HCL Technologies (HCL) has signed a deal with UK’s grocery retailer, ASDA to drive its IT transformation.
The three-year application services contract will see HCL transform Asda’s IT Application Services with a new DevOps delivery model to drive data and analytics and support back-office applications through the full lifecycle of development, testing and support. HCL will also build a central data management platform to enable Asda to improve its insight and analytics capabilities, according to a press release.
ASDA operates more than 600 stores across the UK, employing over 135,000 people.
ASDA wanted to adopt a more agile approach towards application development and testing. This would allow the company to respond faster to business requirements and reduce time to market, while driving better user experience and satisfaction.
“As organisations embark on a digital transformation with technology increasingly driving the business, it’s critical that we have the agility to respond quickly to changing needs, particularly in capabilities such as Data and Analytics,” said Phil Tenney, Chief Information Officer at Asda in the statement.
Ashish Gupta, Corporate Vice President, HCL Technologies, said in the statement, “today’s grocery retail market is highly-competitive and the increasing trend towards online shopping and in-store digitalistion puts more pressure than ever on IT to accelerate innovation. This deal is a fantastic endorsement of HCL’s next-generation application services and ability to drive major transformations.” – The Hindu Business Line