Gislen Software, founded by Swedish entrepreneur Mikael Gislen, has provided outsourced development services since 1994. We employ a skilled team of developers in Chennai, India, who are totally focused on delivering high quality software solutions which enable our customers to achieve their critical IT objectives.

We work with partners in the UK and USA and we have a subsidiary company in Sweden. Our management team is multicultural, and many of them have worked with us for at least ten years. Their international experience gives us a huge advantage in understanding customers’ business requirements.

We are uniquely positioned to provide what our customers need – complex software solutions to answer their requirements, delivered reliably on time, with excellent value for money. As well as our own staff, we also have access to a pool of software developers from our approved partners here in India.

We have completed development projects for international clients in many market sectors, including market research, transport, test and measurement and manufacturing.

We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and are certified as per ISO 9001:2008.

India, with its elite educational establishments and high standards of spoken and written English, has become the natural destination for many global software companies. If your goal is to be an efficient, agile business, outsourcing to India is the most cost-effective way to gain the software skills you need.

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We provide outstanding high value and high quality solutions!


At Gislen Software we always say that we stand on our toes to serve, we walk the extra mile and we add the final touch! As a result, we normally have very long relationships with our clients. Read more…


We believe technology is a means to solve human problems. Our technological solutions and expertise enable us, together with our clients, build a better world for current and future generations. Read more…


Our personal touch and a unique learning culture empower our employees to put customers first. Our employees love us for the work-life balance we espouse. We have among the lowest attrition rates in the industry. Read more…


We have a strong commitment to our local community to be a positive force and help build a better society. We do this by donating money to charity, reduce our environmental footprint, and through various practical initiatives. Read more…



  • Understanding business requirements and creating value
  • Understanding European and Indian cultures
  • Staff competence and communications skills
  • High-end full service provider
  • Focus on the Nordic and the British Isles


  • To develop innovative, high quality solutions.
  • To provide a good working environment
  • To be an ethical business
  • To provide fair returns to our stakeholders
  • To support our local community
  • To respect the environment in all we do


  • More than 65 employees (whereof 40% women)
  • Close collaboration with 2 International companies providing web development and Analytics)
  • Staff trained in managing cultural challenges
  • Many of our staff has been in Scandinavia

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As our international software business has grown, and we have enjoyed success, we have a responsibility to help those who are not as fortunate. We want to give something back to our local community here in Chennai, so we have founded the Little Lambs School which is helping underprivileged children of North Chennai to gain a good start in life.


Glenn Croning

Non Executive Director

Glenn is the Principal of Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Conoor and have a background as a HR professional from the IT industry.

Anand Kumar Vyas

Head of Integration Services

Anand has worked with Gislen Software since 1998 where he joined as a Software developer.

Vanitha Venugopal

Head of Software Development

Vanitha has worked with Gislen Software since 1997 where she joined as a Software developer.

Beena Michael

Head of Financial Services

Beena joined Gislen Software in 2008 as an accountant.

Vinodhini Natarajan

Manager Finance

Vinodhini is our Manager-Finance. She is a chartered accountant and is working with Gislen Software since 2014.

Mikael Gislén

Managing Director

Mikael is a Swedish national and settled in India in 1993.

Philip John

Non Executive Director

Philip John, better known as Philji, has worked in the tea business most of his life but in recent years changed from Tea to IT.

Philip Robinson

Non Executive Director

Philip has a background as a Chartered Accountant but have made a career within regulatory services in the UK where he ended up as Director of Financial Crime and Intelligence before he took an early retirement in 2010.


Gislen Software 20 year
Chennai 18/9/2014 – Call of the kronor in Chennai. Read the article in Businessline

Chennai 12/9/2014 – Gislen to double headcount in India. Read the article in the Hindhu

Gislen Software 15 year
Chennai 17/9/2009 – We celebrated 15 years of successful software development! Read the article >>

Computer Sweden – April 2005
This Swedish language article was published in Computer Sweden on April 6, 2004. Read more >>


Fastest growing SME company in the state of Tamil Nadu during 2011/12 from MEPZ

SME Business Excellence Awards 2014For excellence within IT SME by D&B, Federal Bank and Times Group. We received one out of 27 rewards given for different sectors. We were the only company from Chennai.

We received two awards – for Best Services Exporter (Micro) and Best Overall Exporter (Micro).ExportersAwards2014_01