HCL brings its commerce platform to Google Cloud, as companies extend partnership

HCL brings its commerce platform to Google Cloud, as companies extend partnership
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5 Jun, 2020

Noida-based HCL Technologies has expanded its partnership with the cloud computing unit of technology giant Google to bring its software offerings, starting with HCL Commerce, to Google Cloud.

HCL Commerce is a cloud-native commerce platform used by businesses across multiple industries to drive more than $100 billion in annual client revenues, as per a statement. It helps companies respond to evolving market conditions, creates merchandising strategies and launches new channels for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer use cases on the same platform.

The third largest software services firm in the country also intends to leverage Google Anthos to enable multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud deployments of HCL Commerce, the statement said.

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“The collaboration between Google Cloud and HCL Commerce is helping customers rapidly execute their digital transformation strategy that is rooted in the new normal. With the support of our global implementation partner ecosystem, we can now deliver a proven, comprehensive commerce solution across all industries,” Darren Oberst, corporate vice president and head of HCL Software, said.

Additionally, businesses across industries will be able to develop data-driven customer experiences online by leveraging Google Cloud’s capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and analytics, the statement said.

“The HCL-Google Cloud business unit is enabling product collaboration across HCL software and Google Cloud. The launch of HCL Commerce on Google Cloud is the first among a number of planned joint offerings built around application modernisation, data centre and database value unlock,” Kalyan Kumar, chief technology officer and corporate vice president of HCL Technologies, said.

In 2019, HCL set up a dedicated Google Cloud business unit to accelerate global cloud adoption. The unit aims to provide expertise to enterprise customers in areas like containerisation, hybrid and multi-cloud with Anthos, compute, data and analytics, AI, ML and collaboration with G Suite.

HCL also has three dedicated Google Cloud Native Labs in New York, London and the New Delhi area. These labs provide business-focused design workshops to engage customers, and develop intellectual property (IP) and minimum viable products (MVPs) on Google Cloud across industries efficiently.