GAIL (India) Limited and Infosys Technologies Limited announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop information technology solutions in the retail gas business. The MoU aims at development and commercialization of software to manage the retail natural gas business across all categories of customers worldwide.
The initiative will include development of information technology solutions for system safety management, system integrity management and customer services. The two companies will also jointly impart training to clients for the use of software and other services. Infosys and GAIL will form a joint working group to work out the modalities of creating a software solution for the Retail Gas/ Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) market.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Proshanto Banerjee, Chairman and Managing Director, GAIL said, "We are pleased to partner with Infosys Technologies because of their rich domain understanding of the energy industry, expertise in building
software solutions and their execution excellence. The synergies between the two companies will help create business solutions that address the pain points of our customers globally."
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Nandan M. Nilekani, CEO, President and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies Ltd., said, "Infosys' focus is on developing industry-specific solutions to better respond to customer needs. By working together with GAIL, we will be able to leverage their knowledge of the retail gas business and together create solutions to provide GAIL's customers with a competitive edge."
GAIL India Limited (GAIL) is India's largest natural gas transmission, distribution, marketing and processing company. It also has diversified operations in integrated energy and petrochemical activities. The company has expertise in natural gas infrastructure development and owns, operates and maintains the country's major natural gas pipeline network. GAIL is a leading marketer of natural gas with a large customer base in India. The company operates more than 9,000 km of Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) system in the country and has Infrastructure Provide II and Internet Service Provider licenses from the Department of Communications (DOT). The OFC system will expand with the development of the interstate pipeline grid and the accelerated development of retail markets. The OFC system will provide excellent facilities for IT-related services to GAIL's customers, corporate bodies and retails markets/consumers and others. For more information, visit
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