HCL Technologies, country’s fourth largest software services firm, has bagged a deal worth about AUD 35 million (over Rs 198 crore) from Sydney Trains to support and maintain 107 of its business applications. Also Read - HCL acquires data management platform Datawave
Sydney Trains provides train services in the Sydney central business district and metropolitan area. It underwent a major restructuring and was formally launched on July 1, 2013, replacing CityRail as the provider of metropolitan train services for Sydney (Australia). “Under the contract, valued at AUD 34.9 million, HCL Australia Services will provide support and maintenance services for 107 business applications,” a Sydney Trains spokesperson told PTI. Also Read - HCL launches AI-powered services for enterprises
Last year, the rail operator had sought to replace a network of 11 different external suppliers which had been supporting and maintaining its business applications. The partnership follows a recommendation from the 2012 NSW Commission Audit, which found 130 corporate systems in use across the transport cluster, and suggested that amount be reduced to between 8 and 24 in order to reap annual savings of $100 million. Also Read - HCL Infosystems in talks to distribute Apple products in India
Sydney Trains operates 176 stations and provides 277 million customer journeys annually. HCL Technologies in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) is headquartered in Sydney with offices and delivery centres at Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Auckland and Wellington and servicing clients across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington.