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HCL AXON Customers to Present Best Practices for Implementations of SAP® Solutions at SAPPHIRE® 2009

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May 11, 2009

The Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Corporation and Union Pacific, along with representatives from HCL AXON will be speaking at SAPPHIRE® 2009 Orlando on May 12. Both customers will present best practices, challenges and successes from the recent implementation of a fleet maintenance solution supported by the new iMRO platform and discuss their recent successful implementations of the iMRO platform and SAP BusinessObjects™ Business Planning and Consolidation application, respectively.

The Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation and Union Pacific Share Recent Successes in Implementing iMRO and SAP BusinessObjects™ Planning and Consolidation Solutions with HCL AXON

Jersey City, NJ – May 11, 2009 – HCL AXON, the world’s largest services provider dedicated to SAP® solutions, today announced two of its customers, The Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Corporation and Union Pacific, along with representatives from HCL AXON will be speaking at SAPPHIRE® 2009 Orlando on May 12. Both customers will present best practices, challenges and successes from the recent implementation of a fleet maintenance solution supported by the new iMRO platform and discuss their recent successful implementations of the iMRO platform and SAP BusinessObjects™ Business Planning and Consolidation application, respectively. iMRO is HCL AXON’s industry solution for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO). It is a software product which builds on, extends and enhances the SAP® ERP application.

“Each year, SAPPHIRE brings together senior executives and business managers to explore the latest, most innovative solutions for business,” said Ian Greenhalgh, EVP of Sales and Marketing of HCL AXON. “HCL AXON has focused solely on delivering SAP solutions since 1994, during which period we have delivered a significant number of innovative business transformation programs. We are excited to share recent success stories with both iMRO and business planning and consolidation solutions this year.”

The PATH Corporation of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey recently completed a rapid implementation of a maintenance solution for its current and future fleet of railcars. Diana Beecher, chief information officer of the New York & New Jersey Port Authority, and Dominic Brennan, solution director of Enterprise Asset Management at HCL AXON, will present best practices, challenges and successes from the recent implementation of a fleet maintenance solution based on the new iMRO platform.

iMRO addresses industry-driven requirements by providing enhanced user interfaces and built-in best practices for key processes, such as component induction, assembly, strip and inspection, maintenance planning and resource balancing, modification or service bulletin induction and paperless maintenance execution with electronic logbook recording. iMRO integrates with SAP ERP and delivers end-user benefits and efficiencies, resulting in increased aircraft uptime, improved material support, greater cost transparency and built-in compliance support for large organizations. The application is used by airlines, travel and transportation organizations, dedicated MRO providers performing third-party maintenance services, aviation and aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and defense and other public sector organizations managing and maintaining fleets of complex assets.

Union Pacific, the largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states in the western two thirds of the U.S. The railroad working with HCL AXON, recently completed the implementation of a unified real-time budgeting and planning solution of the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application. With legacy processes and systems in place, Union Pacific required real-time planning information and accuracy for a nationwide labor force with numerous union wage agreements. Union Pacific turned to SAP software for budgeting and planning and HCL AXON to deliver information in minutes instead of hours. With real-time information delivery, Union Pacific now has a unified data model with intuitive reporting via both the desktop and Web. Aaron Pfeifer, Financial Manager at Union Pacific and Brad Olson, senior solution consultant, BPC at HCL AXON, will speak on the best practices, and successes of the implementation of the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application at Union Pacific.

The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application is the industry-leading unified solution for planning, budgeting, financial reporting and consolidation. As a business user-focused solution, it’s ideal for the needs of operational and financial users in all industries.

HCL AXON is dedicated to SAP solutions and has implemented the planning and consolidation application for hundreds of major organizations of all sizes and in multiple industries worldwide. This experience, combined with HCL AXON’s unparalleled functional and technical expertise, helps deliver to customers the benefits of the planning and consolidation application faster and at a lower overall total cost of ownership.

The presentation with PATH is titled “Fleet Maintenance – The Quick Path to Realization” and will be held at 11:45 a.m. on May 12 in the Public Services Village at SAPPHIRE. The presentation with Union Pacific is titled “How Union Pacific is Driving Budgeting & Planning with SAP Software” and will be held at 3:15 p.m. in the Ecosystem and Partners Village. For more information, please visit HCL AXON in booth 945 at SAPPHIRE 2009, being held in Orlando, Fla., May 11-14.

About HCL AXON

HCL AXON (www.hcl-axon.com), a division of HCL Technologies, is a Business Transformation consultancy that delivers significant value to large, complex organizations through the innovative implementation and support of SAP technologies. HCL AXON has over 4,700 of the industry’s most experienced professionals specializing in the delivery of sustained business improvement through technology enabled transformation programs. HCL AXON's consultants bring in-depth industry expertise alongside best practice functional knowledge to address the strategic, operational, information management and organizational effectiveness challenges faced by organizations today. HCL AXON is renowned for its global ability to help clients define more ambitious strategies, build more effective organizations and shape more successful futures.

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 20 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defense, Telecom, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Automotive, Government, Energy & Utilities. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employees First’ which empowers our 54,026 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 2.0 billion (Rs. 9,842 crores), as on 31st March 2009. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com

About HCL Enterprise

HCL is a $5 billion leading Global Technology and IT Enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old Enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. Its range of offerings spans Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises over 59,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 20 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.in

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