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Newgen Software Reports 21% YoY Growth in Revenues in FY’19



The management of Newgen Software Technologies Ltd. announced results for the Quarter and Financial Year ended 31 March 2019 at its Board Meeting held on 15 May 2019.

Speaking about the results, Mr. Diwakar Nigam, Chairman & Managing Director, Newgen Software Technologies Ltd. said – “FY’19 has been an eventful year in various aspects bringing in new opportunities for the organization including expanded product capabilities, a stronger management team and addition of new markets. During the year, we have continued with our strong growth, profitability and cash generation momentum. We are focused on driving innovation and adopting solutions in line with the rapidly evolving technological trends and were granted 6 patents during the year. Our notable achievements during the year include addition of 81 new logos, taking the active customer base to 540+ clients. Today, our clients run their businesses and critical operations on our platforms in 66 countries.”

Revenues up 21% YoY in FY’19

EBIDTA** up 31% YoY PAT up 40% YoY

81 new wins during the year

Strong US & APAC market growth; SaaS revenues up 111%

Key Financial Highlights (FY’19)

  • Total Income (Consolidated) up by 23% YoY to reach Rs 641.0 crores compared to Rs 520.0 crores in FY’18. Revenue from operations (Consolidated) witnessed strong growth momentum and was up by 21% YoY to reach Rs 620.6 crores as compared to Rs 512.4 crores in FY’18 with broad based growth across all key geographies and favourable foreign currency movement.

oRevenue from Sale of Products/ License were at Rs 153.8 crores o Annuity Revenue streams (ATS/AMC, Support and Cloud/SaaS) were at Rs 303.0 crores. Cloud/SaaS continues to be our fastest growing revenue component. oImplementation & Digitization revenues were at Rs 163.9 crores.

  • EBITDA was at Rs 127.7 crores up by 31% compared to Rs 97.5 crores in FY’18. EBIDTA Margins (EBIDTA/Revenue from operations) were at 20.6% compared to 19.0% in FY’18.
  • Profit after tax was Rs 102.2 crores up by 40% compared to Rs 72.9 crores in FY’18. PAT Margins (PAT/Total income) were at 15.9% compared to 14.0% in FY’18.
  • Basic Earnings per shares was at Rs 15.01 in FY’19 compared to Rs 11.44 in FY’18.

Key Financial Highlights (Q4 FY’19) – [Y-o-Y Comparison]

  • Revenue from operations (Consolidated) was up by 11% YoY to reach Rs 204.0 crores as compared to Rs 183.8 crores in Q4 FY’18. Seasonality variations across quarters are tending towards normalization. ORevenue from Sale of Products/ License were at Rs 47.5 crores o Annuity Revenue streams (ATS/AMC, Support and Cloud/SaaS) were at Rs 86.8 crores. Cloud/SaaS continues to be our fastest growing revenue component. oImplementation & Digitization revenues were at Rs 69.6 crores
  • EBITDA was at Rs 79.6 crores compared to Rs 76.8 crores in Q4 FY’18.
  • Profit after tax was Rs 62.5 crores compared to Rs 59.5 crores in Q4 FY’18.

Key Business Highlights (Q4 FY’19)

  • Business growth across key markets especially APAC and US regions which witnessed a YoY growth of 55% and 37% respectively.
  • Prestigious customer wins: 30 new customer additions in Q4 FY’19 including an order from the National Records and Archives Authority (NRAA) of the Sultanate of Oman, a large government defence organization in India and a privately owned bank in GreeceFocus on larger deal sizes.
  • Strong Industry Recognition continues: Gartner has cited Newgen as a ‘Niche Player’ in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS) 2019* Positioned as a ‘Strong Performer’ in The Forrester WaveTM: Digital Process Automation For Wide Deployments, Q1 2019**
  • Continued focus on product and innovation: Granted 3 patents during the quarter. As of March 2019, Newgen has filed for 44 patents, out of which 11 have been granted. 3 patents under examination in the US.
  • Company continues to strengthen the horizontal product platform with vertical service accelerators: Robust growth across all key verticals especially Healthcare, BPO/IT, Insurance and Banking verticals.
  • Cloud/ Saas business model strengthening annuity revenues: In Q4 FY’19, SaaS revenues were at Rs 6.6 crores, up by 88% YoY.
  • Improved positioning through global alliance: Announced a global strategic alliance with Kodak Alaris providing customers and channel partners with access to best-in-class solutions to help organizations drive digital business.
  • Key Awards: Winner in the Medium Enterprises – Service Industry category for the ‘FE CFO of the year’ award which recognizes excellence and best practices amongst organisations and individuals.
  • Use of IPO proceeds: Executed an Agreement for purchase of office premises in Noida (Uttar Pradesh), total admeasuring 4,067 sq. mtrs. Total utilization of IPO proceeds Rs 51.45 crores out of net proceeds of Rs 84.59 crores

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Tata Tele business service hosts a Successful discussion with CXOs for resilience & business growth in Post COVID world




Tata Tele Business Services (TTBS), hosted CXO Round Table Discussion with industry leaders on building a new mindset for business resilience and growth. The discussion centered around Respond, Reboot and Reinvent as key imperatives; with large Enterprises reinventing their business models as they continue to respond effectively to the aftershocks of the crisis.

 While the potential requirement for many organizations is to build digital competency, the larger goal is to be data-driven and leveraging the cloud capabilities. Moreover, witnessing variable cost structures, agile operations, and automation which could create stronger capabilities with digital presence and security.

According to an IDC report, ‘By 2022, 70% of all organizations will have accelerated use of digital technologies, transforming existing business processes to drive customer engagement, employee productivity, and business resiliency.’

Industry representatives such asUpkar Singh, Director IT, Fidelity Information Services India Ltd., Raj Neravathi – Head of Technology, Titan, Yogesh Kothari – Sr. Vice President, Quatrro Business Support Solutions shared their expertise upon business agility, examples from their professional career and how they are successfully driving the digital transformation journey for their organization.

Addressing the session, Mr. Shibhu Davies, Sales Head – North and East, Tata Communications Ltd. said, “There is a plethora of technology available in the market, understanding the most suitable one for a particular business is the key factor. To thrive in the next normal, companies must be data driven to make critical and timely decisions. While there is an uptick in the businesses investing in data and nimble technologies like cloud and AI, many are still struggling to maintain momentum. Businesses need to get out of cultural obstacles, address data privacy and governance challenges to enhance their degree of business transformation.” 

Elaborating further on increasing adoption of Cloud communication, Mr. Shibhu Davies explained, “Cloud Communication suite like Smartflo being offered by Tata Teleservices are inherently designed for a digital or hybrid environment and is well-equipped to deal with the growing overlap between digital technology and enterprise operations. Besides enhanced efficiency and operational flexibility, it offers more robust security to your business with a pre-configured unified threat management system.”

Mr. Upkar Singh, Director IT, Fidelity Information Services India Ltd said “Covid has created an unprecedented impact across all regions – organizations that are flexible both from technology and operational perspective have been able to RESPOND in time, REBOOT their functions and are now REINVENTING result oriented approach”

Mr. Raj Neravathi – Head of Technology, Titan said, “During times of catastrophes, leadership plays a very important role in adoption to change. Composure, calmness, honoring and supporting every internal and external stakeholder through thick and thin helps revive business and defines leadership by example.” 

Mr. Yogesh Kothari – Sr Vice President, Quatrro Business Support Solutions said, “Challenges that enterprises are facing in the current times is resistance to change. There is a lack of vision for creating a digital journey for the customer and technology know how for their business” 

Highlights of discussion: 

Challenges in Technology Adoption 

The key challenges faced by enterprises for adopting new technologies extend both towards the changing customer experience along with employee pushback. Merely purchasing and implementing a solution in response to a localized issue does not equate to technology adoption and agility. Organizations are considering two key points, recognizing and responding to the shifting trends in consumer behavior and avoiding the initiatives that target specific issues.

The post-covid world has led to unexpectedly increased customer readiness towards trying new channels for interacting with businesses. 

Organizations adopting to technology, lead to driving changes strategically through an ongoing process where being receptive to changing consumer trends helps in the formulation of effective roadmaps. These roadmaps can then be used to build better value propositions by leveraging the right technological advancements, leading to business growth and benefits.

Role of Leadership In Bringing Organizational Change

Leadership plays a very critical role while dealing with catastrophes. From healthcare solutions to virtual classrooms, from facilitating remote work and learning, from re-imagining online business models and digital revenue lines, to stepping up the cyber security, organizations are working on new challenges.

The pandemic has accelerated transformation multifariously for businesses in India. Organizations are re-imagining their business models, relooking at talent management strategies, and fast-tracking digitalization efforts to be more resilient to disruption. 

Organizations are simplifying and enhancing their IT landscape, architecting systems for integration, balancing operational and capital expenses using the cloud. Investments are being made towards intelligent systems that provide incremental learning abilities. 

Technology Investments for a Digital Future

Over the last couple of months, it has become increasingly evident that digital adoption is not negotiable. Having the right technology to power up digital strategies is fundamental in today’s business world. It is a business requirement without which organizations are not able to grow in a rapidly evolving market landscape.

A good business continuity solution that delivers digital workspaces to access critical applications, have accelerated the performance of organizational applications on remote connections. With right platform and solutions clubbed with excessive trainings, organizations have managed to continue with their operations without major loss in productivity or efficiency.

Digital technologies have caused a shift in customer expectations, resulting in a new kind of modern buyer. Today’s consumers are constantly connected and aware of what they can do with technology. Bringing the employees up to speed to cater to the new age customers has been one of the key form of investments for various organizations. 

Respond, Reboot and Reinvent – The New Mindset for Growth

Organizations have taken immediate actions focused on keeping people safe and essential business functions operating. This has been relatively marked with high effort and possibly chaotic activity.

Organizations are adopting to the wholistic approach, recognizing evolving customer demand, channels of information consumption, building continued incremental intelligence including technology that provides agility. Agile decision making and strategy setting by enterprises have outsized performance and established a lead over the competition that sustains long after the initial disruption. By reinventing themselves, organizations have learnt to conduct operational processes and workflows in new, repeatable, and scalable ways.

Key Takeaways

  • Gaining New perspectives, relooking at business models and embracing new models of harnessing technology have become business priorities.  
  • Reinvent on an ongoing basis to build an agile, adaptive & resilient enterprise for a sustainable future. 
  • Uninterrupted connectivity between all stakeholders, internally within employees and externally with customers and vendors across platforms and touch points is of critical importance.

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Bharti Airtel Announces 5G Ready Network




In a major landmark, Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) announced that it has become the country’s first telco to successfully demonstrate & orchestrate LIVE 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city.

Airtel did this over its existing liberalised spectrum in the 1800 MHz band through the NSA (Non Stand Alone) network technology. Using a first of its kind, dynamic spectrum sharing, Airtel seamlessly operated 5G and 4G concurrently within the same spectrum block. This demonstration has emphatically validated the 5G readiness of Airtel’s network across all domains – Radio, Core and Transport. 

Airtel 5G is capable of delivering 10x speeds, 10x latency and 100x concurrency when compared to existing technologies. Specifically, in Hyderabad, users were able to download a full length movie in a matter of seconds on a 5G phone. This demonstration has underlined the company’s technology capabilities. The full impact of the 5G experience, however, will be available to our customers, when adequate spectrum is available and government approvals received.

Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel said: “I am very proud of our engineers who have worked tirelessly to showcase this incredible capability in Tech City, Hyderabad today. Every one of our investments is future proofed as this game changing test in Hyderabad proves. With Airtel being the first operator to demonstrate this capability, we have shown again that we have always been the first in India to pioneer new technologies in our quest for empowering Indians everywhere.” 

“We believe India has the potential to become a global hub for 5G innovation. To make that happen we need the eco system to come together – applications, devices and network innovation. We are more than ready to do our bit.” added Gopal Vittal.                  

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Airtel Xstream Fiber Rolls Out Gigabit Wi-Fi Experience




Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) has kicked off the New Year with some exciting news for customers with the launch of hyper-fast Wi-Fi experience. 

Airtel Xstream Fiber customers can now enjoy 1 Gbps data speeds over Wi-Fi and no longer have to be constrained by a dedicated LAN cable. The Airtel Xstream Fiber Rs 3999 plan now comes with a complimentary 1 Gbps Wi-Fi router to go with unlimited data quota and massive bundled content.  

The highly advanced 4×4 Wi-Fi router, will enable seamless 1 Gbps Wi-Fi coverage across Homes and Small Offices. This will unlock a great experience for online gaming and animation and for work or study from home with large number of concurrently connected devices. Small Offices will be able to deploy multiple high speed connections for applications such as stock trading and online collaboration that requires reliable high speed connectivity with zero downtime.      

Says Vir Inder Nath, CEO – Homes, Bharti Airtel: “Reliable high speed connectivity is a lifeline in today’s digital first world and Airtel is proud to be at the forefront of India’s broadband revolution. A key ask from our customers was liberation from the LAN cable to enjoy the 1Gbps experience and we are delighted to make that happen.”        

Airtel Xstream Fiber’s 1 Gbps broadband plan at Rs 3999 also comes with a complimentary Airtel Xstream Box that offers 550 TV channels and OTT content from the Airtel Xstream app library that includes over 10,000 movies & shows aggregated across 7 OTT apps and 5 studios. It offers subscription to premier video streaming apps such as Amazon Prime Video and ZEE5, all accessible through the Airtel Xstream Box.

Airtel is India’s largest private sector broadband service provider with presence in over 150 cities. 

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