MUMBAI, 23 March 2022: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) announced that it has been selected by Sodexo, the France-headquartered world leader in quality of life services, to transform and consolidate its legacy ERP estate on the TCS ERP on Cloud platform, with SAP SoH on Microsoft Azure, to drive its future growth.
Sodexo’s rapid global expansion had resulted in a fragmented ERP estate on a legacy on-premise infrastructure, with disparate business processes across local instances across over seven countries. Additionally, the governance and technical support were localized, resulting in increased risk and fragility. To harmonize its operations and to enhance security, agility and operational resilience, Sodexo wished to consolidate this estate and make it future ready.
TCS designed an ERP transformation roadmap incorporating best-in-class process designs and leveraging its strong partnership ecosystem. The new solution has upgraded the legacy estate, and modernized the underlying infrastructure by consolidating the disparate local instances onto the TCS ERP on Cloud platform, with SAP SoH hosted on Microsoft Azure.
With the platform’s stringent data residency and access controls, centralized governance and a standardized, industry-leading cloud security framework, Sodexo will have a secure, resilient, and scalable cloud infrastructure, 35% leaner than before. Initial rollouts have significant superior performance improvements, resulting in an enhanced user experience as well. Once the deployment is complete, the TCS ERP on Cloud platform will be the new, future-ready digital core to power Sodexo’s future growth.
“Our partnership with TCS is central to the transformation of our core ERP estate to take it to the next level,” said Vera Ingallati, VP, Global IS&T, Sodexo. “TCS understood our desired end-state and articulated a comprehensive roadmap based on their leadership in Azure cloud services, end-to-end SAP capabilities and IT security.
“A cloud-based digital core is today foundational to enterprises’ growth and transformation journeys. Our investments in innovation, our intellectual property, and our strong partnerships in the technology ecosystem have made us the preferred partner in these journeys,” said Arun Pradeep, Business Head, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality – Europe, TCS. “We are pleased to partner with Sodexo in this large, global cloud transformation program, leveraging our proven TCS ERP on Cloud platform to build a new, future-ready digital core to support Sodexo’s future growth.”
The TCS ERP on Cloud platform offers hosted ERP applications and services for global enterprises keen to benefit from TCS’ solution frameworks, alliance partnerships, ERP expertise and flexible business models. It is hosted on a highly secured and accredited public or private cloud environment and offered through Software-as-a-Service and Business-Process-as-a-Service models, providing a single point of ownership, improved performance metrics and adherence to service level agreements.
With over 50,000 trained professionals on Microsoft technologies, TCS has completed over 1,000 successful Azure engagements for more than 225 global customers. TCS is one of the most recognized partners in Microsoft’s ecosystem, achieving all 18 Microsoft Gold Competencies and 13 Microsoft Advanced Specializations, including SAP on Microsoft Azure. It is the first partner to earn the Microsoft Azure VMware Solution advanced specialization, and is a Preferred Member and Launch Partner for Project Cortex, including SharePoint Syntax, and is a Member of the 2021/2022 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications. Additionally, TCS is designated a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Partner, for delivering the highest quality of service on Azure. To learn more, visit tcs.com/microsoft-business-unit.