Deskera CEO meets Minister of IT&C, Rural Development, Andhra Pradesh
In a bid to expand its presence in India, Deskera CEO, Shashank Dixit met with Shri Nara Lokesh, Minister for IT&C, Panchayati Raj, and Rural Development, Andhra Pradesh on Feb 09, 2018. As part of the meeting, the two leaders agreed upon setting up a cloud center in Vizag with an initial strength of 500 people.
Expressing his pleasure over the meet, Shri Lokesh tweeted “Met Deskera CEO Shashank Dixit and co-founder Somesh Misra today. They have agreed to set up a cloud center in Vizag with an initial strength of 500 people. Glad to inform that the company has chosen #AndhraPradesh as a favoured destination for their business expansion.”
Deskera is expanding its footprint into the tier 2 cities in India and is adding people to its skilled team. The company is keen on building a robust infrastructure in these local markets. Deskera plans to invest Rs 400 crore in India in the next few years.
“Andhra Pradesh is very strategically located. Most of the important countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia are easily accessible from here. Additionally, the state has a skilled workforce of software professionals. Almost one-fourth of the software professionals in the US are from here,” said Shashank Dixit, CEO, Deskera.
The company’s twitter handle @DeskeraIndia further tweeted “@shashark, CEO, @Deskera delighted to meet Mr. @naralokesh Minister IT&C, Panchayati Raj, Rural Development. #AndhraPradesh . @Deskera setting up #cloud center in Vizag with 500 people. @DeskeraIndia looks forward to a long term association with #Andhrapradesh #government.
Deskera is bullish about the Indian market and wants to increase its market share in the existing regions. The company also plans to set up a bigger fulfilment centre for sales and launch its products pan-India. This will enable Deskera to tap opportunities with SMEs who are aiming to go digital and global.
According to one of the leading business dailies, Deskera is present in five cities of India and will expand to 20 over the next few months. The company currently employs 350 people and would be adding another 1,000 over the next 12-18 months.
Deskera was founded in 2008 with the vision of using the cloud to bridge the digital divide between entrepreneurs and big business. With more than 3,000 businesses and approximately 80,000 users globally, the company has been recognized by industry experts including Frost & Sullivan, Deloitte, CIO Advisor, and Red Herring for its comprehensive and integrated business software. Deskera has offices around the world including US, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The company has a pan India presence with offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Pune. Deskera is genuinely India’s first pure play cloud company. A product that is ‘Made in India’, Deskera is the innovative company run by ex IITians. It offers a complete suite of business applications on the cloud.