POTENZA partners with HNB


POTENZA, the Sri Lanka-based global business technology consultancy group, recently announced a landmark partnership with Hatton National Bank (HNB), as its official implementation partner, to facilitate and support the bank on its journey of robotic process automation. As a first step, POTENZA is managing the implementation of HNB’s ‘SWIFT Messages Extraction and Integration’ process, which is a critical process for HNB’s import/export trade transactions.

A pioneer in RPA, POTENZA first introduced the technology to Sri Lanka in 2018. Since then, it has established itself as the premier RPA consultancy in Sri Lanka, with a global footprint, including supporting organisations with the most comprehensive software bot pool in Sri Lanka. Worldwide, POTENZA has automated more than 60 process chains with unattended automation across a variety of industries in 9 countries.

Announcing the partnership, Dhanusha Muthukumarana – MD/CEO at POTENZA (Private) Limited said, “We are very pleased to announce this partnership with one of Sri Lanka’s most respected financial institutions. We look forward to supporting HNB on their RPA journey. As many commercial and industrial processes are repetitive, RPA can then reduce human intervention in these processes while increasing efficiency and reducing both errors and costs.

This in turn helps to provide better, more seamless services to customers. Most importantly, it allows for companies to better distribute and utilise their human capital, allocating people to positions that actually need human intervention, which is also often much more fulfilling and engaging for people. Thus, RPA creates a win-win situation for businesses, customers and employees, while also pushing commerce and industry towards industry 4.0, which is the future.”

In terms of quantifiable results, POTENZA’s first implementation of RPA at HNB has resulted in an increase in productivity by approximately 68% whilst also improving accuracy.