Tata Consultancy Services’ Platform Powered by the SAP Suite on HANA, Hosted on Azure, Will Consolidate and Modernize Sodexo’s ERP Estate, Enhancing Security, Resilience, Agility and Scalability
ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, FRANCE | MUMBAI, March 23, 2022: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) announced that it has been selected by Sodexo, the France-headquartered world leader in quality of life services, to transform and consolidate its legacy ERP estate on the TCS ERP on Cloud platform, with SAP SoH on Microsoft Azure, to drive its future growth.
Sodexo’s rapid global expansion had resulted in a fragmented ERP estate on a legacy on-premise infrastructure, with disparate business processes across local instances across over seven countries. Additionally, the governance and technical support were localized, resulting in increased risk and fragility. To harmonize its operations and to enhance security, agility and operational resilience, Sodexo wished to consolidate this estate and make it future ready.
TCS designed an ERP transformation roadmap incorporating best-in-class process designs and leveraging its strong partnership ecosystem. The new solution has upgraded the legacy estate, and modernized the underlying infrastructure by consolidating the disparate local instances onto the TCS ERP on Cloud platform, with SAP SoH hosted on Microsoft Azure.
With the platform’s stringent data residency and access controls, centralized governance and a standardized, industry-leading cloud security framework, Sodexo will have a secure, resilient, and scalable cloud infrastructure, 35% leaner than before. Initial rollouts have significant superior performance improvements, resulting in an enhanced user experience as well. Once the deployment is complete, the TCS ERP on Cloud platform will be the new, future-ready digital core to power Sodexo’s future growth.
“Our partnership with TCS is central to the transformation of our core ERP estate to take it to the next level,” said Vera Ingallati, VP, Global IS&T, Sodexo. “TCS understood our desired end-state and articulated a comprehensive roadmap based on their leadership in Azure cloud services, end-to-end SAP capabilities and IT security.
“A cloud-based digital core is today foundational to enterprises’ growth and transformation journeys. Our investments in innovation, our intellectual property, and our strong partnerships in the technology ecosystem have made us the preferred partner in these journeys,” said Arun Pradeep, Business Head, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality – Europe, TCS. “We are pleased to partner with Sodexo in this large, global cloud transformation program, leveraging our proven TCS ERP on Cloud platform to build a new, future-ready digital core to support Sodexo’s future growth.”
The TCS ERP on Cloud platform offers hosted ERP applications and services for global enterprises keen to benefit from TCS’ solution frameworks, alliance partnerships, ERP expertise and flexible business models. It is hosted on a highly secured and accredited public or private cloud environment and offered through Software-as-a-Service and Business-Process-as-a-Service models, providing a single point of ownership, improved performance metrics and adherence to service level agreements.
With over 50,000 trained professionals on Microsoft technologies, TCS has completed over 1,000 successful Azure engagements for more than 225 global customers. TCS is one of the most recognized partners in Microsoft’s ecosystem, achieving all 18 Microsoft Gold Competencies and 13 Microsoft Advanced Specializations, including SAP on Microsoft Azure. It is the first partner to earn the Microsoft Azure VMware Solution advanced specialization, and is a Preferred Member and Launch Partner for Project Cortex, including SharePoint Syntax, and is a Member of the 2021/2022 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications. Additionally, TCS is designated a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Partner, for delivering the highest quality of service on Azure. To learn more, visit tcs.com/microsoft-business-unit.
Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 64 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services. Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 50 years of experience: from foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees’ engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care centers and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 420,000 employees throughout the world.
Sodexo is included in the CAC Next 20, CAC 40 ESG, FTSE 4 Good and DJSI indices.
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 556,000 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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