With the advent of the delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, supply chains across the world from semiconductor chips to food supplies are being disrupted. Due to issues such as ports being closed due to Covid-19 outbreaks (eg. Ningbo-Zhoushan port in Southern China) to reluctance of workers to return to manufacturing plants given the speed of spread of the newer Covid-19 variants, there are various factors at play providing supply chain pressures. According to certain experts, the ripple effects of the Covid waves will be felt throughout the global supply chain until at least late 2023. As such, the need…


1st of July 2021- John Keells IT today announced that it has earned the Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization.

The achievement of this specialization validated John Keells IT’s extensive experience with the migration of Windows Server and SQL Server to Microsoft Azure. Only those partners who meet the strict criteria for delivering services based on the Cloud Adoption Framework are eligible for this Advanced Specialization (CAF). The final third-party audit looks at consultant knowledge, planning process readiness, security risk assessment, self-migration and subsequent operation management, and detailed knowledge of migration tools, among other things…


This is a leading hotel chain that manage leisure brands in Sri Lanka and attracts a vast guest-clientele; both local as well as international. One of the key business drivers for the company is the preservation of freshness and quality of the food and beverages served to guests. The aforementioned requirement is directly linked to the process of temperature management at the freezer installations.

The existing system for ensuring the maintaining of consistency in temperature, depended on a highly labor-intensive process of physical observation and manual adjustments. As there was no system to detect human errors made during any instance…


Union Assurance Limited (UAL) is one Sri Lanka’s largest life insurance solutions providers. With an annual turnover that exceeds LKR 11 billion, and a year-on-year growth of 11%; the company currently commands 14% market share in the general insurance space. Much of the company’s evolution has been organic; driven through traditional systems and processes.

With the market landscape becoming more competitive, UAL needed to rethink its capacity for rapid transformation in fast becoming a dynamic insurance solutions provider. …


One of Sri Lanka’s leading financial establishments who is ranked within the top five largest licensed financial institutions among 46 Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFI) in Sri Lanka, needed to significantly cut down on the manual efforts being expended in the execution of much of their backend processes, in order to optimize on existing business potential. The company also had a scalability problem at hand where they could not accommodate volume growth without necessitating an increase in human resources.

Considering the prevailing context of labour-related growth limitations, it was proposed by John Keells IT (JKIT) to automate much of the manual…


BPO services are a critical factor for the smooth running of operations for one of Sri Lanka’s leading Manufacturing Companies. To support the Company’s backend process efficiency, a BPO Service Provider with an established global presence, delivered accounting outsourcing, payroll, and data digitization services to the 20 + sub-companies operating under the corporate brand of the Manufacturing Group.

However, the BPO Service was faced with a problem in its handling of payroll services for the Manufacturing Group, where an urgent need of streamlining the process flow was necessary, due to multiple inefficiencies that were arising as a result of interfacing…


This is a leading automotive company started by one of Qatar’s pioneering business families. The progressive and diversified business group is primarily engaged in the automotive industry and its many associated businesses that include; sale of brand new as well as pre-owned vehicles, after sales care, vehicle rentals, and industrial automotive solutions. In line with the company’s goal to become the best automobile distributor in the region; the company developed project ‘Engage’ towards improving and transforming the digital customer experience. To this end, a solution was required that would integrate the different technologies of web, social media, and mobile.

John…


As a leading boutique consulting and professional services company fully owned by Sri Lanka’s largest and most diverse conglomerate John Keells Holdings (JKH),JKIT boosted its efforts to take world class technology practices to the middle east (MENA) region with two new office opening in Qatar & UAE

JKIT operated in these regions for over a decade serving international customers with core software solutions. With some technology practices deployed in JKH such as SAP and Azure being demanded by customers in the MENA region, the need to strengthen the company’s presence was imminent.

The regions were buzzing with opportunities to showcase…


One of Sri Lanka’s leading civil engineering and construction companies; the client entity was instrumental in spearheading the country’s infrastructure resurgence by handling many vital projects. Even though the pace and volume of building was accelerating, the company was still running its backend processes on primitive systems and methods that could not support the expanding business. Lacking a proper ERP system, it was dependant on isolated software such as Microsoft Excel, internally developed construction management applications, and in one instance; Sage accounting software, towards coordinating resources between individual sites.

In order to optimize resource deployment and thereby maintain the high…


John Keells IT of John Keells Holdings, the Group’s IT arm as well as a boutique IT Consultancy and Services Organization, has won the SAP ACE Award for Customer Excellence, for the third time. This was awarded under the category, “Leveraging in-memory computing” at the recently concluded Award Ceremony hosted by SAP and INDUS at JW Marriott, Mumbai on December third.

This coveted award was presented by Debdeep Sengupta, Managing Director of SAP India to Ramesh Shanmuganathan, Group CIO and the Executive Vice President of John Keells Holdings PLC.

“We are indeed honoured and at the same time humbled by…

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