Celoxis: A Risk-Free Investment to Tackle Your Project Management Challenges

Date:   Tuesday , November 24, 2015

The late 90s, the time that witnessed a massive technology boom also saw organizations bewildered with complete chaos when it came to project management. Microsoft Excel and other project management technologies lay futile as it failed to enhance productivity. Having worked in the U.S. for over half a decade, Nikhil Daddikar and Ravindra Wankar (friends & co-founders, Celoxis) realized that too much time and effort were being frittered away on status meetings. The client was left out of the loop, email & documents scattered across desktops while vital activities slipped through cracks. Harnessing the technology dynamism, the duo quelled this mayhem by establishing Celoxis Technologies in 2001.

Celoxis said goodbye to disparate communication channels and facilitated real- time collaboration among all stakeholders. Owing to the founders astute prediction about the fierce influx of SaaS model, necessitation of on-premise deployment and the multiplatform geographically dispersed & multicultural nature of future teams, this futuristic Pune-based company came with tons of customization options and supported multiple browsers, databases and operating systems in their product from the very first day. Today, Celoxis is still one of the very few PM software to offer SaaS and On-Premise deployment options.

This all-in-one, enterprise-class, online PM platform can today boast of the highest team adoption in the marketplace and over 2,000 customers globally ranging from mid-sized enterprises to Fortune 500 companies.We are consistently among top three enterprise class project & portfolio management software globally, and that also reinforces customers belief in evaluating us, mentions Nikhil. Celoxis aided a leading U.S. based financial institution with 900 branches to radically magnify visibility & productivity by streamlining all task and resource management processes. Another client from public services development agency exclaims how hard it is to find a rare gem akin to Celoxis, which offers comprehensive features at a quarter of the money they were spending on prior systems.

Custom Apps Celoxis Recent Bold Innovation
We are India\'s first SaaS Company. We believe in bold innovations and will continue to do so, asserts Ravindra. Today, the demand for an integrated solution is quite apparent with diverse studies showcasing that 88 percent of buyers prefer it over the best-of-breed applications to tackle hurdles like vendor management, user adoption, skyrocketing license and integration costs. But being light years ahead, Celoxis forecasted this paradigm shift long before. Numerous organizations are still using homegrown apps, spreadsheets and other web-based tools, which is cumbersome and counterproductive. Add the fact that too much time is wasted filling information in multiple systems, leave aside the challenge of assimilating it for reporting. Celoxis Custom Apps is a recent innovation, which allows customers to build their own apps (business workflows) that they deem fit for their business challenges. Our real difference is that with Celoxis, all your related work activities are within a familiar interface. Along with our pre-built bug tracker, risk register, change request management and other apps, you can also build your own, e.g. client approval workflow or a request tracker, says Ravindra. And all of this tightly integrated with the core, adds Nikhil.

Celoxis Platform for Project Management & Work Collaboration
Nowadays projects have gained strategic importance and are not just viewed as delivery mechanisms anymore. The project manager role has seen a radical transformation, leaving the tag of glorified coordinators behind, says Nikhil. In today\'s dynamic world where user expectations constantly change, strongly believing that depth is as important as breadth, Celoxis has mastered the intricate art of keeping its stable platform abreast with latest trends, while ensuring that it doesn\'t affect user experience negatively. Moreover, Celoxis can be implemented rapidly, where customers are up and running at full utilization within a week, as opposed to other PM software.

This risk-free software stands apart from other enterprise PM software (21 percent of which end up as shelfware). It adds tremendous value to executives by improving efficiency and productivity by 40 percent, while the user-friendliness facilitates team members to embrace it easily. The customizable dashboard allows them to accomplish most tasks without diving deeper into the application. It is probably the only PM tool that allows executives to get drill-down charts even on custom fields. Celoxis capabilities are getting richer and richer; thanks to its scalable architecture. We take business impact very seriously. We are in the business of helping companies deliver successful projects and results, every time! exclaims Nikhil.

Building Loyalties
The company that is proficiently managing customer\'s expectations also ensures continual adoption of Celoxis by adeptly creating support groups within its growing customer base and keeping pace with newer approaches to workplace akin to Future of Work or Visual Project Management concepts. We will continue to make significant investments in our infrastructure and teams, says Nikhil. The company constantly strives to reduce adoption issues and lessen administrative work in the software to facilitate customers to spend more time on their core work, and not in the software. Appreciating this approach, umpteen of customers championing Celoxis have been very vocal on various review platforms about how it aided them to work smarter. With a world-class product and strong customer following, Celoxis is aggressively marching ahead to solidify its position as the world leader in the medium and large enterprise segment.

Key Management:

Ravindra Wankar & Nikhil Daddikar, Co-Founders

With over two decades of experience in PM solutions, these established entrepreneurs possess the skills to dive straight to the problem\'s core and resolve it quickly or decisively choose not to pursue. This dynamic duo is completely involved in all facets of the business from product roadmap & development to sales & support operations. They are always fine-tuned with real customers and are quick to redress their pain points, not just with the product but with overall Celoxis experience.

Offices: Headquartered in Pune
Clients: HBO, KPMG, Bombardier, LG, Deloitte, The Cheesecake Factory, Singapore Post, Whirlpool, University of Queensland, Supreme Court of Ohio, Lufthansa, Toronto General Hospital, Fuji Xerox and Bank Mandiri among others

  • Rated as one of 2015\'s top 3 Enterprise PM Software by Reviews.com
  • Consistently rated as Top 5 Online PM Software by TopTenReviews
  • Selected among 75 best and Most Influential Twitter Accounts for PM and Top 6 Best Enterprise PM Software by Capterra (2015)Celoxis PPM tool selected among top 20 small business approved solutions by Business Advisory Board\'s PM Greenbook (2014)Celoxis awarded the PPM Company of the Year 2014 by CIOReview magazine