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TCS Launches a Global Center of Excellence in Support of SAP HANA™


LAS VEGAS, September 12, 2011: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, business solutions and consulting firm, announced the launch of the TCS Global Center of Excellence (CoE) in support of SAP HANA™ appliance software at the SAP® TechEd 2011 Las Vegas conference. The TCS Global CoE has one of its largest SAP CoE Labs at TCS’ Seven Hills Park Delivery Center in Milford, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati.   

SAP HANA is an appliance that combines SAP in-memory technology with hardware from leading SAP partners allowing organizations to gain instant insight into their business operations, so they can analyze all the data available and quickly react to rapidly changing business conditions. The TCS Global CoE in support of SAP HANA will enable research and development focused on building applications for high-speed analytics and managing performance-intensive business transactions on the SAP platform. The CoE resides within and is closely integrated with the existing TCS CoE global landscape, which includes centers in Europe, Latin America and India.

“Technologies like SAP HANA have converged with business to make enterprise intelligence possible, which further underscores the need for such offerings,” said Raman Venkatraman, Vice President & Global Head, SAP Practice, TCS. “By incorporating SAP HANA into our offering we are further enabled to bring a flexible, cost-effective, real-time approach to performance-driven data analytics for our clients.”

Built on a SAP HANA “large” hardware platform, the TCS CoE environment will deliver real-world business scenarios for multiple industry sectors showcasing the capabilities and value proposition for SAP HANA. TCS also plans to develop unique scenarios that combine the power of SAP HANA and the Sybase® Unwired Platform to enable powerful analytics on mobile devices. Initially, TCS will target five major industry clusters - retail and consumer products, energy resources and utilities, high-tech, insurance and telecom. TCS plans to eventually develop unique business scenarios based on SAP HANA for every core industry that TCS serves.

TCS has a strong focus on domain-led solutions for strategic industries, including retail and consumer products, manufacturing, life sciences, banking and insurance, travel and transportation, telecom, media and entertainment, and energy resources and utilities, as well as unique solutions based on SAP applications for specific industry areas such as dealer management and legal management solutions.

“The TCS CoE will leverage the blend of our existing technology leadership and innovation excellence in support of SAP offerings, while enabling TCS to offer an end-to-end full suite of software services tailored for the SAP HANA suite of solutions to help customers achieve agility, adaptability and efficiency,” added Venkatraman.

For more information on the TCS CoE its support of SAP HANA, visit TCS at booth 2000, where it is exhibiting this week at the SAP TechEd 2011 Las Vegas, or visit

Earlier this year, Forrester Research, Inc., an independent research firm, cited TCS as a Leader in its April 20, 2011, report titled “The Forrester Wave™: SAP Services Providers, Q2 2011”.

TCS’ SAP Practice, part of TCS’ Enterprise Solutions group, offers best-of-the-breed solutions and services in support of SAP software to its clients around the world. In 2006, TCS became the first company in Asia to become an SAP global services partner. From complex multi-cultural, multi-linguistic, cross-country global rollouts to single site best-of-breed new initiative implementations, TCS has one of the most diverse services portfolios in support of SAP products today in the market place. TCS has over 7,500 consultants highly skilled in SAP solutions working for 145 customers executing 225 engagements across the globe. With more than 1,400 consultants in its practice in support of SAP BusinessObjects™ solutions, TCS is one of the largest consulting partners for those solutions and has developed multiple industry-specific analytics offerings.

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 202,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 42 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $8.2 billion for year ended March 31, 2011 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at

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