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HCL AXON’s iMRO Endorsed by SAP

Published Date: 
Nov 03, 2011

London, November 03rd, 2011 – HCL AXON, a wholly owned subsidiary of HCL Technologies and global pioneer in leveraging leading technologies to drive value realization, today announced the new release of iMRO® version 4.5.2, an SAP-endorsed business solution which has evolved from the previous iMRO version 4.0.  iMRO is HCL AXON's maintenance, repair and overhaul industry solution add-on for the SAP® ERP application. It complements and extends SAP ERP, particularly for use by organizations that maintain complex, expensive and regulated assets such as in travel and transportation, high-tech, energy or aerospace and defence.

Benedikt Hermann, Vice President – Product Innovation, HCL AXON, said, “The latest version of iMRO version 4.5.2 stems from our rich industry experience and successful implementation of several projects in the MRO space. We are very pleased that more and more companies are benefiting from the combination of iMRO and SAP ERP to improve their management of complex assets such as aircrafts.”

HCL AXON’s new iMRO release expands the functional scope of the solution, including new additions of Workscoping Workbench (WBX), Staging Area Picklist and Periodic Estimates.  Furthermore, the developments to the solution encompass Maintenance Scheduling, Flight Sector Management, Modifications Induction Workbench (MBX), Sourcing and Swap, as well as Declare Serviceable & Conformity enhancements.

The latest release will allow organisations to streamline their maintenance operations so that labour productivity is optimised and material costs are contained while maximising profitability for their services.  It helps ensure better forecasting of work that is due for any asset and allows planners to package this work and schedule it. Once the work is packaged and scheduled, the materials can be staged and picked for the respective tasks in the work packages. This is all achieved using the iMRO workbenches.

“iMRO 4.5.2 is an enhanced interface with extended industry-specific functionality to improve user productivity, best-practices and higher asset utilization,” said Phil Te Hau, Director, Solution Management, Travel Services, SAP. “In addition, customers benefit from a standard platform for MRO based on SAP technology. This latest version of HCL AXON’s iMRO, endorsed by SAP, further underscores the importance of SAP’s ecosystem strategy, through which we are cooperating with partners to support our customers’ businesses, drive new levels of collaboration, and provide additional choices and flexibility.”

HCL AXON has over 16 years experience with SAP solutions at over 100 customer sites covering aviation, aerospace and complex asset management and maintenance organizations.  Today, five of HCL AXON’s clients have already agreed to implement the latest iMRO release, one of which is planned to go live shortly.

As an SAP-endorsed business solution, iMRO 4.5.2 is complementary to SAP software offerings, has been developed in accordance with SAP development guidelines, and provides additional choices and flexibility for businesses running SAP applications.

About iMRO
iMRO reduces cost, complexity and risk for large and small airlines, manufacturers and third-party MRO providers by delivering best practices for maintenance engineering, maintenance planning, maintenance operations and business support processes. iMRO improves productivity and data accuracy while reducing process variations typically encountered by complex asset maintenance businesses. iMRO has been recognized as a leading MRO solution from industry leaders around the globe.

In February 2010, HCL AXON was selected by Frost & Sullivan as the Aerospace IT Solutions Provider of the Year Award in Asia Pacific for its outstanding performance in innovation in aerospace and defense, following competition against several high profile organizations. HCL AXON was awarded the 2009 SAP Pinnacle Award in the category “SI Co-Innovation” for the development and deployment of iMRO. HCL AXON was also a finalist for the 2010 SAP Pinnacle Award in the category “Software Solution Innovator of the Year”.

HCL AXON (, 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 enterprise applications. HCL AXON has a significant number 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 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employees First, Customers Second’ which empowers our 80,520 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, has reported consolidated revenues of US$ 3.7 billion (Rs 16,977 crores), as on 30 September 2011 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit

About HCL Enterprise
HCL is a $6 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings includes product engineering, custom & package applications, BPO, IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 85,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with several leading global 1000 firms, including leading IT and technology firms. For more information, please visit

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