Against all odds: Compello and 99X Technology deliver technological excellence through a global lockdown

Foresight to equip and guide employees to work from home through a crisis, allows over 300 Sri Lankans to continue to connect seamlessly with planned activity for their Scandinavian partners.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique problems and challenges to businesses in all industries globally – there isn’t a single business that has remained unaffected by this unprecedented crisis. It has shown the importance of disaster recovery planning within organisations and it is heartening to see that amidst the chaos, there are businesses that are able to thrive and proceed ‘business as usual’ to a great extent.

Software product engineering specialist 99X Technology takes pride not only in operating at maximum productivity during this crisis in a country on lockdown but also in offering uninterrupted technological support and digital solutions to its Scandinavian partners, who too remain in lockdown over 5,000 miles away.

Having taken steps to fully equip and guide its employees to be able to work from home through a crisis, this foresight is allowing over 300 Sri Lankans to connect seamlessly from their homes every day, and continue with planned activity for their Scandinavian partners.

Attesting to this fact, Norway-based Compello’s CTO Torgeir Lyngstad and Product Manager Gøril Thue noted: “The Compello 99X Technology team works and delivers normally during the Coronavirus pandemic from Colombo. Progress on planned activities is proceeding as planned, and our collaboration is not currently affected by the employees working from home office. I’m confident we can continue to be productive – even if it should extend for several more weeks.”

As a trusted development partner to Compello for over seven years, the services99X Technology provides include software development, quality assurance consultations(manual testing, test automation and performance testing) and UX consultation. The 30-strongLankan Compello team is spread across three different projects.

“Our focus has always been on providing best-in-class technological services to our global clientele and I am proud to see our years of experience, coupled with a vision to ensure business continuity at all times, holding strong during a crisis such as the Coronavirus pandemic,” stated Chief Business Development Officer Prasath Mahalingam.

Understanding the importance of assisting other businesses, both small and large, in ensuring business continuity through this pandemic, 99X Technology has also taken steps to create a community portal of guidelines, policies and best practices. The ‘COVID-19 Action Centre for Workplaces’ includes guidelines on assessing business impact and taking necessary countermeasures, work from home tips, useful information on the pandemic and much more.

About Compello AS

Compello AS is a Norwegian IT company established in 1996, developing solutions for automated data flow comprising solutions for EDI, eInvoice and Invoice Approval. The company is 100% owned by Etrinell AS with headquarters in Oslo, Norway. Some 90 people are currently employed in Compello based in Oslo, Larvik, Stockholm, and Colombo.

About 99X Technology

Headquartered in Sri Lanka, 99X Technology is a technology company co-creating well-engineered, innovative digital products for the Scandinavian market. Its expertise has been proven through a portfolio of over 150 impactful global digital products developed since 2004, together with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). 99X Technology employs over 300 technology and product specialists, who are high achievers, creative thinkers and team players. The company was adjudged one of Asia’s Best Workplaces for 2019. 99x is ranked among Sri Lanka's 100 Most Respected Entities by LMD Magazine and has been named a Best Workplace in the country for seven consecutive years.

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