Enterprise mobility IT specialist firm set to scale product innovation and workforce following SEED investment
Birmingham-based IT company On Device Solutions (ODS) is preparing for a period of “growth and development” following the announcement of its successful raise of an undisclosed amount, signifying its first round of private investment.
The IT consultancy specialises in Enterprise Mobility products and services, helping businesses unlock value by helping them get anywhere and anytime access to the information stored in enterprise systems like SAP.
The funding, injected by a single investor, allows On Device Solutions to triple its team across India and the UK, increasing from 32 to 100 staff. The cash injection also enables the IT consultancy to bolster sales and marketing efforts for its myJobCard product.
Navdeep Singla, Director at On Device Solutions said: “Receiving this level of support from an investor gives us confidence to think long term, investing in new product development, enhancing our offering as an IT consultancy and making continuous improvements to our existing product portfolio. As a result of the raise, we’re looking to expand our existing client portfolio, which currently spans the UK, UAE and Nordic regions. With this expansion comes a capability to take on bigger, more complex projects, driving growth and taking us to the next level as a company.”
Launching at the end of 2017, the myJobCard 2.0 mobile solution and app has been integrated with next generation business suite S/4HANA® from software company SAP®.
Based on SAP® technologies including SAP® Cloud Platform Mobile Services and SAP® Gateway, the software has been made available on the SAP® App Center in a bid to support mobile asset management, boost productivity, and enhance workplace safety and reliability.
ABOUT ON DEVICE SOLUTIONS
Established in February 2011 initially as a consulting business, On Device Solutions is headquartered in Birmingham, with almost a third of its workforce operating in the UK. On Device Solutions was founded by three SAP Mobile architects – Navdeep Singla, Murali Yeddula and Anup Rathi.
The IT company chose to base its UK office at the Innovation Birmingham Campus in October 2017, joining the prestigious Barclays Eagle Labs incubator programme. Reflecting on the development of the business through the incubator.
Navdeep added, “Our relationship with Barclays really helped us build credibility in the eyes of investors. Being closely linked with an international brand like Barclays and benefiting from its structured business support framework improved the operations of our business and the external perception of our brand.”
Raising over £20 million in start-up funding to-date, the Innovation Birmingham Campus is currently home to over 170 digital technology businesses, offering a range of campus facilities including the Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f) and Serendip Smart City incubators, co-working amenities and a range of flexible office units.
Sitting at the heart of the iCentrum building, the Serendip Smart City Incubator provides market access and expertise for digital start-ups through close partnerships with major organisations like Barclays, accelerating the early growth of new business.