Posted in Blog, Our Achievement
by
Wednesday, 01 February 2017


Colombo Stock Exchange entered in to an agreement with OpenArc Systems for the implementation of total BI solution for Market Data Analytics, reporting and dissemination of dash board information to internal users, Listed Companies and Investors. OpenArc will be implementing the proposed system in stages and with the implementation of this new solution, all listed companies and investors will have a great opportunity to receive meaningful information dash boards through their mobile phones and tabs. In time to come all listed companies and investors will be able to subscribe for the information dash boards at a very nominal monthly fee.

It with great pleasure we presented yet another unique software solution called ‘BIRD-on-Cloud’ which is an unmatchable, unique Business Intelligence solution running on the cloud, to large number of company representatives gathered at the recent event of ‘OpenArc CEO/CIO Meet-up’ held on 02nd March at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. BIRD which stands for Business Intelligence Reporting & Data visualization is a product that we promote with SriyamSoft, India, a global product and services based organization with offices in North America and Asia. OpenArc has been appointed as the reseller in Sri Lanka for BIRD.

BIRD is very new and it uses cutting edge technologies addressing next generation information challenges of corporate world such as Multiple Data Source Compatibility, Report automation, Multi-device support, Elastic in memory Database, Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence that is capable of delivering high performance management information in a real time environment at astonishing speed.

We have overcome many barriers in conventional BI Tools and the BIRD undoubtedly will be the best in terms of value for money. Along with price competitiveness, we offer easiest and simplest implementation of it for any business enterprise using multiple data bases. At present we are talking to large number of companies who have shown interest in making the best use of BI for their businesses. We will perform a POC for any prospective company before they make a decision to move forward with this product.

Should you too be interested in, please call
Nadeep : 0727852739 | Dinesh :0727775544

by
Monday, 11 January 2016

OpenArc is pleased to announce the opening of another OpenArc solution as “Robotics & Industrial Automation”, a new division to develop and deliver embedded software solutions in local and global embedded software industry. The new division has been formed in Kohuwala.

The opening of new division office was commenced last Monday according to Sri Lankan rituals and auspicious time by the chief guest Mr Daya Hettiarachchi, Chairman/CEO of OpenArc Group of Companies.

Mr. Vithanage Former Dean of University of Moratuwa (UoM), Directors of OpenArc group, members from senior management and OpenArc Software Engineers, Developers and Technical Specialists had been gathered in this opening ceremony.

New division consist of around 20 members from OpenArc Software house and the newly joined member from UoM. The divisional members officially started with their embedded software developments same day by the auspicious time.

Company expects to improve the member count to 60+ members and to form up an ‘Electronic Laboratory’ for further developments of OpenArc Solutions. The new division will be initiating their projects sooner with OpenArc Engineering and University of Moratuwa.

The main target of OpenArc by forming a new divisional office is to provide great solutions in automating local industries and innovating new electronic and smart devices for the benefit of mankind.

by
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
with comment off

SharBank, the Sharia banking product of OpenArc, won a merit award at the prestigious National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) held on 09th October 2015 at hotel Galadari in Colombo. SharBank comprises sub products Ijarah, Murabaha and Mudharaba which are Sharia Banking counterparts of conventional banking’s Leasing, Hire Purchase and Deposit products respectively.

The winners posed for a picture after receiving the award. From L – R, Mr.Navodya Wimalsooriya (Software Developer of OpenArc), Mr.Dimuthu Chinthaka (Software Developer of OpenArc), Mr.Prabhath Nedurana (General Manager – Software of OpenArc),  Mr.Ishak Irfaath (Software Developer of OpenArc), Mr.Ruwan Amarasekara (Secretary of the BCS Sri Lanka Section), Mrs.Lucy Ireland (Deputy CEO of BCS Learning & Development Ltd.), Mr.Parakum Pathirana (President of ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter)

by
Tuesday, 06 October 2015
with comment off

OpenArc is pleased to announce the establishment of OpenArc solutions as “Embedded & Factory Automation”, a new division to develop and deliver embedded software solutions in local and global Embedded software industry. The new division will be spearheaded by a specialist team consisting Japanese Embedded Software Engineers, who are joining OpenArc with many years of international experience in embedded software training.

With its premises in Colombo 6, OpenArc is one of the main players specialized in technical consulting, application development, training and support for Open Architecture Software on the Sri Lankan market
The enhanced capability extends OpenArc acclaimed reputation as a one of Leading Sri Lankan Software factory, Software Training Center & Academy established over the last 25 years.

The new Embedded Software Division has been formed in Kohuwala. More that 20 of OpenArc Software Engineers, Developers and Technical Specialists have been gathered to service in this new environment under the guidance of Japanese Consultants. The development teams are currently testing on ‘RASPBERRY PI & ARDUINO’ technologies and the current developments are based on Open Source Programming Languages such as ‘Python’ and ‘C’.

With rapid growth occurring in the embedded software market driven by mobile platforms and domain specific vertical applications, this announcement underlines the OpenArc’s intent to take a leadership role as a local supplier of embedded software and systems training servicing a wide range of applications for global markets.

by
Tuesday, 06 October 2015
with comment off

“NEXT- Today’s Dreams, Future Realities”

‘CETECH Japan’ is a Global Exhibition that is annually held in Japan. Presenting the achievements of advanced IT and electronics to the world, and offering society proposals for new products, services and contents are some of global objectives in this exhibition.

The exhibition has been commenced since year 2000. In this year the exhibition is themed under “Today’s Dreams, Future Reality”.

It’s a pleasure to announce that, being one of 6 participants from Sri Lanka, OpenArc Systems Management Pvt. Ltd. represents the mother land in this global event. With 25 years of excellence in local software industry, We expect this is going to be another opportunity to expand OpenArc solutions in global markets and to establish new business relationships with japan.

OpenArc is the only Sri Lankan Software Company that is having Japanese involvement. Our Japanese branch is already formed in Tokyo and the Embedded Software Division has been launched in Sri Lanka particularly aiming at Japanese market.

Let’s wish OpenArc “Great People, Great Solutions”, to make opportunities towards global achievements in CEATACH  Japan 2015.

by
Monday, 16 March 2015
with 2 comments

CMMI

OpenArc successfully reassessed the CMMI Maturity Level 03, December 2014 in the path of the company’s Quality Journey. The Appraisal Team Members (ATM), which included Thilini Fernando (SEPG Chair Person), CharuFrenando, Rasika Maoji, Shanika Dayanthi, Muditha Vendabona, PiyumiNishelaPoshini and Ruwani Lakmali performed an excellent job under Mr. SeshadriVencateshan, Lead Appraiser QAI, India. The also received unconditional guidance from Mr. Daya Hettiarachchi during this period as wellATM

by
Friday, 07 November 2014
with 1 comment

OpenArc winning an award for SkySave, its web based savings product at National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) ceremony held on 17th October 2014 at hotel Galadari in Colombo.IMG_2493

by
Friday, 07 November 2014
with 2 comments

TRUE ENTREPRNEURS ARE NOBLE LEADERS, NOT JUST OPPORTUNISTS

Daya Hettiarachchi - Founder/Chairman OpenArc Group of Companies

Daya Hettiarachchi – Founder/Chairman OpenArc Group of Companies

 

The Founder/Chairman of OpenArc Group of Companies, Daya Hettiarachchi was recognized by The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) at the Engineering Excellence Awards 2014 with the award of “Engineering Entrepreneur” (Merit). This article expresses his views on Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial Contributions made by OpenArc Group of Companies to the nation over 23 years of company history.

Any country needs innovative Engineers to drive development programmes and achieve prosperity in the long run. Entrepreneurial Engineers are gifted products of anyNation’s success. Countriessuch as Japan produced enough of them through their education system and other innovative methods. Results are very much evident from what they have achieved today. Entrepreneurial Engineering Leaders is the need of the hour for Sri Lanka as well.

 

True entrepreneurs and noble leaders who want to do the best for others and they are not just opportunists who exploit situations to just make financial success, Daya Hettiarachchi expressed his views.

Among many other interpretations, we may see true meanings of the letter ‘E’ in the term ‘LEADERSHIP’ as standing for two aspects of noble leadership; being ‘Ethical’ and setting ‘Examples’ which followers may look upon to build their futures. It is a question in today’s context of leadership and entrepreneurship;is it more of only the exploitation of opportunitiesto produce highest profits at all times and spheres? We need a professional dialogue on this.

Truly a professional entrepreneur is a humble leader who exploits opportunities for the benefits of many others than himself and has more concern for mankind; there is a great deal of materials to be argued upon.

Daya Hettiarachchi, Founder/Chairman of OpenArc Group, a son of the southern soil of Sri Lanka with humble beginnings in 1990’s, has risen today to be a leader, mentor, a genuine and ethical business example in the community, who has paved the way for many successful accomplishments out of OpenArc, an institution that created IT professionals and a successful software business that produced many software solutions for the country that is deem to be the market leader in Sri Lanka providing software solutions to the banking &finance industry over last 23 years.

A Chartered Engineer (BSc. Eng., C Eng., MIESL) who subsequently pursued higher education in Computer Science (MSc) andalso became a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) after achieving full management accountancy professional qualifications from CIMA, UK way back in 1984. This is a rare combination of professional qualifications for anyone to possess along with entrepreneurial qualities.

In 1990 as a head of IT in a Bank,he identified the need of solid software solutions to be implemented in the Banks and Finance companies and other enterprises in Sri Lanka. He took over the challenge of heading IT divisions of banks but the country didn’t have many IT Engineers to support in his endeavors in early 1990s. All the IT solutions given to banks have been foreign software. In spite of slim local resources,in that erahe took initiative to introduce many new technologies and technology platforms for the first time in the history such as UNIX based Informix Dynamic server to local enterprises with training support from international organizations. At a time when there were no computer systems installed in those Bankshe took initiative and conducted IT training programs for the entire staff of NDB in 1987 and Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka in 1990 to educate them in IT. This initiative which laid the foundation for computerization of those institutions is still remembered by the past employees of those organizations.

With experiences earned through this process, vitality of the professional support from a good local software house to be established along with human resource development for the IT sector was identified by him.That was the beginning of raising seed capital for the formation of new enterprise OpenArc in 1991 and the long journey of last 23 years of OpenArc.At present, OpenArc is the only entity in Sri Lanka having a leading software company and an IT Campus under one roof. In recognition of the quality delivery, this year University of Moratuwa selected OpenArc School as an exclusive partner to deliver BIT external degree of the Moratuwa University.

With the systems knowledge gathered through his Engineering, Banking and IT careers he was able to conceptualize many industry leading software products with local and global presence. In this process the company has provided import substitution of foreign software that very often flowing in to the country due to lack of local entrepreneurship in the software products development arena in Sri Lanka.

In 2012 he successfully launched a private placement of company shares and attracted Japanese direct foreign investment of Rs. 358 million to the company through which process he diluted 19% stake to Japanese investors.

The OpenArc School that was formed in 1995 with the intention of generating its own OpenArc cultured Software Engineers has added more than 2000 IT professionals to the nation through professional education programmes conducted by them during last two decades.

OpenArc ‘Navodaya’ free education programme introduced by OpenArc in 2007 offers 25 BIT degree scholarships every year. It is a four year 100% free education and employment programme that has produced many world class software engineers in the past. The school children who don’t get university entrance at the Advance Level but win these scholarships have at the end won First class degrees in IT from the University of Colombo. They earn solid 3 years of software development experience at the time of graduation which is again a unique system of producing most practical and productive software engineers to the industry.

Today he is leading OpenArc Group as the Founder/Chairman, which combines OpenArc Systems, a leading computer software development firm, OpenArc School, a leading IT School and OpenArc Engineering Solutions, a new Green Technology Solution company in Sri Lanka.

OpenArc Systems with 150 professional software developers is engaged in state-of-the-art systems development work helping the entire group to build on strong IT backbone. Today the company, OpenArc Systems Management is a CMMI Level 3 quality certified company having a clear leadership in Banking & Finance software market in Sri Lanka.

With his long-term vision in producing a truly Sri Lankan, next generation core banking software solutionon an open technology platform combined with mobile payments and internet banking he invites the banking community to support his national endeavors. This country has so much of Banking & Finance expertise. The country has produced so much of world class software engineers, computer scientists who serve other countries around the world. Why can’t we combine these talents and efforts to produce a total common solution for all Sri Lankan banks and finance companies that spend billions of rupees every year for foreign software? It has been a usual question asked by Daya Hettiarachchi who needs support from the authorities such as Central Bankand Lanka Clear as well to accomplish his long-term goals.

 DailyNews_True Entrepreneurs

by
Monday, 04 November 2013
with 3 comments

OpenArc Systems Management (Pvt) Ltd, the leader in banking and finance software in Sri Lanka won awards for two of its innovative software solutions at the prestigious National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2013 held recently at hotel Kingsbury in Colombo. NBQSA is an annual event organized by the BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section to provide recognition to outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations in Sri Lanka contributed to the development of Information and Communication Technology.