TCS targets German medium-sized, family-owned firms with Mittelstand portfolio

TCS targets German medium-sized, family-owned firms with Mittelstand portfolio
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4 Mar, 2021

Information technology (IT) services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched a modular set of services and solutions, targeted at German medium-sized and family-owned companies in the manufacturing sector. 

Dubbed the TCS Mittelstand Enterprise Suite, it includes solutions for IT infrastructure transformation, application management, business processes and strategic industry solutions for supply chain management, employee safety and industrial IoT, a statement said. 

Mittelstand, which translates to medium-sized companies in German, is often described as the heart of the country’s economy, as it accounts for 60% of all employees and 35% of the country’s turnover.  

Together, medium-sized and family-owned companies make up over 99% of all companies in Germany, the statement said.  

“TCS’ new Mittelstand Enterprise Suite helps medium-sized companies simultaneously address the twin imperatives of cost optimisation and digital transformation for future growth,” Santu Mandal, head of manufacturing business unit at TCS Germany, said. 

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The pre-configured modules, as per the statement, are customisable and can be easily integrated into existing IT systems. The company will provide Mittelstand clients its cloud portfolio of solutions, via its data center in Frankfurt, along with its ecosystem of partners. 

TCS started operations in the country in 1991 and currently has over 100 German corporations as partners to provide transformative solutions. 

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The Mittelstand Enterprise Suite will consist of four layers of solutions and infrastructure. 

The first layer is infrastructure, hosting and security. This includes digital workplace and collaboration, remote working solutions and risk assessment, and endpoint security solutions. 

The second layer consists of application managed service packages, such as ERP from SAP or CRM from Salesforce. 

The third layer consists of business process-as-a-service for HR and payroll, accounting and customer experience management. 

The final layer is a strategic business solutions aimed at supply chain and logistics, industrial IoT, and procurement and manufacturing processes.