Response Informatics Ltd Management Discussions.


1. Overview

The financial statements have been prepared in compliance with the requirements of the Companies Act, 1956, guidelines issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in India. Our Management accepts responsibility for the integrity and objectivity of these financial statements, as well as for the various estimates and judgments used therein. The estimates and judgments relating to the financial statements have been made on a prudent and reasonable basis, so that the financial statements reflect in a true and fair manner the form and substance of transactions, and reasonably present ourstate of affairs, profits and cash flows forthe year.

2. Industry Structure and Developments:

Changing economic and business conditions, evolving consumer preferences, rapid technological innovation and adoption and globalization are creating an increasingly competitive market environment that is driving corporations to transform the manner in which they operate. Companies in this environment are now focusing even more on their core business objectives, such as revenue growth, profitability and asset efficiency.

Technology has evolved from merely driving cost efficiency. It is now also driving tangible business value. As a result there is an increasing need for highly-skilled professionals in the market to help corporations transform their business, optimize operations and drive innovation by leveraging technology. At the same time, enterprises are reluctant to expand their internal IT department and increase costs. These factors have led to the increased reliance of corporations on their outsourcing providers and are expected to continue to drive future growth for outsourced technology services.

3. Opportunities and Threats

Though the overall scenario for the smaller companies is extremely competitive, there are some niche areas where there are some opportunities for growth. The management is exploring these areas to consider entering these areas and develop expertise in such areas.

4. Outlook

The management is doing its best to forge relations with other companies and take the company forward in the new business lines. However, the outlook of the management is cautious in view of the competitive nature of the market.

5. Risks and Concerns

The company has managed to sail through challenges in the past year, thanks to the unstinted support of its employees. With the worst of the economic crisis behind us we are poised for new challenges, increased productivity and profitability. Competition from the existing and emerging local and international players continues to pose challenges to the domestic markets. The company has to reckon with aggressive strategies from the new entrants in the market.

6. Internal Control Systems

The Company has adequate internal control systems commensurate with the size and the nature of business of the Company. The internal control system is constantly assessed and strengthened with tighter control procedures. The internal control systems ensures efficacy of operations, compliance with internal policies and applicable laws and regulations, protection of resources and assets, and accurate reporting of financial transactions. The audit committee periodically reviews the adequacy and efficacy of the said internal control systems. All the issues relating to internal control systems are resolved by the audit committee.

7. Human resource development and industrial relations

The Company has a group of able and experienced employees. The Company believes that the quality of its employees is the key to its success in the long run. The Company continues to have cordial relations with its employees and provides personal development opportunities for all round exposure to them. Further, we also encourage individual and team awards to sustain and institutionalize the various workforce practices. This helped in giving lots of encouragement to the workforce who have been striving hard to achieve various goals.