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Dytel Technology Group

Dytel has over 25 years of experience in restaurant software implementations and networking solutions

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Company History and Milestones

The Big Bang

Dytel Technology Group was established in 1976 by Mr. Mayur M. Vakil. Mr.Vakil had just completed a successfull career at Bobilli Electronics, a leading provider of office automation equipment , Hyderabad as Head of the Product Development and Research Department. The entrepreneurial bug and desire to shift base to his native Bombay motivated Mr.Vakil to take the plunge. His stint with Bobilli and previous exposure to the latest semiconductor technology as scietific officer at TIFR in the late 60s provided a steady base to take the initiative.

Dytel started it's journey as a manufacturer of specialised calculators for the banking sector. This was a time when there were no computers in India and all banking was done manually. The product range was a big hit and soon Dytel's clientele covered almost all nationalised and MNC banks across major Indian cities. Dytel provided a full set of support services to the clients. Though now largely rendered redundant by computerisation, you may still find Dytel calculators in active use in some banks today - a testimony to the quality of product delivered by our 70s team!

Soon other office automation products like scrolling displays, currency counters, counterfeit note detectors were introduced and met with reasonable success.

In the 1982, Dytel diversified into the then nascent PC hardware industry rapidly garnering a multitude of reputable clients. Amongst our first clients were Dalal Engineering, German Remedies, Enam Securities, Color Chem India.

Not a company to be content with merely assembling components, Dytel innovated in this area too. We modified the regular PC for the Russian market. This 'Russian' computer was exported in large quantities to the erstwhile Soviet Union.

In 1985, Dytel made it's foray into software. The first project undertaken was a Point of Sale (POS) system for the Copper Chimney restaurant at Worli, Mumbai. At the time, almost all standalone restaurants - even high end ones - handled their billing manually. Dytel delivered the software based on the MS-DOS platform with dBASE-III as the database. Dytel's was perhaps the first PC based working solution of it's kind from an Indian company in the sector.

It was a fortituos project for Dytel as it quickly learnt the intricacies of the food and beverage industry and developed a product which would help it become the leading player in the food and beverage industry providing solutions to eateries like China Garden, Leopold Cafe, Moshe's, Delhi Darbar and many more.

Key Events and Milestones

  • 1976 - Dytel commences operations. Ventures into manufacture of specialised banking calculators.
  • 1982 - Dytel ventures into PC hardware industry
  • 1984 - Dytel develops software for YMCA
  • 1985 - Dytel develops PC based POS software for Copper Chimney
  • 1989 - Dytel commences local manufacturing unit for PC components instead of relying on imported material.
  • 1993 - Dytel succcessfully setup one of the first integrated Windows (then at v3.1) and Apple Mac networks of Mumbai for a digital media company. This was a project that the official distributor of Apple products at the time, had declined to do for the client citing technical difficulties.
  • 1997 - Reliance Industries Ltd. selects Dytel to fully automate the administration of it's network of company transit houses in a turnkey project. Dytel develops the eTHMS platorm for the purpose and it is still in use by the client.
  • 1998 - Dytel delivers tarladalal.com, the worlds largest vegetarian cookery related website. Meanwhile the networks management division of Dytel continued to do well and soon we were in a positon to offer total tunkey solutions to our clients.
  • 2001 - Dytel launches domain registration, web site and email hosting services.
  • 2002 - Dytel is the first company in India to launch a Windows based POS software for the restaurant industry.
  • 2005 - Dytel introduces Spamnix, it's email filtering technology.
  • 2007 - Launch of Central Kitchen Management system
  • 2008 - Impresario Hospitality, one of India's largest restaurant chains, selects Dytel as their standard POS environment across all restaurant formats.
  • 2009 - Dytel conducts first international IT review assignment in collaboration with reputed accounting firm Chokshi and Chokshi. The client is Seychelles Internaiotnal Business Authority.
  • 2009 - Kitchen Display System is launched as an addon to Dyne POS..
  • 2009 - Dytel launches Dyne-Wifi - a mobile POS solution.
  • 2009 - Dytel's Dyne software enables CRISIL, a Standard & Poor company, to enhance efficiency and accountability for it's huge 5000 employee cafeteria by completely eliminating cash transactions.
  • 2010 - Dytel links the erstwhile isolated Knight Frank Indias 6 main branches via VPN and integrates the entire India network into the Global Knight Frank intranet based out of Australia. The work is carried out over a period of 3 months and involves extensive ADS planning and desktop and email migration to the MS-Exchange platform.
  • 2010 - Launch of upgraded Tarladalal.com to utilise new Web 2.0 features like AJAX. The website, already the largest for vegeterian cooking in the world, is currently growing at a rate of 5% per month.