiv Sodhi, Commercial Partner Leader, Microsoft India said, “It is extremely exciting to see the innovations TRAVELSPICE is bringing to the market. We are excited to provide the Digital transformation platform for TRAVELSPICE to innovate and build on our Hyper Secure and Hyper Scalable cloud.”

TRAVELSPICE is a discount online hotel booking technology platform that offers low priced star hotel rooms in India through a unique model. The hotel name is not revealed to the purchaser until the transaction has been completed. TRAVELSPICE allows hoteliers to offer uniquely low prices on their unsold inventory without competing against their other retail channels or tarnishing their brand reputation. The traveller is able to enjoy unique discounts that are NOT available anywhere else.

About TRAVELSPICE

Co-founded by Ramu Kallepalli, Prashant Mitta and Ankit Manglik, TRAVELSPICE is data analytics driven travel tech e-commerce platform for consumers and hotel partners catering 1-Star to 5-Star hotels in 213+ cities in India and 7 short haul destinations abroad. TRAVELSPICE is India’s only and rapidly growing opaque hotel e-commerce platform, which targets brand-agnostic and value-conscious consumers, providing discounts of up to 70% on hotel bookings. Hotels benefit, too, as they can fill perishable room inventory with fully paid and non-refundable bookings without diluting their brand or cannibalising their existing sales channels. TRAVELSPICE has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Bangalore-based early-stage investor Eagle10 Ventures recently and plans to raise Series A round in next 9 months. TRAVELSPICE is headquartered in Bangalore, India. More information about TRAVELSPICE can be found online at www.travelspice.com

Wipro Wins Managed Services Engagement with Grameenphone

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company today announced that it has won a five-year IT infrastructure and applications managed services engagement with Grameenphone (GP), a leading telecom operator in Bangladesh.

Grameenphone Ltd. is the largest mobile telecommunications operator in Bangladesh, majority owned by Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators.

Wipro will be managing the complete IT landscape for GP, leveraging Wipro HOLMES. As part of the contract Wipro will own end-to-end application development and management, infrastructure support and maintenance and back office processes for GP.

This partnership closely aligns with Wipro’s vision to localize, expand its presence and explore new businesses opportunities in the country. Wipro will be setting up a new delivery centre in Bangladesh.

“We selected Wipro as the partner to offer Managed services for Grameenphone based on a thorough evaluation process, and we are very proud of being able to attract a world class organization like Wipro to Bangladesh. We have full trust in this partnership to deliver the business results as per plan,” said Michael Foley, Chief Executive Officer, Grameenphone Limited. 

“We are delighted to have been chosen by Grameenphone as the strategic partner for this engagement, which will leverage both our domain expertise and industry leading AI platform- Wipro HOLMES. Telenor is a strategic client for us and this engagement further strengthens our relationship with Telenor,” said Anil K Jain, Senior Vice President & Global Head – Communications Business Unit, Wipro Limited.

About Grameenphone

Grameenphone Ltd., part of Telenor Group, is the largest mobile telecommunications operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, coverage and subscriber base. The company was incorporated on 10 October 1996 as a private limited company. The company operates a digital mobile telecommunications network based on the GSM standard in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 Mhz frequency bands, under license granted by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

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Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

Everstone Backed Everise and Leading Korean BPO Firm UBASE Sign MoU for Joint Venture

Everise, a partnership between Sunrise and Everstone, has signed a MoU with UBASE, a leading Korean BPO service company, to create a joint venture that will be based in Singapore. This joint venture aligns two unique BPO companies to provide an unparalleled global service experience.

Through Everise’s operating unit, C3/CustomerContactChannels, UBASE will be able to expand its offerings to include English speaking call centre services based in the Far East. Similarly, C3 will be able to provide support to its clients, through UBASE, in the U.S. looking for services in Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Everise-owned C3, headquartered in the U.S., provides support in English and Spanish from eight contact centres located across the U.S., Philippines and Latin America. With over 8,000 employees worldwide, the company is committed to delivering the most powerful customer experience possible by applying innovative thought leadership into every aspect of their business. C3 supports its brand-focused client base with superior analytics, processes and training methodologies that maximize each and every customer experience. The company’s clientele spans a variety of industries including healthcare, travel and hospitality, telecommunications, and transportation.

UBASE, the biggest call centre company in Korea, shares Everise’s forward-thinking style of managing client and customer relationships. With operations starting in 1999, UBASE currently has over 13,000 seats that provide top tier customer contact support to Korea, China and Japan. Its market includes both domestic Korean companies as well as large local and global multinational companies.

In addition to the expansion of both companies’ service footprints, the joint venture will set up a new delivery hub in Malaysia to offer a one stop shop for multilingual solutions. The new centre will have the capability to service all major languages across Southeast Asia and the Far East regions at a lower cost while maintaining the high-quality standards that clients expect of both firms. It will also support multiple European languages.

The unique business proposition will be delivered by hiring native speakers. This will eliminate the need for clients to engage with either multiple regional partners or insourced solutions to achieve the best language capabilities for its customer base in the region. By having native speakersproviding the support for native speakers, the entire customer experience will be significantly elevated. The new hub will be set up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.

On the signing of the MoU, Daegun Hur, CEO, UBASE states “We are very enthusiastic about our partnership with Everise Holdings and C3 as it broadens our gamut of services to better serve our clients beyond Korea and the Far East. This comes as we continue our growth and expansion. We are looking forward to taking this partnership to the next level in the years to come.”

Sudhir Agarwal, CEO of Everise and C3, says, “At Everise, we are on a journey to build an experience company where we leverage cutting edge technology and Omni channel delivery to create fans for our clients, not just satisfied customers.”

“In a market that is dominated by domestic players serving domestic customers, we intend to offer a truly globalized service to allow our existing sets of customers to reach out to new regions for increasing business. I am extremely delighted to enter this joint venture with UBASE and to collectively heighten each company’s ability to provide the best possible experience for our clients’ customers,” Agarwal added.

“Everstone is thrilled to support Everise’s association with UBASE. This will improve the efficiencies of both UBASE and C3 while allowing them to serve their clients more effectively and in new regions,” said Atul Kapur, co-founder & managing partner of Everstone Capital. “What makes it interesting is the fact that the BPO market in the Far East/Southeast Asia is estimated to be around $40 billion, which makes us optimistic about the potential of this collaboration.”

About Everise

Everise is a Singapore based Company which is owned by Sunrise and Everstone. Everise’s vision is to create a USD 500 million Experience Company in the BPO Industry. In December of 2016, Everise acquired C3/CustomerContactChannels, a US-based BPO Company.The Everstone Group, co-owner of Everise, is a premier India and Southeast Asia focused private equity and real estate investment firm with assets under management of approximately US $4 billion. Sunrise BPO Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore-based Business Process management (“BPO”) company with the business mission to be the world’s foremost integrated customer service solution provider, focused on the Americas and the Far East markets.

About UBASE

UBASE is the biggest BPO Company in Korea, specializing in Customer Care. Its own 13,000 seat capacity gives unique scale economies, which enables the company host a strong portfolio of clients from major Korean firms like Samsung, Hyundai, LG, and SK to top global service firms.It is now expanding its service offerings from new areas such as sales channel management; warranty service to new solutions like market analysis report & AI enabled VOC analysis. Its multi-language service of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese is expected to reach 1,000 agents in 2018

About C3

C3 provides a full range of customer contact management services for corporate clients in healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, energy and utilities, media, travel, retail, logistics, hospitality, and government services industries, from both U.S. and international locations. C3 provides multi-lingual support to clients and has eight operating centres across the U.S., the Philippines and Latin America, with over 8,000 employees. With every client, customer, and employee experience, C3 maintains one simple goal, “We’ll make a fan out of you.” C3’s US headquarters is in Plantation, Florida. Visit www.c3connect.com

Indian Logistics Industry to Experience Higher Investments with the Passing of Industry Tax Reforms and Advances in Technology

The Government of India’s strong emphasis on manufacturing and initiatives such as “Make in India” is boosting domestic production, which is bolstering the logistics industry. Logistics companies are making concerted efforts to keep pace with this growth in demand by digitizing their solutions and offering online freight services. These services will provide visibility across the supply chain and transform it into an organized industry. Some of the advanced technologies adopted include automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) in warehouse and transportation, radio frequency identification (RFID) in place of bar codes, and global positioning system (GPS) for real-time tracking.

“In addition to riding the digital wave, logistics companies in India are strategizing for the transition from indirect taxation to goods and service tax (GST). The simplified tax structure will benefit the warehousing industry and reduce logistics costs by up to 2.5%,” said Senthil Kumar Subbiah, Research Analyst, Supply Chain & Logistics Transformation Practice, Frost & Sullivan. “This tax reform, along with land and labor market reforms, will improve the efficiency of both transportation and freight forwarding.”

Indian Logistics Industry – Growth Insights and Forecast to 2020 is part of the Supply Chain & Logistics Transformation team’s Growth Partnership Subscription. According to the study, investments in infrastructure development across all modes of transportation, relaxed foreign direct investment regulations, implementation of GST, and increased technology adoption are altering the Indian logistics industry.

To access more information on this analysis, please click here.

Meanwhile, the increasing influx of international logistics service providers (LSPs) are prompting third-party logistics (3PLs) and domestic LSPs to expand their footprint and focus on transportation service, warehousing and freight forwarding. It will also open up opportunities for partnerships, and domestic logistics companies will have access to the modern technologies introduced by global service providers. Logistics services in India will greatly benefit from the development of transportation and logistics-related infrastructure, such as dedicated freight corridors, logistics parks, free-trade warehousing zones, port modernization, and container freight stations.

“Another major influence on the logistics industry is the ubiquity of smart phones and internet, and the consequent rise of e-Commerce. As more than 30% of the Indian population resides in tier II and tier III cities, e-Commerce sites receive more orders from these cities,” noted Subbiah. “To provide better services to customers, e-Commerce firms are demanding bigger and more efficient warehouses, faster delivery options and improved last-mile connectivity, which translates to a plethora of business opportunities for 3PL companies and logistics startups.”

Overall, LSPs are leveraging technologies such as Big Data and cloud-based application platforms for better order fulfillment and tracking of shipments. The modernization of logistics infrastructure and government support will go a long way in advancing the Indian logistics industry.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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PerkinElmer India Opens Centre of Excellence at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune

PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced PerkinElmer India’s opening of a Centre of Excellence at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune. As a cutting-edge instrumentation facility, PerkinElmer-IISER Pune Centre of Excellence will help educate the region’s current and future scientists on high-throughput analyses in life sciences.

The facility will house instruments such as high content analysis and automated liquid handling workstations, plate readers, and those for multispectral imaging and DNA/RNA analysis. The Centre plans to hold annual workshops that will be open to scientists across India.

According to Jayashree Thacker, President, PerkinElmer India, “This collaboration is another step toward supporting the Skill India campaign, which helps researchers and students develop advanced competencies in life sciences research.”

She further added, “The opening of this new facility and our collaboration with IISER supports the expansion of PerkinElmer and our relationships with leading research organizations in India, further positioning us to deliver innovative solutions for our customers.”

Speaking at the event, Prof K N Ganesh, Director IISER, Pune said, “This Centre is an example of an exemplary industry-academia collaboration. The advanced bio-analytical set up by Perkin Elmer will not only hone the analytical skills of undergraduate students’ but also elevate their understanding of interdisciplinary science and will nurture the Institute mandate of integrating teaching with state-of the-art research.” 

About PerkinElmer India

Since 1981, PerkinElmer has offered instruments and services to customers in India, spanning a wide range of markets including diagnostics, pharmaceutical, food safety, agriculture, chemical, plastics and automotive. The Company established direct operations in India in 2004 and currently has more than 10,000 customers and over 450 employees in India.

In early 2016, PerkinElmer opened a laboratory in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to respond to the growing need for easier access to technologies that screen for and help diagnose prenatal and neonatal conditions.

About PerkinElmer, Inc

PerkinElmer is a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world. Our dedicated team of 9,000 employees worldwide is passionate about providing customers with an unmatched experience as they help solve critical issues especially impacting the diagnostics, discovery and analytical solutions markets. Our innovative detection, imaging, informatics and service capabilities, combined with deep market knowledge and expertise, help customers gain earlier and more accurate insights to improve lives and the world around us. The Company reported revenue of approximately $2.1 billion in 2016, serves customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.

About IISER Pune

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune is a teaching and research institute set up in 2006 by the MHRD, Govt of India with the primary goal of integrating high quality research with undergraduate teaching to improve science education in India and to enhance the number and quality of future researchers of the country. The institute offers a 5-year BS MS dual degree program, Integrated-PhD programs for bachelor level students, and PhD programs for Master’s level students in various disciplines of science and mathematics. Ranked 29 in 2016 National Institutional Ranking Framework, IISER Pune is among the top research and teaching organizations in India.

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CSS Corp Wins Silver Stevie® in 2017 International Business Awards℠

CSS Corp, a new age IT services and technology support company, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Best New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Platform as a Service category at The 14th Annual International Business Awards 2017. CSS Corp was conferred the recognition for its proprietary Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, Yodaa.

Yodaa is a highly personalized virtual assistant, which integrates with all customer channels like voice, email, chat and website across devices, and offers context-driven, real-time support with a human-like interaction to resolve customers’ needs.

Speaking on the recognition, Manish Tandon, Chief Executive Officer, CSS Corp said, “Winning Stevie International Business Awards is a milestone for CSS Corp. We are honored to be recognized as an industry leader in innovation. Automation and AI are becoming major game changers in the world of technology and business. At CSS Corp, we are leading this change by developing technology tools and platforms that give us a distinctive advantage in delivering transformational results to our clients.”

Sunil Mittal – EVP, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer said, “Our primary focus lies in building technology solutions that make a critical difference to our clients’ business, while strengthening our technology pillar. Amongst CSS Corp’s many innovative solutions, Yodaa stands tall, and to have been recognized as the Silver Stevie winner is indeed a great honor for us.”

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2017 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.

A record total of more than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Stevie® Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.

“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 60 nations, the Stevie® Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries” said Michael Gallagher, President and Founder of the Stevie® Awards. “We look forward to sharing many of these stories with people around the world over the coming months, through the Stevie® Awards blog and social media channels, with the hope to inspire others to high achievement.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie® Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA

About CSS Corp

CSS Corp is a new age IT Services and Technology Support company. The company harnesses the power of automation, analytics, cloud and digital to address specific customer needs. The company partners with leading enterprises to help realize their strategic business outcomes. The company’s team of 5,500 technology professionals across 16 global locations are passionate about helping customers.

For more information please visit www.csscorp.com

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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The Great Indian Shopping Festival Lives up-to its Reputation – Impresses Over 4 Million Visitors in Three Weeks

The relation of Mr. Rahul Rai, a resident of Delhi with The Great India Place is that of any average shopper with the iconic mall – a perfect hangout place and shopping destination. This is what he would have loved to believe until a visit to the mall to attend the Great Indian Shopping Festival with his family turned out to be an extremely rewarding experience. The story of Rahul, a son of a government school teacher, is no less than a fairytale from the fictional world when the fortune changes in one stroke. Except, that he is in the real world, yet his fortune changed that day.

It was a routine weekend outing for him to visit the mall with his family. No one in his family ever thought that such a routine outing will turn out to be his luckiest day and he would end up winning the grand prize – A Tata Zest Car.

The Great Indian Shopping Festival was a bonanza for the visitors and lived up to its reputation of being one of the most sought after shopping festivals of the country. Every shopper was a winner during the entire festival. Shoppers got raffle draw coupons, based on their spends, toenter into lucky drawsthat entitled them to win awesome prizes like cars, bikes, holiday packages, consumer durables etc.

Rahul, like any other visitor, took part in this and was lucky to become the winner of the grand prize. It was sheer luck but the credit also goes to his positive attitude and spirit to win.

Sharing his excitement about winning the car Rahul Said, “I was down with fever when I received a call from The Great India Place Mall. When the news was broken to me, my initial reaction was that of complete disbelief. The feeling is yet to sink-in. We are unable to express our happiness. We would like to thank God for being so kind to us. Thank you TGIP for changing our life.”

Speaking about the successful conclusion of the Great Indian Shopping Festival, Mr. Mahim Singh – Mall head (TGIP) said, “The Great Indian Shopping Festival is the much-awaited shopping bonanza at The Great India Place. It has always been our endeavour to deliver to our customers the most rewarding, engaging, satisfying and the best experience, year after year. This year was no different and we had put together a never-seen-before shopping delight, spread over 21 days for our valued guests. Be it the experience of the shopping carnival, F&B or Grand Prizes – the shopping festival had it all.”

As a mall, The Great India Place offers a wide choice of brands to the shopper. The options that are simply amazing. Whatever the taste of the individual – from haute couture to high street casual or weekend leisure wear – there is something for every culture and budget available at The Great India Place Mall.

About The Great India Place Mall

The Great India Place Mall (TGIP) provides 1 million Sq. ft. of complete family entertainment with its 258 Brand Stores and 10+ anchor stores to meet all the needs of a modern consumer. It is a contemporary, vivid retail arcade that offers an absolute shopping ecstasy. It houses a variety of retail outlets including Shopper’s Stop, Lifestyle, Max, Trends, Globus, Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Home Town, Monte Carlo, Woodland, Lifestyle and Homecenter, along with international brands like Adidas, Nike, Marks & Spencer, Skechers and many more. It also offers a multiplex by Carnival and a well laid out food court.

The mall is a part of the larger Entertainment City comprising of the Worlds of Wonder Amusement & Water parks, the Gardens Galleria mall, the Wonder Speedway, Kidzania and Decathlon.

HCL Launches A.I–Powered Process Transformation Platform and Consulting Offerings

  • DRYiCETM COPA platform applies smart A.I–powered elements to the front, middle and back–end processes
  • DRYiCETM TAO offers specialized autonomics & orchestration assessment and strategy consulting services

HCL Technologies (HCL) continues to pioneer best–in–class A.I–powered solutions to transform entire IT services landscapes as well as business processes and application engineering processes. HCL has recently launched ‘Cognitive Orchestrated Process Autonomics (COPA)’ Platform for enterprise–wide process revamp and ‘Transformation through Autonomics & Orchestration (TAO)’, bringing top–end consulting services to enterprises, looking to rebuild their business and IT systems on the foundation of A.I.

DRYiCETM COPA platform applies smart A.I–powered elements to the front, middle and back–office processes, driving end–to–end automation and orchestration of IT / Business Processes and creating a ‘Unified Office’. DRYiCETM TAO is an Autonomics & Orchestration assessment and strategy consulting service, helping organizations chart out a detailed and descriptive pathway to an A.I–powered future.

Speaking about the evolution of automation, Tom Reuner, SVP – Intelligent Automation at HfS Research stated, “To enable a truly digital experience, organizations have to connect the back, middle and front–office to achieve what HfS terms the OneOffice. To enable and accelerate this journey, the notion of orchestrating a diverse set of automation approaches is a critical enabler. By integrating a broad set of automation capabilities, COPA provides organizations with critical building blocks to enhance their automation assets.”

“The success that we have seen in bringing the impact of A.I to our enterprise customers, since we launched DRYiCETM two years ago, has allowed us to amass an incredible amount of invaluable real world experience about the practical aspects of A.I applications”, said Kalyan Kumar, CTO – IT Services, HCL Technologies. “For enterprises looking to rebuild their systems on the foundation of A.I, we have introduced next–generation offerings and platforms, including a radical reimagining of the traditional role of robotic process automation through DRYiCETM COPA and expert assessment and strategy consulting service DRYiCETM TAO.”

DRYiCETM COPA platform brings together the best of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Orchestration, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Natural Language Processing–enabled Cognitive Virtual Assistant – ‘LUCY’. COPA automates entire IT or Business Process chains end–to–end in a seamless way, delivering a ‘Unified Office’ experience to end–users. It achieves this by integrating back–end RPA with front–end NLP and A.I for judgmental decision making, enabling accurate recognition of queries and offering real–time deliverables.

DRYiCETM COPA and DRYiCETM TAO are powered by a team of 200+ autonomics specialists, including professionals certified on cognitive platforms like WorkFusion Smart Process Automation. HCL DRYiCETM Autonomics & Orchestration suite offers end–to–end and full stack Automation covering IT services, business services, digital operations and business processes.