Anantara Solutions Private Limited (Anantara) is an outsourcing company with headquarters in Chennai, India that defined Second Generation Outsourcing The company has offices in United States, Europe, Singapore and India. Anantara means "the continuum" in Sanskrit. The company was ranked among the top 10 start-ups to watch in 2008 by Mint (A Wall Street Journal joint venture).NASSCOM has named the company to its IT innovation for 2007 list.
Anantara Solutions was founded by G.B.Prabhat, co-founder of Satyam Renaissance Consulting and former Director, Consulting and Enterprise Solutions, Satyam Computer Services and his management team of eight partners. The eight members of the management team were senior executives at Satyam Computer Services, who built Satyam’s consulting practices from scratch.The company is funded by Helion Venture Partners in a syndicate,with the other investors being Walden International, SVB Financial Group and a Europe-based venture capitalist, Christian Wedell.
This new generation outsourcing company partners with clients to deliver innovative business solutions. The company works like a global manufacturing company. It designs solutions, buys components for the solutions from some 50 partner-network companies spread across India, China, Russia, Singapore, USA, Canada and Malta and assembles them into the final business solution. Renowned technology writer, Steve Hamm of Business Week commended that the innovative business model of the company could pose a serious challenge to the outsourcing status quo, not just in India but worldwide.
The company offers business solutions based on Second Generation Outsourcing that combine business consulting with various technologies such as
•Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
•Enterprise Applications including ERP, SCM and EAI
•Content Management and Portals
The company has clients in 15 countries and provides services in various verticals like
•Web 2.0 and online businesses
•Media and Entertainment
•BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance)
•Software Product companies
On March 12, 2008, Anantara announced its entry into Second Life Consulting.