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History

A walk down memory lane...

  • 2012-2009
  • 2008-2006
  • 2005-2003
  • 2002-2000
  • 1999-1997
  • 1996-1994
  • 1993-1991

2012

  • Opens 100% owned subsidiaries in US and Canada
  • Enters into business partnership with Google - becomes an authorized reseller of Google Earth Enterprise and Google Maps API Premier
  • Awarded a prestigious drilling project for “Inferred Coal Resource Estimation as per JORC standards” in Mozambique by Tata International Ltd.
  • Awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2005 recertification for 3 years

2011

  • RMSI demerges with parent company Risk Management Solutions, Inc. USA. Becomes an independent management owned company
  • Wins 'Technology Initiative of the Year' award at the 15th Asia Insurance Industry Awards held at Singapore
  • Launches SpatialVue – proprietary Enterprise WebGIS platform developed using OGC standards
  • Expands presence into 13 countries in Africa including Sudan, Djibouti, DRCongo, Mozambique amongst others

2010

  • Awarded over US$ 20 Million contract from HCL Infosystems for providing GIS services for Government of India's largest ever power reform project – Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms (RAPDRP), for the state of Rajasthan
  • Completes the largest Digital Mapping Project in Ireland, for the Property Registration Authority of Ireland, involving over 2.8 Million land parcels
  • Enters into strategic partnership with L&T Automation for provision of GIS services for RAPDRP project in Maharashtra, India

2009

  • Ranked the "Best Place to Work" across industries in India for the third year in a row, by the Best Places to Work for Institute, USA. Also wins the prestigious Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Corporate Wellness Award
  • Launches PIER (Profiler for Insurance Exposure and Risk) - India's First GIS Based Pin Code Resolution Comprehensive Risk Assessment Tool for the Indian Insurance Industry
  • Completes the largest ever land folio data capture project in Ireland
  • Achieves ISO /IEC 27001:2005 recertification

2008

  • Opens a new state of the art development center at Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Retains its No 1 spot in the "Great Places To Work For" survey
  • Hyderabad office successfully recertified as ISO 9001 -2000

2007

  • New RMSI facility inaugurated in NOIDA
  • RMSI ranked for the second year in the row in the prestigious list of TOP 20 companies, in the Dataquest-IDC 'Best Employer Survey'
  • Pramod Sharma joins as Vice President heading the software division
    • 2006

      • RMSI re-acquired by Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS), Newark, CA, reuniting the two companies five years after RMSI was spun out from RMS
      • RMSI attains CMMi level 5 for its software division
      • RMSI ranked 5th across all Industries in the "Great Places To Work" study conducted by the Grow Talent Company in partnership with the Great Places to Work Institute, Inc, USA and Business World
      • RMSI Ranked Second in the IDC-Dataquest 'Best Employer' Survey 2006
      • UNDP partners with RMSI to develop a disaster risk profile for Maldives

2005

  • RMSI spotlighted in the Dataquest IDC India's Top 20 Best Indian IT Employers survey for the third years in a row, since 2003. This year it was listed in the 4-star category, giving it a 4th to 7th position ranking
  • RMSI and Oracle ink spatial partnership and RMSI forms a Core Technology Group to focus on the Oracle 10g suite of technology, with special emphasis on Oracle 10g Spatial
  • RMSI and its consortium partners Landmark Solutions, UK, and Proteus Solutions Ltd, Cork and Dublin Ireland win a five-year data capture-mapping contract, with the Land Registry in Ireland
  • Sport England project ranked 4th in the 2005 Geospatial Solutions Application contest conducted by Geospatial Solutions magazine
  • LAVASA Corporation Limited, a company set up for the purpose of developing a hill station lake city township in India commissions RMSI to design and develop its Geo Spatial Infrastructure

2004

  • New RMSI facility inaugurated in NOIDA
  • RMSI-GDT relationship recognized as the "Second Most Collaborative Outsourcing Relationship" at the 2004 Outsourcing Excellence Awards
  • RMSI ranked for the second year in the row in the prestigious list of TOP 20 companies, in the Dataquest-IDC 'Best Employer Survey'
  • Pramod Sharma joins as Vice President heading the software division
  • In the US, our relationship with our strategic partner Geographic Data Technology was recognized as the "Second Most Collaborative Outsourcing Relationship" at the 2004 Outsourcing Excellence Awards, an annual awards program sponsored by Outsourcing Center, Everest Group, Forbes, and this year, Wharton Executive Education

2003

  • R.M. Software India Pvt. Ltd, officially registered as RMSI Private Limited
  • Software division achieves SEI CMM Level 3 assessment
  • RMSI Limited incorporated in London, UK
  • RMSI enters the prestigious list of TOP 20 companies, in the Dataquest-IDC 'Best Employer Survey'
  • Two international awards. The WISARD (Wales Information System for Agricultural and Rural Data) project in the UK won both the AGI Central Government Award 2003 for 'Outstanding Achievement in the
  • Field of Geographic Information' and the Information Management 2003 Award for the 'Most innovative and successful project using geographic information systems'

2002

  • Ten years of existence celebrated on January 13th, which is marked as Founders Day
  • RMS sells its stake in RMSI to DMG Information
  • RMSI is ranked 114th in the Dataquest Top 200 Indian IT companies list
  • RMSI incorporates wholly owned subsidiary, RMSI, Inc. in Newark, USA

2001

  • RMSI crosses the 700-employee mark
  • Risk Management Group along with teams from RMS, USA and OYO Corporation, Japan are among the first teams to locate the Gujarat earthquake fault on a reconnaissance visit
  • Several prestigious GIS projects won in collaboration with Landmark, in the UK
  • RMSI is ranked 176th in the Dataquest Top 200 Indian IT companies list

2000

  • RMSI is awarded its largest-ever GIS data project by Geographic Data Technology (GDT)
  • Awarded "Export House" status from the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India
  • A major branding exercise is launched - website and marketing collateral revamped, new logo is adopted, company mission statement and lines of business are clearly articulated
  • First global sales meet is held and attended by sales representatives from offices in USA, UK, Belgium and Japan
  • Jogesh Malhotra joins as Senior Vice President heading the Software division
  • RMSI acquires a third office building on lease in NOIDA

1999

  • DMGI places its nominee on the board of directors of RMSI
  • RMSI moves into its own state-of-the-art office premises at NOIDA, a suburb of New Delhi
  • Neerja Verma joins the company as the head of the HRD and Personnel division
  • RMSI enters into a partnership with Landmark Information Group, UK, to provide GIS products and services to the UK market
  • RMSI enters the Dataquest list of Top 200 IT firms in India for the first time
  • Emphasis on software development business is increased and many new projects are won from RMS and external clients including Internet start-ups
  • Risk Engineering Group is awarded its first major independent project from Japan

1998

  • ESRI South Asia and Digital Equipment Asia Pacific award a large contract in Singapore, to develop a GIS software application
  • RMS is acquired by DMG Information (DMGI) and becomes part of the Daily Mail and General Trust, one of the UK's largest listed companies
  • RMSI crosses the 500-employee mark
  • RMSI buys a building and an adjoining plot of land in NOIDA, a suburb of New Delhi

1997

  • RMSI crosses the US$ 1 million annual revenue mark for the first time in its history, and crosses the 200-employee mark
  • RMS acquires a majority stake in RMSI
  • RMSI enters into a long-term partnership with OYO Corporation, one of Japan's largest geo-technical engineering consulting companies
  • Rajiv Kapoor joins the company as Finance Director
  • Second office is opened in Hyderabad in southern India

1996

  • RMSI crosses the 100-employee mark
  • First dedicated lease-line between RMSI and RMS is established
  • First international order received for geodata for wireless network planning
  • HRD and Personnel division is established

1995



  • A new division called Risk Engineering Group is started, which works closely on natural hazard risk analysis activities with RMS
  • RMSI receives its first orders for digital map data for wireless network planning in India from international equipment supplier Ericsson

1994

  • Awarded first large, non-RMS, GIS order (over US$ 3 million) by GE Capital
  • Business re-engineered into two separates entities, the GIS and Software divisions
  • Work begins on first GIS software project awarded by a US government agency

1993


  • RMSI is founded on January 13th in a basement space in New Delhi, India by Ajay Lavakare and Premal Mehta as a joint venture with Risk Management Software, Inc. (RMS), Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Operations begin on October 1st
  • The first year revenues are approximately US$ 10,000
  • The company has 2 directors and 2 employees



1992


  • Several small offshore projects executed for RMS including digitization of hazard maps, preparation of GIS databases and development of software algorithms.




1991

  • Three Stanford University graduate students, Ajay Lavakare, Hemant Shah and Premal Mehta, develop the business plan for RMSI in Palo Alto, in the month of March
  • The vision is to create a joint-venture company based out of India, with a niche in integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and software solutions for risk analysis and risk management