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Browns Group signs Microsoft Enterprise Agreement with H One

The Browns Group and H One (Pvt) Ltd. recently announced the signing of an Enterprise Agreement for Microsoft Solutions. This encompasses a 3 year technology roadmap for the Browns Group that was developed based on a comprehensive infrastructure assessment carried out by H One and Microsoft.

Under this agreement H One is responsible for implementing a phased technology upgrade while also providing a centralized licensing solution across 250 desktops and 11 servers. This agreement will rationalize IT procurement and implementation across the group resulting in improved cost and operational efficiencies.

"With a history of over 135 years, Browns Group is one of the most diversified conglomerates in Sri Lanka. The Group today holds a portfolio of over 70 reputed global brands. The company's core activities revolve around trading, manufacturing, service innovation, plantations & finance. Managing such a diverse infrastructure is no easy task and we believe that this new technology roadmap will take efficiencies and collaboration between employees to greater heights further strengthening our growth," said Mr. Murali Prakash – Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer.

With a history of over 135 years, Browns Group is the market leader in the seven product segments which it operates namely, vehicle batteries, two & four wheel tractors, marine engines, office automation, radiators and power tools. The Browns Group has been recognized as a Super brand and is within the top 25 corporate entities in Sri Lanka.

H One will implement the latest Microsoft products identified as key to improving operational efficiencies including Active Directory, Exchange 2010, Office 2010, SSCM, OCS, Rights Management and SharePoint server. The goal is to improve collaboration and better management while also ensuring standardization of software versions across the group ensuring all users run on the same platform and making support and maintenance functions more efficient, reducing IT costs and downtime.