Date Added: Jan 2010
Founded in 1983, Radica started as a provider of souvenir casino games for the Las Vegas market. This Hong Kong based company later expanded its business and entered electronic games business. This was followed by setting up of a factory in China in 1991 and a distribution operation in the United States in 1992. Now, Radica Games Limited manufactures and markets electronic entertainment products for a variety of brands such as Radica, Play TV, Gamester, Girl Tech and Barbie. With this growth, the company felt the need to lift their level of efficiency, both internally and for the suppliers. Also, their dispersed locations and large number of employees called for a more efficient communications network. In a nut shell, Radica was looking for a scalable and productive IT environment to support their enormous growth. The company was required to paper in Chinese characters to the local government and also prepare a paper in English as it is listed on NASDAQ. This added to their task list. The company decided to use LANSA, which impressed them with the productivity, multilingual and Double Byte Character Set (DBCS) capabilities along with its easy-to-use interface. With LANSA, the company never faces any downtime or issues of data corruption.