13th March 2011, www.island.lk
Sri Lanka’s EFutures, a provider of software and web solutions and IT consultancy services, is providing software development services to Walkingspree, a ‘Software as a Service’ company focused on fitness who is currently serving clients in United States, Canada and Mexico. EFutures specializes in implementing enterprise web and software solutions for both local and international companies.
Walkingspree, founded by Hiran Perera, is a US based specialized wellness provider whose expertise is to deliver a superior corporate walking program for health insurers and corporate clients. Mr. Perera, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer has led the strategic development of Walkingspree since inception.
Based on a USB pedometer to track validated steps, Walkingspree programs have been implemented in major health insurers, insurance brokers, Fortune 500 companies, small to medium businesses and non-profit organizations such as hospitals and schools.
Prashan Nagendra, Director - EFutures said, "As healthcare costs continue to rise, employers are spending more money into employee wellness programs to try and minimize financial damage and the popularity of wellness programs continues to grow".
Much of this increased wellness spending is going towards technology based wellness. This trend is not surprising considering it provides an opportunity to reach out to all employees with more affordability and convenience than traditional wellness program that typically require more manpower.
According to Rishen Fernando, Director - EFutures, the technology based wellness program offer a variety of features. The solution offers the use of cloud technology to allow for rapid scaling to meet the needs of all corporate client sizes, technology to allow corporations who are physically separated to connect together online, obtain real time quantifiable data using a connected device, high engagement where it provides instant feedback, ease of participants to interact with each other with real time data and online social networking.
With valid measurements, a technology-based program can create competitions, provide meaningful rewards and maintain engagement. Accurate data translate into measurable results, better employee buy-in and energized participation. It is a flexible solution with motivational messaging, fun individual & team competition, rewards tracking and timely reports on the success.
EFutures handles offshore software projects and boasts of one of the most impressive portfolios in the software industry. The company has become the corporate choice in outsourcing both web and software development. EFutures places emphasis on customer satisfaction, and as such development is based on customer specifications for a software product. Hiran Perera said, "We are thrilled by the developmental support provided by EFutures in helping Walkingspree build an innovative Software as a Service product. They delivered on our product requirements, speed of implementation and being a cost effective solution".
Rishen Fernando, noted that the company offers unparalleled experience and expertise in providing software and web solutions to a wide variety of clientele.
He identified the highly flexible approach, large and experienced team, faster response time and the experience as the sources of their success. EFutures’ successes with the projects it has engaged in, have garnered it respect from clients and has led to it being able to sustain the systematic lengthening of its client portfolio noted Prashan Nagendra.
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