Infy offers ‘India in a Box’ solution for Japanese firms

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It allows executives to manage India operations from Tokyo

Infosys on Monday launched a new solution for its Japanese clients that will help them expedite their business operations in India by moving to a robust IT infrastructure in just eight weeks. The new solution called “India in a Box” is based on industry-standard Microsoft dynamics NAV.

While Infosys gets about 63 per cent of its revenue from US, its India related revenue is just about 2 per cent. Its revenue from rest of world that includes Japan contributes about 13 per cent of its total revenue. The pre-packaged solution is tailor-made for the unique Indian market, addressing issues such as local taxation and accounting. Infosys started its Japan operations in 1997. Currently it has offices in Tokyo and Nagoya having around 200 employees.

Infosys, head of Japan, V Sriram, said, “With this new solution Infosys has tried to address one of the biggest issues facing Japanese companies entering the Indian market: The sometimes rocky interface between a new location and Tokyo headquarters. With ‘India in a Box,’ firms can easily establish the interface with the enterprise resource planning in the home office. Executives in Tokyo can manage the sales and production of their Indian operations on a daily basis without a hitch. ‘India in a Box’ is all about improving real time decision-making and governance.”

The key functionalities of the solution will deal in areas like financial management, supply chain management, production management, service, resource and project management, employee management and customer management. The solution will support these clients in International Accounting Standards Committee and complies with Indian GAAP (general accounting, account receivable or payable, budget control, fixed asset management, period-end closing operations).

In other areas, it will facilitate sales, inventory and warehousing management, apart from tracking requirement planning and production planning and processes and scheduling. While on one hand it will help in employee management like maintaining comprehensive employee details including master employee list, skill sets and attendance, on the other, it will support in customer management by managing customer information, payment and delivery terms.

Microsoft Japan, group senior manager, dynamics product group, Tomoyuki Nakanishi, said, “Japanese firms are looking to grow in India, which is why ‘India in a Box’ is such a valuable resource. What used to take years – learning how to navigate the often-complicated Indian marketplace – now takes a matter of weeks. Japanese companies can use this innovative Infosys product as their all-in-one business solution.”

sameerrbakshi@mydigitalfc.com

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