Infosys BPO awarded 5-Star rating by Bureau of Energy Efficiency

by Editor 5/19/2010 6:04:00 PM
Infosys BPO, the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies, today announced that it has been awarded the 5-star rating for energy efficiency by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for its building located in its Phase 2 campus in Hinjewadi, Pune, India. The rating is under the "Star rating for BPO buildings" scheme of BEE that rates office buildings in India from which BPO services are rendered on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, where a 5-star rating signifies being the most energy efficient. The rating is valid for a period of five years.

The eligibility criteria included the overall energy usage efficiency and minimization of operation costs of the BPO building. The 5-star rating was an outcome of using higher efficiency products that enabled reduction in the energy consumption in the building. The building spans a total area of 25,577 square metres and the annual energy consumption is approximately 2406199 kWh.

Commenting on the rating, (Swami) Swaminathan, CEO & MD, Infosys BPO, said, "We are delighted to have received this prestigious rating. Obtaining the BEE 5-star rating highlights our commitment towards energy efficiency. We continue to focus on designing world-class green buildings with energy efficient designs, using solar heaters as well as efficient lighting systems. We are also focused on educating our employees to optimize energy consumption by shutting down computers and other electrical devices when not in use. We believe that these small steps can help address the larger concerns in India."

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is a statutory body at the national level and functions under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. The organization has launched the "Star rating for BPO buildings" scheme to recognize energy conservation and efficiency of office buildings.
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Wipro and Oracle launch co-developed solution for high-technology industry

by Editor 5/6/2010 4:52:00 PM

Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited, and Oracle, announced today the launch of a co-developed solution, a Process Integration Pack (PIP) for the High Technology industry.

This solution is part of Wipro’s offerings that provide a comprehensive solution footprint for the High Technology industry. Wipro is one of the first partners to sign an agreement with Oracle to develop end-to-end industry process solutions in the Campaign-to -Cash business process. The development effort underscores Wipro’s thought leadership in Oracle applications-based services practice worldwide and is part of the collaboration initiatives between Oracle and Wipro, across high-technology.

The solution provides for optimization and accurate payment of commissions, thus enabling sales alignment to drive desired sales behaviors across industries. The solution allows increased efficiency of compensation management and can help reduce commission overpayments by 90%. The PIP integrates Oracle’s Siebel CRM and Oracle Incentive Compensation using Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA), offering enhanced commission visibility for sales representatives and channel partners.

“In today's environment, companies need to accelerate their Campaign-to-Cash cycle times to help protect margins and healthy revenues,” said Jonathan Oomrigar, Global Vice President, High Technology, Oracle.  “This Siebel CRM to Oracle Incentive Compensation co-developed PIP helps to automate the end-to-end Campaign-to-Cash process by integrating critical components of the Oracle portfolio. Wipro’s process capabilities and skills around Oracle applications combine to create this unique capability for the High Technology Industry.”

“Wipro is excited to work with Oracle and we look forward to leveraging this partnership and global reach in the High-Technology industry to tackle the industry’s challenges of customer acquisition, retention and cross-sell”, said Pavan Goyal, Vice President, Computing, Peripherals and Consumer Electronics, Wipro Technologies. “The Campaign-to-Cash solution set provides a great platform for addressing these Industry challenges and leverages the best-of-breed functionality across the Oracle stack.”

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NetSuite and Wipro partner to provide cloud computing solutions

by Editor 5/4/2010 8:44:00 PM
NetSuite Inc., a vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, has entered into a strategic partnership with Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited. The partnership aims to set a new standard for cloud solutions expertise that large organizations worldwide can rely on for advancing their mission-critical business processes. The current scope of the partnership focuses on the Asia-Pacific market with future expansion planned for North America.

Echoing with current market demands, Wipro has been working on a number of strategic initiatives to empower its cloud computing capabilities. This new partnership with NetSuite is a part of a broader Wipro-level initiative to build a leadership position in providing, implementing and supporting application development on Cloud and SaaS platforms.

"As we progress in an era of virtualization, where the emphasis is on helping companies achieve the most efficient and lowest cost infrastructure, cloud computing resounds as an inevitable and highly attractive option," said Sangita Singh, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Application Services, Wipro Technologies. "This partnership, which combines Wipro's IT and business process expertise with NetSuite's deep functionality in cloud business applications, has the potential to be a game-changer for organizations that demand guaranteed customer satisfaction when it comes to mission-critical business functionality in the cloud."

"As large organizations move mission-critical business processes to the cloud, partnerships between global IT services leaders like Wipro and technology leaders such as NetSuite are essential," said Zach Nelson, NetSuite CEO. "This landmark partnership shows the unstoppable momentum of IT infrastructure moving to the cloud."
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