Canada’s SOTI to invest $12 million in the Indian market


SOTI Inc. a Canada based global provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solutions’ is set to invest $ 12 million in the Indian market.

SOTI, CEO Carl Rodrigues spoke about this investment of USD 12 million in the Indian market, through the increase of the current employee base in the country, adding 300 new jobs within the span of two years. SOTI has also expanded its operations into a new state-of-the-art facility — built on the vision of creating an environment to enable creativity and foster innovation.

According to a study by NASSCOM and Deloitte, the global enterprise mobility market has been pegged at USD 140 billion by 2020 — with APAC to grow by 21 percent. As per Gartner’s 2016 Hype Cycle for ICT in India, improving a business’ competitiveness and operational efficiencies is the major driver for enterprises adopting EMM throughout the country. Along with the maturity of the solutions offered and functions becoming more standardized, even across industries, the adoption of EMM in India will continue to increase exponentially for another 5 to 10 years.

“This is an exciting time to be in India. With the proliferation of mobile phones, the Indian ecosystem is undergoing a monumental digital disruption. We believe with SOTI’s competency in enterprise mobility and focus on enabling business transformation across vertical sectors, we are uniquely positioned to execute on a connected enterprise mobility and IoT strategy,” Carl Rodrigues, CEO, SOTI Inc. said. “We have a deep focus on innovation, and this expansion is part of the company’s larger R&D growth strategy. SOTI is leading the way to the next generation of mobility management,” he added.

His Excellency Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India, said, “I would like to congratulate SOTI on their USD $12 million investment in a new state-of-the-art facility in India. With this investment SOTI has made India their Asia Pacific hub which will promote innovation, research, and development in the IT sector and I look forward to following SOTI’s ongoing success. This announcement by SOTI is another example of a Canadian company taking advantage of the growing business opportunities in India and reflects the robust Canada-India trade relationship.”

SOTI is the only player in the industry that works across solutions for both the knowledge and task worker, rugged and consumer devices, connected peripherals, and all major OS’s. Known as the industry leader in Android management, SOTI’s Android+ technology includes over 95 device manufacturers representing more than 90 percent of the Android device market. SOTI’s Android+ leadership is recognized within the Indian marketplace, as the company continues to build out its local partner network, offering the deepest management across the broadest range of Android OEMs.

Over the span of three years, SOTI’s presence in the Indian market has successfully built a very strong network of reseller partners and top OEM relationships. Awarded a 5-Star rating in its 2016 Partner Program Guide by CRN®, SOTI has the solutions and capability to support operations of any scale throughout India.

Key highlights of the announcement also include:

• 300 news jobs in India: SOTI will quadruple the strength of its employees in India by introducing 300 new jobs over the span of two years. With a strong focus on tech-centric innovation, the majority of the new positions would be in engineering and software development roles.

• Expanding global footprint: SOTI has 6 global offices, and employees in more than 22 countries, providing 24/7 localized sales and enterprise support. It has grown its reseller channel by 200 percent in the last 24 months to over 2,000 partners in 170 countries.

• India as a strategic market: India is as a key focus market in SOTI’s growth strategy, acting as a hub for APAC operations. The company has witnessed commendable success in manufacturing, retail, hospitality, banking and transport and logistics.

During its 20-year history, SOTI has evolved from a one-man operation to a global enterprise, with 6 global offices, a workforce across 22 countries and a self-sustaining financial model.

SOTI unleashes the potential of the connected enterprise for thousands of customers to enable mobility solutions for businesses around the world.