IBM to implement ERP and managed services at Caparo India

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 22, 2011

auto SAP ERPIBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that it has signed a 10-year agreement with Caparo India, for the implementation of SAP ERP and outsourcing of datacenter infrastructure including managed services. With this development, Caparo expects that IBM solution will lower its upfront investments up to Rs. 1 crore.

“While we looked at solutions from other vendors, IBM’s provided the most compelling offering to support us by owning entire project management as a single vendor for IT so that Caparo can focus on managing it’s core business more efficiently. IBM’s global experience has assured us of highest levels of SLA on server uptime,” remarked Suneel Khanna, director, finance & IT, Caparo.

As informed, IBM global financing (IGF) will support the implementation and licenses at Caparo India to enable them manage project investments - manage processes at its production plants better, improve customer service and focus on growth plans.

“Our financing policy helps clients acquire the IT solutions that their business needs in the most cost-effective and strategic way possible. Customers can choose from a variety of financing options to address their unique solution requirements and help manage the cash flow and assets,” opines Vivek Malhotra, VP, general business, North & East region, IBM India/South Asia.

IBM stated that, it will provide Caparo India with services, including ERP implementation, hardware deployment, hosting the datacenter, managed services contract, and financing.

“Considering aggressive future business plans of Caparo, it was absolutely essential to have a robust ERP implementation and we hope that the expertise of IBM in auto sector will be useful in achieving this” commented Rajesh Prasad, MD & CEO, Caparo India.

Caparo India offers solutions in designing, developing and manufacturing automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components for Indian automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the engineering industry, including premium clients such as Maruti, Honda, Tata Motors, Nissan and others.