HCC wins SAP ACE 2008 Award

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New Delhi Sept 24 (ANI/Business Wire India): HCC, India's leading construction and infrastructure development company, has won the SAP ACE 2008 Award for Customer Excellence in the Best Construction and Real Estate Sector Implementation - Large Enterprises Category for the second time.

The award signifies HCC's position as the Best SAP Implementer in the emerging business of Construction and Infrastructure, setting global benchmarks in excellence by deploying innovative solutions in every implementation across project sites.

The nominations by SAP India, a worldwide provider of business software solutions, were based on how IT is being effectively used by enterprises in actual business transformation. HCC has implemented SAP across all its 35 offices and site locations across the country, a feat rare among infrastructure construction companies in India

"We are delighted to win this award for the second time," said Satish Pendse, Chief Information Officer, HCC, on receiving the award. "This emphasizes the team's wholehearted involvement and also recognizes our commitment to using information technology in the construction business to gain competitive advantage and to lay the foundation of growth for the future."

In the construction business, project sites are far-flung and often in remote places, thus on-time allocation of resources is critical to smooth functioning. SAP allows the status and progress of each project to be monitored constantly to boost efficiency, maintain just-in-time inventory and permit course correction or draw support as needed to meet project completion targets.

SAP provides a single window for supply chain management across the organization, reducing cycle time and hence costs. The ability to see the fund position on a dynamic basis is a distinctive advantage for the organization.

HCC is the first engineering construction company in the country to deploy SAP-ERP across all its remotest locations in India and project sites. It has also created a world record by implementing SAP at the highest locations in the world - at its hydro-electric project site locations in Chutak (10,000 ft above mean sea level) and Nimoo Bazgo (at 11,000 ft) in Jammu and Kashmir state. The earlier record was at 6,800 ft above sea level in the Rocky Mountains in the USA.

ANI

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