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Amit Francis: Creativity & Pure Perseverance to Define New Age Entrepreneurship

si Team
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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"I am a person blessed by God in a very different way," asserts Amit Francis, (Director - Creative Services), Franciscan, alluding to his entrepreneurial journey. It was his father Francis Masih and his brothers Ranu & Rajeev Francis who identified Amit's hidden skills at an early age and machinated a hard working young Amit to quit a cosy job and take up entrepreneurship. "Start by doing what is necessary; then do what's possible; then suddenly you are doing the impossible," said Saint Francis of Assisi. Being his ardent disciple, Amit followed the words and started off by supporting his brothers in designing and developing websites for other industrialist friends.

Today, his company Franciscan is a pioneer in developing customised educational ERPs which have revolutionised the education domain by bringing comprehensive educational programs under one roof. Through his imposing nature and exquisite talent, Amit has successfully led his team to develop several communication portals and websites which enable the educational stakeholders, mainly parents, to carry complete school information on their fingertips. Firmly footed with a philosophy to create purpose that gives him enough adrenaline push to keep him and his team moving, Amit has spearheaded more than 150 projects that has simplified and automated processes across schools in India.

Survival of the Fittest

"It's a revolution and it will change the work trend," asserts Amit sighting the recent developments in Indian startup ecosystem. To keep up with the fast changing market, Amit pushes his team to continuously learn and develop cutting edge skills. As creativity is imbedded in his DNA, Amit cracks no Sudoku yet makes his customers lives simpler with elegant IT solutions. Being in creative business, initially he had to confront the hard facets of entrepreneurship. "To attract clients with your imagination is quite challenging. Talking to a lot of clients and getting their feedbacks and ideas acted as a boon for me to build a great business," elucidates Amit. With a mission to provide excellent, sincere, flawless and innovative customer service, this Noida based company leaves no stones unturned in educational ERP domain.

By beavering hard long hours at office, Amit has developed visionary products which have earned him the title of 'Mr. Perfectionist' among his employees. Truly believing in a happy, productive workforce and the importance of organizational culture, he encourages his employees and offers all sorts of solutions and ownership for their development. Amit's innate humility to admire others work and his close knit relationship with his peers and subordinates has merited him a dignified place in the business world. He feels gratitude to his family, especially his parents, for guiding him towards success.

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