SOURCE: HCL Technologies Ltd.

HCL Technologies Ltd.

December 03, 2009 12:07 ET

Benedikt Herrmann Joins HCL AXON as Head of Global SAP Alliance

HCL AXON Hires Key SAP Airline Management Director

JERSEY CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - December 3, 2009) - HCL AXON, a provider of Business Transformation consulting services through the innovative implementation and support of SAP solutions, is pleased to announce that Benedikt Hermann has joined HCL AXON as the Head of Global SAP Alliance. In this role, Benedikt will be responsible for continuing to drive outstanding value from HCL AXON's partnership with SAP as well as maintaining HCL AXON's exceptional reputation within SAP globally. In addition to his global alliance role, Benedikt will oversee the development of HCL AXON's latest product for maintenance of linear assets, iLINE. In his product management role, Benedikt will be responsible for supporting sales and solution development of iLINE globally and across industry sectors.

Prior to joining HCL AXON, Benedikt was the Director of SAP's Airline and Railway Industry Business Units globally where he led SAP's industry focused investments in areas including customer management, Transportation and Maintenance and defined leading products such as Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO). Under his responsibility, SAP retained its dominant position in the Railways industry and grew its customer base from 80 to over 130 airlines.

"We are delighted to welcome Benedikt to HCL AXON to lead our global alliance with SAP. Benedikt's proven leadership and industry experience at SAP will ensure that HCL AXON and SAP are in alignment as we continue to pursue net new customers," remarked Ian Greenhalgh, Global EVP of Business Development.

Regarding his new role, Benedikt stated, "I have worked with HCL AXON as part of the Airline Management team at SAP and have watched them grow from a regional player to a global SI leader. Their innovation, not only around their business benefits transformation and implementation methodology, but also around their many new product offerings made this opportunity the obvious next step for me. I am very excited to be here and look forward to helping HCL AXON increase their visibility within the SAP ecosystem."

About iLINE: iLINE is HCL AXON's SAP solution add-on for managing linear assets. It is composed of two key applications: 1) Geographic and other informational viewing of assets including, on one SAP screen, geographic maps, network structure, dimensions, layouts, maintenance history, technical structure and business data. This application works between GIS and SAP solutions, supporting key business functions such as Maintenance Planning, Work Dispatching, Work Execution and Asset Commissioning and 2) Linear asset-specific data recording and tracking such as segmentation, positioning and connectivity, as well as the allocation of maintenance work, history and cost to linear segments with an asset, or to multiple connected assets. iLINE utilizes key features of HCL AXON's maintenance, repair and overhaul solution (iMRO) particularly for asset induction, inspection, planning and resource balancing, and paperless work execution.


HCL AXON (, 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 SAP technologies. HCL AXON has over 4,700 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.

About HCL

HCL is a $5 billion leading global Technology and IT Enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India -- HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups, a pioneer of modern computing, and a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings spans Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team comprises over 60,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 26 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies 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 54,443 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 2.3 billion (Rs. 11,270 crores), as on 30th September 2009 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the statements containing the words 'planned', 'expects,' 'believes,' 'strategy,' 'opportunity,' 'anticipates,' 'hopes' or other similar words. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding impact of pending regulatory proceedings, fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services, Business Process Outsourcing and consulting services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, customer acceptances of our services, products and fee structures, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, our ability to integrate acquired assets in a cost effective and timely manner, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, the success of our brand development efforts, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies / entities in which we have made strategic investments, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property, other risks, uncertainties and general economic conditions affecting our industry. There can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements made herein will prove to be accurate, and issuance of such forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company, or any other person, that the objective and plans of the Company will be achieved. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information presently available to the management of the Company and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.