Devendra Deshmukh, CEO and Founder, E-Zest talks about how the company has developed its own solution accelerators to offer quality services to the customers
Briefly tell us about your journey as an IT solution provider?
We started with selling our own products and later decided to offer this learning of product development to other people in the world. Very soon, our work gained momentum and we started getting product development and implementation services opportunities from the US and Europe markets. Eventually, our quality deliveries got us more references.
We kept on building technical competencies around enterprise systems such as Cloud, DevOps, SalesForce, Magento, SharePoint and always strived to remain ahead of the competition. We have witnessed a healthy growth of about 45 percent while our revenue stands at Rs. 80 crore.
Give an overview of your business operations?
Over these years of dedicated hardwork in our field, we have gained expertise in cloud computing, digital commerce, SharePoint, big data and enterprise mobility. Our special focus lies in the field of pharma, automotive, manufacturing, engineering, etc. We operate from the US, Europe and India. We are Microsoft Gold Partner, Sharegate and Magento Partner.
We have successfully added many feathers to our cap in the last couple of years. This includes Microsoft technology partnerships, acquisition of 3 enterprise clients and achieving the CMMI level 3 re-certification. We also organized the Hackathon to promote newer technologies among Pune software professionals. Not only this, but we also conducted various tech events at our office on important topics such as Xamarin, DevOps, etc. We would like to mention that our AWS Meetups is one of the largest meetups in Asia. We also achieved recognition as Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific.
What all business innovations you have done to stay ahead of your peers in the industry?
We have developed our own solution accelerators to offer quality services to our customers. We have created our own cloud orchestration tool that enables us to manage cloud infrastructure optimally. Known as the CloudMAP, this helps you effectively manage the applications running on cloud. With CloudMAP, you can configure complex systems which can be configured and deployed as per requirement with ease.
We also came up with a Tabit framework that develops rich and easy-to-manage mobile apps in the shortest possible time. Besides this, the Center for Excellence (CFE) groups that we have formed brainstorms, builds PoCs that helps in understanding the issues of implementing the project saving crucial time on client projects. Besides, we have acquired the SmarterMe sales productivity tool. This tool has brought AI expertise and sales domain knowledge on board.
What are your strengths in terms of core technologies?
Our core strength lies in implementing enterprise solutions and building critical business applications on cloud. We have expertise in developing digital commerce applications for enterprises where monthly transactions run into a few million dollars. Our digital commerce expertise spans around development of powerful monitoring and e-commerce dashboards enhanced with features that allows you to have market insights – view sales figures, track sales history of previous months and much more.
What sort of opportunities do new technology areas like IoT and Artificial Intelligence among others bring it for a Solution Provider?
e-Zest uses IoT and AI to build apps with powerful algorithms that are competent enough to work across multiple platforms. Our APIs in this area include the sources of vision, speech, language, knowledge and search. Our offerings are designed to help organizations transform decision-making, work, and interactions through the use of insights, automation, and engagement capabilities.
At e-Zest, we have made sure to incorporate digital transformation effectively in our customer’s enterprise journey.
What’s your future road map?
We are currently looking at security, compliance, and DevOps aspect of digital commerce platforms. We are also looking at SharePoint intranets and Office 365 solutions for enhancing employee productivity and operations efficiency.