DHAKA, Bangladesh – November 11, 2010 – Speaking at a press conference held today at the Hotel La Vinci in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Gurvendra Suri, CEO of Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc., a leader in SAPâ-based business transformation, announced that the company is expanding business in Bangladesh and will provide SAP solutions and services to Bangladesh public sector organizations and rapidly growing businesses in burgeoning vertical markets such as apparel, textile, pharmaceutical, chemical, telecommunications, wholesale distribution and utilities, among others.
Mr. Gurvendra Suri said, “Drawing on its entrepreneurial spirit, strong work ethic and bold investment strategy, the Bangladesh business sector powered the country’s resilient economic growth during the 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession. To sustain this growth across the region and to effectively compete in today’s increasingly global economy, these businesses now need to invest in SAP solutions and become best-run companies.”
Suri added, “Optimal’s proven SAP expertise and deep industry experience, coupled with our strong customer focus and unwavering commitment to value delivery, makes us the partner of choice for helping Bangladesh businesses and public sector organizations of all sizes leverage SAP technology to achieve operational excellence, sustainable growth, and a clear-cut competitive advantage. We are committed to growing our presence in Bangladesh, and we anticipate winning a large share of the SAP market in Bangladesh as we aggressively ramp up our sales and marketing initiatives in this region.”
Optimal’s strategy for penetrating the Bangladesh market builds on the company’s success in India, where Optimal began operations in 2002. In March of this year, Optimal opened a new SAP Center of Excellence in Bangalore featuring state-of-the-art infrastructure to support Optimal’s SAP application management services, growing India-based workforce and aggressive growth plans for South Asia.
Said Dr. Subi Krishnan, managing director of Optimal’s India-based operations, “In the coming months Optimal plans to hire SAP consultants and SAP sales professionals in Bangladesh and establish a Bangladesh SAP Center of Excellence that will support Optimal’s Bangladesh customers and provide SAP application management services for the region.”
Dr. Krishnan added, “Optimal’s business in India has grown fourfold over the last year, and Optimal has increased its India-based workforce by more than 300% in just the past 18 months. We expect to continue this success and growth in the Bangladesh market.”