Just In Time Group: Bringing Agility in the Workflow of Government Agencies
Technology has painted a new reality for the market today; a reality governed by the adage 'deliver more, for less.' To adjust to this new reality, the Government and Public Sector have been heavily infusing leading-edge technology to meet their core business needs. Helping them seamlessly adapt to the change, is the Colombo-based company, Just in Time Group (JIT). JIT’s flexible and cost-effective solutions have regularly elevated the success graph of its niche customer base. Telecommunication and Digital infrastructure has been identified as two of the key areas that would define the future of Sri Lanka and JIT is committed to support and partner the Government’s digitalization vision whilst harnessing it’s success and expertise towards the ICT imprint of the country
In its two decade journey, JIT has rapidly evolved from a four-member team to an employee group of over 200. From selling Compaq computers to being a full-fledged system integrator, JIT has emerged as a pioneer in the Sri Lankan technology-scape providing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions ranging from systems integration to Geographical Information Systems (GIS). “With over two decades of project experience of successfully delivering complex IT projects, we have a team of well experienced, multi-skilled certified professionals specializing in solution design, and systems integration,” says Jit Warnakulasuriya, Founder & Chairman of JIT.
Warnakulasuriya's ‘can do’ attitude has always served as the driving force behind the company’s success and its exponential expansion. JIT's existing solutions portfolio varies from project management, business process re-engineering, to Support & Maintenance. JIT’s Active and Passive networking products carry the best-suited technology that readily clamps with the clients’ requisites and abets them to meet the dynamic drift of the market.
Furthermore, JIT with its expertise in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology provides solutions and expert consultancy that helps clients to analyse data from a geographical perspective to enhance the effectiveness of their planning as well as make more informed and accurate decisions. GIS drives the Public & Government sectors digitalization process as foundation platform.JIT with its tie up with Esri (acronym for Environmental Systems Research Institute - USA) who is considered the global technology leader in GIS as well as in Sri Lanka, remains the only fully equipped & supported GIS technology provider in Sri Lanka.
JIT Group has a team of well experienced, multi-skilled certified professionals specializing in solution design and systems integration
All of Sri Lanka’s authoritative Mapping till date is done on the platform provided by JIT.
Delivering solutions of national importance, JIT was instrumental in deploying the electronic fund settlement system called Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS) bringing Sri Lanka up to international banking standards. JIT’s team also assisted the Peoples Bank, a state-owned bank in Sri Lanka in implementing a robust ATM switch with ATOS Worldline. The offering helped them to overcome the challenge of connecting two different core banking solutions. This solution crafted a product that could communicate via ATMs and then later powered it to new core-banking and digital platforms. The firm as the local technology partner also supported the deployment of the Central switch system with its principal FIS to connect all the ATMs of the country which is known as the common card and payments switch. This is a landmark project for the financial landscape as the only common switch for the country and has successfully gone live giving birth to Sri Lanka’s largest common ATM network connecting over 2500 ATMs.
Being a visionary, Warnakulasuriya understands the importance of partnering with other market giants in the same space. “Our success has always been our strength in relationships with our stakeholders be it customers or principals, on which we place great emphasis,” remarked Warnakulasuriya. To this end, the company has collaborated with some of the prominent market leaders such as Gemalto, IBM, FIS, Silverlake, DELLEMC, Netcracker, and CGI to name a few. Moreover, JIT’s associations have helped them address the core pain points of customers and then usher appropriate remedies for the same.
Renowned for its dedicated and skilled support, the support and maintenance team have gone through rigorous trainings in Colombo and overseas to scale up the quality of its services. The support and maintenance business unit is a key strength and backbone of JIT which has paved the way towards its two decade industry longevity. JIT’s key customers are leaders in the fields of telecommunications, banking, financial services etc., with high levels of expectations. “Our professional services team is trained to meet these requirements and provide the best of breed service to our customers,” added Chrishan Mendis, the Chief Operating Officer of JIT. “We are the only firm in Sri Lanka that provides Level 1 and Level 2 support for US, Japanese, Malaysian, and British technology companies.” The company attributes teamwork, collaboration, and shared spirit for consecutively winning the Asia’s Best Employer Award for 2015 and 2016. “Our teams’ committed service has always been a key contributor to our high performance as a company. Through their committed contribution, each member has supported our mission of being the foremost ICT System and Solutions Integrator in Sri Lanka,” remarked Sherene Goonetilleke, Head of Legal/HR & Admin at JIT.
In the years ahead, JIT envisions implementing new solutions and techniques for digitally trans-forming the functionality of Govt & Public sector.