Pentagon Global Solutions

REVENUE (Rs lakh) 2000-01  : Rs 37 crore 
1999-00  : Rs 7 crore
Growth  : 414 %

Chennai-based Pentagon Global Solutions is an end-to-end IT solutions and
services company. It provides cost-effective turnkey software solutions in
client-server, ERP, CRM, and Web-centric areas, e-commerce, multimedia, VLSI/ASIC,
embedded system solutions. Through its two divisions, software solutions and
education, Pentagon caters to the global market through its offices in the US,
Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Bahrain and Botswana.

CMD: T Mahadevan START-UP YEAR: 1995 
PRODUCTS & SERVICES: IT consulting and training ADDRESS: 27/2, Hindi Prachar Sabha Street, T
Nagar, Chennai
600034 TEL: 4329601-03  FAX: 4312824 WEBSITE:

Radiant Software

REVENUE (Rs lakh) 2000-01  : Rs 24 crore 
1999-00  : Rs 8 crore
Growth  : 205 %

Chennai-based Radiant Software posted revenues of Rs 23.5 crore for the
fiscal 2000-01, garnering Rs 23 crore from its domestic operations. Export of
software services fetched it Rs 13 lakh. Revenues came from two broad areas–software
development and training. On the software front, the company provides migration,
client-server and Web solutions. Radiant’s training division offers Oracle and
e-commerce courses like CADREe, DotComer and ASP. The company has become a
dominant player in Oracle training, by virtue of a focus on Oracle courses since

CEO: P Ramanathan START-UP YEAR: 1999 PRODUCTS & SERVICES: Peripherals and consumables
ADDRESS: Flat No 5, Sapthagiri Apartments, 83, TTK Road,
Alwarpet, Chennai 600018  TEL: 4982464FAX: 4998363 WEBSITE:

Surya Peripherals

REVENUE (Rs lakh) 2000-01  : Rs 20 crore
1999-00   : Rs 15 crore
Growth  : 33 %

This Chennai-based distributor for APC, HP and Krykard posted a turnover of
Rs 20 crore in the fiscal 2000-01. The company is a premium service provider for
HP range of peripherals like printers, scanners and CD-Writers, and has put in
place an online shopping model through which it sells HP’s products. To boost
its online sales, it has embarked on novel schemes like offering free software
for every online purchase of HP products. In order to retain its customer
base, the company has launched a help line on its website, wherein customers can
leave their service requirements.


MD: S Giridharan START-UP YEAR: 1997 PRODUCTS &
IT training and software development BRANCHES: 60 ADDRESS:
Second Floor, Espee Complex, 62, Brindavan Street, West Mambalam, Chennai
600033 TEL: 4843959, 4725823 FAX: 4720101 WEBSITE:

Gemini Communications

REVENUE (Rs lakh) 2000-01  : Rs 21 crore
1999-00   : Rs 11 crore
Growth  : 91 %

Gemini Communications ended the fiscal 2000-01 with a turnover of Rs 21 crore.
The Chennai-based company is one of the few Intel authorized solution providers
in the country. It distributes products like NICs, fast Ethernet hubs, switches
and routers from Accton Technology Corp of Taiwan.

The company also provides a range of networking solutions like structured
cabling, videoconferencing, ISDN connectivity, wireless and infra LAN. It has
forged strategic alliances with networking majors like Lucent, Cisco, Accton,
Network Associates and Fluke Corp.

MD: Ramkumar Ramamoorthy START-UP YEAR: 1995 PRODUCTS & SERVICES: Networking
ADDRESS: 1, Dr Ranga Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018 TEL: 4996422, 4988798
FAX: 4995058 WEBSITE:

Frontier Business Systems

REVENUE (Rs lakh) 2000-01  : Rs 75 crore
1999-00   : Rs 40 crore
Growth  : 88 %
Productivity  : Rs 33 lakh per employee

This Bangalore-based technology integrator posted revenues of Rs 75 crore as
against Rs 40 crore–a growth of 88%. The company’s strategic alliances with
global hardware and software solutions providers for each of its four divisions–IBM
Computing, Sun Microsystmes Computing, Networking and Power Conditioning.

Through the computing divisions, Frontier Business Systems offers a range of
IBM and Sun desktops, workstations, servers and storage devices. Frontier is
also an Avaya-authorized systems integrator for the latter’s structured
cabling solutions and Cisco’s premier partner for hubs, routers and switches.
The seven-year-old company has offices in Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and
Coimbatore and a total of 225 employees.

DIRECTOR: Ravi Verdes START-UP YEAR: 1994 PRODUCTS & SERVICES: Entire range of products (hardware
and software) from IBM, Sun Microsystems, solutions from Cisco, 3Com,
Intel and Avaya communications, on-line UPS from Tata Liebert COLLABORATIONS: IBM, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, 3Com, Intel,
Avaya EMPLOYEES: 225 ADDRESS: 18/10, Cunningham Road, Bangalore 560052
TEL: 2250054, 2250058-9 FAX: 2260729 WEBSITE:

San Computers & Technical Services

REVENUE (Rs lakh) 2000-01  : Rs 38 crore
1999-00  : Rs 24 crore
Growth  : 58 %

Delhi-based San Computers showed a 58% revenue growth to
touch Rs 38 crore. The company deals in product from Intel, Seagate, Epson and
TVS. Also the company sells assembled computers. The company is also a channel
partner of channel major like Tech Pacific and SES.

CEO: Shudhir Saluja START-UP YEAR: 1996 PRODUCTS &
Hardware, software and services ADDRESS: 212 Sakhuntla
Building, Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019 TEL: 6448937, 6437678 FAX:

Infotec Network Systems

REVENUE (Rs lakh) 2000-01  : Rs 22 crore
1999-00  : Rs 14 crore
Growth  : 57 %

A twelve-year-old company, Delhi-based Infotec Network
Systems showed a 57% growth to touch Rs 22 crore in turnover. Among the major
orders, the company bagged the network project for ISB, Hyderabad valued at over
Rs 7 crore and an systems integration project for the Union Public Service
Commission worth Rs 3 crore.

This fiscal, the company aims to establish a national
presence and increase its workforce from the current 250 employees.

CEO: Sanjay Anand START-UP YEAR: 1989 PRODUCTS &
Networking, SI, facilities management, Web application, and
e-services ADDRESS: 2/1, Nemchand Complex, Escort Heart Institute Road,
New Delhi 110025 TEL: 6314643, 6916494, 6924199 FAX: 6911761 WEBSITE:


REVENUE (Rs lakh) 2000-01  : Rs 20 crore
1999-00  : Rs 2 crore
Growth  : 900 %

This Delhi-based company shot up by 900% to mop Rs 20 crore
of revenues in the fiscal 2000-01 as against Rs 2 crore the previous year.

The company deals in computer hardware, software and
peripherals, and has LG, Samsung, Seagate and Intel products in its portfolio.
While the overall figures for growth zoomed, the company didn’t fare well on
the exports front. Revenues from exports slid to a low of Rs 25 lakh from Rs 1
crore in the previous fiscal.

MD: Rajesh START-UP YEAR: 1992 PRODUCTS & SERVICES: Hardware and software
ADDRESS: 162 Kundan house, 16 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019 TEL: 6238969




Software Technology Group

  • As per the results announced by STG and the latest data, the
    company’s revenue for 2000-01 stand at Rs 55.17 crore, not Rs
    40.39 crore, as mentioned in the DQ Top 20 Volume I. Accordingly,
    with a revenue per center share of Rs 19.29 crore, the company would
    rank No 9 amongst the Top 10 list in the training and education
    segment. Similarly, STG’s revenue per course would change from Rs
    184 crore (as mentioned) to Rs 250.7 crore.

SQL Star International

  • In fiscal 2000-01, the company’s education division showed
    revenues of Rs.15.52 crore from 10 owned centers. After this period,
    in the current fiscal, two centers have been merged. A few partner
    centers also started operations in fiscal 2000-01, with a sign-up
    fee of Rs 48 lakh. SQL Star does not take partners’ total revenues
    into consideration and only royalty/sign-up charges are considered.
    Thus, revenue per center during the above period was Rs 1.55 crore
    (against Rs.74.08 lakh mentioned in DQ Top 20 Vol 1, and total
    revenues were Rs 16 crore (against Rs 13.33 crore).

Tata Group

  • The strip header on Page 101 of DQ Top 20 Vol I should have read
    "Of 80 companies in seven sectors, infotech makes up a
    portfolio of four". Inadvertently, the word "Infosys"
    was carried instead of "infotech".

Transys Technologies

  • Chennai-based Transys Technologies recorded revenues Rs 51.5 crore
    for 2000-2001. Its revenues in the previous year, however, were Rs
    42.2 crore, and not Rs 56 crore, as mentioned in DQ Top 20 Vol II.
    The figure of Rs 42.2 crore for previous year’s revenues gives the
    company a growth rate of 22%, and not a negative 8%, as reported.
    The company’s ranking of #127, however, remains unchanged.

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