In its continuous efforts to provide benchmark ICT products, LAUGFS Group IT team was yet again able to clinch two prestigious awards at the 20th National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2018 for the sixth consecutive year. The team was bestowed with the Silver Award for the LAUGFS Gas Sales Force Automation (SFA) system and the Bronze Award for the LAUGFS Import and Export Management System (IEMS).
NBQSA 2018 is an annual event organised by the Sri Lankan section of The British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT for the past 20 years. It aims to recognize outstanding achievements of both individuals and organisations who have contributed towards the development of ICT in Sri Lanka.
Commenting on LAUGFS IT’s achievements, LAUGFS Holdings Chief Information Officer, Indika Gunawardena, remarked, “As a leading conglomerate in Sri Lanka, LAUGFS employs a definitive ICT strategy that focuses on developing continuous and timely technological solutions, to provide world class ICT products to the entire group. The LAUGFS Gas Sales Force Automation system and LAUGFS Imports and Exports Management system reflect our commitment to create greater value within all business areas. These awards further testify to our efforts to inject creativity and efficiency into our ICT products.”
The SFA system is a comprehensive technological solution developed in-house by LAUGFS IT, which automates the distribution and sales activities of the distributor and dealer network of LAUGFS Gas. The system has enabled LAUGFS Gas distributors to enhance their overall operational efficiency, and further streamline their sales tasks to enabling the sales team at LAUGFS Gas to continue to maintain accurate inventory records during sales cycles.
“It is an honour to have received this award for the SFA system at the NBQSA 2018. We are delighted to have clinched the Silver Award, which is a tribute to our dedication to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to our customers. It also reinforces our commitment to build advanced technologies and processes. I must express my gratitude to LAUGFS Chief Information Officer, Mr. Indika Gunawardena, LAUGFS Gas Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ashan De Silva and the LAUGFS Gas sales team for the continuous support that was extended to pursue the SFA system. I must also thank LAUGFS Group IT’s “Innovations Club” for their unwavering dedication towards this project,” commented LAUGFS IT Project Manager – SFA, Nelum Wijayasundara.
Meanwhile, the LAUGFS IEMS was developed to enhance the efficiencies within the overall supply chain of LAUGFS. LAUGFS IEMS is another unique software which proactively manages the supply chain processes across a broad range of functions such as finance, HR, clearing and freight. The in-house developed software includes a robust set of intuitive systems, fully customisable for the import and export process to ensure that the LAUGFS management, employees and businesses are able to take efficient and informed decisions.
“At LAUGFS Group IT, we consistently strive to offer improved technological solutions to all our stakeholders. The IEMS software is another testament to our efforts to enhance the overall efficiency of our supply chain. This demonstrates the commitment of our web development team, Group IT and Group Import and Export division to explore innovative solutions and engage in extensive research and development efforts. In the future we hope to create more viable opportunities for our entire organisation, by developing the best in class technological solutions,” remarked LAUGFS IT Project Manager – IEMS, Ranjula Haputhanthri.
LAUGFS IT is a dedicated team of professionals seeking continuous service enhancement through disruptive technologies and solutions. Reaffirming the team’s continuous drive towards product improvement, they have been bestowed with numerous accolades and certifications over the years. A few of these include the Gold Award in the ‘Corporate’ category, Bronze Awards in the ‘Overall Category’ and ‘Special Category for the Best Tamil Website’, as well as the Merit Award for the ‘Best Web Developer’ at the “BestWeb.lk 2018” competition.
LAUGFS is one of the largest diversified business conglomerates and a trusted name in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1995, LAUGFS today has expanded across 20 industries in Sri Lanka and overseas, establishing a strong presence as a leader and pioneer in the power and energy, retail, industrial, services, leisure and logistics sectors. With over 4,000 employees and an annual turnover exceeding Rs. 37 billion, LAUGFS continues to expand and empower millions as a trusted Sri Lankan brand.