Tata Consultancy Services to Build a New Digital Core on Microsoft Azure, Helping the Airline Achieve Increased Agility and Operational Resilience, and Supporting Future Growth

NEW YORK | MUMBAI, September 08, 2021: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been selected by Avianca, one of the leading airlines in South America, as a strategic partner in its cloud transformation journey.

TCS will modernize Avianca’s IT infrastructure and build a new future-ready cloud-based digital core on Microsoft Azure. Leveraging its deep domain knowledge of the airline industry and its extensive experience in successfully executing large transformation programs, TCS will help the airline migrate 129 core applications to the cloud and will also manage the new cloud estate.

TCS will leverage its proprietary automation tools and accelerators to drive this transformation, reducing the time-to-market and delivering superior business outcomes. These include TCS Cloud Counsel, a digitized cloud candidature assessment toolset, and TCS Cloud Mason which helps organizations rapidly define, design and deploy cloud foundational platforms.

The new digital core will provide an integrated environment that will enhance Avianca’s business agility, operational resilience, adaptability and future-readiness. Additionally, the cloud-based infrastructure will have a significantly reduced carbon footprint that will help Avianca get closer to its sustainability goals.

“Avianca is a valued customer of TCS, and we are thrilled to partner with them to advance their multi-horizon cloud transformation journey. The new cloud-based digital core that we design and build, will have a tremendous impact on their overall operations, sustainability and future growth,” said Sowmya Rajagopalan, Head of Americas, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality (TTH), TCS.  

“Technology is undoubtedly a very important component of our new vision, that is why we want to provide the best technology available for our talent and customers,” said Michael Ruplitsch, Chief Information Officer, Avianca. “That’s why our work to achieve a transformed IT infrastructure with TCS and Microsoft just makes sense; we look forward to continued innovation and modernization that will drive us into the future.”

“We are pleased that TCS will deliver a Microsoft Azure powered cloud-based digital core that will enable Avianca to drive digital transformation, achieve their sustainability goals and realize business growth,” said Takuya Hirano, Vice President, Global System Integrator and Advisory Partners, Microsoft. “We look forward to collaborating with TCS to enable Avianca’s migration to the cloud.”

TCS’ Microsoft Business Unit works with customers worldwide to accelerate their multi-horizon cloud transformation journeys. TCS uses its deep industry knowledge and large and growing global talent pool of Microsoft-certified consultants to help customers leverage the power of AI, automation and cloud to enhance customer experience, reimagine employee empowerment, optimize operations and spur innovation.

TCS has a strong portfolio of end-to-end services spanning the entire cloud lifecycle for private, public, hybrid and multi cloud environments. Services include hybrid cloud strategy, IaaS, legacy colocation, cloud foundation and PaaS, storage cloud, cloud migration, and DR as a service.

TCS is a Microsoft Gold Partner with over 1,000 successful Azure engagements for more than 225 global customers. TCS recently won the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards for Azure Intelligent Cloud in France and Dynamics 365 Field Service in the US. Additionally, it is a designated Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Partner, recognizing TCS’ proven expertise in delivering the highest quality of service on Azure.

TCS partners with leading TTH companies across the globe helping them digitally transform to adopt unique business models, enhance customer experience and drive growth. TCS’ large and growing pool of functional and technical consultants have led some of the biggest IT transformation programs and pioneering technology initiatives for its over 100 customers the TTH industry. TCS’ TTH innovation lab focuses on researching emerging trends, developing proofs of concepts, and co-innovating with clients. In addition, TCS works with leading industry bodies, to develop TTH-specific solutions, assets, and capabilities.

About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 500,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $22.2 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit www.tcs.com.

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