Calcey Technologies in expansion drive
Calcey Technologies, a fast growing software development services
company headquartered in Foster City, California and backed by a strong
offshore presence in Colombo, has embarked on an expansion drive.
Calcey has won the hearts of Silicon Valley high-tech companies for
its ability to save them money while increasing productivity with use of
the Sri Lanka-based offshore development centre.
During tough times of the economy, when these companies wanted to
save money, they came to Calcey. Backed by recent project success and
revenue growth. The company is on the lookout for new talent.
Calcey counts big names in its repertoire of clients such as Taleo,
CompareNetworks, Hoya Photonics, Conbio, JiWire, Stanford Business
School, Wikipedia, Immersion. The Society for Information Display
Chairman and CEO of Calcey Mangala Karunaratne,said "We are
strategically poised to make it big today.
We started with a small team of software developers, researchers and
content editors supporting our first few clients.
That was nearly nine years ago. We ran lean, bootstrapping our
profits and growing the business steadily. We completed many projects
along the way, some of which were smooth sailing and some projects where
we had to work overtime due to the size of our team. Calcey gradually
grew to where we are today, due to the highly committed team producing
world class software and content.
"Today we have the capacity to take and sort development projects
from the simplest static Website to the most advanced mobile mash-up
app!" says Karunaratne.
"However we are selective prior to accepting a project.
The work must fall into our core competency and should be financially
worthwhile for us to give it 110 percent of our effort. Quality always
trumps over quantity resulting in customer satisfaction".
Karunaratne said, "We employ agile project management practices and
are firm believers of lightweight project management.
The core value addition is a software project and is in the code and
in the testing of it.
Calcey shares the progress software with clients. Using excessive
documents and procedures would only lead to frustration among clients
and technical teams in the long run" he said.
Calcey helped CompareNetworks, Calcey's first and largest customer,
to take their partner Website DentalCompare to a new production platform
The new DentalCompare is an enterprise scale dynamic Website with
over a million products on offer, complemented by a suite of back-end
administrative tools such as e-mail marketing campaign management and
enterprise content management.
VP Professional Services of Calcey Ruwan Rajapakse, said, "We have
more than doubled our offshore core development staff within the past
year, and have in our sight a significant expansion in our technical
We have 60 staff members at present, and hope to increase it to
around 100 persons within the next 12 months.
But not so big as to loose the "start-up mentality" feeling that we
"All this capacity expansion requires office space, and Calcey has
acquired three floors of building in Colombo 5 and is in the process of
furnishing a new wing within these premises with space for 50 new
Calcey has embarked on developing a few novel product ideas, which
they hope to launch in Q3 2011 and continue with as product verticals of
their own. These exciting internal projects require expertise in mash-up
development - a combination of skills in Mobile Application Development,
Web Application Development and Cloud Computing, Karunaratne said. "We
are patiently chipping away at these ideas, and want to surprise the
world with them very soon", Karunaratne said.
We have built an application to let you analyse how popular your web
links are among these social networks. Also, we see this notion of
"social media popularity" as being interesting information to more
specialist groups who want to scientifically track the popularity of
their web content over a period of time.
We are working to realise this functionality and hope to release it
within the next few months".