30 Best Tech Companies 2017

SmartDrive Labs (SDL): Best Partner for all your Software Needs

thesiliconreview-vani-sathvik-smartdrive-labs“Our vision is to be amongst the top global players in offering customized products & solutions, enhancing the value chain through innovations driven smartly.”

Acknowledged for offering best-in-class leadership in client and employee satisfaction, SDL is one of the leading Software Product Development Company founded in 2012 providing innovative products and customized solutions  for Small and Medium Enterprises. Started with an aim to provide state-of-the-art IT products to various domains that will enable them to grow and compete in a Global environment, SDL holds specialization for providing the smartest and business intelligent solutions to technology savvy clients all over the world, from start-up companies to corporate giants.

SDL continuously engages in upgrading its knowledge on the latest trends and technologies in the IT industry to research, develop, integrate and rapidly deliver exceptional solutions with analytical information.

SDL provides user-friendly, role based access driven solutions with three level authentication process to secure and safeguard the data which enables clients and prospects to enhance their decision making with competitive advantage. Over the years the company has become a successful Integration partner to payroll consultants, attendance hardware vendors, ERP consultants and HR consultants.

For a blooming future ahead in business, SDL strives to expand their reach to different geographies all over the world. As far as business is concerned, they envision building more analytics for their flagship products.

Headquartered in Bangalore, the company has acquired new clientele across the Globe within a short span of time. SDL has already positioned to increase its market share across GCC, Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and USA since most of their products are based on cloud versions. SDL implementations happen online through remote tools which don’t have a geography barrier.

Offering Best-in-Class Products

SmartHR Rebranded as SmartH2R is an end to end integrated HRMS solution starting from hire to retire of an employee Cycle. SmartH2R can eradicate completely the total manual process followed organically in the HR departments and make it a fully automated process without any Manual Intervention. SMART H2R is a robust and cost effective product with an objective of filling a much needed gap in integration of workforce management with best-in class HR practices.

Smart H2R is a tailor-made product with extensive range of functionalities and user driven work-flows covering the entire gamut of daily as well dependent activities performed by the HR function. Smart H2R is a business to employee web based application covering functions from recruitment, on boarding, employee information management, interactive user wise dashboards, document management, leave and attendance, salary processing with complete statutory compliance, training, travel with expense management, project and timesheet management, information center, helpdesk, appraisal and employee exit work flow. All the modules are seamlessly integrated, have workflows enabling employee to department interaction and vice versa, have provisions for user defined dynamic reporting and alerts as built in features. Our product can be easily integrated with third party financial tools through APIs.

Smart H2R has following versions.

  • License / desktop / web based / On premise
  • On cloud / SAAS / Monthly Subscription Model / Online Model.

SDL’s Power CRM, a flagship product which improves Productivity and overall business Efficiency.  refers to a technological solution that covers a broad set of applications designed to help businesses manage many of the following business processes: Customer data, Customer interaction, Access business information, Automate sales process.

Power CRM is cost effective, user friendly and lightweight CRM for all organization to accommodate in their business process model.

Power CRM helps users track sales activities, predict customer behavior, automate, and keep sales processes streamlined. Power CRM is cost effective, user friendly and lightweight CRM for all organization to accommodate in their business process model. Power CRM Is tailored for any level of experience users.

Power CRM is available in two versions : On premise and On Cloud.

Unique Approach

In today’s competitive business environment, Industries are continuously challenged with evolving technologies, innovation cycles and product re-engineering. SDL makes a difference through its differentiated and unique products ‘Smart H2R’ and ‘Power CRM’ which are blended with BI analytics to help the clients especially in the SME sector to enable business decisions. Having module based architecture which enables the client to choose the features they are interested either at one go or in phased manner typically like  an A la carte menu. SDL products are domain centric, user friendly, scalable with robust architecture design resulting high performance in the output. Also, customizable and highly cost effective. This apart, the company takes pride in having founders from the relevant domain with rich experience.


SDL believes in offering high end domain centric solutions to clients without compromising on quality, service and support. SDL has clientele from start ups to Enterprirse Organisations from diverse set of industries such as Pharma, Insurance, manufacturing, IT, Food processing, Retail, Construction, FMCG, Staffing Education. Their partial list of clients are:

  • Thai Summit Group of companies, Manufacturing Industry
  • Trading and Investment Establishment, Sultanate of Oman
  • AB Mauri Group of companies, Food Processing Industry
  • com – E-commerce Portal
  • Aquarelle Group of companies, Garment Industry
  • New Horizon Group of colleges, Education Industry
  • Aditi Staffing, Staffing Consultants
  • Airdit Software Services - IT Industry
  • DS Max Constructions, Construction Industry
  • Ram-Nath Group of Companies - Life Sciences, Bio/
  • Sunrise Foods Limited, FMCG Industry

Client Testimonials

SDL has worked with many clients and always like to hear they come out happy and satisfied. Have a look at what clients have said about them.

“Upon evaluating many HRMS products from leading Companies, we found SmartH2R to fit our requirement as their knowledge on HRMS function found to be exemplary which proved our decision to engage them. How it stands apart is the seamless integration with Oracle DB and integration with existing legacy systems. Their management, technical and support team proved us we were simply right in our decision.” - Mr. SUBARNO BASU, Sr Project manager | SUNRISE FOODS LTD.

“SmartH2R came as a product to serious product in competition with leading HRMS products. We chose SmartH2R as it fitted our budget and need. Their knowledge on compliances, payroll and other HR functions are superb and definitely recommended for any company in any domain. SmartH2R is most competitive from any angle, be in price, technology or team’s domain expertise.” - Santhosh Kumar Pandey, General Manager, BDGA | THAI SUMMIT AUTO PARTS PVT LTD.

“The HRMS ERP product by SmartDrive labs “Smart H2R” is an excellent product in its features with most of it being workflow driven and customization required has been bare minimum which helped us implement the product in a quicker timeframe. SmartH2R is a complete solution for HR activities from Hire to retire has made our process look easy for us. We are delighted with various types of reports which can be easily generated.” - Mr. Nizamuddin Syed, IT Engineer | Trading & Investment Establishment, Sultanate of Oman.

Knowing the Dynamic Duo

Vani Sathvik, Founder & CEO- A visionary and an inspiring leader. Under her leadership, the company has grown leaps and bounds with world class innovative products and solutions. Vani’s academics include Bachelors Degree in Economics, LL.B and PGDBM. Her first career was with Unilever Group where she was mentored by Global Business leaders. She also worked as core group member for many startup companies. Her rich experience including transcontinental experiences has given her tremendous exposure to FMCG, Electronics, Manufacturing, Consulting and Cutting Edge Technology industries. She has been instrumental in supporting many startup organizations in defining business processes and work culture to create stimulating environment to achieve business goals. She was recognized as a FAST TRACKER throughout her career which she has proved yet again as a passionate and successful Technopreneur in SDL with its success.

A perfect example of Smart thoughts and actions, Vani is highly result oriented individual, who excels at interfacing with stakeholders, collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to manage complex projects successfully which has resulted in SDL’s fast growth towards products and projects in a short span.


Mahesh Kumar Parvathareddy, Founder & CTO- An opportunist, at SDL Mahesh identifies opportunities and risks for delivering the company’s products and services as a business, including identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles to the business success.

Having rich experience in Client Account Management and Business Development has given him an edge in handling competition in the market, identifying technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business. Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering the company’s services. He is an expert in Conducting code reviews and specification conformance testing as defined by the selected software development methodology.

Mahesh carries 12+ years of extensive experience into lead strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of all web-based Applications, Product engineering and IT Consulting services. Prior to SDL Mahesh held technology leadership position in many companies which are funded by angel investors and Venture Capitalists.

“We CREATE, We TAKE RISKS, We live our PASSION, We are DOERS”.  – The Founders

“At SDL, we assure to maintain the integrity of customers while motivating & cultivating the quality standards adherence in each of our employees.” – Vani Sathvik, CEO

“Today Over 100000+ pay slips are being generated on our Payroll software and over 40+ Companies are running their entire HRMS operations on our SmartH2R.”