HCL AXON signs Global IT Services Agreement deal with GlaxoSmithKline
London, Stockholm, Sunnyvale, CA and Noida, India 16th December 2009 – HCL AXON, a division of HCL Technologies and the world’s largest services provider dedicated to SAP® solutions, has today announced that it has signed a five year Global Strategic Information Technology Master Services Agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. This agreement describes how HCL AXON and HCL Technologies will provide systems integration, SAP implementation and IT consulting services to GSK globally.
The first activity under this agreement, is to be GSK’s systems integration partner for a large SAP-enabled business transformation programme the scope of which is in development
The GSK agreement is one more major global SAP transformation win for HCL AXON since HCL Technologies’ acquisition of AXON in December 2008, a success achieved against stiff competition.
“This is an important win for us,” said Steve Cardell, President, HCL AXON. “It keeps our strategy of becoming the largest global SAP-based business transformation provider firmly on track and confirms the rationale behind the merger with HCL.”
David Mitchell, SVP, IT Research at analyst firm Ovum, commented “SAP continues to be a strategic application choice for many companies seeking to transform their business through an enterprise technology and services platform. Ensuring that such transformation programmes deliver true value needs a technology partner who understands the technology in-depth but who also truly understands business. HCL, amplified by their Axon acquisition, has a strong blend of technology and business expertise to support GSK through the years ahead."
This win further accelerates HCL’s rapid growth in the life science industry which is one of its fastest growing industry verticals.
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HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employee First’ which empowers our 54,443 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 2.3 billion (Rs. 11,270 crores), as on 30th September 2009 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com