TCS to drive digital transformation and co-innovation strategy for Qatar's Black Cat Engineering

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 12 Mar 2020

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global lT services, consulting and business solutions company has been selected by Qatar's largest EPC (engineering procurement and construction) and maintenance contractor for upstream oil and gas industry Black Cat Engineering & Construction (BCEC)  to drive its digital transformation and co-innovation strategy.

As part of the digital transformation, TCS will enable BCEC to reimagine its end-to-end business processes from tendering to construction, incorporating EPC industry best practices, to design and implement an agile and intelligent multifunctional and multiservice solution on Oracle Cloud ERP. TCS says the seamless enterprise wide system integrates multiple disparate business functions and eliminates data duplication and redundancy. The new cloud-based platform leverages Al, advanced analytics and predictive capabilities to help BCEC improve decision-making around its capital investment and vendor selection reduce costs per invoice, shorten delivery cycle time, and enhance human resource's data analysis and reporting capabilities with greater control and traceability.

The partnership will enable significantly higher level of automation to drive up productivity, allowing employees to focus on more strategic and innovative work.

In addition, as BCEC's co-innovation partner, TCS created an Al-powered solution for the procurement department that uses a combination of state-of-the-art deep learning models to automatically raise purchase requisitions by reading and processing data from complex process and instrumentation diagrams and piping classes.

Devashis Goswami, Country Head, TCS Qatar:"Guided by the Business 4.0'u framework, BCEC has embarked on a digital transformation journey that will help it build competitive differentiation. We are proud to partner them on this journey and will bring our technology expertise, industry experience, proprietary solutions, and innovation ecosystem to make BCEC on industry benchmark."

Paolo Borchetta, Chief Executive Officer, Black Cat Engineering & Construction: "BCEC is in the process of a 360-degree transformation journey with our trusted technology partner, TCS. Our partnership embarks on bringing the best value to our clients. BCEC is excited to continue its growth and expansion journey along with TCS through their deep contextual knowledge, experience and commitment to the partnership. We look forward to overcoming the sectors productivity and risk management challenges."

Roland Koury, CIO, Black Cat Engineering & Construction: "l am pleased with the team deployed for this engagement and their consistent interactions with the various stakeholders of Black Cat during this complex implementation that involved integration between various Oracle cloud services and a few legacy applications of Black Cat."