Bangalore – September 12, 2013
Infosys BPO today announced that it has been selected by AkzoNobel, a leading global paint and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, to transform their finance and accounting (F&A) processes to deliver higher operational efficiencies and performance. Infosys BPO will play a key role in accelerating AkzoNobel’s finance transformation program and streamline accompanying operations for AkzoNobel’s decorative business in over 30 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Hans De Vriese, Corporate Director Control AkzoNobel:
“In our challenging business environment, AkzoNobel needs to deliver leading performance. Our business expects Finance to deliver high quality services more efficiently, and our goal is to concentrate our Finance transaction processing into a shared services model. Infosys was selected by AkzoNobel to accelerate this change, to provide their broad knowledge and experience in our transformation program, and to partner with AkzoNobel in achieving best in class performance.”
Gautam Thakkar, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys BPO:
“To succeed in a dynamic business environment, organizations like AkzoNobel need to be focused on their core business. They are looking to partner with experts to manage the supporting operations needed to keep their business running smoothly. Infosys BPO will put into play the deep knowledge and wide experience of managing finance and accounting processes for leading organizations globally to support AkzoNobel in transforming their existing processes to realize enhanced business value.”
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AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to delivering leading products and technologies to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing world. www.akzonobel.com
Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. We enable clients, in more than 30 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.
Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY), with $7.4B in annual revenues and 155,000+ employees, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise® today.
Infosys BPO Ltd. ( www.infosysbpo.com), the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Ltd., was set up in April 2002. Infosys BPO focuses on integrated end-to-end outsourcing and delivers transformational benefits to its clients through reduced costs, ongoing productivity improvements, and process reengineering. Infosys BPO operates in India, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, the United States, China, the Philippines, Japan and Australia, and as of June 30, 2013, employed 27,491 people. It closed FY 2012-13 with revenues of $583.1 million.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 and on Form 6-K for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. These filings are available at www.sec.gov . Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company unless it is required by law.