Journey of ideas, revenue and human capital



Inception Year

Automated Workflow Private Limited (AWPL) is formed with a vision to create technology products and platforms in the BPM space.


The Early Years

AWPL wins 2 major consulting assignments at Arthur Andersen & Telco.

AWPL signs up National Library Board of Singapore as its first major client.

Our first product family (Dotsphere) is released.

AWPL signs up Prudential as a key insurance client.

1996 – 2000

Expanding Footprint with our Customers

The company’s strategy is focused on geographic expansion in sync with our clients.

AWPL rolls out implementations across Prudential entities in Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia.

A number of marquee insurance firms, including Aviva and Sunlife, implement our Case Management product suite.

2002 – 2009

Expansion into Africa 

Launch of a Platform for Digital Apps

The company, with its focus on emerging markets, enters Africa and wins

Standard Bank as a lighthouse client in South Africa.

AWPL releases its second family of products – Pencils for Insurance and Banking.

Anthill (our third product family), an innovation platform for Rapid Application Development, is launched for enterprises to accelerate digitisation initiatives. Bridging legacy to digital becomes an important play for the company.

2010 - 2015

The new avatar of AWPL is Incubated

Founding promoters welcome a new CEO and Partner to the company.

The Board is further strengthened with an industry leader joining as a Non-Executive Director.

An aggressive growth strategy, backed by investments into products and people is launched. The emphasis is on creating innovative IP and point solutions, co-created in the clients’ markets.

The company sees exponential growth, adding a number of new clients.


Candela Labs is Born

AWPL welcomes its 250th employee, having added over 100 team members in less than a year.

New offices across multiple cities – including Bangalore, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and Jakarta.

AWPL is reborn as Candela Labs.

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