Orel Corporation accelerates its transformation together with SAP and John Keells IT

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The first-ever RISE with SAP Private Cloud Edition in Sri Lanka

OREL Corporation (Private) Limited, an adaptive manufacturing, and e-commerce-led enterprise, recently signed up as the first-ever customer in Sri Lanka for SAP’s latest cloud edition, RISE with SAP together with John Keells IT as the Strategic Partner to drive this key Business Transformation for Orel Group of companies.

(L to R) Rajeev Singh, Dr. Ramesh Shanmuganathan, Sanath Wijethunge, Dinesh Karunarathna and Neomal Perera at the partnership launch ceremony 

This is the first-ever RISE with SAP solution to be deployed in Sri Lanka as well as the first-ever Private-Edition. RISE with SAP is a flexible solution that allows the users to combine Cloud ERP for every business need, industry next practices and extensibility, analytics and business process transformation and outcome-driven services from SAP and their partners.

Today, every organization needs to develop new business models to avoid being disrupted, gain efficiencies to fund innovation, and transform mission-critical systems without a business risk. RISE with SAP is the cutting-edge solution that helps unleash the true potential whilst letting the users focus on their core business and leverage each other’s assets, expertise and intelligence to collaborate, co-innovate and co-create the future.

“With increased uncertainty in the business landscape and the proliferation of new digital technologies that are affecting industries, it’s now even more imperative to build platforms that are agile, responsive, and cloud-based. Sensing this imminent need, Orel Corporation has decided to leverage Rise with SAP as a platform for Transformation and John Keells IT as the chosen partner to drive this key transformation initiative given their experience, expertise, and professionalism which in turn will give us the much-required platform to drive future innovation and our growth,” said Kushan Kodituwakku, Chairman of  Orel Corporation.

“Today, cloud plays a critical role as a business enabler for any enterprise looking to expand and pursue new business opportunities. We are thrilled to support Orel Corporation in their digital transformation and cloud migration journey. SAP will enable mission-critical business processes for Orel, while also aiding its vertical and horizontal scalability”, said Rajeev Singh, Vice President, and Head – Midmarket, SAP Indian Subcontinent. 

Cloud adoption and acceleration are an integral part of Orel Corporation’s Digitalization Strategy. RISE with SAP is an offering that will empower the company with a clear and flexible path in their journey to become an intelligent enterprise. As a ‘Business Transformation as a Service’, it will also provide the right products and tools in one single integrated package to speed up their cloud journey. 

“The launch of RISE with SAP in Sri Lanka with Orel Corporation, as its first customer, is indeed a momentous occasion for Sri Lanka as much as for Orel Corporation, SAP as well as John Keells IT in helping write this new chapter that will hail the next wave of digital transformation in creating the next point of inflection with a CLOUD first, MOBILE first and AI-first strategy. This also ushers in a ready-to-use digital platform for Orel Corporation to unleash its true potential in driving the next waves of transformation across their geographies, industries and organizations”,  said Dr. Ramesh Shanmuganathan, Executive Vice President/Group CIO of John Keells Holdings PLC and Director/CEO of John Keells IT. 

“We at John Keells IT take pride in being able to help our customers embrace each successive wave of transformation powered by the successive points of inflection in enabling them to be ahead of the pack”, he further added.

About Orel Corporation, www.orel.com

Orel Corporation is an adaptive manufacturing e-commerce-led enterprise with expertise in Building & Digital Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Commerce, Education, IOT & Mobility. They operate in 28 countries across 6 continents. To learn more about Orel, visit https://orel.com/

 About John Keells IT

John Keells IT is a leading boutique consulting and professional services company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka’s most significant and premier conglomerate, John Keells Holdings PLC (www.keells.com). Together with its strategic partners in the likes of SAP, MICROSOFT and UiPath, JKIT is uniquely poised to create a VALUE ECOSYSTEM for its valued clientele, which is unparalleled of its kind. They transform organizations through their comprehensive value stacks JKIT-Strategy, JKIT-Core, JKIT-Cloud, JKIT-Platform, and JKIT-Ecosystems. Today, the mission of organizations is to create a data-driven, frictionless organization for the experience economy leveraging the power of collaboration, co-innovation and co-creation through the platform economy. More information about us can be found @www.johnkeellsit.com 

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