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Leveraging People & Technology for Business Value Creation and New Growth Opportunities: Anlight Consulting Services Private Limited

The Silicon Review
May, 2019


The present day market scenario in India is ever-changing. While new technologies have been introduced, thereby setting major focuses on digital transformation, the acceptance of Gig economy and need for agile delivery models have set new trends. The industry is now open to leverage expertise from external sources and willing to seek experienced and proven expertise for Management roles in a ‘pay per use’ model. This has been quite instrumental in the acceptance and success of Anlight’s vCIO services (Virtual CIO).

The focus on HR Transformation and Automation of HR Operations across Companies have enabled Anlight to offer its Implementation & Support services for award-winning, global Ramco HCM solution. With strategic business partnership with Ramco Systems, the team at Anlight has delivered multiple Ramco HCM implementation projects within India and beyond.

Anlight: Getting Off To a Flying Start

The journey of Anlight started five years ago, and now it has moved up the ladder of success with over 40 passionate and enthusiastic employees serving over 30 customers across India and beyond. It provides a range of IT/HR Services that include IT consulting, mid to senior level recruitment services, HR technology solution implementation services (strategic partnership with Ramco Systems focused on HCM solution), HR analytics solution & Virtual CIO (vCIO) services.

Like every organization aiming to touch new heights, Anlight too had its fair share of challenges in its initial days. Acquiring customers for the start-up, managing customer expectations with an initial hand-picked team, creating awareness about the company and leveraging professional network for new business posed as tough challenges for Anlight, but now all seems to be things of the past. With a strong focus on positive attitude, core organization values and an empowered, flexible yet performance focused work culture, the company has reaped good results.

Q. When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going

Anoop Handa, Anlight founder, believes that the first customer and the first assignment are very special to any start-up. The company values highly of its first project that paved the way to the company’s success and growth.  However, the toughest challenge of all came from the acquisition of its first customer and the first project.

Anoop says that it was very difficult for them to acquire a customer purely on past achievements with no runs on the scoreboard with a new startup, but they were fortunate that they found someone who put their trust on a start-up and offered a chance to demonstrate their superior customer services and smart execution skills. Ever since their first assignment, Anlight has always treated each project as if it was its first one and does its best to deliver and meet customer expectations. Anoop says, “The hunger of start-up should never subside at any time. We have learnt that one should always be transparent, and ‘under-commit’ BUT ‘over-deliver’! The reverse of ‘over-commitment’ and ‘under-delivery’ can be very risky to one’s success.”

Key Success Factors

Anlight’s hybrid expertise in strategy and hands-on execution provides an edge to the company’s clientele and helps them to generate immense business value through its rich business experience, vast industry expertise, in-depth knowledge and consulting services.

Projects at Anlight are never treated as just another transaction. The Anlight team rather invests in developing long term relationships with its customers and partners and always works with an objective to have long-term, mutually rewarding and win-win partnerships. The company attributes its success to the following factors.

  • Passion & Belief: It always had a continuous and consistent focus on the vision and a strong belief that nothing is Impossible.
  • A Winning Team: The company has put its best efforts to attract, retain, rewarding & empowering the team, who are fully aligned to the mission & vision of the company.
  • SMART Execution: Many Imagine; Few Execute! At Anlight, Smart Execution has been a key to realise goals. Only hard work is not enough, it promotes Smart-working as well.
  • Networking, Professional Relationships & Partnerships: Anlight focuses on developing win-win partnerships with customers & partners that is critical to success of the company.
  • Organization Values and Culture: Creating a set of principles and demonstration of its core values in all its actions has enabled it to create a rewarding culture of learning, development and growth of its employees.

The Roadmap Ahead

Anlight has partnered with US-based ThoughtAnalytik LLC, (“tA”). ThoughtAnalytiks helps data-driven enterprises to take cost, time, coding, and demand for technical skills out of their data initiatives. The SaaS-based Analytics platforms from tA leverage data assets to excel in business decisions. These platforms take cost, time & technical skills out of the equation in building data warehouse and data lakes.

Anlight has recently introduced HR Vu: a pre-built set of HR KPI’s’ and HR Analytics to enable Data-Driven HR for delivering business value via HR function. It is currently focused to expand its global footprint and add more cloud solutions to its existing portfolio. We are currently in ‘BUILD’ phase of our new Cloud based CRM practice. The Company aims to enter into more strategic partnerships with proven, global product companies so that we can offer more solutions to our esteemed customers.

The Driving Force behind Anlight’s Meteoric Rise

Anoop Handa, Founder and Managing Director

Anoop is an accomplished, results-driven Senior Executive with proven track record and over 25 years of extensive, multi-disciplinary global experience in Technology Leadership, coupled with deep domain knowledge of the Financial Services industry.

Anoop is a DCE alumni and has worked internationally in various countries (US, UK, Japan, & Europe), having delivered immense business value through strategic and effective use of technology and out-sourcing/off-shoring. An active participant at industry forums as a panelist/speaker, Anoop has been the proud recipient of several awards, having received wide industry recognition for creating Business Excellence through Human Capital & Technology.

An exceptional leader with ‘never say die’ attitude and tremendous positive attitude, Anoop walks the talk and has been a great role model for his employees. He demonstrates exceptional professional and people management skills with a strong focus on integrity, superior customer service, mutual respect, and complete transparency.

“We aim to be the preferred choice of our customers and partners globally and be valued for driving excellence & high performance through most optimal Technology and Human Capital resources.”


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