TCS to help Qatar’s Black Cat Engineering improve business processes

TCS to help Qatar’s Black Cat Engineering improve business processes
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13 Mar, 2020

Black Cat Engineering and Construction (BCEC), a Qatar-based oil and gas company, has partnered with Mumbai-based information technology services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to drive digital transformation.

Under the agreement, TCS will enable BCEC to improve its end-to-end business processes from tendering to construction, incorporating the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) industry best practices, to design and implement an agile multifunctional and multiservice solution on the Oracle Cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP).

The enterprise-wide system integrates multiple disparate business functions and eliminates data duplication and redundancy, the company said.

Recently, telecommunications company Bharti Airtel signed on TCS to accelerate its digital transformation journey. Under the agreement, Airtel will leverage TCS’ HOBS product portfolio management (PPM) solution. The implementation is expected to help Airtel create personalised offers. It will also allow Airtel to eliminate inefficiencies, reducing time to market by 90 percent.

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“Guided by the Business 4.0 framework, BCEC has embarked on a digital transformation journey that will help it build competitive differentiation," Devashis Goswami, country head at TCS Qatar, said.

According to the company, the new cloud-based platform leverages artificial intelligence (AI) advanced analytics and predictive capabilities to help BCEC improve decision-making around its capital investment and vendor selection, reduce costs per invoice, shorten delivery cycle time and enhance HR data analysis and reporting capabilities with greater control and traceability.

The significantly higher level of automation will drive productivity, allowing employees to focus on more strategic and innovative work, the company said.

As BCEC’s co-innovation partner, TCS has created an AI-powered solution for the procurement department, which uses a combination of deep learning models to automatically raise purchase requisitions by reading and processing data from complex process, instrumentation diagrams and piping classes.

“BCEC is in the process of a 360-degree transformation journey with our technology partner TCS. We look forward to overcoming the sector’s productivity and risk management challenges," Paolo Borchetta, chief executive officer, BCEC.

In February, TCS signed another digital transformation deal with German medical technology research firm QIAGEN. Under the partnership, TCS helps the Germany-based firm’s genomics division’s global biology and biomedical research platform improve its user experience with new digital capabilities, increase customer engagement and provide a better user experience with the re-architected collaboration platform GeneGlobe Design and Analysis Hub.