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Acette Technologies
Type Limited Liability Company - A partner firm in Dubai Internet City
Industry Information Technology and Consulting
Founded 2002 by Sunil Sivanand and Sujit Sivanand
Headquarters Dubai, United Arab Emirates,
Office in:
Key people Sunil Sivanand, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect
Sujit Sivanand, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Consulting
Roji Jacob, Head of Product Development
Rajaram Ramachandran, Head of Development Centre
Products SMS Banking, SMS solutions, Customer loyalty solutions, Cryptography, IT Governance Framework

Acette is an Information Technology System Integrator, Software Engineering and Consulting firm headquartered in Dubai Internet City. Acette provides technology strategy consulting services, enterprise application integration services, Information technology enabled services and Value-added reseller services to banks and other financial services companies, industrial companies, trading houses and government organizations in Asia, and Africa.

Corporate Identity[edit]

The name Acette (pr. aye~set) is derived from the terms ‘ace’, meaning expertise, and the encapsulating suffix ‘ette’; which when read together as Acette supposedly signifies ‘expertise encapsulated’. Acette says its corporate philosophy is that it’s [sic] customers should derive value to their business from both domain knowledge and technical expertise encapsulated in Acette’s services, solutions and products.

Solutions and Service Lines[edit]

SMS Solutions[edit]

In early 2002, Acette developed a range of SMS solutions to cater to the messaging requirements of various industry verticals, such as financial services, logistics and manufacturing industries. Large enterprises such international courier service companies have implemented proof of delivery systems that employ Acette’s SMS messaging engine.[citation needed]

SMS Banking Solutions[edit]

One of Acette’s products is BankSmart, an SMS Banking solution built over an SMS gateway to provide secure Push and Pull functionalities for banks to offer its customers the facility to perform both financial and non-financial banking transactions over a GSM mobile phone.

Construction Industry Solutions[edit]

Representing various specialised construction industry software solution vendors, Acette acts as a distributor and value-added reseller of vertical market software solutions for the construction industry. In this line of business, Acette offers proprietary tools for cost estimation modelling, quantity surveying, property valuation, construction administration and project management, including main contractor and subcontractor management and project and business administration systems for design consultants in construction industry.

Techno-market Studies[edit]

Acette’s Consulting division undertakes technology-based strategic studies. More specifically the services in this regard focus on market entry strategies for businesses planning to deploying new technology-enabled solutions such as electronic payment systems, smart-card based Customer loyalty systems, cryptography solutions etc.

IT Governance[edit]

Acette’s IT Governance practice assists larger corporate entities to develop their IT Governance Framework specifically suited for their relevant lines of business. In developing IT governance frameworks Acette employs widely accepted methodologies and frameworks, such as COBIT and ITIL. Acette also assists banks and other large corporate entities to develop their IT strategy and roadmap.

Project Management Services[edit]

This Service Division at Acette encompasses a range of activities delivering project management, cost management and program management. Acette’s project management consulting group provides a range of management and IT consultancy services including: program and project management, change management, performance improvement, strategy and planning and IT solutions advisory services.

IT Facilities Management[edit]

Acette provides independent IT facilities management services to the banking sector and selected private sector clients. Acette takes on outsourcing engagements to run the IT facilities and IT enabled business processes of its key clients.