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TCS lands digital transformation contract from Canadian Bombardier

TCS lands digital transformation contract from Canadian Bombardier
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19 Jan, 2023
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IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has partnered with Canadian business jet maker Bombardier to help the latter drive organisation-wide IT and digital transformation.  

In a statement, TCS said that it will modernise the company’s legacy systems that support its engineering, manufacturing, aftermarket services and defense activities. That said, TCS will deploy and integrate new systems around the S/4 HANA, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for large enterprises developed by SAP SE.  

This transformation of its application estate, according to the tech major, is expected to help Bombardier reduce technology debt, accelerate its cloud journey, promote innovation, and drive growth. As David Murray, Senior Vice President, Transformation, Operational Excellence and Information Technology, Bombardier, said, “It will undertake powerful IT and digital transformations to unlock further potential in strategic growth areas including accelerating digital service offerings, sustainable aircraft designs and defense all while continuing to progress lean manufacturing and operational excellence programs”.  

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Additionally, TCS will transform Bombardier’s IT operating model using artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data and cloud services to enhance agility, resilience and user experience.  

Amit Bajaj, President, North America, TCS, said that the partnership includes “transforming Bombardier’s core enterprise functions across supply chain, manufacturing, aftermarket, and information technology” it also “underscores the company’s continued trust of our customers in Quebec, further building upon our investments in this important Canadian region.”  

TCS has experience in delivering successful digital transformation programs in the business aviation industry, as well as an extensive portfolio of intellectual property. It has also worked with many aerospace companies such as AVIO, Boeing, B/E Aerospace, EADS CIMPA, Dunlop Aerospace, GE Aircraft Engines, SME Aerospace, Goodrich, Pratt & Whitney and others. 

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On January 9, 2022, TCS reported an 11% increase in fiscal third-quarter profit as customers reduced spending amid concern over an economic recession worldwide. Net profit rose to ₹10,846 crore in the quarter ended 31 December from ₹9,769 crore a year earlier. TCS chief executive and managing director Rajesh Gopinathan attributed the growth to their cloud services and the continued business momentum in North America and the UK.