99x bags multiple honours at National Ingenuity Awards 2021

(L-R): 99x Technical Lead, Helani Wanniarachchi accepting an award from International Finance Corporation Program Director, Rathnija Arandara and VitalHub Innovations Lab Managing Director, Dilan Rajapakse for the product SuperOffice AI, which won National and Provincial awards in ‘Best Technology or Framework Innovation’ category.

Technology company 99x saw its efforts in technological innovation recognised at the recently concluded National Ingenuity Awards 2021, where it won two National and two Provincial awards for the cutting-edge digital solutions SuperOffice AI and DevGrade.

SuperOffice AI was first named ‘Best Technology or Framework Innovation’ winner for the Western Province and then went on to win National runner-up title in the ‘Best Technology or Framework Innovation’ category. DevGrade similarly was crowned winner in the ‘Best Innovation in Internal Processes’ category for the Western Province and named National runner-up in the same category.

“As a provider of impactful digital products and services to customers globally, we strive to be at the forefront of technological innovation in everything that we do. Coming out on top at a provincial level and then being recognised once again at a national level while competing against Sri Lanka’s best is a testament to our efforts in creating successful digital products and services,” observed 99x Chief Product Officer Chatura de Silva. “None of this would be possible without the inventive and untiring efforts of the talented team at 99x, this really is their achievement.”

Born out of multiple challenges in the recruitment process and a lack of locally and commercially available solutions, DevGrade is a solution that provides an automated technical assessment capability to drive a highly scalable and efficient internal recruitment process at 99x. Since its launch, 99x has experienced a total impact of 18.4% of time saved at technical interviews and a 20% conversion rate from passed to hired within a short time. Readily available code assessment templates, automatic scheduling, real-world coding experience with a popular IDE are key value-added features of the solution. Taking the platform to the next level, 99x has onboarded E-learning.lk successfully as a DevGrade customer.

SuperOffice AI is a collection of AI services offered together with SuperOffice CRM, a longstanding customer of 99x. It utilises the power of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing to overcome a couple of problems that arise in the CRM domain, mainly related to customer query handling. By integrating SuperOffice AI, businesses can cut down costs through process automation and provide a seamless experience to their customers. Built on Microsoft Azure cloud, SuperOffice AI guarantees a range of benefits to its clients, including security, availability and compliance.

Organised by the Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies (SLASSCOM), the national chamber for the IT/BPM industry in Sri Lanka, the National Ingenuity Awards 2021 showcased ICT innovation and excellence from the ‘Island of Ingenuity’. Breathing new life to the ICT/BPM sector, the awards aim to groom innovators to the national level, especially from the grassroots of society via separate regional awards.

Headquartered in Sri Lanka, 99x 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 employs over 350 technology and product specialists, who are high achievers, creative thinkers and team players. The company is one of Asia’s Best Workplaces for 2020 and has been named a Best Workplace in Sri Lanka for eight consecutive years.