30 Entrepreneurs of the Year 2016

Tangentia: A Global Boutique IT Consulting, Technology & Outsourcing Firm

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” – Dalai Lama

Founded in 2003, Tangentia is a leading boutique consulting, technology and outsourcing firm with a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that can bridge the most challenging technology gaps while creating significant cost efficiencies and competitive advantage across an organization and its supply chain.

As a Premier Partner of IBM, Tangentia’ s areas of focus include e-Commerce, B2B and EDI,
Enterprise & Cloud Security (IAM), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Integration, Business Analytics (BA) and Application Development across multiple industries like Banking & Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Telecom, Healthcare and Government.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Tangentia has associates & ecosystem partners operating globally, with a presence in 5 continents and 30+ countries, offering a “think global, act local” solutions approach.

Array of Services Offered

Tangentia EDI/B2B – Today EDI applications are not limited to only large enterprises. Small and mid-sized organizations have started using EDI as a way of making transactions with trading partners cost effective and faster. However, for the small and mid-sized organization, maintaining an EDI relationship with trading process can be overwhelming and complex. Integrating EDI with ERP system improves efficiency resulting in lower costs. Some of the benefits arising from integration are:

  • Frees up resources: With data entered only once, it provides an organization with valuable resources that can be deployed elsewhere.
  • Saves Time: Since data will be entered only once, it will save huge time and make the whole process faster. It also allows for better compliance with customers and partners time schedule.
  • Higher Accuracy: Once data is keyed in correctly, there are less chances of errors creeping in which ultimately results in fewer penalties.
  • Higher productivity: With EDI integrated into your ERP, it allows for easier addition of trading partners to the business network.

Tangentia eCommerce – Tangentia consultants and principals have spoken at multiple forums worldwide on the need for Business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce to have the same “status” and focus as B2C eCommerce. At Tangentia, they believe that today’s B2B consumer frequently does not get the same experience and benefits that B2C consumers have grown accustomed.

Tangentia Global Services – Tangentia Staff Augmentation services provide skilled personnel to work under direction to help develop, maintain, manage and support applications. Their skilled application professionals can help manage fluctuating skill needs, skills gaps and changing staffing needs to meet aggressive project timelines. Tangentia resources work with you on-site or remote, and are certified in key technologies from Tangentia’s multiple global delivery centers worldwide.

Tangentia Learning Services – At Tangentia, they believe that all learners can thrive in digital classrooms that are engaging, learning-focused and inclusive. Tangentia is a leader in the development and delivery of innovative digital learning experiences. They offer a wide variety of online, mobile and anytime/anywhere learning opportunities for companies and their employees to participate in continuous learning, communication and collaboration.

Product Offerings
Tgateway is Tangentia’s industry leading EDI solution with integration to all popular ERP systems. Their cloud based EDI has helped thousands of customers save money and automate order processing.

Tcloud is IBM Websphere Commerce setup in a way that you only pay for what you use. Never before has IBM Websphere Commerce been made available to companies through this unique license agreement.

Tstaff, also known as Tangentia Global Services offers professional staffing services to augment short term and long term talent requirements. With 150 people in their zinner circle and 60,000 in outer
circle, they can get you the talent you need when you need it.

Tsecure is Tangentia’s solution to security. With threats increasing daily, security is more important than ever. Their growing security group is helping banks, insurance and pharmaceutical companies
put security first.

Awards & Recognition

  • For 5 years in a row they have been on the list of the most profitable 500 companies in Canada.
  • Tangentia has been in the Branham300 since 2011, and has generated revenue growth every year. On 2015’s list, the company climbed an impressive 16 spots. This year, however, it increased that to 45 places and takes top place on the Movers and Shakers list.
  • Recognition for the EDI work. The company were rated the top company of the year by CIO Review and top 10 logistics providers by Logistics Tech Outlook. EDI can be complicated.

“We believe competitive advantage comes from a strong ecosystem rather than doing it all ourselves.”

Work– “We will work harder than our competitors.”
Dream– “We will dream big and bold.”
Think– “We will think ‘out of the box’.”
Partner – “We believe competitive advantage comes from a strong ecosystem rather than doing it all ourselves.”
Go Global– “We believe “Geography is now History” and we will design our businesses accordingly.”
Be Frugal– “A lean cost structure provides competitive advantage.”

Knowing the Leader

Vijay Thomas, Founder – a specialist in Enterprise Software, Outsourcing, eCommerce/ B2B/ EDI, Supply Chain, Sales Forecasting & Planning, Business Analytics & Cloud Computing, Vijay is a passionate Entrepreneur, Engineer and Dreamer. An alumnus of Goa Institute of Management, Vijay has worked with companies such as Sinc Development, Galaxia Inc. and Satyam Computer Services before founding Tangentia.