Blue Lotus 360, a leading ERP solutions provider for companies in Sri Lanka and the UK, is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Over the past five years, the company has established itself as a reputable partner for businesses across multiple industries, offering a comprehensive set of features that rival those of international competitors. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, the company has continued to experience double-digit growth. Blue Lotus 360 is now in the midst of a fundraising round from a strategic group of investors to support its expansion into the UK. To that end, it is growing its team by hiring experienced expert professionals. In conversation with Arteculate, Co-Founder, and COO of BlueLotus 360, Nithushan Uthayakumar shared how the company has succeeded and continues to grow in a challenging market.
Five years of enabling digital transformations across industries
Over the past 5 years, Blue Lotus 360 has been a pioneer in enabling the digital transformation of several businesses across industry verticals. The company was founded by an experienced team with decades of experience implementing ERP systems in several industries. Hence, they understood the importance of such systems and what it takes for businesses to maximize their potential. Leveraging their experience, the founding team at Blue Lotus 360 built an ERP platform tailored to the specific needs of different companies while also being easy to implement.
Of course, the Blue Lotus 360 ERP platform isn’t limited to the regular set of modules such as accounting, inventory, procurement, and manufacturing – it’s so much more than that. The company also offers Sales Force Automation (SFA) software, Human Resource Management (HRM) software, and warehouse management systems. Collectively it’s an entire ecosystem that supports a business with an end-to-end solution to automate its operations, improve productivity, and make informed decisions. Reflecting on their history, Nithushan said, “From its inception, Blue Lotus 360 was designed to be scalable, flexible, and adaptable to cater to ever-changing business requirements. Over the past 5 years, the company has enabled many businesses to take the first step towards their digital transformation journey.”
Today, Blue Lotus 360 is used by a wide range of businesses, including SMEs and industry leaders across multiple industries, such as manufacturing, construction, trading, services, and restaurant chains. The company’s clientele includes prominent names such as Perera & Sons, Swisstek Ceylon PLC, Providore, Amante, Lyceum International, and Serendib, among others. Despite operating in different industries, all of these businesses have been able to streamline their operations, improve their bottom line, and better serve customers with Blue Lotus 360.
Strategic expansion into new frontiers
In the past two years, Blue Lotus 360 has enjoyed significant growth. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the company has doubled its revenue and is now in the midst of a fundraising round for its next strategic expansion. The round is being led by a group of strategic investors in the UK, and the move will involve expanding operations in the markets it operates in – namely the UK and Sri Lanka. These growth plans involve the company increasing its headcount, which includes onboarding seasoned industry professionals (some with over 25 years of experience) to its team.
Alongside these efforts, Blue Lotus 360 has also formed partnerships with several leading systems integrators. Another significant milestone is including the Blue Lotus 360 platform in the curricula programs at the University of Moratuwa, SLIIT, the University of Vavuniya, and several other state universities. Commenting on this, Nithushan stated, “Up until now, state universities focused on international systems for ERP education. We believe that this initiative to promote the understanding of a local product will enhance its use and pave the way for enhancement of the platform in the years to come.” Collectively, these moves aim to ensure that Blue Lotus 360 is well-positioned to meet the demands of its growing customer base in the UK, Sri Lanka, and beyond.
The continued rise of Blue Lotus 360
As Blue Lotus 360 celebrates its 5th anniversary, the company has come a long way since its founding. It has built a strong track record of empowering companies in several industries. With a growing clientele that includes industry leaders, Blue Lotus 360 has established itself as a leader in the ERP space. The latest fundraising round led by a strategic group of investors in the UK, along with the company’s plan for expansion, highlights its continued commitment to building a world-class ERP that helps its clients achieve their digital transformation goals. As Blue Lotus 360 looks toward the future, a strong focus on innovation, customer service, and education has the company well-positioned to lead the way in ERP solutions.