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Tech Mahindra bags Rs 270 cr deal to usher in digital transformation at CIL

PW Bureau

Under the deal, the tech firm will be responsible for deploying modern technologies at the state-owned enterprise. The implementation of the project would be done in phases New Delhi: Leading IT major Tech Mahindra has bagged a modernistaion project worth Rs 270 crores from Coal India Ltd. The company’s Sales Head for India Puneet Gupta told reporters, “We have bagged a Rs 270 crore project from Coal India. It will span over period of five years.”

The project will be implemented in phases

Under the deal, the tech firm will be responsible for deploying modern technologies at the state-owned enterprise. The implementation of the project would be done in phases. The phase 1 of the project includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software implementation in Coal India and its two subsidiaries — Mahanadi Coalfields and Western Coalfields, Gupta said. The contract also includes the supply and implementation of Hospital Information Management System, across all eight subsidiaries of Coal India covering 21 hospitals, Tech Mahindra said.

The plan is to hasten decision-making process

The primary objective of setting up an integrated ERP system in Coal India and its subsidiaries is to deploy state-of-the-art information technology system. The idea is to provide all necessary information based on real-time data, hastening the decision-making process for the management.

What do the talking heads say?

Anil Kumar Jha, Coal India Chairman, said, “Coal India is very passionate and committed to this project, and firmly believes that Tech Mahindra will be able to complete it well within the project timelines.” Tech Mahindra President, India Business and Corporate Affairs Sujit Baksi said, “We will bring the depth of our digital experience into this engagement and deliver a connected experience to Coal India.” He added that the company has also won a five-year project to modernise six Indian ports in September and has started implementation of IT solutions including ERP system, network solution and data centres.