Telecommunications solutions provider Bharti Airtel will utilise supply chain and enterprise resource planning solutions from Oracle for its finance, planning and supply chain processes, the company said.
Airtel will utilise the Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain and Management (SCM) solution to automate manual processes, and get a 360-degree view of its financial data, it said in a statement.
“This is a key deployment as part of our journey to fully transition to cloud-based applications as we build a digital Airtel,” said Bharti Airtel CIO Pradipt Kapoor.
Kapoor added that Airtel is investing in transforming its internal operating models to better efficiencies.
The solution deployment will also help to streamline procurement, along with more efficient management of Airtel’s supply chain.
“With Oracle Cloud Applications, Airtel will be able to leverage the latest technology and innovation to meet shifting customer expectations and revamp their business operations,” said Shailender Kumar, senior vice president and regional managing director of Oracle India.
Airtel currently operates in 17 countries globally, concentrated in the areas of South Asia and Africa. It provides services such as 4G/4.5G broadband, fiber broadband and streaming services. Its enterprise service wing provides cloud and data centre services, cybersecurity, IoT, advertising technology and cloud-based communications.
Late last month, Google announced that it will invest upto $1 billion in Bharti Airtel through an equity purchase of 1.2% for $700 million. Airtel will work with Google to build a range of Android-enabled devices, with the partnership broadly aimed at 5G network enhancement, and building cloud ecosystems for enterprises and hyperscalers.
Airtel has been investing heavily in the 5G space, and in September last year, it announced plans to invest ₹5,000 crore to triple its data centre capacity by 2025.