TL; DR: GSLab is known for helping customers solve complex digital problems so they can scale their business operations. The company works across a broad spectrum of industries to help manage technology and develop customized solutions. GSLab allows its clients to engineer digital transformations for clients through partnerships with industry leaders, including Salesforce, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services, among others.
Even the most efficient startups and businesses can run into technology challenges early on that can stop growth in its tracks. They may need to move quickly to take advantage of market opportunities but don’t always have the resources they need to connect or integrate disparate solutions and systems.
Tech professionals Shridhar Shukla and Sunil Gaitonde co-founded GSLab nearly 18 years ago to help SMBs with that dilemma. GSLab focuses on building technology solutions for businesses so entrepreneurs can focus on their operations.
The company name, short for Great Software Laboratory, is fitting for the Indian product engineering powerhouse. The company has pioneered more than 350 technology products for hundreds of customers in the U.S., Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Kunal Shah, Marketing manager at GSLab, said that the company’s value proposition is simple, especially for an organization that works across such a wide variety of industries and technologies.
“Let GSLab worry about the technology while you worry about your business,” Kunal said.
That proposition continues to guide GSLab as it helps clients solve everything from hosting to telecom challenges to migrating existing business processes to the cloud. Kunal said GSLab focuses on saving its customers time and money and allowing them to get products to market faster by streamlining digital workflows.
Helping Customers Navigate Challenges and Solve Problems
Helping businesses succeed is at the very core of what GSLab does.
The company has worked behind the scenes for several large software companies to support significant product offerings over the years. Today, GSLab has more than 1,200 employees and office locations in Chicago and San Jose, California, London, and four offices in its native India.
While it has helped plenty of enterprises, GSLab’s bread and butter has been helping startups and growing SMBs. Part of the company’s appeal to entrepreneurs is that it functions as a technology partner that goes beyond code to deliver real value.
Kunal said GSLab can help growing businesses overcome common technology challenges, from figuring out server needs to migrating business segments to the cloud. GSLab works as a client’s de facto research and development arm.
GSLab’s approach has been quite successful, and Kunal said that 85% of its customers return for assistance with other technological initiatives.
“We believe that the independent software industry is going to continue to be shaped by knowledge of many technologies,” Kunal said.
Kunal points out that businesses don’t want a technology partner that only understands the cloud. Instead, they need one experienced in many different solutions and disciplines.
“We understand how data flows in, how the servers react, how things will work in the future,” Kunal said. “We understand how data science can be implemented.”
Working Across Industries to Empower Digital Transformation
Kunal said GSLab believes the future of product engineering is the confluence of various technologies and disciplines. When clients work with GSLab, they bring on a dedicated partner that has a deep understanding across many disciplines.
That is one of the most significant advantages that GSLab offers to its customers. The company has expertise across so many different areas of business and technology. GSLab works with industries including manufacturing, telecom, fintech, healthcare, information technology, security, and surveillance.
And its expertise is similarly diverse, including cloud, networking, communications, IoT, identity, security and governance, data analytics, AI, and machine learning.
Kunal said that while GSLab has a deep history of helping to pioneer solutions, it also knows that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel for every situation. He said the company works to listen to and understand customer needs and provide the right solution every time. That may include a technology that already exists.
GSLab has extensive experience with cloud technology and has worked with clients on migrations and other projects since the cloud era began.
Kunal said that is another example of how the company can provide value. Businesses don’t need to worry about understanding every aspect of complex cloud solutions because GSLab is their expert partner.
The team at GSLab said it sees a trend of more cloud-native applications and cloud software products, and many existing business processes are moving into the cloud.
At the same time, Kunal suggests more of a cloud-agnostic approach. That’s why GSLab develops solutions that aren’t cloud-specific, so customers aren’t locked into one solution or provider.
The company has helped hundreds of businesses transform their operations through the cloud. Its cloud technologies offerings include full-stack (React to Node and everything in between), cloud services authentication or serverless (Lambda), and databases including MySQL and MongoDB, among many others.
Strengthening Offerings Through a Partnership Ecosystem
GSLab helps small businesses accomplish more with their technology through partnerships with many tech giants.
The company is a registered consulting partner with Salesforce and its ecosystem, including sales cloud, service cloud, community cloud, and custom application development. Other partners include Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon Web Services, among many more.
Each of those partnerships represents nearly endless possibilities for future innovation.
GSLab expects its partnership with Automation Design Exchange to yield exciting innovations for the future of building automation and building management.
“Digitalization with emerging technology is happening everywhere, and it is positively impacting building automation as well,” GSLab VP of business development Nikhil Joshi said in a press release. “We see AI as a game changer. With ADE bringing building automation know-how, GSLab can unleash the power of machine learning to solve some complex problems. We believe that this association will help numerous technology companies trying to disrupt the building management technology ecosystem.”
That’s just one example of how GSLab partnerships are shaping the future of the company and the entrepreneurs it serves.
Kunal said those alliances also allow GSLab to provide clients — from startups to large enterprises — with a comprehensive and optimized experience for almost any technology need.
“We work as an extension of your team and bring all of our expertise to bear on any and every problem,” Kunal said.