Element Five Solutions is formed based on Five tenets to serve our Customers, with technology, products and markets and with our stakeholders and collaborators within our eco system.

“Working together with our customers we strive to better every day to provide the best technology solutions that are easy to use and fast and best implementation experience from beginning to end, with quality delivery.”

Our core values






Element Five Solutions delivers first-class, reliable, and affordable ERP, CRM, Analytics, Custom Software Development services that prioritize your specific needs above everything else. Through our proven methodologies and deep technical expertise, we can increase your efficiency and decrease your total cost of ownership.

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Our company has highly experienced information technology professionals and business consultants in the industry. With multinational corporation pedigrees, experience that spans six continents, and bona fide entrepreneurial savvy, Element Five delivers world-class consulting in SAP solutions with a truly global perspective.

Our service offerings include Cloud and On-premise (a fixed-price, out-of-the-box SAP solution with rapid implementation templates), project engagements, application management and support, staff augmentation and custom software development.

The SAP Solutions we provide are:

  • Cloud: SAP ByDesign ERP, CRM, Travel, SuccessFactors Human Capital Management, HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) including Internet of Things (IoT), Mobility, S/4 HANA ERP, Custom Fiori User Interface Solutions
  • On-premise: SAP All-in-One ERP, CRM, Mobility, S/4 HANA ERP, Custom Fiori User Interface Solutions

Focus on Small- to Medium-Sized Enterprises

As the world gets smaller and corporations get larger, it is increasingly difficult for small- to medium-sized enterprises to develop and obtain powerful IT resources. These companies need to “do more with less” but without the proper infrastructure and ERP solutions, they may not have the wherewithal to compete on a global scale.

Servicing this market segment is at the heart of Element Five Solutions. We provide the far-reaching benefits and high quality standards of the dual shore (offshore/onshore) SAP outsourcing approach utilized by the world’s largest corporations. But, we also maintain cost structures and personal customer relationships that are critical to smaller companies. As we understand the unique business requirements for SAP for SMEs as well as specific industry challenges, SMEs gain the confidence of working with a trusted, reliable, and long-term partner.


Abhijit Purkayastha, President and CEO

Abhijit, a senior IT professional with over 34 years of experience, has spearheaded SAP and IT outsourcing practices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, India, and South Africa. He has developed methodologies based on best practices for SAP implementation, application management, software development, and IT infrastructure outsourcing. Some of the standards and methodologies he has worked with include ValueSAP, RunSAP, ITIL, and CMMi (Level-5).

Abhijit has experience with Fortune 1,000 firms and SMEs across several industries including manufacturing, life sciences, utilities, media, retail, engineering, construction, and consumer products. He also has worked closely with SAP America, SAP India, and SAP AG. His expertise enables best-in-class SAP based solutions in short time frames and with optimum Total Cost of Ownership.

Abhijit holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering (Electrical & Electronics) and has worked for various organizations involved in custom hardware and software design, global solution rollouts, and support. Before becoming a co-founder of Element Five Solutions, Abhijit was with Siemens as Vice President, SAP Sales.

Harish B. Rau, Executive Vice President and COO

Harish is a founding partner of Element Five Solutions and brings over two decades of software industry experience to the company. As a software engineer, Harish started his career in product sales and marketing and subsequently moved into consulting, where he has been involved with SAP ERP sales, marketing, and consulting for over 20 years.

In the late 1990s Harish was instrumental in some of the earliest sales of SAP ERP licenses as well as project implementation services in the Indian marketplace. In 2000 he started an independent consulting practice and has personally led several large SAP implementations with multinational rollouts across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Harish has a clear understanding of business processes and hands-on knowledge of software application systems. This unique combination gives him an insightful perspective for designing efficient solutions and helping clients maximize return on investment for their ERP systems.

Harish has a Bachelors of Engineering (Computers) from University of Bombay and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University. He also is an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Srini Sathyamurthy, Executive Vice President, Solutions

Srini has over 19 years of professional experience in sales, software design, development, and deployment with various business applications, including over 17 years on SAP. He has deployed SAP, CRM, and BI solutions for several industries including life sciences, consumer products, and retail, and has served in multiple leadership roles including lead Program/Project Manager for CRM and BI projects across the globe. Additionally, Srini provides technology assessments and business process road maps for a wide range of companies.

Srini has a Bachelors of Engineering (EEE) from the University of Madurai and holds Masters in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota with emphases in Technology Strategy, Marketing, and Operations.