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Initiates OnTime Technologies in Mahavilachchiya

OnTime Technologies (Pvt.) Limited in Mahavilachchiya, a village located in the North Central Province, is Sri Lanka’s first recorded rural BPO. The company works as a service provider to Infomate Private Limited (a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC) and carries out transaction processing, as an extension of Infomate’s role of captive finance and accounting service provider for the John Keells Group.

Deutsche Bank helps John Keells streamline its payment processes in Sri Lanka

Deutsche Bank today announced the implementation of a hybrid payment solution for Sri Lankabased John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) that will streamline the company’s payment processes managed by its shared service centre, Infomate (Pvt) Ltd.

Connecting human capital to the growth agenda

Traditionally, many executives believed that the key drivers for competitive advantage were the cost and quality of the organisation’s products and services and the technologies it used. The contribution of human capital was also valued. However, it was not always seen as decisive.

Five-member Sri Lankan delegation at ACCA Summit

The ACCA Finance Shared Services and Outsourcing Summit 2013 organised by ACCA Malaysia at InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur recently featured expert insights and case studies on changes affecting finance, shared services and outsourcing delivery, and the impending challenges by finance professionals.

Infomate innovates: a case study in innovative solutions for shared services

Infomate Pvt Limited (www.infomateworld.com) was incorporated in May 2005 as a captive shared services centre for the USD 1.6 billion John Keells (JKH) Group (www.keells.com). JKH is a highly diversified conglomerate with business interests in leisure, transportation, property, IT, broking, financial services, consumer foods and retail.

Successful shared services in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan accounting and payroll organisation Infomate has set up the first rural BPO in the country, coupled with a successful CSR initiative. Insight editor Adrian Clifton spoke to the company’s CEO, Jehan Perinpanayagam FCMA, about how CIMA played a key role in this success.

ICTA vision and e-society program

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has a significant impact on the lives of people- bringing them closer together, making differences less important and amplifying economic activity and growth. However, rural Sri Lanka, where nearly 70% of the population lives, is yet to profit from these developments.

SL featured as shared services thought leader

The incorporation of shared services, outsourcing and increasingly global business service models, have led to new questions arising on how delivery centers can best support the value creation agenda. This is particularly true for global finance functions as they seek to become even more efficient and effective partners to the organization in their “go for growth” strategies.

John Keells engages rural youth in sustainable BPO business

As we entered Mahavilachchiya, a former ‘border village’ in the North Central Province, complete with its lush vegetation and humid atmosphere, I couldn’t help but notice the many signs of the slow but steady development in progress.

Situated about one hour away from the city of Anuradhapura, this little hamlet, adjacent to the Wilpattu National Park, has come a long way from what it was during the conflict, and is now the epitome of tranquillity.

Initiates OnTime Technologies in Mahavilachchiya

OnTime Technologies (Pvt.) Limited in Mahavilachchiya, a village located in the North Central Province, is Sri Lanka’s first recorded rural BPO. The company works as a service provider to Infomate Private Limited (a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC) and carries out transaction processing, as an extension of Infomate’s role of captive finance and accounting service provider for the John Keells Group.

Digitisation in the BPM industry, and the societal impact on employment creation

Jehan Perinpanayagam, chief executive of Infomate Pvt Limited, uncovers the opportunities and challenges of digitisation in the BPM industry.

Running dependably with ten years on the clock

Sri Lanka’s first ever Shared Services centre, Infomate (Pvt) Ltd is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Over the decade it has overcome the challenges of providing world-class excellence at an affordable cost through a combination of pioneering innovation and rigorous focus on continuous improvement. CEO Jehan Perinpanayagam explains how they did it and keep on doing it.