OpenArc is a group of companies founded by three Chartered Engineers who are University batchmates with Computer Science, Engineering and Finance background. Company started with two employees in 1991 and grew over a period of difficult times in the country during war- torn era, to what it is today; three group companies engaged in Software Development, ICT Education and Industry Automation. Company has been running its own campus to develop its own Engineers and it has built up a talented, loyal human resource pool with long-term attachment to the company which is one of the unique strengths of the company. In the history, OpenArc developed many corporate products for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and ERP arena and became a market leader. With this sound domain knowledge and large human resource pool available with its own campus, it has now launched series of mobile Apps which will lead to many Startups soon. Two Apps for mobile payments and Movie ticket booking have already been launched and many more are under development.
OpenArc which stands for OPEN ARCHITECTURE had a visionary beginning in an era where hardly any Open Technologies or Internet was available. Today’s IT buss words such as Open Technologies, Open Source, Internet, Cloud, Java, PHP, Android were nonexistent in that era and the founders had the vision to take the leadership in this world of Open Technologies which are the rules of the game in the present-day Software businesses. Today, three leaders namely, Daya Hettiarachchi, Vijith Sinhabahu and Lalith Goonatilleke who are Chartered Engineers, are heading three group companies; OpenArc Systems, OpenArc School and OpenArc Engineering respectively engaged in Commercial Software development, IT & Electronics Engineering Education, and Industrial Automation & Green Energy Solutions. The group Chairman Daya Hettiarachchi diverted from his professional career from Engineering to Banking & Finance after his professional studies in Management Accountancy (CIMA, UK) that he pursued after his Engineering Education. Then, along with his further education in Master’s degree in Computer Science, he again shifted his career from Banking to IT in Banks. He who pioneered in introducing computers to some Banks way back in 1986, at a time when there were no computers in use in those Banks. He and other directors carry wealth of industry experience in Engineering, Finance and IT. In 2014 Daya Hettiarachchi was recognized by the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) with the ‘Engineering Entrepreneur’ merit award.