Nokia taps TCS to transform IT

Telecom Lead Asia: Mobile phone major Nokia has tapped Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to transform its IT landscape.

TCS, as a global IT partner, will assist Nokia in consolidating the internal applications suite with a single provider.

The infotech major will strengthen Nokia’s core applications by supporting enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise information management (EIM) and corporate functions (COF) across the world.

TCS said it would work with Nokia in realizing its future IT roadmap, driving consolidation, rationalization and simplification of applications and also enabling business transformation across the core portfolios.

“Over the years TCS has built a strong reputation as a partner that drives simplification and business enablement using its transformational framework that allows companies to drive significant next generation benefits. This deal with Nokia reflects our capability and commitment to the Nordic region. We are delighted to partner with Nokia and contribute to its future evolution,” said, Amit Bajaj, head – Nordic and Baltic Region, TCS.

MORE INFO: Nokia will reduce more than 1000 IT jobs, including 820 employees who will be transferred to HCL Technologies and Tata Consultancy Services. The mobile phone maker’s job cut is part of an already-announced restructuring.

TCS’ Nordic operations comprise over 4,500 professionals working across Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark & Iceland, servicing leading Nordic companies such as Nokia, Ericsson, TDC, ABB, Telenor, NETS and SAS.

TCS had recently been recognized by a KPMG survey of 340 top Nordic companies as the #1 company in terms of customer satisfaction for the third consecutive year.

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