The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of technology beyond the use of digital payments, and today technology can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus while helping businesses stay open. The purpose of technology is to make the society more resilient in the face of a pandemic as well as other threats, which have a long lasting impact beyond COVID-19.
Indian tech companies have been at the forefront of providing seamless solutions across sectors to help build a resilient society, in consideration with how do we do business, how do we work and most importantly, try and get back to normalcy.
Let us look at some of the companies that are pioneering technology for various sectors.
1.Shiprocket Leading tech-enabled D2C e-commerce logistics aggregator: Shiprocket is India’s largest eCommerce shipping and enablement platform for SMBs. The the light of Covid-19, the technology powers shipping and fulfilment for SMEs, D2C retailers and social commerce sellers in India. With 20 courier partners on board, the brand enables pan-India as well as international shipping deliveries. Its shipping solutions are available across 26,000 pin codes within India and 220 countries across the world. Launched in 2017, Shiprocket is on a mission to create a seamless logistics data platform that connects retailers, carriers, and consumers across national and international locations. In addition to offering Shipping Services, Shiprocket also provides a technology stack to help retailers integrate their shopping websites on Shopify, Magento, Woocommerce, Zoho, and others for workflow, inventory, and order management. With a multicarrier API that allows sellers to manage orders, print shipping labels, and avail tracking information from multiple providers, Shiprocket also offers state-of-the-art fulfilment solutions. The brand also provides a robust post-purchase experience to consumers, resulting in higher engagement and lower RTO (failed deliveries). Aside from being a shipping solutions provider, Shiprocket also serves as a Cash on Delivery payment gateway.
- VAMS Global for Visitor management system:VAMS Global, as a visitor management system, has come up with its new innovation during the pandemic. VAMS SafeGuard has the ability to scan body temperature and record it, read faces with mask compliance, the embedded face and palm recognition sensors provide 100% handsfree user authentication for various application including time and attendance, access control, visitor management event management, contractor modules etc. Also, which uses AI to allow entry of visitors only who are complying to all COVID protection measures. The VAMS Safeguard Network version allows no touch no queue visitor entry, temperature and mask scanning for employees,visitors, contractors, pre appointments, Aarogya Setu Declaration, customized questionnaire for visitors for traceability, emergency notification and real-time visibility of people inside of the premise, to maintain social distancing. This innovative technology is most useful for corporate offices, malls, retail outlets, hospitality industry etc. to ensure COVID compliance is met without manual intervention, as people get back to work.
- Aiisma for contact tracing & health mapping:Aiisma is an India born data marketplace, rewards users for consensually and anonymously trading their data via the Aiisma App. In light of the current Covid-19 situation, it has also expedited the release of its health mapping feature for individuals, to manually share and monitor health insights. Increased use of the app will enable authorities with pro-active responses, due to sudden variations in the data pool. It also intends to release a trigger function for authorities to send anonymous alerts to any Aiisma users who might have come in contact with any positive tested carrier. Also, users can consensually and anonymously trade their behavioural data for rewards and receive extra compensation for viewing ads on the marketplace. Businesses access this data through the Aiisma dashboard in a legal and economical format, to create relevant products and services offerings. With its #mydatamyasset philosophy, Aiisma intends to create a nationwide trend of returning the power of data back to users.
4. FLOOR for virtual networking: 10Times, the world’s largest business events discovery platform has launched “FLOOR”, an innovative virtual event solution to fill the gap, unaddressed by conferencing tools like Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, Zoho,. A trillion-dollar event industry is at stake in the wake of the massive Coronavirus outbreak and single session video live-streaming solutions cannot address its needs. FLOOR, as the name implies, brings together the different aspects of an in-person event, from the reception to the networking lounge. Using multiple live-conferencing formats as building blocks, this virtual solution enables one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-many interactions to build almost any type of events of a virtual ‘FLOOR’. FLOOR unlocks the much-needed option for event planners world-over to leverage their brands virtually, in parallel to their physical events in due time. Event planners can effortlessly add and manage speakers, sponsors, or exhibitor profiles through the program’s onboarding features. The ticketing, space booking and sponsor signup open the essential monetization channels to keep the show going. Additionally, paid subscription options to access content and session recordings opens new opportunities for event planners.