The Silicon Review
GEP is a leading global provider of procurement and supply chain software to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide. Ranked today as a category leader, GEP was founded by Dr. Subhash Makhija, Roopa Gandhi, Jagadish Turimella and Neha Shah to provide a broad range of sourcing and procurement solutions to global enterprises in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Intelligent, intuitive procurement software from GEP is helping procurement teams worldwide boost productivity, eliminate processing snarls, slash turnaround times and capture more savings. Since its inception, GEP has been focused on developing unconventional solutions for procurement and supply chain organizations. The company’s leaders have built an organization with a singular culture – based on innovation, open dialogue and high energy – which has resulted in some startling product breakthroughs such as SMART by GEP. Conceived, designed and coded from scratch, SMART by GEP is a comprehensive sourcing and procurement platform developed on the Microsoft Azure platform, delivered through the Platform as a Service (PaaS) model. In fact, SMART by GEP is the first sourcing and procurement platform native to cloud, mobile and touch technologies, so it’s accessible anytime, anywhere on any mobile device – laptop, tablet or smart phone.
The product is deployed at hundreds of large global enterprises across the world, across more than a dozen industries, including manufacturing, energy & utilities, high-tech, pharma, health and life sciences, government & nonprofit, consumer packaged goods, financial services, travel & hospitality.
An Innovation-Led Technology Powerhouse
Innovation is a key strategic and business driver at GEP. State-of-the-art product development centers in Mumbai and Hyderabad are hotbeds of fresh thinking and trailblazing use of new product technologies, including Microsoft Azure, SQL 2014, Titanium, Angular JS and Node JS. In addition to the latest cloud, mobile, touch and analytics technologies, GEP engineers are using cutting-edge design and usability standards to revolutionize what users expect from the business application experience.
GEP is among the pioneers in offering cloud-based business and productivity solutions to market-leading companies the world over – including Google, Adobe, GM, Honda, Kellogg, Bayer, Kimberly-Clark, Maersk, Standard Chartered Bank and Gap, among others. Working creatively with SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) models, GEP engineering teams are developing the next generation of platform-agnostic business and productivity applications.
GEP is one of a limited number of software companies that plan and perform end-to-end product development within India. While most technology companies in the market primarily participate in maintenance and support projects, GEP creates category-leading, award-winning software, leveraging some of the most brilliant product innovators in India through the full product life cycle. In fact, GEP boasts a number of elite teams, including dedicated enterprise architecture, mobility, analytics, R&D and an Innovation Group — an internal team that helps conceive, develop and test new, highly innovative products to meet the emerging business requirements of its clients. Perhaps, it’s one of the reasons why the company has been able to successfully attract and retain top talent from leading institutes, such as IIT, NIT, IIM and others.
Spectacular Growth and Expansion GEP has steadily expanded its portfolio of solutions, geographic reach and footprint, and headcount over the last decade, adding end-to-end procurement outsourcing services to consulting services and technology, then pushing into new regions – in particular, Latin America, where GEP is a recognized leader in procurement services, and the Asia-Pacific region.
The company has consistently achieved double-digit growth in revenues from its technology as well as services business since its inception. To support its rapid pace of growth, GEP has increased its headcount to more than 1100 professionals, with a 50-plus percent increase in technology professionals in the last two years. GEP currently serves clients all over the globe from locations in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe, including 10 offices and operations centers in major regional market centers, such as Mumbai, Hyderabad, New York City (Clark, NJ), London, Prague, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
A Recognized Leader in Procurement
GEP has earned a global reputation as an industry leader, among analysts as well as senior enterprise leaders at market-leading companies worldwide. Experts consistently cite GEP as unique among procurement and supply chain solutions providers, pointing to its powerful mix of software, strategic consulting and outsourcing services.
Among numerous honors, GEP has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for strategic sourcing application suites, a high-growth company on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list, a Star Performer in Everest Group’s Peak Matrix of procurement services providers, Winner in the HfS Blueprint Report on Procurement Outsourcing Providers and to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.
“Our formula for success is simple: bring in, nurture and support amazing talent that will delight our customers.” – Dr. Subhash Makhija, CEO & Co-founder, GEP
Knowing the Key Executive : Dr. Subhash Makhija, Co-founder & CEO
As the co-founder and CEO of GEP, Subhash has helped grow GEP into a rapidly expanding technology innovator by nurturing elite, talent-rich product teams, a cohesive global leadership team, a dynamic, challenging and rewarding culture, and a stellar roster of enthusiastic Fortune 500 and Global 2000 clients. Subhash inspires GEP the vision and leadership critical in building productive, mutually rewarding relationships within the GEP ecosystem. Prior to co-founding GEP, Subhash led various strategy, supply chain, procurement and global outsourcing engagements at Accenture, where he focused on developing and implementing cost reduction initiatives in the supply chain for Fortune 500 companies.
Subhash has been featured in Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine’s “Top 100 Pros to Know”. An innovator by nature, Subhash has several patents to his credit, including an intelligent search and match engine for procurement, and a tool for managing multiple auctions.