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Pyxle develops state-of-the art web portal for KIA Sri Lanka

by admin on March 12, 2014

Pyxle, the nation’s leading Internet business solutions provider, helped Kia Sri Lanka, the local agent for one of the world’s fastest moving global automotive brands launch its new responsive web portal, www.kia.lk.
Pyxle’s given brief was to design a portal delivering the very best user experience embedding Kia’s deeply entrenched corporate philosophy of exceeding customer expectations through its products and services.

Locally recognised as a premium brand offering luxurious automobiles, Kia Sri Lanka required the portal’s attention focused on providing comprehensive information about the brand and its variety of products, feature individual product pages, on providing streamlined navigation, user friendly convenient search options, a responsive design to assist in the research of automobiles and a catchy blueprint to ensure a pleasant online experience.

“We are confident that our new portal mirrors the standards of excellence echoed in our brand slogan ‘The Power to Surprise’. Our digital initiative is aimed at offering unparalleled user experience to our local audience through engaging and interactive content,” said Kia Sri Lanka Chief Operating Officer Andrew Perera.  “Our new portal also sets us apart from other local automotive organisations and we are extremely excited to offer this new unrivalled digital platform to our clients, prospects and local Kia fans,” Perera added.kia-launch

Pyxle developed the portal incorporating an advanced content management systems that delivers a robust online experience. Features include a 360 degree vertical gallery for each car, the ability to change the colour of the vehicle, graphically displaying the interior and exterior of the chosen vehicle and real-time stock updates. Created using a combination of front-end and server-side technologies, allows consumers to book their service and service locators using Google Maps, make online inquiries and book a test drive. Also accessibility through mobile empowerment provides a total responsive web design.

The aesthetically designed portal also highlights current news and brand development that’s distinctive to Kia globally. Sponsorship arrangements and significant recent events such as the accolade of being awarded Best Global Brand of the Year 2013 are elaborated to enhance the relationship and reach with Kia customers and its community.

According to Pyxle Director Operations Oshada Senanayake: “We are very proud that together with Kia Sri Lanka, we were able to create a dynamic new portal enhancing the online experience for their valued existing customers and future potential ones. We developed a set of new tools and features providing new innovations to make the web portal engaging and user-friendly and above all beyond customer’s expectations.”

Pyxle celebrates year-end with Luau Party Night!

by admin on February 11, 2014

Pyxle recently celebrated the end of a fantastic year with a themed Hawaiian Luau Party and Awards Night 2013. Held at Lavinia Breeze, it was time to break out the leis and grass skirts, to party and to recognise the hard working staff and their contribution towards the success of the company. 2013 was a momentous year for the country’s award winning benchmark provider of software and Internet business solutions which celebrated a decade of great success and fast paced growth

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Sri Lanka’s best gamers converge for Cyber Games 2013

by admin on December 11, 2013

Sri Lanka Cyber Games 2013 will kick off on 13 December through to 15 December. This three day intensive competitive gaming event and festival will be held at the BMICH Hall C for the 6th time uniting the country’s best gamers and cyber-athletes throughout the country.

The Grand Final will bring together over 1,500 of the best ranked gamers who will vie for prestige, cash prizes and the honour of being named the top performing cyber-athlete.
Organised by Gamer.LK, a multi-genre video game community powered by Sri Lankans from all over the world, committed to promoting the PC and console gaming culture in the island, this year’s Games festival is themed ‘Celebrating Gaming Culture’.

The event features the country’s largest e-Sports Championship with regional qualifiers and many other festivities such as costume play, gaming hardware and software displays, mobile and tablet games, face painting, workshops and giveaways throughout the three days.
Conceived in 2008, the Sri Lanka Cyber Games e-Sports tournament brings together the best cyber-athletes from around the country.

The festival was initially begun as an initiative by Gamer.LK to give digital entertainment a platform and the exposure it deserves in Sri Lanka. Today the e-Sports scene in Sri Lanka is a competitive arena grown in statute easily rivalling other tournaments in South Asia in size and quality.
Leading multinational companies are sponsoring this year’s event. The platinum sponsor of the festival is Dialog, with MSI, Logitec and MAS Holdings supporting the initiative as silver sponsors.
Sun FM, SHA FM and ARTtv will be covering the event as electronic media sponsors. Pyxle, readme.lk and Ingens will provide digital coverage for the event as Digital Media Sponsors.
For more information on taking part in the tournament and attending the Festival visit – www.slcg.lk.

Club Palm Bay Hotel launches website designed by Pyxle

by admin on November 25, 2013

Colombo Fort Hotels,the leisure arm of the Lankem Group, a seasoned player in the local hospitality industry owning several prestigious properties under their brand recently unveiled the Pyxle designed website for Club Palm Bay (http://www.clubpalmbay.com/).

This new and improved Website provides a visual journey for their Marawila property, bringing the hotel to life.

Pyxle designed the new site to showcase and communicate the hotel’s unique qualities allowing guests to thoroughly explore the resort. Detailed elements such as hotel facilities, room amenities and area attractions are esthetically described with photos included to enable guests to fully plan their stay and itinerary.1465386_10152264107200101_1836913931_a

“We believe the new Club Palm Bay website will inspire visitors as they are taken on a visual journey prior to booking,” said M.R. Hassan, Director Corporate Affairs, Colombo Fort Hotels.

He added that the vivid design also promotes Marawila as a tourist attraction and believes the new Club Palm Bay website truly represents the luxurious resort and its beautiful surroundings.

The new website is also integrated with the Hotel’s social media channels such as Facebook, Flickr and Pinterest pages further showcasing and promoting the resort.

Pyxle, the provider of benchmark Software and Internet Business Solutions, worked with the client based on their requirements to design the revamped site.

According to Kavidra Weerabaddana, Manager Digital Media Services, Pyxle “as a company encompassing a dynamic web development and design team, we were pleased to provide a sophisticated solution.

While the new site improves the client’s online presence, we were also sensitive to the beauty and simplicity of the resort and were able to aptly reflect this through the inclusion of refreshing copy and enriching imagery.

Understanding their requirements, we are proud to have partnered them, offering new ideas, simple but advanced technology creating a site that provides their customers with the best online experience possible.”

Pyxle and Eswaran Brothers celebrate world’s most ethical Olinda Teas

by admin on September 25, 2013

Understanding the importance of reforestation and the critical role trees play in the environment has become a core mantra of Eswaran Teas, a conglomerate whose rich heritage is deeply entrenched in principles of quality and customer satisfaction.

Untitled-111According to the company, at the core of its sustainability platform was the promise to plant a tree in a certified reforestation project for every 100 packs of green tea that would be purchased. The company chose the Hiniduma Bio Link managed for this purpose. This project which was the first of its kind in Asia to be registered under the Plan Vivo Standard uses the payment for eco system services model to enhance community income by making payments to small hold farmer families for maintaining rainforest trees. This project pioneered the creation of value added carbon credits through the innovative community programs.

Celebrating this commitment to promoting ethical organic teas and contributing to the local ecology, Eswaran Brothers contracted Pyxle Plc to design and deploy the Olinda Teas website (www.olindateas.com)

Pyxle, the country’s leading trendsetting web developer, understood the client’s story telling requirements, the need to promote the brand’s core values and the sustainability initiatives surrounding the celebrated Olinda Teas.
Cutting-edge Magento shopping cart technology and WordPress was used to showcase the brand’s promise in deriving a sustainable way to enjoy pure teas.

“We are very pleased with Pyxle’s new and innovative design to promote a brand close to us and firmly believe the site will attract a young, hip generation among other tea connoisseurs who are concerned about the environment. We trust our message of conserving our own rainforests is aptly conveyed and will educate all generations who enjoy a cup of tea,” said Eswaran Brothers Deputy Chairman Subramaniam Eassuwaren.

The design of the site also encompasses the ethical business practices of Eswaran Brothers through a mini site providing information on their values and brands, their legacy and other sustainable programs they promote within the plantation community.

According to Kavidra Weerabaddana of Pyxle, “We are proud of our ability to develop creative concepts around issues at the forefront of current debate and to be able to work with clients to deliver sustainable, social and environmental change. Having understood the Client’s requirements we aimed at highlighting their range of products as well as the strong ethical values of the company, engaging both retail and individual customers.”

Pyxle celebrates trailblazing rise in software industry

by admin on September 6, 2013

Celebrating a decade of great success and its fast-paced growth Pyxle, the country’s award-winning benchmark provider of software and internet business solutions, hosted a media briefing yesterday at Hotel Renuka, Colombo.

238Pyxle Director Operations Oshada Senanayake in his welcome address said: “Pyxle survived the global recession in 2008 and is among the handful of companies in the IT sector to still be in operation.

Celebrating our 10th year as a company, our goal is to change the IT landscape of Sri Lanka. Founded in 2003, with just two employees engaging in basic software development, the company has grown within the space of a decade to become a globally recognised supplier of bespoke software and web application development services. Today, it offers its services from multiple destinations together with a plethora of certifications and platform competencies.”

Elaborating on the company’s existence whilst facing challenges to keep up with world standards, Managing Director for Pyxle Preshantha Jayamaha stated: “At present Pyxle is at crossroads and we are always looking at doing things the right way. ‘Standing Out’ is our ethos and as a preferred choice as a strategic software partner for Fortune100 companies and numerous Sri Lankan conglomerates; with a total experience of handling more than 1,000 projects for over 400 clients. The company is recognised as an industry leader focused on products and services that work on or use the internet, cloud or browser based architecture. It has also received accolades for engaging in long-term relationships with its clientele; offering more specialized or bespoke software services than generic development.”

Pyxle’s key experience has been a decade of working on the internet in terms of eCommerce, transactional software, web and SharePoint portals as well as online collaboration. The company has seen and worked while the Internet and online collaboration has evolved from simple transactional interactions to a trillion dollar platform. The team at Pyxle are strong believers and movers in cloud, online and total future coactions.

From its humble beginnings, the Pyxle Team is now a strong team of 80 industry experts. “We believe in sustainable growth; which is actually against the norms of the IT industry. I have personally seen many IT companies balloon in size and then suddenly shut down when a project is done or they lose a few clients. A workforce is then shut out overnight. That is irresponsible business; we as business leaders have a responsibility towards society and our teams to be driven but also sensitive to those who follow our decisions. Pyxle can be triple in size if necessary; but we prefer to grow at a pace that is realistic and sustainable,” added Jayamaha.

The company has invested heavily into training, development and strategic growth initiatives. For example, Pyxle’s SharePoint team includes two MVPs (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) out of possibly only three individuals recognised as MVPs in Sri Lanka. The objective of this focused growth is to bring the best value to all its stakeholders; customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
The company is also the recipient of local and international acclaim winning numerous industry specific awards. “As we look back on our success over the decade, we are extremely proud of the many achievements and milestones we have reached. It is also an ideal opportunity to formally acknowledge and thank the incredibly talented Pyxle Team, our clients and service providers,” said Jayamaha.

Pyxle’s vision, foresight and adaptability continue into the next decade as it begins to change the local IT landscape. In the pipeline is the launch of another state-of-the-art Development Centre focused only on Microsoft applications and a public education drive on IT services.
A partnership with a local university for dedicated internship, knowledge dissemination programs educating Sri Lankan organisations of the powerful advantages of online collaboration are future initiatives.

The company’s future roadmap continues through to 2017 and beyond, when it hopes to grow its team to over 400 personnel in development and customer service with dedicated development centres in South America, Africa and China and with the aim of becoming the most recognised IT services company in Sri Lanka.

Jayamaha concluded: “Our current growth phase is to create multiple time zone development centres so that we can offer a truly 24-hour service experience to a client in any time zone. We firmly believe that Pyxle will continue to evolve over the next 10 years. As a leading provider of software solutions seamlessly evolving with ever-changing technologies, our core philosophy of maintaining high standards of software and service originally set in 2003 remain enshrined.”

DFCC wins several medals at the Bestweb.lk Awards 2013

by admin on August 23, 2013

www.DFCC.lk secured Gold for the Best Corporate, Banking and Insurance website and the Silver award for the overall ‘Best Website’ at the recently concluded Best Website Competition organised by the LK Domain Registry. They also won a Silver and Bronze for their Sinhala and Tamil websites respectively.

BUP_DFT_DFT-64DFCC partnered with Pyxle, a leading web developer, last August to create and re-launch this award winning website. Later in 2012 the main site was supplemented by Sinhala and Tamil websites. Possessing a refreshing and user friendly interface, the website integrates the services of DFCC Bank and its commercial banking arm DFCC Vardhana Bank to provide fully fledged online services.  Commenting on the awards, Rosheeni Wijesekara, Vice President, Group Corporate Communications noted: “We are happy that the value addition to our website is recognised through these awards and that we have progressed from just one award last year to four metals this year. Today more than ever, consumers are focused on being able to access information and conduct transactions while on the go. The value addition we have done to the DFCC website is part of our ongoing effort to enhance the quality and availability of our services through non traditional channels. We want to provide our valued customers the ease and convenience of accessing our services and conducting transactions from any part of the world.”

The Bestweb.lk competition recognises the best Sri Lankan websites for their creativity, the use of graphic design, artistry, technological expertise and the quality of content. Launched in 2009 by the LK Domain Registry, this competition has encouraged Sri Lankan companies to enhance the quality of their web identity. This year around 500 websites were competing including consumer goods and retail sites such as Odel, Avirate, Nestle, Hemas, etc.

Raux Brothers lifestyle stores make a home for inspiration and interaction

by admin on August 22, 2013

Raux Brothers, the nation’s niche specialty boutique stores for handcrafted and contemporary furniture and accents, recently employed Pyxle, the country’s leading web solutions developer, to grow its customer base through the use of social media tools.
With a rich history spanning nearly half a century, Raux Brothers, renowned for its intricate unique craftsmanship and attention to detail, has embraced elements of social networking to interact with its customers.
Recently the Raux Brothers Facebook page reached a social media landmark having surpassed 10,000 ‘likes’. The company celebrated this unique milestone rewarding their 10,000th fan with a valuable gift voucher.
Kalani Raux of Raux Brothers stated: “We know that our customers are the heart of our business. Our fans not only like us but are interactive. We are deeply encouraged by their loyalty as it enables us to receive customer feedback and encourages interaction.”
Raux Brother is a favourite destination for gift purchases too. Its stores offer thoughtfully-designed products for every room in the home, including classic to core products with an ever-changing assortment of unique seasonal items and accessories.
“We are delighted that our decor has become an inspiration to the community. On our Facebook site, they can trade ideas, ask queries and participate in special promotions and products,” added Raux.
Pyxle’s vast experience and understanding of social media as a new social component enabled the Raux Brothers Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/RauxBrothersSL), as a mini-web site which is informative and the perfect address to view the store’s catalogue in-depth. For easy navigation and reference, special offers, promotions, news and giveaways are displayed and highlighted. The concept of ‘Home’ resonates with the site’s audience.
Pyxle has used their experience and knowledge of the social media network to create a design momentum enabling Raux Brothers an online edge where the creative ideas of the Company are also highlighted. The informative and interesting content also portrays an understanding of the customer and ability to connect with enthusiasts, even those from across the globe “Over the past decade the internet has been instrumental in ways in which people change their decorative decisions and social buying. Inspiration online through new designs and styles have allowed for an expression of perspectives that are valued. We at Pyxle understand the power of Facebook as a marketing platform to encourage customer interaction and feedback and most importantly to create a vibrant online community that will not only garner interest in the organisation but drive real business value,” said Kavidra Weerabaddana of Pyxle.
Pyxle is a provider of benchmark internet business solutions empowered through a multitude of platform competencies, process management tools, quality standards and certifications. Pyxle has the experience and knowledge to consult, scope, engineer and implement medium to large scale internet applications that transform businesses

DFCC wins with Pyxle designed website

by admin on August 9, 2013

1094819_10151996372370101_1348793464_nPyxle, a top benchmark provider specialising in creative Internet Business Solutions, enabled DFCC Bank to win at the BestWeb awards for financial institutions.

The deployed site offers the DFCC customer base a comprehensive website that consists of a multilingual platform together with mobile integration and branch locator, based on current web technologies.

Pyxle, in a media release issued by DFCC, said it helped provide a flexible and intelligent retrieval access portal for DFCC Bank’s online users to receive information in their preferred language. “The development team’s use of Unicode, one of the most significant global software technology trends in recent years, has set a unique precedent in creating the first Sri Lankan banking site that uses Unicode for true multilingual capability,” it said.

Rosheeni Wijesekera, Vice President, Corporate Communications for the bank said, “Our technology partner Pyxle, did a comprehensive study of our clientele and roadmap for online technology. One of the key suggestions and since implemented, has been a CMS based Sinhala and Tamil website version. They are assisting us in our goal to make the bank’s website interesting, interactive and alluring to all our stakeholders”.

She added that “as a pioneering financial institution and with our clients, language should not be a barrier to integrate people into a more informed, cyber savvy society. Pyxle did an excellent roadmap & then delivered on the various online channels necessary to cater to our online users”

Presantha Jayamaha, Managing Director of Pxyle emphasized that “working with DFCC Bank has been a very educating experience. We proposed a comprehensive engagement model to the Board comprising a web strategy inclusive of, a multilingual website, internet marketing and a Social Media engagement plan. We wanted a holistic approach to communicate the bank’s goals, brand objectives and service value to their current and potential clients.

Our extensive experience in the financial sector, understanding of the latest technology platforms and skilled in-house teams that handle all aspects of online communications provide us the capability to drive DFCC and their other businesses through the creation of a seamless online business and communication solution”.

Pyxle scores big at BestWeb.lk awards

by admin on August 8, 2013

Pyxle, the country’s award winning web and software solutions company specialising in creative internet business solutions was recently adjudged the Gold winner – Best Corporate Website category and Silver winner for Best Developer – by BestWeb.lk, the unique and innovative website competition organised by LK Domain Registry.
Bestweb.lk is an exclusive competition to select the cream of the local websites based on web traffic, percentage of votes garnered and chosen by a panel of elite, respected industry professionals. These prestigious awards honour the best websites in several categories setting the standard of excellence for website development.
“These awards have given us a mantle of honour, international recognition and third party endorsement that accepts us an industry leader,” said Presantha Jayamaha, Managing Director of Pxyle.
BestWeb.lk also recognised the Pyxle deployed multilingual DFCC Bank site, www.dfcc.lk, as the overall best website silver winner, which also won awards for the Best Sinhala and Tamil website respectively. The Pyxle-designed Hemas corporate site, www.hemas.com won a Merit Award under the Best Corporate Website category.
Established in 2003, Pyxle has over a decade of experience in helping organisations chart their online potential offering solutions that transform businesses. Pyxle’s development team builds websites that push the envelope in terms of innovation, service and development standards.
“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, these awards help us showcase our outstanding talent, validating our commitment to creativity and quality. We are extremely proud that our web solutions have achieved levels of excellence deserving of recognition by BestWeb.lk. These awards recognise our success to-date and we are excited by opportunities that are ahead,” added Jayamaha.