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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2007/12/11 - Satyam Computer Services Ltd (NYSE: SAY), a global consulting & IT services company, today announced the setting up of a Japan Center of Excellence (COE), code-named KANZEN, to significantly strengthen its presence in that country. [NYSE: SAY]
This announcement was made on the sidelines of the inauguration of an Offshore Development Centre (ODC) for Japanese group Inoac Corporation by leading management exponent from Japan and CTO of Inoac, Mr. Kiichiro Ohya.
Satyam has already initiated a process to intensify its focus on Japan by commencing training for Japanese Engineering Graduates in India, building the bilingual talent pool in India and China and setting up of delivery centers at China, India (Pune) and Fukouka (Japan).
Mr. Harsh Vardhan, Head – North Asia Satyam Computer Services Ltd. said, “This initiative is an innovation to traditional models of delivering offshore value to Japan from India. While some of the large Indian companies who have a focus on Japan have been working towards higher investments to increase focus on Japan that alone might not be the solution to the problem, as India has an acute shortage of bilingual Engineers.”
The Japan initiative at Satyam has picked up considerable speed, with a base of over 100 engineers in operation for the last 3 months. This team will be instrumental in program managing deliveries out of China, Japan and India. Apart from these delivery centers, this team has initiated and been successful in sourcing Japanese bilingual manpower from Vietnam. The Satyam Japan Kanzen team will also be instrumental in managing the localization aspects, which include conversion of the tools we have within Satyam into Japanese and assist our local Japanese team in translating global case studies into Japanese.
Apart from the 100 Bilingual engineers who have been set up as a part of the Kanzen team, 10 native Japanese Engineering freshers are being trained at the Satyam campus in Hyderabad and this is expected to be further enhanced as part of the global delivery model.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kiichiro Ohya, Director and Chief Technology Officer, Inoac Corporation said, “Global Indian IT companies such as Satyam, given their remarkable success from serving the American and European markets, possess great potential to bring innovation into the Japanese market. Given the changing face of Globalization, it is imperative for Japanese companies to leverage the agility, innovation and Global delivery capabilities of Indian companies through provision of cost effective outsourcing and off shoring solutions to ensure that the companies are highly successful in this competitive environment.”
INOAC, a multi billion dollar Automotive Supplier has recently awarded Satyam with a large assignment which involves the implementation of SAP across the organization.
Satyam (satyam.com), a leading global business and information technology services company, delivers consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing solutions to clients in 20 industries and 57 countries.
Satyam leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business performance. The company’s 42,500* professionals excel in engineering and product development, supply chain management, client relationship management, business process quality, business intelligence, enterprise integration, and infrastructure management, among other key capabilities.
Satyam development and delivery centers in the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia serve 570* clients, including one-third of the US Fortune 500. For more information, see Satyam official website.
*As of June 30, 2007