The Mumbai-based Orient Technologies has found success in enterprise mobility space with its Quikformz solution. Quikformz is a Java-based platform for quickly developing and deploying customized mobility solution for an enterprise across multiple mobile platforms and OS. The company has two-pronged strategy to triple its revenues from mobility in the next 12-18 months.
Orient will launch the new version of Quikformz with built-in templates, and better integration capabilities and user interface, in the next 2-3 months. “Quikformz is our flagship product for enterprise mobility, which enables customers build mobile applications without coding, by just creating appropriate forms as per their business requirements. This empowers enterprises build customized or companion applications with essential functions of the main application. The new version will be a game-changer with user-friendly interface and templates readymade for various applications,” elaborates Jayesh Shah, Director, Orient Technologies.
Further, the organization has tied up with companies in Canada and the US to enable marketing and sales of its Quikformz platform and expand its presence in the international markets.
The company offers Quikformz both as on-premise and SaaS solution. While the on-premise solution costs about Rs 10 lakh, customers can opt for SaaS solution by paying Rs 1000-Rs 1500 per user per month. The company claims impressive cost savings and fairly low TCO with its app development platform.
“Our platform enables customers to develop similar mobile apps as offered by vendors like SAP and Microsoft at less than 1/5th the cost. Moreover, customer may require separate mobile apps for various applications like ERP, CRM and HRMS, which is a costly affair. However, with our platform they can build mobile apps at fraction of the cost and link them to the respective applications,” highlights Shah.
Orient has implemented its platform for over 25 customers including Glenmark Pharma, Essel Utilities, IndiaCast UTV and Monsanto India. It has plans to more than triple its customer base in the next 12 months. The company will target mid-market and enterprise customers with large mobile workforce looking at developing mobile apps for legacy applications.
Shah highlights that margins in app development and surrounding services are in the tune of 20-30 percent, however, organizations need to factor in few challenges. While the developers are expensive, mobile app development projects are short-term, hence solutions provider has to maintain a pipeline with consistent flow of projects. Efforts also need to be put in to maintain compatibility with the incoming newer versions of Android, iOS, and Windows platforms.