Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), leading IT services, consulting, business solutions and outsourcing firm, has announced that AGL Energy Ltd (AGL), Australias leading renewable energy company, has signed a five-year Infrastructure Management Services contract, worth more than $50 Million AUD, with TCS.Prior to this contract, TCS has been executing a number of leading edge programs covering advanced metering, gas trading, pricing engine and multiple SAP projects. Over the past three years, the TCS-AGL relationship has evolved into a "Full Services Play" covering consulting, implementation, assurance, outsourcing and support. Today, over 650 TCS consultants deliver these engagements for AGL. Most of these projects are either second generation outsourcing or new projects.
Owen Coppage, Chief Information Officer and Group General Manager Customer Operations at AGL commented on the partnership, "TCS focus on the relationship, rather than the contract, has resulted in higher levels of service each time we moved a new area to TCS. We expect the new deal to similarly enhance our experience, further strengthening our strategic relationship."
Varun Kapur, General Manager, TCS Australia and New Zealand added, "Technology provides AGL with a strong competitive advantage. We are confident that AGL will continue to experience the certainty of delivery with TCS and our strategic partner, BMC. Energy & Utilities is a big focus area for TCS, and we are proud to have AGL as one of our leading clients."
Chip Salyards, Vice President, Asia Pacific, BMC commented, "TCS has been gaining significant traction in the Australian and New Zealand market. Hence, we partnered with TCS to move AGL from a silo-based support structure to BMCs value-based approach with our Business Service Management offerings. Given the delivery capability of TCS and solution capabilities of BMC, we look forward to several other clients benefitting from this strategic partnership."