Browse by year:
November - 2013 - issue > Company of the Month
Exafort Catalyst for your Technical Prowess
Rachita Sharma
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Today's CIOs find themselves in a fix. With the emergence of Cloud and Mobile technologies, CIO's are exploring new ways to help their organization to reduce cost and improve efficiency. However, transforming their existing legacy IT infrastructure to a cloud driven ecosystem is proving to be expensive and complex. Success of such a transformation solely relies on an integration partner who not only brings a solid subject matter expertise, but also cloud-driven mindset to the table.

Understanding these requirements and solving these complexities for CIOs is Exafort Inc., a provider of professional services that help companies harness the potential of new generation cloud, mobile, BI and social technologies. Founded in 2009, the company is the brain child of Arun Kanchi, President and CEO a seasoned industry veteran. Leveraging his prior experience as the CIO of Force10 Networks, Kanchi and his team have built an arsenal of services and solutions that are today helping clients attain operational effectiveness, efficiency and end-to-end visibility and rapidly adapt to the constantly evolving business landscape.

Experience: the Best Asset

Exafort's success in the market can be attributed to the fact that they always stayed ahead of the technology curve and innovated for the future. "We had originally started as cloud systems integrators who provided fully managed IT solutions and applications running on public cloud, private clouds and hybrid clouds. With due course of time, our team saw a convergence of connected technologies such as big data, social and mobile. There was an evident gap in integrating all these technology forces to solve business problems. We saw an opportunity to help our customers achieve even more, "Kanchi explains about the transition that the company has gone through. Today the company is aligned with industry leading technologies and service providers to provide the best possible solutions to clients who range from privately held mid-market companies to Fortune 500 firms.

Exafort's claim to fame is their well positioned professional services in the enterprise IT, cloud computing, cloud ERP & CRM solutions sector. The origin of these well placed services is Kanchi's deep industry experience. While he was the CIO of Force10 Networks, a company building enterprise datacenter switches, he was one of the early few CIOs to adopt cloud. He saw the development around solutions and technology platforms, building virtualized platforms which helped him understand that the future of IT lay in cloud based services. Traditional on-premise applications and services were deemed to transition to the opex model. This paradigm shift formed Kanchi's opportunity. Armed with the deep industry knowledge about what CIOs require he decided to build a company that helped organizations adapt to business changes faster.

Accelerating the Transition

The industry is facing a dearth of service providers who can seamlessly integrate applications in all different areas. There are very few tools to integrate cloud systems with the integration platforms which however do not answer specific requirements. "We have the expertise where we can come through and provide the different services that are highly customized and scalable," says Kanchi.

In terms of building customized solutions one requires to spend time to pick out the perfect solution and it is a time consuming process. By the time a CIO decides on a solution several precious months have already been spent which leads to a lesser business growth. Exafort accelerates the process. Owing to their vast experience with various Cloud based technologies that have been gathered over the years Exafort can speed up the business cycle.

"We know the best solutions suited for the client's various needs. That combined with the best practices suited for their business is our recipe for success," says Mark Johnson, Director of Global Services.

A testament to Exafort's expertise is how the company helped CallidusCloud, a leading provider of cloud software, to migrate their traditional on-premise systems to a Cloud ERP and CRM platform. "Exafort partnered with us to help consolidate and successfully migrate us over to Cloud-based ERP and CRM solutions.

Their team brought a combination of technology and functional experience with a deep understanding of people and business processes, to help transform our organization to better connect with our customers, vendors, partners and employees. Within a few months of going live with the new Cloud ERP and CRM, we realized significant improvements in customer sales order processing, monthly closing of the books and consolidated financial reporting," says Shamyo Chatterjee, Chief Information Officer, CallidusCloud.

Success stories such as these are resonated by all of Exafort's clients. It is their dedication to their customer's success that has catapulted the company into the major league. Kanchi's company today has become a force to reckon with in the cloud systems integrator segment and the company is aimed at growing bigger and more successful with time. Given their technical prowess and penchant for innovative solutions the sky is the limit.
Share on LinkedIn