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Interview: CEO Amit Prasad on SatNav Group’s Approach to Custom Mapping Solutions



During an interview with TechGraph, Amit Prasad, Founder, MD & CEO of SatNav Group, spoke about the company’s innovative approach to custom mapping solutions and its commitment to ensuring the security and scalability of its cloud-based services, particularly in sensitive industries like healthcare and finance.

Read the complete interview:

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TechGraph: Can you provide an overview of SatNav’s role in the development and implementation of proprietary cloud-based IT solutions for businesses? How has this evolved over the years?

Amit Prasad: SatNav Technologies has been at the forefront of the IT solutions sector, particularly with QuickFMS, their cloud-based facilities management software. This product, deeply integrated with Microsoft Azure, exemplifies SatNav’s dedication to innovation within the realms of CAFM and Integrated Workplace Management. QuickFMS has achieved a broad international footprint, serving over 2 million users in more than 10 countries, and has established SatNav as a leader in delivering adaptable, customer-oriented solutions that optimize infrastructure use and enhance employee efficiency.

The company’s strategic enrollment in Microsoft’s STAB program for ISVs underscores its commitment to growth and innovation. QuickFMS has gained market dominance due to its user-friendly interface, customizable modules, and strategic tech partnerships. Looking forward, SatNav is embracing emerging cloud-based IT trends and technologies, such as serverless computing and AI, to stay ahead in the dynamic landscape of cloud services, ensuring the security, scalability, and advanced capabilities of their offerings.

TechGraph: Custom mapping solutions are becoming increasingly important for various industries. How does SatNav position itself in this competitive market, and what unique advantages do your solutions offer to businesses?

Amit Prasad: We have the software knowledge that is required to make the best use of maps, by integrating layouts with our Facilities software we can allow visual decisions that are faster and more reliable

TechGraph: How does SatNav ensure the security and scalability of its cloud-based services, especially in industries that require sensitive data handling, such as healthcare or finance?

Amit Prasad: SatNav prioritizes security across its suite of cloud-based services, including QuickFMS, by implementing rigorous security measures to protect data and ensure compliance with critical standards. QuickFMS, hosted on Microsoft Azure, adheres to a host of compliance certifications and industry best practices, ensuring that it meets the stringent requirements necessary for sectors such as healthcare and finance.

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TechGraph: Could you elaborate on how these technologies are integrated into your custom mapping solutions and the benefits they bring to your clients?

Amit Prasad: Autocad layouts of each floor of the client’s office are taken and digitized, integrated into our software QuickFMS. These are then not just spatial layouts but comprise area and can be used for a host of benefits like chargeback, easy modifications, etc.

TechGraph: The use of AI and machine learning is growing in custom mapping and geospatial analysis. How is SatNav leveraging these technologies to enhance the accuracy and utility of your mapping solutions?

Amit Prasad: The manual part of mapping and geospatial solutions will soon become a thing of the past, we are also in the advanced stages of evaluating the impact of AI & ML on our product and will be announcing some progress in the coming quarters.

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TechGraph: Many businesses are concerned about data privacy and compliance. What measures does SatNav have in place to address these concerns in your cloud-based solutions, especially considering the increasing regulatory landscape?

Amit Prasad: The platform’s security framework includes compliance with SOC 2 standards, which govern the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of customer data. Additionally, SatNav incorporates regular Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) to identify and mitigate potential security vulnerabilities, ensuring robust defense mechanisms against cyber threats.

Moreover, SatNav aligns with the guidelines and standards set forth by CERT-In (the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team), which is instrumental in fortifying the cybersecurity infrastructure within India. This comprehensive approach to security, combined with the use of advanced data encryption and real-time monitoring, positions SatNav as a trusted provider of secure and scalable cloud-based solutions for businesses handling sensitive data in verticals like healthcare, BFSI, and so on.

Amit Prasad: In the globalized arena of custom mapping and cloud-based IT solutions, key trends include the integration of AI and machine learning for more sophisticated data analysis, the increasing importance of geospatial data in decision-making, and the heightened need for robust cybersecurity measures due to escalating cyber threats. Additionally, there’s a growing emphasis on multi-cloud strategies to ensure service resilience and the adoption of serverless computing for cost optimization and scalability.

SatNav is poised to address these trends and challenges by staying at the forefront of technological advancements. Through their strategic partnership with Microsoft Azure, SatNav ensures that QuickFMS is equipped with the latest in cloud computing capabilities, serverless architectures, and AI integration, enhancing both the predictive power and operational efficiency of their solutions.


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Krishna Mali
Krishna Mali
Founder, CEO & Group Editor of TechGraph.

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