Rajesh Kotta, a Man who Lives by The Mantra – ‘Creating an Equitable Hospitality Ecosystem’
eZeeCLOUD Infoserves Pvt. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of eZeeCLOUD Global Pte Ltd, Singapore. The company started in Scotland, UK in 2008, and is now headquartered in Bangalore, India. eZeeCLOUD now has Management and Development offices in Bangalore and Visakhapatnam and currently employs around 120 people in India &UK.
eZeeCLOUD is the product of a dream to bring all the stakeholders of the Hospitality Segment – Hotels, Hotel Guests, Travel Agents & Corporate Clients- together to build an ecosystem where information flow is in Real-time, Two-way, Synchronized & Mutually Beneficial to Everyone.
Rajesh Kumar Kotta is the man behind the mission and the vision. His life has been a constant checklist of milestones. Rajesh, an academic achiever and a state-level topper in school and college, graduated from BITS Pilani in 1998. He has always had an undying Entrepreneurial spirit and had already set out to set up two industries while at University. BITS Pilani and the jute and plastic industries were in 1998, post which he began his corporate journey and gained some global exposure- wherein he set up and successfully managed Finnish and Indian Software Services companies. During the stint with his Software Services- he had successfully architected and implemented several Solutions for Banks, Financial Institutions and the Telecom Industry (in the Nordics, Southern Europe and Western Europe).
However, Rajesh’s interests were strongly invested in building products rather than catering to the Services Industry. Having travelled extensively while running his Software Services Company in Europe, he became deeply interested in the Hospitality Industry and eventually started dreaming about a Vision to Create a Hospitality Ecosystem!
Talking about his passion behind setting up eZeeCLOUD, Rajesh said, “Unlike popular faith, the truest choices in life are not between extremities! In reality, the life changing choices are usually between seemingly interchangeable paths that are so similar on the face and yet so starkly different in reality. These apparently subtle selections are the unfeigned differentiators that define the way we function at our company. This train of thought got us thinking about whether we should work on a single product or on a suite of products – we then realized that what we need is a fine grained integration of a host of solutions that work in synergy to provide quintessential solutions that are progressive, innovative and sustainable. We decided that have to create a system of solutions that simplify all the complex demands of the Hospitality Industry.”
When asked about the key differentiators of eZeeCLOUD, he replied, “All our products and portals have their own set of Key Differentiators. At the company level, I believe that our Comprehensive Ecosystem, Robust and Automated Internal Processes and Multi-Channel Synergy are our most unique features.”
The Comprehensive eZeeCLOUD Ecosystem:
Internal Processes at eZeeCLOUD -More than 50% of the employees work on streamlining internal processes
One of the most striking features of eZeeCLOUD is the extremely high importance that is given to internal processes. “More than 50% of the employees work on streamlining internal processes,” says Rajesh - this would surely come as a huge surprise to many!
The managers don’t spend time on sending daily reports or culling out data; the system does that. “If someone says I’m using Excel, please check the Google doc I shared, I say- “I don’t have time for this”, explains Rajesh.
An in-house team and several automated systems for ensuring Multi-channel Synergy:
Rajesh believes that in order to ensure better selling of Hotel Rooms on our eZeeCLOUD sales channels, they make sure that:
- All the hotels on the eZeeCLOUD sales channels have the best online rates (OBR). The best OBR is constantly researched and automatically updated to eZeeCLOUD channels.
- All eZeeCLOUD channels have instant access to all the best deals and discounts available at the listed properties (Properties can configure and publish various types of deals and discounts from anywhere and at anytime, through any internet enabled device.)
With extensive research and development in India and abroad, eZeeCLOUD is truly a global company. Talking more about the business, Rajesh adds, “We’ve bootstrapped till now and are in talks to close our first round of funding post which we plan to pump up our marketing strategy.”
With a one stop solution for a hotel to accelerate its growth, eZeeCLOUD has a huge market and has a strategy chalked out with 40,000 properties to capture. Watch out for eZeeCLOUD!