Strategic partnership to drive process efficiencies and cost transparency over the next three and half years
Noida, India; 24th January 2017 – UBS AG, the Swiss global financial services company, renewed its Finance Operations services contract with HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services company, announced HCL. HCL will continue to deliver key Finance Operations services to UBS AG, supporting cost transparency and continuous improvements to the operating model of its finance department for the next three and half years.
HCL has been working with UBS AG since 2012, providing integrated process and technology management in an end-to-end global shared services model. Processes being handled by HCL include the completion of financial reports for multiple regulators; in addition to data management, operational and general accounting functions are delivered, managed via HCL’s Enterprise Function-as-a-Service (EFaaS) model. As an important partner, HCL will further invest in developing Proof of Concepts (POC) for robotics use cases to deliver efficiency gains through the automation of mutually selected business processes within UBS AG’s Finance department.
Todd Tuckner, Group Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, UBS AG, said: “Our continued engagement with HCL is important in supporting our drive to continuously improve our finance function by delivering efficient, effective and well-controlled products and services to our stakeholders. By streamlining regulatory reporting tasks and exploring new ways to further optimize and potentially automate manual processes, HCL understands and helps us to deliver on our strategic priorities.”
Rahul Singh, President and Global Head – Financial Services, HCL Technologies, said: “The financial services industry is amongst the most heavily regulated in the world, with auditing and reporting requirements that create a major drain on resources. As a result, it is vital that financial services firms can streamline their business processes and improve productivity through automation. With our unique combination of deep domain knowledge and technical expertise, we are thrilled to support UBS AG, as it continues to strive towards achieving greater efficiency gains.”
HCL has deep domain expertise & several years of experience in delivering business process services, with core expertise in process design, simplification & harmonization, digitalization & automation, and agile transition & transformation.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading global IT services company that helps global enterprises re–imagine and transform their businesses through Digital technology transformation. HCL operates out of 32 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 6.7 billion, for 12 months ended 31st December, 2016. HCL focuses on providing an integrated portfolio of services underlined by its Mode 1–2–3 growth strategy. Mode 1 encompasses the core services in the areas of Applications, Infrastructure, BPO and Engineering & R&D services, leveraging DRYiCETM Autonomics to transform clients' business and IT landscape, making them 'lean' and 'agile'. Mode 2 focuses on experience–centric and outcome–oriented services such as Digital and Analytics Services (BEYONDigitalTM), IoT WorKSTM, Cloud and Security, utilizing DRYiCETM Orchestration to drive business outcomes and enable enterprise digitalization. Mode 3 strategy is ecosystem–driven, creating innovative IP–partnerships to build products and platforms business.
HCL leverages its global network of integrated co-innovation labs, and global delivery capabilities to provide holistic multi–service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Publishing, Entertainment, Retail CPG, Life Sciences Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 111,092 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL focuses on creating real value for customers by taking 'Relationships Beyond the Contract'. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
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