The company of the day is Wolf Platform-as-a-Service, based in India and USA. They offer Platform as a Service to rapidly design, deliver and use enterprise grade custom applications. You will find below an interview with Sunny Ghosh, Director and CEO for Wolf Frameworks. All the best to them and congrats for being the startup of the day!
Interview with Sunny Ghosh, Director and CEO of Wolf Frameworks Platform-as-a-Service
Who are you?
I am the Director and CEO for Wolf Frameworks Platform-as-a-Service.
What did you do before creating your company?
Sunny is responsible for developing, evangelizing and rolling out several enterprise grade software platforms to the market, he brings tremendous working experience with Enterprises/SME's from more than 35 countries and is a seasoned startup specialist. Specialties include: Early Stage to Market, Idea to Innovation, Product Positioning & Planning, Competitive analysis, International Marketing and Sales, Knowledge Management, Blue Ocean Strategy, Customer Relationship Management, etc.
How do you feel being the most promising ‘company of the day’ per Microsoft?
I am delighted to have this opportunity and look forward to working closely with the Microsoft Partner Community.
How did you get the idea? What s the genesis?
Today’s Organizations, Entrepreneurs and Businesses demand much more from their IT teams with lesser budgets & time. Time to market, concept to cash and embedding technology in every business process is not just competitiveness today but bare means of survival for faster turn around and better customer service. We envisioned the need of reducing time and cost for developing tailor made customized applications which fits the way our customers do their business and the re-emergence of the services industry. Democratizing technical innovation for the larger world has been a huge motivation. Our founding vision is to Save 70% time and cost in creating and delivering new business software…
What do you sell? What is your company’s mission?
We offer Wolf Platform as a Service for IT Solution Providers/Application Developers/Business Analyst and Domain Leaders to rapidly design, deliver and use Enterprise Grade Custom Applications using standard browser and pay per use monthly user subscription fees.
WOLF is a 100% browser based Web Application Designing and Development Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for creating mashable and interoperable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Business Applications on the internet without writing a single line of technical code. It provides a quick, easy, flexible and cost effective way of building customized web applications.
All you need is an internet connection, a browser program and the knowledge of modeling your business to use Wolf Service. No software to install, no maintenance cost, no hassles of creating a database, middleware, writing technical scripts, simple point and click user interface with English like business rules to build cross platform SaaS applications. You save more than 70% of your time & cost in building customized applications that can even interact with your existing software system’s - Complete cloud computing SaaS development framework...
What is your market?
Any clients? References? Partners?
GMR Group, Juice Junction, Hlb Mann, Delhi Freight Carriers, eCounting India, Social Education and Development Society, Invu IT Services, Trevor Roberts Associates, Head Start Montessori, Celtem Knowledge Center, India Trainers, Nike Golf
Driven Action, Australia - http://www.drivenaction.com/
DataSISAR, India - http://www.datasisar.com/
Pegasys Soft, USA/India - http://www.pegasyssoft.com/
JamCracker, Inc - http://www.jamcracker.com/
‘‘Platform-as-a-Service has a great potential to be the next significant productivity booster for businesses by allowing power users to create applications they need without waiting on their IT department. Wolf Frameworks is an example of such systems, with a notable distinction of being built on standards with transportability in mind. ’’ – Dan Itkis, Office 2.0
“This is very innovative platform. At last our own powerful platform which can be used to build powerful web applications on the fly. This guys have proved, you can build better platforms for developers as well.’’ - D Babu, Managing Partner, DataSISAR
‘‘The moment we finished the application design, our fleet solution for 100 trucks was up and running with no coding at all. Field staff is able to enter data using the excel-like interface and we have activated vehicle specific alerts. This is an impressive platform. ’’ – Kishan Agarwal, Managing Director DFC
‘‘We asked them to learn our business and design a solution. More than 25 stores, warehouse stocks and daily purchases are now processed using WOLF based Inventory. It helps me to derive better meaning, put formulas, get accuracy and cut down operative cost without worrying about IT.’’ - Shodan Bhandary, MD Juice Junction More testimonials: http://www.wolfframeworks.com/testimonials.asp
Funding history? VCs? BA?
Privately held and self funded…
How many employees do you have? How many developers?
8 people team.
Are you hiring? If yes, what? Where?
• Business Analyst
• Business Development Manager
• Pre/Post Sales Executive
• Product Specialist
Which platform are you building on? Why?
We use AJAX, XML with IIS and Microsoft .NET Framework and have a C# Engine with complete support for Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL. We needed to use an underlying Framework which allows our customers to innovate rather than just type and code. A framework that can deal with complex low level code, object complexity, bring interoperability, stability, scalability and higher performance. The combination of XML and the Microsoft .NET infrastructure gave us the ideal foundation for our platform.
Do you have any Software IP? Is there something that you’re the only one to do on the market?
Yes, Wolf Frameworks Platform as a Service is a complete technical code free environment for designing and delivering business applications and is a Patent-Pending Technology.
Where do you see opportunities today in the Software/internet areas?
1. OnDemand Tailor made, customized business applications which fits the way our customers do business.
2. Interoperable, Portable and Embeddable Business applications.
3. Capital free Cloud Computing platforms.
Looking for funding? If yes, how much?
Not looking to raise capital.
What about the izSpark Program? What do you think? Are you going to join? Why?
Bizspark program is ideal for early stage startups and gives your startup a fair opportunity to succeed in the marketplace with access to Microsoft’s superior performing software licenses ‘FREE’, technical infrastructure & overall guidance. The program is designed for you to jumpstart your tomorrow.
Any advice to young Software entrepreneurs?
Find the purpose and the means will follow. Believe in yourself and the rest will follow…