HCL AXON, a wholly owned subsidiary of HCL Technologies and global pioneer in leveraging leading technologies to drive value realization today announced that it has worked closely with CN to deliver the initial release of iCREW, the crew management solution for SAP transportation customers who have complex workforce management requirements.
iCREW is intended to become the industry standard crew management solution, helping transportation companies plan, schedule and assign employees, manage job boards and rotations, job bulletins, bids & awards, and provide robust rule processing for end of shift reporting, claims validation, time-to-gross calculations and labor distribution. The iCREW product leverages the latest UI technologies to provide a visual interface that supplies the crew scheduler with the comprehensive information required to complete the job in a highly intuitive manner. iCREW has been developed on the SAP NetWeaver platform, ensuring that the solution is fully integrated into SAP’s best-practice business processes, used by a majority of Class 1 North American railroads.
“HCL AXON is focused on helping its clients realize business benefits from their SAP investments,” said Steve Cardell, President of HCL AXON. “iCREW represents an innovative approach to solving a complex business problem. Leveraging SAP’s service-oriented architecture has accelerated the delivery of a highly complex, mission critical system that provides transportation companies with the real-time decision support to manage complex crew operations and optimize productivity.”
Keith Creel, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of CN said: “The initial release of iCREW is designed to provide the railway with a comprehensive solution that delivers real-time decision support to our operations group. iCREW creates an integrated crew management solution that builds on CN’s investments in its SAP solution platform and is engineered to generate significant savings and improved efficiencies in train operations.”
iCREW is developed to be an add-on solution to SAP ERP Human Capital Management, and is part of HCL AXON’s suite of products that includes iMRO, the asset management solution for the transportation industry, which was jointly developed by HCL AXON and SAP.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies (hcltech.com) is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employee First’ which empowers our 73,420 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 3.3 billion (Rs. 15,160 crores), as on 31 March 2011 (on LTM basis).
HCL (hcl.com) is a $5.9 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings includes product engineering, custom & package applications, BPO, IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 80,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with several leading global 1000 firms, including leading IT and technology firms.
About HCL AXON
HCL AXON (hcl-axon.com), a division of HCL Technologies, is a Business Transformation consultancy that delivers significant value to large, complex organizations through the innovative implementation and support of enterprise applications. HCL AXON has over 7,500 of the industry’s most experienced professionals specializing in the delivery of sustained business improvement through technology enabled transformation programs. HCL AXON's consultants bring in-depth industry expertise alongside best practice functional knowledge to address the strategic, operational, information management and organizational effectiveness challenges faced by organizations today.
HCL AXON is renowned for its global ability to help clients define more ambitious strategies, build more effective organizations and shape more successful futures.
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