Infosys' Sap Upgrade Service Saves Steel Maker Sidmar 20%
16th July, 2004. Infosys (NASDAQ:INFY) today announced that its SAP Upgrade service offering has reduced time to market, improved quality of deliverables & reduced total cost of ownership for the SAP upgrade of Belgium based steel maker, SIDMAR.
The Infosys upgrade offering substantially reduced total project duration and brought Sidmar a rapid “Time - to - Market” which otherwise would have been extremely difficult to achieve. Trusted project execution capabilities, and CMM Level 5 frameworks were adopted during the entire project lifecycle, enabling Infosys to deliver a high quality trouble free upgrade, leading to rapid stabilisation and exceeding the expectation of Sidmar. The global approach to service delivery, coupled with a strong upgrade offering enabled Infosys to reduce the cost of Sidmar’s SAP upgrade project by an estimated 20 percent.
Rajesh Rao, Associate Vice President and Head of SAP Practice at Infosys said, “This is yet more proof of Infosys’ predictable and mature SAP service offering, which stands on par with Global leaders in SAP consulting & implementation. This firmly establishes the Infosys offering as a top class solution in the SAP upgrade space”.
Expressing appreciation of Infosys’ overall project management capability, and its SAP expertise, Mr. Ghislain Claeys, CIO of Sidmar said, “We would not have achieved this kind of success without a committed partner like Infosys helping us all the way. We are glad we chose Infosys for this project - they bring in world - class consulting skills, superb project execution capabilities and a high degree of predictability & reliability besides technological excellence to customers like Sidmar”.
Integrated with ASAP methodology, the toolkit provides both estimation and execution tools, and delivers projects using CMMI level 5 processes. Infosys recently demonstrated the toolkit to global audience for the first time in Sapphire – 2004 in Brisbane, Australia.