Tata Consultancy Services has been selected by Sodexo, the France-headquartered world leader in quality of life services, to transform and consolidate its legacy ERP estate on the TCS ERP on Cloud platform, with SAP SoH on Microsoft Azure, to drive its future growth.
Sodexo’s rapid global expansion had resulted in a fragmented ERP estate on a legacy on-premise infrastructure, with disparate business processes across local instances across over seven countries. Additionally, the governance and technical support were localised, resulting in increased risk and fragility. To harmonise its operations and to enhance security, agility and operational resilience, Sodexo wished to consolidate this estate and make it future-ready, the company said.
TCS designed an ERP transformation roadmap incorporating best designs and leveraging its strong partnership ecosystem. The new solution has upgraded the legacy estate and modernised the underlying infrastructure by consolidating the disparate local instances onto the TCS ERP on Cloud platform, with SAP SoH hosted on Microsoft Azure.
The company further added that with the platform’s stringent data residency and access controls, centralised governance and a standardised, industry-leading cloud security framework, Sodexo will have a secure, resilient, and scalable cloud infrastructure, 35 per cent leaner than before. Initial rollouts have significant superior performance improvements, resulting in an enhanced user experience as well. Once the deployment is complete, the TCS ERP on Cloud platform will be the new, future-ready digital core to power Sodexo’s future growth.
“Our partnership with TCS is central to the transformation of our core ERP estate to take it to the next level. TCS understood our desired end-state and articulated a comprehensive roadmap based on their leadership in Azure cloud services, end-to-end SAP capabilities and IT security,” said Vera Ingallati, VP, Global IS&T, Sodexo.
“A cloud-based digital core is today foundational to enterprises’ growth and transformation journeys. Our investments in innovation, our intellectual property, and our strong partnerships in the technology ecosystem have made us the preferred partner in these journeys. “We are pleased to partner with Sodexo in this large, global cloud transformation program, leveraging our proven TCS ERP on Cloud platform to build a new, future-ready digital core to support Sodexo’s future growth,” said Arun Pradeep, Business Head, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality – Europe, TCS.
The TCS ERP on Cloud platform offers hosted ERP applications and services for global enterprises keen to benefit from TCS’ solution frameworks, alliance partnerships, ERP expertise and flexible business models. It is hosted on a highly secured and accredited public or private cloud environment and offered through Software-as-a-Service and Business-Process-as-a-Service models, providing a single point of ownership, improved performance metrics and adherence to service level agreements, the company explained.