Southern Water partners with TCS to Transform Customer Service and Revenue Management

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Southern Water partners with TCS to Transform Customer Service and Revenue Management

Customer-centric Program will Reduce Operating Costs and Streamline Billing Process

London, March 26, 2013: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, today, announced that it has been selected by Southern Water to implement a customer services and revenue transformation program. The program will combine front- and back-end technology deployments with internal process redevelopment. Southern Water will benefit from enhanced customer service capabilities, improved cash collection and debt management, and will see a reduction in operating expenditure.

Darren Bentham, Chief Customer Officer, Southern Water, commented, “At Southern Water, it’s our constant endeavor to improve our customer interactions and deliver a more efficient service. The transformational program TCS is delivering will support two of our major goals – increase a customer’s ability to find a solution through self-service channels and empower our teams to deliver flawless service with first-time resolution.”

“Southern Water supplies water across some 4,450 sq km, and TCS has provided us with a roadmap for more flexible and efficient service delivery within this extensive area. Our customers will benefit from a highly consistent experience over web, mobile and interactive voice response channels. They will also find our customer service teams to be some of the best-informed and proactive in the industry,” he added.

AS Lakshminarayanan, President, Business Group (Telecom, High TechMedia & Information Services and Utilities), TCS, said, “It’s incredibly hard for today’s businesses to meet demands for enhanced customer services, or more sophisticated data management, while reducing the total cost of ownership for their infrastructure. The CRM system we’re deploying for Southern Water will help in the drive to provide industry-leading customer services, while data governance and analysis tools deliver better intelligence back into the business. With an increase in operational efficiency and an updated billing system, we will enable Southern Water to improve their revenue management. Ultimately, they’ll be better positioned to meet the needs of their customers.”

Stuart Ravens, Principal Analyst, Energy & Utilities Sector, Ovum, said, “Southern Water is embarking on a program to upgrade its customer service and revenue business systems and enable new business processes. The project is driven by some mission-critical business outcomes: to improve customer experience and operational efficiency. To win this contract, TCS had to demonstrate deep domain experience and an understanding of Southern Water’s business processes. The deal is further evidence of TCS’ ability to win large and complex transformational programs in the utilities industry.”

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT servicesconsulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of  IT,  BPSinfrastructure,  engineering and  assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™,recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 290,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $11.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2013 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

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