SOURCE: Thunderhead Ltd.

Thunderhead Ltd.

August 25, 2010 08:00 ET

Thunderhead and TCS Form Global Strategic Alliance

Global Initiative Combines Industry-Leading Technology With Services and Industry Expertise to Deliver Best-in-Class BIPM Offerings to Clients

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) - Thunderhead, recognized innovators in document automation and multi-channel communications solutions, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BOMBAY: TCS) (INDIA: TCS), the leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm, today announced a global strategic alliance to strengthen TCS' Business Intelligence Process Management (BIPM) practice and provide industry-leading BIPM solutions and services to worldwide clients.

The TCS and Thunderhead strategic alliance will focus on all vertical markets serviced by TCS. The Thunderhead NOW platform enables the production of personalized communications that can be output to any channel, whether print, fax, HTML, PDF, SMS for text messaging, or even industry-specific XML schemas, such as FpML. Through this, TCS clients will be able to better adapt to ever changing business needs.

"This powerful alliance will bring together the breadth and depth of TCS' domain expertise across multiple industries with Thunderhead solutions," said TCS Head, Capital Markets & Financial services, Susheel Vasudevan. "It will enable us to deliver robust customer communication solutions for our clients." 

"Organizations around the world are looking to reduce their reliance on print output with a multi-channel approach to customer communications," said Thunderhead Chief Executive Officer Glen Manchester. "The Thunderhead-TCS partnership provides organizations with best-in-class solutions to address these requirements, leveraging open standards."

About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata Group, India's largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 160,000 of the world's best trained IT consultants in 42 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of over US $6.3 billion for fiscal year ended 31 March 2010 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

About Thunderhead
Thunderhead changes the way companies engage with their customers, enabling measurement and learning from every interaction to drive greater loyalty and profitability.

Our innovative business user-driven software, Thunderhead NOW, delivers new levels of personalization, context and compliance with true multi-channel capability -- the right information, to the right person, at the right time, in the right format. For further information please visit: www.thunderhead.com.

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