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HCL Technologies announces successful completion of end-to-end ERP implementation for Sharda University

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Jun 13, 2012
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Engagement marks one of the first ERP implementations for a Private University in the country

Noida, India – June 13, 2012 – HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services provider, today announced that it has successfully implemented the first phase of Oracle's PeopleSoft solutions suite for Sharda University, India’s leading educational institution. The end-to-end ERP implementation, one of the first for a private university in India, will help Sharda University automate all its back-end and front-end process to deliver a better user experience.

HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services provider, today announced that it has successfully implemented the first phase of Oracle's PeopleSoft solutions suite for Sharda University, India’s leading educational institution. The end-to-end ERP implementation, one of the first for a private university in India, will help Sharda University automate all its back-end and front-end process to deliver a better user experience.

Under the terms of agreement, HCL is deploying PeopleSoft solution suite including modules like Campus Solutions, Finance and Supply Chain Management (FSCM), Human Capital Management (HCM) and Enterprise Portal. This will enable Sharda University to seamlessly manage the entire academic life-cycle of students and related administrative processes. The benefits include superior student/applicant experience like multiple enquiry channels across the globe, key real-time information dashboard for applicants, students and alumni through self-service portal; optimized faculty work allocation; and ability to handle domestic and international applications on a single platform.

The solution will therefore help Sharda University significantly improve operational efficiencies across its national and international offices and ensure compliance with regulatory norms.

“With the aim of providing a world-class learning experience to our students, we initiated the path-breaking program of redefining our processes and IT landscape in line with highest international standards. The PeopleSoft University Management System (ERP) is a part of this vision and catapults us to the league of select renowned international universities that run on an advanced solution like this.” said Mr. P K Gupta, Chairman, Sharda Group. “In HCL, we found a partner who could support the strategic initiative of deploying the ERP solution suite across all our schools. We look forward to leveraging HCL’s domain expertise to achieve continued operational efficiencies.” added Mr. Mudit Consul, EVP, Sharda Group.

“Education is one of the sunrise sectors in India and a huge consumer of technology services. The successful implementation of the PeopleSoft solutions suite will help Sharda University reduce operational costs and transform the student experience by simplifying complex administrative processes.” said Pradeep Bindal, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, HCL Technologies. “We look forward to a mutually rewarding partnership with the university.”

India is a significant growth market for HCL Technologies with 50 plus offices in the country, serving over 200 clients across sectors. HCL provides IT services to many premier educational institutions in the country both in private and public sectors.

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, 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 82,464 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, has reported consolidated revenues of US$ 4.0 billion (Rs 19,412 crores), as on 31 March 2012 (on LTMbasis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com

About HCL
HCL is a $6.2 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 90,000 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 on HCL, please visit www.hcl.com

About Sharda University Sharda University, established as a State private University in Greater Noida through the UP State Legislative Act in 2009 and approved by UGC, is one of the leading multi-discipline campuses in India. Spread over 63 acres with an impressive infrastructure, a multicultural environment with vibrant network of global students, a team of eminent faculty from across the globe, brilliantly crafted curriculum with international methodologies and a stimulating learning environment, Sharda University already has an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching. The University brings 15 years of education experience through the heritage of Sharda Group of Institutions (SGI), leading education players in Uttar Pradesh. Currently, there are 6500 undergraduate, 500 post graduate students, and 200 Ph. D scholars enrolled with the university. The University currently has more than 400 international students across disciplines. Please visit http://www.sharda.ac.in for more details.

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For More Information, Contact:
 
Dhwani Tandon
HCL Technologies
dhwani.tandon@hcl.com

Mudit Consul
Sharda Group
mudit.consul@sharda.ac.in

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