Hela Clothing, a leading end-to-end apparel supply chain solutions provider in Sri Lanka, has received the Silver Award for Workforce Enablement at the recently concluded Digital Excellence Awards.
The award comes at a time when the company has embarked on a complete digital transformation to support its global growth while future-proofing the business.
Organised by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), the Digital Excellence Awards recognizes the achievements of organizations that have successfully planned and executed their digital transformation through migrating enterprises from Industry 3.0 to 4.0.
As part of phase one of Hela’s digital transformation strategy the company launched the HR 360 Programme. This programme aims to connect people, systems, and devices, via the Internet, thus digitalizing the process and generating actionable insights for management. The core of the programme is built on the Microimage MiHCM solution running on the Microsoft Azure platform. Employees are able to access the HR 360 Programme via an app on their phone.
Since its launch the company has achieved a number of key benefits which include real time data availability and digital empowerment of the workforce. The initial roll-out focused on Hela’s 9 locations in Sri Lanka andfrom January 2022 the app will be made available to their teams across Africa as well.
Expressing her opinion about the win, Ruwanthi Fernando, Chief Information and Process Officer Hela Clothing, said, “We are proud to have been presented with such a prestigious award by FITIS. It underscores the fact that our digital transformation journey is heading in the right direction and further strengthens our resolve to see it through in a timely manner.”
She went on to add, “We are confident that the benefits we are seeing now are only the tip of the iceberg. Once completed, we expect our digital transformation journey to help strengthen our position and provide us with a launching pad to achieve greater innovation and prudent growth in the future.”