Capgemini drives automation at Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited

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One of the first, end-to-end implementations in the minerals and mining portfolio in the PSU sector One of the first, end-to-end implementations in the minerals and mining portfolio in the PSU sector

Mumbai, India, August 10, 2011– Capgemini, one of the foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced that its integrated solutions system has gone live at Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited. (GMDC). Capgemini won the mandate amidst intense product and vendor evaluation by GMDC to meet their business needs.

Capgemini‘s ERP based solution offering has enabled automation of the Company’s existing processes, across functions such as Finance, Sales, Purchase, Inventory, Manufacturing, Maintenance, HR & Payroll and Administration. This centralized IT system had helped GMDC to go paperless, enabled self service options for employees and also introduced transparency into the processes. Apart from internal benefits, the solution has also enabled online order booking for GMDC’s customers. Both these initiatives have resulted in significant optimization of resources, time and effort, thus bringing in considerable business benefits to the Company. The solution will assist the 1000+ employees of GMDC across 12 locations in Gujarat, including the mines operated by the Company.

The Capgemini India Local Business Services team led the integration of GMDC’s businesses by leveraging its process management and RAPIDX methodology. The integrated system is based on the Oracle e-business suite. The Capgemini team worked collaboratively with the end user community at GMDC by conducting workshops to gauge business requirements. This helped to propose and implement a solution that was in tune with business needs.

Mr. V S Gadhavi, Managing Director, Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited, said “GMDC has taken a major initiative towards e-governance by implementing an ERP system called ‘i-mine’ in a big bang approach across the corporate office and all mining locations for all business functions. With effective ERP usage, GMDC will achieve new milestones in the areas of performance, transparency and accountability. I congratulate the management team of GMDC and its employees and the Capgemini team for their success.”

Commenting on the successful mandate, Kishor Chitale, Head, India Domestic Business, Capgemini, said, “We are proud to have partnered with Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited, one of the fastest growing State PSUs of Government of Gujarat, in implementing this solution. India is one of the promising domestic markets for the Capgemini Group and this mandate with a leading PSU like Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited further cements our foray into the Indian PSU sector. It is a validation of the value we bring to our Indian customers, based on our proven global expertise and domain capabilities.”

About Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited (GMDC)

Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited is a state owned, leading mining and mineral processing company in India. GMDC operates in two segments: Mining and Power. The Company produces lignite, bauxite, calcined bauxite, fluorspar and manganese ore. GMDC is also engaged in the generation of power in the state of Gujarat. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 (2010-11) the Company produced over 102.3 lakh metric tons of lignite, 6.98 lakh metric tons of bauxite and generated over 1444 million units of power. GMDC attained INR 1421.22 crore turnover during the year 2010-11 and aims for an aggressive growth in the coming years.

About Capgemini

With 115,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want.

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About Capgemini India
Capgemini in India is more than 34,000 people strong across 7 cities (Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune and Delhi). A pioneer in the IT industry, Capgemini has over 43 years of global expertise collaborating with leading corporations and now brings the Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing experience to India. With dedicated teams to service the local markets, Capgemini has strong domain experience to assist clients across the Government and Public Sector, Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, Telecom and Financial Services sectors and help them advance in their respective industries.
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