HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL) recently announced an expanded global services partnership with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) that underscores SAP’s focus on extending its industry lead in ecosystem innovation, and HCL’s focus on delivering value to its customers through collaboration.
Transformation was one concept that was induced in the journey of HCL for some time now. The success that it has brought and the position that it has earned in the Global IT Industry, is now for all to see and learn. HCL’s new global services partnership with SAP is aimed at enabling companies of all sizes to access the business benefits of enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA ) and draws upon HCL’s strengths in emerging geographies, strong domain experience, risk taking and service innovation capabilities.
This announcement is a milestone in a rapidly growing relationship between the two organizations, which further evidences their close links. As a part of the agreement, SAP and HCL will now partner to enhance value and accelerate growth for customers in a manner that will reduce implementation costs while providing strong domain-centric solutions to transform their business processes.
“Spansion is investing heavily in SAP applications and enterprise SOA, with HCL Technologies as one of our key partners,” said Hannelore Stoebbe, CIO of Spansion, Inc. “HCL’s innovative business model focused on value, combined with SAP’s industry-leading business applications, was the natural choice for us to address our business needs. The expanded relationship between the two companies will help us go beyond just extracting maximum value from our investments and creates new benefits for us as a customer.” “We have been working closely with HCL in one of the early implementations of the SAP Waste and Recycling application and an interfacing custom-designed dispatch software and mobile system,” said Richard Berry, executive director, Veolia Environmental Services. “These have been leading-edge projects and the commitment of HCL has been vital in addressing a program which is so important to our future. These complex and mission-critical processes are being delivered using HCL’s skills in SAP, software design and development, hardware design and development, and all the required supporting technologies for an end-to-end process.” HCL is now a Thought Leader in the Global IT landscape.
HCL Technologies – A New SAP Global Services Partner
HCL Technologies joins a select group of the market’s leading consultancies to join the ‘SAP Global Partner – Services’ program. As a new global services partner, HCL Technologies will invest in significantly enhancing its SAP consulting practice and will create dedicated SAP sales resources and supporting marketing activities across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. HCL and SAP will create teams for solution definition, long-term engagement and will co-develop new and extended functionalities to implement enterprise SOA-based services in specific segments and verticals globally. “Building a vibrant customer-centric ecosystem is key to supporting our customers’ adoption and realization of the benefits of enterprise SOA,” said Zia Yusuf, executive vice president, Global Ecosystem and Partner Group, SAP AG. “Having HCL on board as our newest SAP global services partner is testimony to the outstanding performance they have delivered in support of our business imperatives. Through this partnership, we see them bringing their business model innovation of value-over-volume and customer centricity to our ecosystem of global partners and joint customers.” “HCL’s global partnership with SAP is a step towards delivering on the promise of a services-based IT approach,” said Vineet Nayar, CEO of HCL Technologies. “By combining SAP’s global market leadership in inter-enterprise solutions with HCL’s domain expertise and focus of creating new markets and solutions through a Blue Ocean strategy, we plan to create and deliver new innovative solutions that deliver unique customer value.”