Anjana is the CEO and founder of Juntrax Solutions, a product development company based in Bay Area, CA and an office in Bangalore, KA India.
Currently, she is leading Juntrax’s global team to develop and launch a SaaS-based, AI-powered office management solution for SMEs with multiple locations. Her vision is to bring in efficiency and transparency to SMEs by providing them a Smart and integrated solution to manage their business operations. Prior to Juntrax, her 23-year career has spanned as PeopleSoft HRMS & Finance manager, developer, technical and functional consultant across public and private companies. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), she has analyzed opportunities and risks and collaborated with teams to develop and implement large scale payroll and HR automation projects.
Q: What would you like to see your team accomplish in 2019?
Work on launching our version 2.0 Smart, analytics-driven office management platform.
Q: Who is your role model or hero?
Q: What is your favorite book?
There are so many but Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is one of my favorites.
Q: Do you use any specific method or system to run daily operations?
We now use our Juntrax Product to manage our daily operations along with Jira and Trello for project management.
Q: Why did you choose your present industry at this time?
I came across a certain 50 employee SME was facing managing their offices across the globe. They were operating off of spreadsheets and finding it difficult to manage their global employees. I put together a design of a system that allows mangers to run their company on a single dashboard. Today we have released our BETA of Juntrax version 1.0 and working on our smart ERP. With 20 plus years working with ERP applications for large organizations, the SME sector was new to me which is what interested me in taking up the challenge to solve their problems.
Q: What is the best/worst moment you can remember in your career?
I think one of the most memorable moment in my career would be my first job working on centralizing a payroll system for United Parcel Service. At that time I did not realize the magnitude of what I was working on but it laid the foundation for my career path in implementing ERP solutions.The opportunity to work with stakeholders and users of the system as well as a very talented team of developers and analysts gave me the platform to learn.
Q: Looking back - if you could advise a younger version of yourself to do something different - what would it be?
I would say take more risks with your career, and focus on solving problems.