Strategic partnership with IT service provider KPIT aims to optimize enterprise product costing in US companies
29 September, 2014 - NEW JERSEY, US. KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), an industry-focused partner for product engineering and IT consulting to Automotive, Manufacturing and Energy & Utilities organizations, announced the "KPIT Private Cloud, powered by HP" as the newest addition to its Infrastructure and Applications Managed Services. By combining KPIT's expertise in managing major enterprise applications with HP's industry-leading managed private cloud, KPIT's customers now have substantial opportunities to reduce infrastructure support costs and improve operations through a single solution provider.
Lee Cocis, vice president of infrastructure management for KPIT said, “In evaluating vendors to power the KPIT Private Cloud, the HP Helion Managed Private Cloud offering was the clear leader in the market. Reliability, security, ease of provisioning and the well-designed user interface are areas in which HP is well ahead. This now enables KPIT to provide industry leading hosted solutions and infrastructure-as-a-service through HP's automated, flexible and scalable environment.“
“HP’s offerings are well aligned to value-added resellers, enabling them to expand their market offerings with a professional-grade cloud offering. We have worked with KPIT to develop a foundation for additional go-to-market opportunities that benefit KPIT, their customers and HP,” commented Jim Fanella, vice president & GM, Workload & Cloud Practice for HP.
"KPIT is able to draw on many years of experience in implementing ERP solutions as well as extensive expertise in all key cost optimization processes, states Weese. "One particular advantage of our collaboration is the fact that KPIT is ideally positioned to integrate the EPC software into the existing IT landscape and is able to configure it at the same time.FACTON®EPC can be linked to existing ERP and PLM systems without them requiring any changes. To further their work, the cooperative partners have agreed on a clear structure for their collaboration: KPIT will act as a 'value added' advisor/ consultant, integrating FACTON®EPC into its clients systems at their premises. Within this process, the consultants and project managers will adapt the EPC solution to the specific costing needs of each company. In addition, KPIT will also be responsible for providing any technical support needed both in the US and in other company locations worldwide.