GMS Knowledge Labs rides innovation to success; transforms information into knowledge
The profound expertise springing from more than two and a half decades of experience in the information technology space coupled with the creative visionary in him inspired Girish M Sharangpani to establish GMS Knowledge Labs Private Limited. The company, incorporated in 2012 thrives as an emerging leader in the market providing state-of-the-art services for structured and non-structured documentation solutions, designing and localization services to several local and multinational companies. In a chat with The CEO Magazine, Mr. Sharangpani speaks about what fueled his desire for entrepreneurship, “I have always believed that the true aesthetic of creativity is about thinking unique; out of the box, within the parameters of limited resources. With creativity and simplicity as our foundation, we assist people from all walks of life to write their user stories; create unique and scalable solutions, and to create interactive and effective e-Learning modules for their products and software applications. This was only possible, if I had it my own way, and not by working for someone and this encouraged the ideation of Knowledge Labs, sometime in the spring of 2007. The company launched its operations in the winter of 2012. Our tag line ‘Transforming information into knowledge’ is the fundamental element of our work philosophy.”
After five years of its journey, GMS, today stands as a renowned name in Technical documentation and Content Writing Space in India. Operating from its offices in Pune, the firm is a home to an expert team of fifty highly skilled and qualified professionals who bring with them an overall experience of 300 man years. The rich clientele of GMS envelops some of the prominent companies in Information Technology, Manufacturing, Pharma, and Engineering verticals as well as clients from Europe and the United States. As an attempt towards diversifying its portfolio, the firm has endeavored to create a unique academic ecosystem for one of the top 10 academic institution in India, Symbiosis University.
GMS’ broad service portfolio spans exclusive Technical or content writing, Web-designing or HR, E- Learning, Multimedia or WBT’s (Web-based trainings) that are dedicated to ensure best user experience for the clients’ product. By identifying the right talent, we want to help turn organizations into dynamic and exciting work places. A devoted adherence to innovation and creativity bestows uniqueness to its solutions and has enabled the company to create a niche in the market place and shine among other players in the market. While Technical documentation and Content writing has been the company’s forte since founding, GMS’ undertakings in multimedia, e-Learning, and recruitments have resulted in carving out new identity for the company in a short span of time. The company endeavors to create interactive and engaging training modules, intuitive web content and designs, and exclusive graphics for its clients in order to assist them in communicating ideas and build long-lasting relationships with the end-consumers. Each business venture is focused on meeting customer satisfaction; using the best technology, team of highly skilled professionals and utilizing the best resources available.
Having initially started as a service provider, GMS gradually expanded its portfolio that now occupies groundbreaking products. GMS’ expert team has been taking active innovational strides in new spaces. It has created software solutions, e-Learning content, unique user experiences via the Web, for engineering and academia customers. Apprising us about the same, Mr. Sharangpani shares, “We are working on a Smart Campus program, a completely new educational ecosystem, for one of the top 10 academic institutions in this country. It would be a unique user experience, for the students, parents, and for those working with the institutions, which they have never experienced before. The technological solutions would be developed (probably for the first time in India) and deployed at various campuses, to create an extraordinary learning experience for the students. We have built a unique Web Portal (www.p3r.in) specifically for the research community in India and world over. This one of its kind portal is useful for every scientist, every researcher, and even a post-doctoral student to take their research to the world sooner.”
GMS has been able to position itself strongly in the market for having provided a host of advantages to its customers. GMS’ dedicated team acts as a pillar of growth to its clients while empowering them to complete their tasks faster; deliver value to their clients; and help them in building a competitive advantage. The wide spectrum of innovative solutions developed by the firm intend to address customers’ pain points as well as enhance their business efficiency by letting them concentrate on their core business activities that lead to saving time. Speaking of the key differentiators, Mr. Sharangpani adds, “Our focus is to ensure that our customer get the best out of the solutions we provide to them. It is not only about providing cost effective and quality solutions, but also about solutions that would create revenue opportunities for our customers, on an ongoing basis. With much improved Data Analytics components that we provide, our solutions also help them in taking critical business decisions ahead of time.”
GMS Knowledge Labs has been following a clear roadmap towards obtaining a firm footing as the most preferred partner and end-to-end solutions provider in Documentation and e-Learning space for almost every business vertical by 2019. Keeping an unswerving focus towards ensuring highest levels of satisfaction to the clients, GMS has been planning to develop a ‘Preferred Vendor program’ that would enable the team to work closely with the clients; understand their needs, and ensure delivery of the most appropriate solutions for them time after time.
Besides, the firm is all set to move into its own well-equipped facility with modern computer and IT equipment and licensed software from 3rd party vendors. The HR department of the firm is driven by the motive of creating a vibrating work environment where employees are energized and excited about their work.
Girish M Sharangpani – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, GMs Knowledge Labs Pvt. Ltd.
A veteran in IT industry, Girish has served in renowned companies and giants in diversified industry verticals and has held key positions. During his stint with these organizations, he has helped several software start-ups, where he was responsible for setting up their quality policies, brand value and strategy, and operations. A profound writer, Girish has co-authored technical and research papers on Breast Cancer, has created posters, which were presented in international conferences in Australia, UK, and the US and have been published in some of the prominent medical journals in the US and Europe. He has a wide experience of writing Patent, FDA, and Regulatory documents.