IronOne partners Bangladesh's Robi for paperless meetings (Daily Financial Times (Sri Lanka))

IronOne Technologies of Sri Lanka has partnered with Robi Axiata Ltd., a leading mobile phone company in Bangladesh, to facilitate paperless Board and Senior Management Committee meetings using IronOne’s ‘BoardPAC’ software solution.

It is expected that the iPad-enabled paperless board meeting automation in Robi will pave the way for widespread adoption of the solution in Bangladesh’s large corporate sector, the company said.

Supun Weerasinghe, MD and CEO of Robi Axiata Ltd., and Lakmini Wijesundera, CEO of IronOne Technologies, recently signed an agreement on behalf of their respective companies for this purpose. Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, COO of Robi Axiata, was present at the signing ceremony.

BoardPAC introduced by IronOne Technologies, is an effective and highly secure way for Board Directors and Management Committee members to access board and committee papers and supplementary information directly from their iPads, thereby eliminating the need for printing multiple copies of each document and couriering such documents to the Directors. It also provides an easy way for Directors to view all documents related to a board paper in a clear manner.

BoardPAC has the highest levels of security and confidentiality maintenance through its core focus on security, and is an ISO 270001-certified product complying with the highest levels of security management.

BoardPAC has gained immense success around the globe as a secured and dependable alternative to the conventional paper-based Board and senior level meetings at the large corporations of the world, a spokesman for IronOne said. The high level of confidentiality provided by the automated system conforms to the industry standards stipulated by global organisations.

BoardPAC’s simplicity, security and mobility helps boost a company’s as well as its users’ levels of productivity. Its cost effectiveness and convenience has laid the platform to enable quick decision making through a collaborative approach. The key success of the iPad based BoardPAC Board Approval Solution and Paperless Governance is attributed to the simplicity of the solution.

Customers for BoardPAC in Sri Lanka include John Keells Holdings PLC, Bank of Ceylon, Commercial Bank, Carsons Cumberbatch, Hemas Holdings, MAS Holdings, SriLankan Airlines, Sampath Bank, LB Finance, Merchant Group, Nations Trust, Sampath Bank,

Peoples Bank, Peoples Leasing, Union Bank, Colombo Stock Exchange, Telecom Regulatory Council Sri Lanka (TRCSL).

International customers include leading Asia Pacific giants such as Bursa Malaysia (Stock exchange of Malaysia), MayBank, Affin Bank, Hong Leong Bank, RHB Bank, Maxis Telecom, Astro and many such large corporations in the Asia Pacific region. Deloitte and Touche in South Africa, one of the ‘Big Four’ audit and consulting companies also uses the same technology.

Robi Axiata Ltd. is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc, of Japan. Robi is the second largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, with over 26 million subscribers, as of March 2015. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to nearly 99% of the population with more than 11,200 BTS.

Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting over 600 operators across 200 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.

IronOne Technologies is an award winning leading mobile and enterprise services software solution provider with offices located in Sri Lanka, USA and Malaysia with a global coverage of over 15 countries across several continents with a regional partner office located in each of the countries of coverage.

IronOne has been awarded the National Best Quality Software Gold and the Microsoft Partner Award as recognition of its superior quality standards. IronOne’s global support center is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka with over 100 IT professionals supporting its solutions. IronOne provides enterprise solutions such as the BoardPAC ipad enabled Board Meeting Solution and the ATrad capital markets solution suite and several other solutions to global markets.