|Key people||G.B. Prabhat Founder & CEO|
|Services||Web Services, Composite applications, Utility Computing|
Anantara Solutions is a private limited company having its headquarters at Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The company also has its offices in United States, Europe, Singapore and India. The word Anantara means "the continuum" in Sanskrit. The company was ranked among the top 10 start-ups to watch in 2008 by Mint (A Wall Street Journal joint venture). NASSCOM has named the company to its IT innovation for 2007 list.
The company is funded by Helion Venture Partners in a syndicate,with the other investors being Walden International, SVB Financial Group and a Europe-based venture capitalist, Christian Wedell.
The company works like a global manufacturing company. It designs solutions, buys components for the solutions from some 50 partner-network companies spread across India, China, Russia, Singapore, USA, Canada and Malta and assembles them into the final business. Steve Hamm, a senior writer with Business Week in a post on the Business Week blog says that the business model of the company could pose a serious challenge to the outsourcing status quo, not just in India but worldwide.
The company offers solution based business on second generation outsourcing that combine business consulting with various technologies such as:
- Web services
- Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
- Composite Applications
- Enterprise Applications including ERP, SCM and EAI
- Content Management and Portals
- Utility Computing
The company has its clients in 15 countries and provides services in various verticals like:
- Web 2.0 and online businesses
- Media and Entertainment
- BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance)
- Software Product companies
- "Anantara is one of the "Ten start-ups to watch"". Livemint.com. 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- "IT Innovators 2007". Nasscom.in. 2010-03-05. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- Hamm, Steve. "A new model for outsourcers: Outsourcing their work". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- "Second Life Consultancy". Hindu.com. 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2012-04-19.