New Jersey Tech Weekly: Agility and maturity hallmarks of Orion’s approach to digital transformation

Digital transformation is driving business at Orion Business Innovation.

Digital transformation is driving business at Orion Business Innovation, President and CEO Raj Patil told NJTechWeekly.com. The Edison-based company specializes not only in the vision part of digital transformation, but in the execution part as well.

Many definitions of “digital transformation” have been bandied about, Patil noted. For Orion, digital transformation is both a new way for its clients to interact with their own customers and to do business using technology.

“This is about leveraging technology so clients can do business in a better or different way,” he said. “We also help companies bring efficiencies, using technology to improve their internal processes. We do work that enables new markets, new revenues and new ways of doing business for our clients.”

Patil and his executive team are scaling the company to be a premium-grade player in the digital transformation space, he told us. “We pride ourselves in the ability to execute, and take those steps in a very fast, agile manner to keep delivering results along a road map. This is also our biggest challenge. With things moving so fast, how do you keep delivering? We are focused on the goal of keeping the true vision of the design constantly in view.”

“Now we are in a more aggressive growth phase. We are expanding our capabilities and expanding our geographical footprint. We are now turbocharged. “

Raj Patil, CEO of Orion Business Solutions

Orion has been in business in New Jersey since 1993. Some five years ago, a private equity firm acquired majority ownership in Orion, and Patil became the CEO. “That’s when we started the second phase of our journey. Having built a great organization, we asked ourselves how to scale this company and make it into a platform.” Last October, Orion “brought in a financial partner called One Equity Partners [New York], which is a global, middle market private-equity firm. And from there we are scaling,” he continued.

One Equity Partners orchestrated a merger of Orion with MERA, an outsourced product development company headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Patil said that during the second phase of Orion’s journey, the company had made some small acquisitions. “Now we are in a more aggressive growth phase. We are expanding our capabilities and expanding our geographical footprint. We are now turbocharged.

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