Festival Season Sales: E-commerce Is Battling Note Ban, GST Blues; Paytm Mall May Just Muddy The Waters More

For Indian e-commerce firms, already struggling to shrug off the ill-effects of demonetisation and goods and services tax, this festival season is likely to be crucial. What has made the situation all the more tricky is the entrance of a new deep-pocketed player, Paytm Mall.

Hurtling Into Digital Age, India Stacks Up 3 Billion Entries

That whoosh you hear is of India’s 1.3 billion people speeding along into the decidedly digital age of the future. And it shows in the 3 billion transactions about to be logged by IndiaStack, the open source initiative to help businesses develop a unified software platform, on the back of the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and last year’s demonetisation drive.

Oracle Launches Cloud Computing Service For India To Push GST Rollout

Technology giant Oracle has launched its cloud computing service for India, which aims to support the government’s GST rollout in July and plans to open data centres in the country. Analysts welcomed this move.

Oracle Launches Cloud Computing Service For India

Technology giant Oracle has launched its cloud computing service for India, which aims to support the government’s GST rollout in July and plans to open data centres in the country. Analysts welcomed this move.

Indian IT Eyes Crores Of Rupees In Revenue As Firms Rush To Get GST-Ready

India’s information technology (IT) industry is likely to benefit in a big way as the goods and services tax (GST) roll-out leads to companies spending a few thousand crores of rupees in becoming GST-ready.

Real-Estate Firms Open The Door To Technology Start-Ups

Real estate companies are starting to seek the help of technology start-ups in a bid to save costs as they face meek to zero interest in projects due to demonetisation.

SAP: The Road Beyond ERP

German multinational corporation SAP SE may be best known as an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software firm but senior executives insist that it has successfully moved beyond ERP to providing cloud computing and digital solutions as well.

The New Era Of Startups

The startup ecosystem has become a hot topic for all and sundry. They have taken off and matured because of various factors such as availability of funding, consolidation activities by a number of firms, evolving technology space and a burgeoning demand within the domestic market has led to the emergence of startups.

SAP Launches Solution To Help Firms Make Real-Time Decisions

SAP has launched new technology solution for corporates, which gives analytical information to C-suite executives that can help make decisions in real time. Taking the help of Amazon’s Alexa, a voice service that helps humans interact with machines, the solution has been christened “Digital Boardroom”.

One Year On, What’s Plaguing Digital India’s Success?

aPM Narendra Modi’s highly ambitious Digital India Program completes a year of its existence today. In the last one year, several initiatives were announced by the government – from the launch of MyGov.in portal to BharatNet and E-sign to Wi-Fi hotspots.

Government to hold ecosystem workshop to help startups connect their products to GST platform

The government is beginning to help startups connect their products and thousands of their SME customers to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) platform as it moves ahead with its plan to create a unified tax system across the country.

Lack of GST can stifle Modi’s Startup India dream

Based out of Rajasthan, Pritam Maheshwari is a furniture manufacturer who retails his goods on an e-commerce portal in India. When he ships his product to Bengaluru, he has to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) in Rajasthan and entry taxes in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Although the tax structure drawn by the e-commerce portal does not show up on the invoice, there is enough evidence which suggests that this complicated tax structure has become a ruse for State governments to harass e-commerce companies

Great Expectations, Skyhigh Hopes

Riding high on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s apparently ‘pro-Industry’ budget, India Inc moves beyond the uncertainty of ‘will-it-won’tit?’ expecting that after a long spell of recession, better days could be just around

Budget 2015: The Tech Industry Reacts

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced the Union Budget for 2015, and the new budget comes with a number of benefits for technology companies. The public might not be so happy to see the rate for service tax inch upwards to reach 14 percent -your phone bills and other bills could rise slightly, unless the service providers decide to try and absorb the costs.

Budget 2015, A Mix Bag Of Hits And Misses: Sanchit Vir Gogia, Greyhound Research

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research on Budget 2015

Greyhound Research believes that the Union Budget 2015-16 is a mix bag of hits and misses. The government’s decision to introduce GST by April, 2016 will simplify the indirect tax regime and make it more transparent. However, the decision to review excise duty and service tax separately raises lack of clarity on the execution part of the process and how it will be taken forward.

Post-Budget Reaction by Mr. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research

Greyhound Research believes that the Union Budget 2015-16 is a mix bag of hits and misses. The government’s decision to introduce GST by April, 2016 will simplify the indirect tax regime and make it more transparent. However, the decision to review excise duty and service tax separately raises lack of clarity on the execution part of the process and how it will be taken forward.

Greyhound Radio with Sanchit Vir Gogia on Union Budget 2015

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst, Greyhound Research says that announcements made in Budget 2014 have remained mere aspirations with lack of clarity on policies with regard to Digital India, uncertainty over the Rs 10,000 crore start-up fund for MSMEs, as well as the inadequately funded 100 Smart Cities project. He elaborates on the big opportunity in cloud that India has if it gets regulations and tax sops right for providers, but warns that unless there is concrete action, frustration among entrepreneurs and corporates will only rise.

Budget 2015: Here’s What IT Industry Wants From You, Mr. Jaitley

The Modi-led Government will present its first full Union Budget on February 28. With the promise that the new government would put technology in the forefront, the Indian IT industry has pinned hopes on the Modi government to push reforms and policies that will bring stability to the sector and maximize growth.

Will Union Budget Give Impetus To Digital India Dream?

Through its landmark initiatives such as ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make In India’, the Indian government has demonstrated the importance of digital technologies for industries to sustain and grow. In the Union budget 2015-16, IT industry expects the finance minister to go a step ahead, and introduce measures that will enable businesses drive digital initiatives and sustain long-term innovations in the country.

Budget 2015: Analyst Seeks Relief From Double Taxation On Software

GST – Clarity on place of supply rules

While the government has floated a bill for common goods and service tax (GST) across the country last month, contemplations appear with respect to various aspect of GST design including price and threshold exemptions. Since the rules are yet to be released in the public, the industry is also unclear whether the tax is to be levied based on the state where a company branch is located or where its headquarters are based.

Greyhound Standpoint On Top Expectations Of IT Head Honchos From Budget 2015-16

GST – Clarity on place of supply rules

Greyhound Standpoint – While the government has floated a bill for common goods and service tax (GST) across the country last month, contemplation’s appear with respect to various aspect of GST design including price and threshold exemptions. Since the rules are yet to be released in the public, the industry is also unclear whether the tax is to be levied based on the state where a company branch is located or where its headquarters are based.

What IT Head Honchos Are Expecting From Budget 2015-16

The budget is just round the corner. Everyone has their own set of expectations from the upcoming budget. While common man is hoping the budget to bring some tax relief and cheaper commodities, industrialists are keeping their fingers crossed about import and export duties. But, what are IT honchos expecting from the budget. We asked Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and Group CEO, Greyhound Research, and he shared some interesting insights with us. Take a look!

What IT Head Honchos Are Expecting From Budget 2015-16

The budget is just round the corner. Everyone has their own set of expectations from the upcoming budget. While common man is hoping the budget to bring some tax relief and cheaper commodities, industrialists are keeping their fingers crossed about import and export duties. But, what are IT honchos expecting from the budget. We asked Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and Group CEO, Greyhound Research, and he shared some interesting insights with us. Take a look!

#GreyhoundInMedia: Union Budget: Top Five IT Issues Upcoming Budget Needs To Address #Press #Media #ChannelTimes

The newly appointed Government in India has worked like a shot in the arm for country’s economy. A recent study by Assocham confirmed that this new wave of leadership in India is expected to double foreign investments to $60 billion. While it’s hard to miss the air of optimism in the country, longevity of this sentiment is contingent on the announcements in the Union Budget.

#GreyhoundInMedia: What IT Decision Makers Want From Union Budget 2014-15 #Press #Media #CXOToday

The newly appointed Government in India has worked like a shot in the arm for country’s economy. A recent study by ASSOCHAM confirmed that this new wave of leadership for India is expected to double foreign investments to $60 billion. While it’s hard to miss the air of optimism in the country, longevity of this sentiment is contingent on the announcements in the Union Budget.

#GreyhoundInMedia: 5 problems Indian IT decision makers need solved from Union Budget 2014-15 #Press #Media #Firstpost

The newly appointed Government in India has worked like a shot in the arm for country’s economy. A recent study by ASSOCHAM confirmed that this new wave of leadership for India is expected to double foreign investments to $60 billion. While it’s hard to miss the air of optimism in the country, longevity of this sentiment is contingent on the announcements in the Union Budget.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Greyhound Research’s Pre- Budget expectations #Press #Media #Technuter

5 Problems Indian IT Decision Makers Need Solved from Union Budget 2014-15

The newly appointed Government in India has worked like a shot in the arm for country’s economy. A recent study by ASSOCHAM confirmed that this new wave of leadership for India is expected to double foreign investments to US$ 60 billion. While it’s hard to miss the air of optimism in the country, longevity of this sentiment is contingent on the announcements in the Union Budget.

5 Problems Indian IT Decision Makers Need Solved from Union Budget 2014-15

The newly appointed Government in India has worked like a shot in the arm for country’s economy.  A recent study by ASSOCHAM confirmed that this new wave of leadership for India is expected to double foreign investments to US$ 60 billion. While it’s hard to miss the air of optimism in the country, longevity of this sentiment is contingent on the announcements in the Union Budget.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Is Govt Doing Enough To Boost IT Manufacturing? #Press #Media #CXOToday

While the government has announced major plans to boost electronics manufacturing in India, the industry is still not certain about it as it believes there are still issues that need to be sorted out in this regard. Recently, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said incentives would be given to companies that set up green-field units in eight cities, including Ghaziabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Nashik. However, handset and PC makers contend that incentives apart, the government should take care of tax issues, which vary across states, and is still the most neglected area.

Union Budget 2013-14 – A Story of Odds & Ends

As a follow-up to my previous blog where I highlighted pain points IT decision makers are facing in India, below are some of my observations from the budget announcement yesterday. While a can of worms might be in the offing when the government rolls out more details, the budget announcement has only marginally uplifted sentiments in the technology sector. With a mixed bag of hits and misses and little definitive guidance, IT buyers and provides are still left shooting in the dark. Does this ring worry bells for the sector? Read on.

Keeping A Cat-Eyed Vision At The Union Budget 2013-14

It’s that time of the year again when Indians and all others with economic ties to this country eagerly await the announcements from the much celebrated annual financial event, the Union Budget. To gauge the market sentiment, I made a few calls to friends in the IT industry and the outcome was unanimous – IT decision makers are playing the wait and watch game before making decisions with their dollars. While most have charted big plans for FY14, a level of uncertainty in opinions is hard to miss.