Leading Indian Industrial Growth Center partners with TCS to provide IT Solutions for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

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Leading Indian Industrial Growth Center partners with TCS to provide IT Solutions for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Mumbai / Indore, India, September 24, 2008: Pithampur Audyogig Sangathan (PAS), an Association of Industries in Pithampur - one of the largest Industrial Growth Centers in Central India, today announced its partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services and business solutions firm - to offer integrated end-to-end IT solutions to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) members. This relationship with TCS will help PAS members enhance their competitiveness by leveraging TCS’ unique “IT-as-a-Service” offering for small and medium business. This unique end-to-end and innovative “IT-as-a-Service” model is backed by TCS’ global technology expertise, delivery excellence and best-in-class service offerings, thereby redefining the way IT is consumed by MSMEs.

Gautam Kothari, President, PAS, said “There is increasing awareness in industries about the threats and challenges of a globalised economy. Today, we face the problems of dealing with multiple vendors and continual technology changes. There is a need to address IT adoption by MSMEs in an integrated and holistic manner”.

Darshan Kataria, Secretary-in-Chief, PAS, said “Our members cut across diverse industries addressing domestic and global markets and hence their needs have to be serviced by established partners with global standards of excellence together with a strong commitment to the Indian market and especially in the small and medium business sector”.

Kedar Bankada, Chairman, PAS, said “PAS’ partnership with TCS allows our members to leverage technology in a unique build-as-you-grow service model with minimum upfront investment and monthly subscription fee”.

Commenting on the partnership, Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head – Small and Medium Business, TCS said, “TCS has launched the “IT-as-a-Service” business to address the challenges of MSMEs to leverage IT for business competitiveness. TCS is committed to working with cluster-associations like PAS, one of the largest Industrial Growth Centre in Central India. This will help enhance IT adoption amongst their members by meeting their end-to-end IT needs including office, business and core industry specific ERP solutions.”

About Pithampur Audyogig Sangathan

PAS, established in 1988 is one of the largest association of industries in Madhya Pradesh, India. With 122 LMIs and more than 455 SSIs, Pithampur has attracted cumulative investment of Rs.6825 Crore and provides employment to approximately 65000 people. PAS is fully dedicated for the growth and development of industries in Indore region and is also a grievance redressal forum and advisory agency for its members. The association holds membership in all advisory and consultative committees in government departments concerning industries at the state and district levels.

About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services 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 116,000 of the world's best trained IT consultants in 50 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $5.7 billion for fiscal year ended 31 March 2008 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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