IBM To Implement SAP ERP For Caparo India

IBM has announced that it has signed a 10-year agreement with Caparo India, for the implementation of SAP ERP and outsourcing of datacentre infrastructure including managed services.

IBM Global Financing (IGF) will support the Implementation and Licenses at Caparo India to help them manage project investments efficiently and wisely. With this arrangement, Caparo India will be able to manage processes at its production plants better, improve customer service and focus on growth plans Caparo India offers solutions in designing, developing and manufacturing automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components for Indian automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the engineering industry, including clients such as Maruti, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Tata Motors, Nissan and others.

The company's strategic decision to deploy a SAP ERP solution, replacing incumbent ERP, for all their manufacturing plants gives them improved inventory visibility across various sites and optimisation of resources and cost. IBM, with its end-to-end capability to handle client requirements- from concept to delivery and transformational outsourcing will provide Caparo India with a variety of services, including ERP implementation, hardware deployment, hosting the datacentre, managed services contract, and financing. SAP ERP will bring better organisational efficiency and business process controls while the outsourcing of IT infrastructure will enable Caparo to focus more on business functions rather than IT management.

"This is a first of its kind implementation in North India Our financing policy helps clients acquire the IT solutions that their business needs in the most cost-effective and strategic way possible. Customers can choose from a variety of financing options to address their unique solution requirements and help manage the cash flow and assets," said Vivek Malhotra, Vice president, General Business, North & East region, IBM India/South Asia.

"Considering aggressive future business plans of Caparo, it was absolutely essential to have a robust ERP implementation and we hope that the expertise of IBM in Auto sector will be useful in achieving this," said Rajesh Prasad, MD & CEO, Caparo India.

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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 23:00:27 IST