Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services company, today announced that Basel, Switzerland-based Ciba Specialty Chemicals has selected Satyam to help operate a single, global SAP system to support its business worldwide.
During the five-year engagement, Satyam will help Ciba establish a cost-efficient platform that will service the chemical company’s businesses at defined levels, and facilitate future IT and process enhancements. Some specific objectives Satyam will help Ciba achieve include a scalable and flexible allocation of IT resources, access to best practices and new technologies, and fast, low-cost service delivery. Satyam also will streamline SAP integration.
Satyam has delivered more than 640 SAP projects since 1999, and features the largest SAP practice in Asia. On this project, it will provide numerous SAP services from Basel, Singapore, the United States, and India. The integrated support team will feature experts from Satyam working with their Ciba counterparts in Basel.
“In addition to Satyam’s core SAP strengths and global footprint, we were impressed with its flexible approach and its people,” said Michael Loechle, Ciba’s chief information officer. “The rapport between our organizations will be key to the project’s success. We believe that Ciba can benefit from, as well as contribute to, Satyam’s comprehensive knowledge transfer program, which will ensure that we at Ciba receive optimal value from our SAP investments.”
“We are pleased to work with Ciba, and look forward to applying our SAP capabilities and chemical industry expertise to support a single, integrated, and reliable system for its global business,” said Dr. Keshab Panda, SVP, Director and Head of Satyam’s Europe Operations. “Satyam has a successful track record co-developing SAP solutions with customers—and their entire ecosystems—to optimize business impact. We are committed to helping Ciba leverage its IT platform to enhance a broad range of its business processes and operate its business more effectively. In addition, we will do so rapidly.”
Satyam (satyam.com) a leading global business and information technology services company, delivers consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing solutions to clients in 20 industries and 57 countries.
Satyam leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business performance. The company’s 42,500* professionals excel in engineering and product development, supply chain management, client relationship management, business process quality, business intelligence, enterprise integration, and infrastructure management, among other key capabilities.
Satyam development and delivery centres in the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia serve 570* clients, including one-third of the US Fortune 500.
*As of June 30, 2007
Ciba is a leading global company dedicated to producing high-value effects for its customers’ products. We strive to be the partner of choice for our customers, offering them innovative products and one-stop expert service. We create effects that improve the quality of life – adding performance, protection, color and strength to plastics, paper, automobiles, buildings, home and personal care products and much more. Ciba is active in more than 120 countries around the world and is committed to be a leader in its chosen markets. In 2006, the Company’s continued operations generated sales of CHF 6.4 billion and invested over CHF 270 million in R&D.