Home Grown

Dilshan Wirasekara, Chief Executive Officer of First Capital Treasuries PLC

An Increasing number of software companies are now developing and marketing software aimed entirely at the local market.
Earlier they were trying making inroads to the international market. But making it big internationally hasnt been easy especially in a market recovering from an IT slump.rn

rnThey mostly target first time buyers of computer software with packages ranging from payroll operations to customer relationships management. rn

rnCheaper products and personalized services have found them a ready market in the country.rn

rnOn the other hand local businesses, finding standard software not suitable for the local environment, are increasingly turning to the homegrown software for their operations.rn

rnThe classic case is the World Trade Centre in Colombo.rn

rnThe countrys tallest buildings and busiest office block has 78 separate floors with more than 700,000 square feet floor space. Managing it is no easy task.rn

rnOverseas Realty, the owners of the building use high-end softwa