Vijay Yalamanchili, Founder, Keka

In India, when it comes to SMEs, anytime a business is buying an HRMS, 55% of them trust Keka. It speaks volumes about the value organizations find in our product.

Jul 22, 2021 03:07 IST India Infoline News Service

In an interaction with Shweta Papriwal, Editor, indiainfoline.com, Vijay Yalamanchili, Founder, Keka said “we want HRs and leaders to spend less time on manual tasks and focus more on strategy. Everything is data-driven which helps organizations like yours make smarter decisions.”

What is the growth Keka has witnessed since its inception?

Keka started in late 2015. As a product, it delivered quality and became the payroll and HR software of choice for many global brands in less than 2 years. Something that many other products couldn't do in 7+ years.

The journey happened without any funding and a big marketing budget. As of now, Keka is happily serving 3750+ businesses. Add to it a 90% yearly growth rate.

What are the future plans of Keka?

After conquering the SME market and becoming the HRMS of choice, we're moving towards implementing Keka at enterprise-level organizations in the next 1 year.

Also, we're expanding globally. We’ve already launched Keka in the middle-east and quickly taking steps towards capturing the global HRMS market.

What percentage of market does Keka has captured since its inception? Please share states wise

In India, when it comes to SMEs, anytime a business is buying an HRMS, 55% of them trust Keka. It speaks volumes about the value organizations find in our product. 

What are your funding plans?

Right now, we aren't actively hunting for funding. We do have some plans. However, it's about meeting the right people at the right time. For now, we are focused on evolving the product further and making it truly global.

What are your various offerings?

Keka is an HRMS that offers end-to-end solutions. From automation of people processes to creating an engaged and driven culture, Keka HR helps your teams to adapt, evolve, and scale by working more effectively.

We want HRs and leaders to spend less time on manual tasks and focus more on strategy. Everything is data-driven which helps organizations like yours make smarter decisions.

We Cover:
• Payroll & Expenses
• Performance Management
• Core HR solutions
• Time and Attendance
• Hiring & Onboarding
• Timesheet and Tracking
• Data & Analytics

And yes, we care about customer feedback and making the product even better.

For example, Recently we completely revamped our Performance Management System. Also, in the last 4 months, 84 new features have been launched including the employee-focused ‘employee pulse surveys’ and ‘compensation analytics.’

What the major trends we have witnessed in the past 1 year?

Ever since the pandemic happened, remote culture has become a part of our lives. Everything is outcome-driven.

That's what most organizations are focused on: Improving the 'Work from Home' experience of their employees.

No wonder that the rate of adopting automation through the likes of solutions such as Keka has increased rapidly. It helps people focus on the strategic side of the business instead of spending hours on manual tasks.

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