Infotech Lead Asia: Infosys Technologies has signed a five-year deal with BMW for application-based infrastructure management services.
The German luxury car maker, which is in the process of expanding its global production capacities, will benefit from predictable IT operations services.
Currently, BMW, which reported 11.7 percent increase in revenue to $99.74 billion with a 4.4 percent increase in net profit to $6.65 billion last year, is planning to expand its production facilities in Brazil, Russia and the U.K.
For instance, BMW plans to invest $395 million to build a new assembly plant in Brazil. The company is also planning to double its production capacity in Russia. Its planned capital expenditure in the U.K. is around £250 million to expand Mini production.
Infosys says the contract with BMW will cover services such as maintenance and operations of the web infrastructure, content management, SAP Basis operations, IT for IT (the company’s internal IT system) and the business intelligence systems of BMW Group.
Infosys will assist the global automobile major to gain additional benefit from its existing technology estate so that it can drive investments toward IT transformation and innovation programs.
To support this engagement, Infosys will open a new delivery center in Munich which will form an integral part of a global service delivery team from the company. Infosys’s new delivery center in Munich will help Infosys to expand its local presence in a key growth market.
Ashok Vemuri, global head of manufacturing and engineering services Infosys, said: “Infrastructure management is no longer just about short-term efficiency and productivity gains. It also requires a partner that can help build an IT organisation that is future-relevant.”
In fact, software development is a major focus area for BWA. BMW Car IT, BMW’s own software company, focuses on the design and development of innovative software for future BMW Group automobiles and motorbikes.