Leading Research Firm Rates Infosys as a "Global Provider" of IT services to Retailers
Infosys is the Only Offshore Provider Included in the Global Category
BANGALORE, INDIA, January 31, 2006: Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ:INFY) today announced that it has been positioned as the only IT service provider to the retail industry with capabilities to compete head to head with both global and offshore service providers in the recently released AMR Research report "An Executive Guide to Selecting Retail Service Providers."
Infosys' ranking can be attributed to a strong suite of retail offerings as well as the company's thorough domain expertise and ability to tailor solutions to address customers' unique business requirements. Infosys has continually evolved its retail industry IT service practice, significantly increasing the amount of business consulting it does for retail organizations. In doing so, Infosys has successfully made the transition to a provider of end-to-end services that help retail companies implement solutions that deliver both immediate and long term business value.
"Infosys leverages high-level relationships within retail clients based on successful technology engagements to lead more business process-driven engagements," said Robert Garf and Lance Travis in the November 2005 AMR Research Report, "An Executive Guide to Selecting Retail Service Providers."
"The AMR Research report validates our expertise in the retail sector and demonstrates our leadership among all offshore providers," said U B Pravin Rao, senior vice-president for Infosys' retail business unit. "AMR Research's recent report is indicative that a growing number of retail companies are looking at Infosys to provide end-to-end IT solutions to help manage costs and complexity while simultaneously gaining competitive advantage."
Infosys provides targeted IT solutions and services to help increase margins, enhance competitiveness and improve relationships across the value chain. It partners with clients to help them address the key challenges and issues that affect their industries. AMR Research specifically cited Infosys' industry-specific applications and methodologies and partnerships with retail software providers.
Of note, Infosys was listed as having "established" or "demonstrated capabilities" for specialty areas within Home Office Planning and Demand Intelligence, Store Operations and Supply Chain Planning and Execution.