SAP localisation summit

 SAP Labs India organised a two-day event on its India localisation portfolio that is developed and supported by SAP Labs, Bangalore. The India Localisation Summit 2011, running into its fourth year in succession, was held on February 17-18 at the company's campus in Whitefield. It saw participation by over 350 customer representatives from across the country, representing over 160 organisations, a press release from the firm stated.

The event focused on empowering SAP partner base with detailed knowledge on the solution offerings, and the need for localisation in operations and financials. Experts from SAP presented the various localisation functionalities released over the year 2010 and those planned for release in this year. The summit was also a forum for customer representatives to share and discuss industry trends, product innovations, consumer expectations and best-practices.

The localisation portfolio covers general purpose applications such as core business processes / cross application solutions as well as industry-specific applications offered by SAP. The team addresses the various taxation requirements — Income Tax, Professional Tax, VAT, TDS, TCS and Service Tax — across areas such as HCM, Logistics, Financials and Industry Solutions, the press release added. The keynote was delivered by Navaneet Mishra, Vice-President, SAP Labs India, who demonstrated how ERP software localisation is key to success of the ecosystem.
Web-based solution

HCL Technologies, a leading IT services provider, has announced the launch of CataLOG, a one-stop supply chain platform, jointly developed with eBizNET Solutions Inc, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) supply chain execution solutions provider. This innovative solution will cater to the unique business needs of the SME segment across the supply chain ecosystem by offering a basket of pre-configured services on a subscription-based model, a press release from HCL stated.

CataLOG is a web-based platform that can be seamlessly accessed by users across the world. The solution is touted as one that will ensure a high degree of visibility and transparency in operations as demanded by customers. Says Amit Gupta, Vice-President and Global Head, Transportation Vertical at HCL Technologies: “While the logistics industry recovers from a downturn, companies today face the challenge of tight budgets and limited resources for technology investment. Our ‘one-stop supply chain platform' enables customers to focus on their core business, paying only for services that they need, with minimal capital investment.” It is powered by the in-depth logistics expertise of HCL and a proven, scalable, supply chain execution layer from eBizNET Solutions.
Networking solutions

Juniper Networks has announced a portfolio of productsand partnerships that deliver open, scalable and secure solutions for mobile operators seeking profitable growth from the accelerating smartphone revolution. Juniper's new network solutions for the mobile Internet integrate the scale and simplicity of IP with the pervasive connectivity of mobility, allowing mobile operators to monetise smartphone growth and lay a solid foundation for higher bandwidth and rich media applications, a press release from the firm stated.

“By 2020, there will be billions of smartphones and tens of billions of machine-to-machine devices on the market which will accelerate the move to IP-based mobile architectures and new business models. To capitalise on these dynamics, Juniper offers mobile operators a differentiated pathway to profitability,” said Manoj Leelanivas, executive vice-president and general manager of Junos Application Software, Juniper Networks.

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