SAP to resell HCL MRO add-on under new agreement


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HCL Technologies has signed a global reseller agreement with SAP SE to resell its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solution, targeted at asset operators such as aviation, aerospace, defence and repair businesses.

The solution, carrying the hefty title of SAP Enterprise Asset Management (SAP EAM), add-on for MRO by HCL for SAP S/4HANA, is the product of 15 years of work by HCL with global customers in this market. By bringing together management of maintenance programs, configuration management, and MRO execution with line and base maintenance as well as maintenance for engines, complex assets, and compounds, the add-on assists with maximising asset utilisation, reducing cost of regulatory compliance, decreasing costs of collaboration with vendors and part suppliers, and reducing total cost of system ownership.

“The unique set of benefits for enterprises migrating to SAP S/4HANA includes the far-reaching capabilities of SAP EAM, add-on for MRO by HCL for SAP S/4HANA, to connect the full complement of maintenance, repair and overhaul of complex assets with manufacturing, product support, finance as well as logistics management functions,” said Ajit Kumar, president – applications and systems integration services, HCL Technologies.

“This solution dramatically streamlines the operational landscape for enterprises by helping to shorten the timeline needed for development and implementation project cycles on SAP S/4HANA – which can accelerate time to market for launching cost savings and improved efficiency initiatives.”

“The expertise and capability that HCL has as a partner and as an independent software vendor made it a natural choice to develop this add-on for the MRO solution,” said Christoph Behrendt, executive vice president, industry and application innovation, SAP SE. “The add-on solution will help companies to more easily meet regulatory requirements and drive maintenance efficiency while fully leveraging the benefits of the digital environment of SAP S/4HANA.”

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