Story behind bizsol

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In 2008 I got a project from a US company to develop a Web based CRM (Customer Relationship Management)  similar to sugarCRM

though the budget was not big enough to deploy few experienced people, we went ahead and deployed a team of 4 in that 3 are freshers and 1 about 6 months experience with asp.net

I know that’s the worst decision I took on that period

We got a free account from sugarCRM for the team to copy the workflow, after few days I came to know that they can’t even copy it correctly, but still I gave them 2 months time, I spent my entire day with them to follow the workflow, still they are not able to do it.

3rd month I returned the advance to the client, yet I didn’t tell this to the team I wanted them to learn from this project, the so called project went on for another 3months with lot of bugs.

I felt the team started to loose hope in them, so I stopped the project and moved them to another but still I haven’t made any money out of them, I was forced to delay the salary and few months later I was unable to pay them for the next 2 months, later the team members left one by one. Though the project didn’t get out of my head I desperately wanted to do a CRM.

After 2yrs I got the time to think about developing a CRM, I started to collect the issues with the current CRM users and contacting few companies why they are not using a CRM, that gave me an awesome concept of developing a new type of CRM that is affordable to the SMB’s (Small and Medium Businesses’s)

2010 was a major turning point for my company, we entirely came out of microsoft proprietary language and moved to open source.

I started looking for a rockstar programmer to make my dream come true, I started interviewing quite a lot of candidates on some open source platform, I found few best candidates but they were expensive. Since this project is going to be fully funded by me, I can’t afford high salaries for the programmers, if at all i hire them our main motive of developing the CRM for SMB’s (Small and Medium Businesses’s) will be destroyed.

When I was in the process of finding the programmers within my budget, one of our property in madurai was getting vacated by the tenant, then I was struck by the idea of opening an office at madurai for this project.

I felt there are more advantages in this decision, then i started to find freshers and experienced located in madurai, my main criteria was the candidate should stay with their family so that they will not leave madurai, in this process I found only few are like that, some asked to place them in our chennai office.

I did’t discuss anything about the CRM project, I selected 8 of them combination of 5 programmers and 3 designers.
I gave them small projects to start with, after a month and a half I was left over with 3 programmers.

With 3 of them in hand I started my dream project and named it bizsol as you can guess the name has been derived from Business Solution on feb 2011, one more developer was sent away after starting bizsol, I was left with 2, one of them will guide the other it went on like this for almost 10 months and we have completed about 30% of bizsol.

One more left by Dec 2011.

Rahamathdulla the one and only rockstar programmer in hand who can code, maintain the DB and handle CSS, bizsol is going steady without loosing any focus!

We are entering 2012, going to hit our first anniversary of bizsol dev in a month

We also had some set backs by the end of 2011, Rahamathdulla beloved elder brother passed away in an accident, he was depressed and was on leave for about 2 months, later on he understood the responsibility to take care of his parents and started recovering from the most tragic thing happened to his family.

Now we are in 2013, next month we are going to hit our 2nd year of bizsol development, and YES! we have completed bizsol we are testing it very vigorously.

 

That’s the story behind bizsol, it’s another turning point in my life, I’m very great full to my mom who is the main reason for who i am now,

Dad who believed and helped me financially when i was in need also giving me 3,000 sq.ft. of madurai property surrounded by 12 huge trees, a great place to work and stay,

My younger Sister who took care of my other companies to run smoothly when i was fully occupied with bizsol,

I thoroughly enjoined this journey of developing bizsol, now we are in the process of launching it, feeling very happy and thrilled!

Check out our website: www.bizsol.co

Children now a days

i’ve been observing the school going kids lately

Behaviour & Habits

This happened on Sunday evening, kids ranging from 6th to 10th std playing cricket in front of our home and using profanity words on each other for not playing well, i called those boys and told them that i’ll take this matter to your parents if i hear these kind of words again.

When we were kids, we used to play on the same street but never used any foul language against each other, where do now a days kids learn these kind of stuffs? TV? Internet? or Society?

The small shops around the school selling cigarets and some kind of tobacco powder that they place it under their lips, yes its shocking boys ranging from 9th to 12th std uses it, once i asked the shopkeeper on selling these stuffs to the school kids, she said “if i didn’t give some other shop will supply”. don’t these shopkeeper have their own responsibility, will they give these stuff to their own child ? or they expect the government to come and see these things?

Obesity

Children are no longer walking or riding their bicycles to school; they’re being carried to school or they’re driving themselves,
I see lot of kids using motor cycles now a days, even though they don’t have a driving licence nor at the right age to get one,

I notice two things
1) 3 out of 5 children driving motor cycles are obese.
2) girls out number the boys owning a motor cycle

Kids eat lot of junk foods and also eat what ever fancy shown on TV like kurkure, lays & lots more.

I went to KFC on a saturday afternoon which is located rite in-front of a popular school in t.nagar, surprised to see lot students in KFC few accompanied by their parents, its not healthy for the kids to get exposed to the junk foods at this young age. whom to blame this on? Parents? Friends? TV? Society?

I also notice few parents celebrating their kids birthday in some junk food restaurants, to show the status? oh come on your risking your own kid and others kids health.

Kids are like mirrors they show what is shown to them, let us show good things and be positive,
our children will follow it.

 

Update:
Two shameful incident accord involving so called juvenile

1. Delhi gangrape-cum-murder most horrendous

2. Yet another juvenile involved in gang-rape in Delhi 

law of life

The greatness comes not when things go always good for you, but the greatness comes when you’re really tested when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes, because only if you’ve been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is, to be on the highest mountain.

Always remember to give the best out of you.

failure = success

Planes succeed at flying by overcoming gravity. They don’t avoid gravity. They overcome it. Plane must also utilize gravity in order to land safely.

Don’t embrace failure. Understand it.
Don’t avoid it. Overcome it.
Don’t lean into it. Create an ethos of attacking it.
Then be prepared to use it to your advantage.

By strengthening each and every force necessary to overcoming those forces working against you.

Everyday your weaknesses are pulling you to the ground. They don’t want you to succeed. They insist on keeping you safe and comfortable on the tarmac. Your past failures, your weakness, your competition, your enemies and even your friends are just fine with you sitting there, motionless, all full of gravity. Its time. Its time to overcome.

When money drives almost all activity on the planet, it’s essential that we understand it. Yet simple questions often get overlooked – questions like:

  • where does money come from?
  • Who creates it?
  • Who decides how it gets used?
  • And what does that mean for the millions of ordinary people who suffer when money and finance breaks down?

Source: Positive Money

Life

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again. — Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” –Steve Jobs [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

shocked about the cab drivers talk

I went to pickup my dad from the airport, i reached there on time but the flight was delayed an hour, don’t know what to do i was roaming around the airport with the coffee.

I was standing at the arrival exit and checking the twitter streams on my phone, i was surrounded by the cab drivers both from the travels and the hotel owned cabs dressed neatly, i heard few filthy words that caught my attention and started eavesdropping what they are up to.

I was shocked to hear those guys talking vulgar about the guests travelled on their cabs, one guy even confessed he used dirty words in tamil with a smile against few foreigners when he gets irritated with them. these guys are networked really well knows each other and lot of whereabout updates of other drivers are happening at the airport.

This leads to the next level crime we hear about the cab drivers. Maybe the owners of these cabs should conduct self development classes to these guys.

Give it a thought

Instead of being a small fish in a big pond, or a big fish in a small pond, just find a way to sell worms to all the fish.

source : Aaron Levie

Realisation

The movement toward more transparency and information sharing could actually dilute the importance of expertise. If true, being an engaging and likable person with a decent reputation will become very important.

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