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Portland Group Receives Award for Strategic Contribution to Procurement

19 October, 2012

At the Annual Procurement Industry awards held in Melbourne, Portland Group has been recognised with a special Achievement Award, the first time such an award has been made to a procurement services provider. In presenting the award, David Noble, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), said as follows:

"This year, CIPS would like to recognise a strategic contribution to the procurement profession from the local service industry here in Australia.

In Procurement we are dependent on our suppliers much of the time; … increasingly as Procurement Professionals we are also dependent on our service providers as well - increasingly as our economic cycles become more pronounced.

One service provider in particular has delivered a number of things that have changed the landscape of the service sector in Australia:

  • They have provided a real, and local, alternative to the big 6 consultancies – and are now listed first by these firms as their principal competitor
  • They have consistently presented a twin offering covering the breadth of two closely related disciplines - Procurement and Supply Chain Management consulting
  • They have also provided a local alternative for managed services provision – making the concept accessible for smaller requirements
  • They have made the independent boutique consulting approach valid in Australia, and opened up the possibility of considering smaller firms – even for the big jobs

In recognition of a decade of work building Portland Group into the acknowledged contributor it is today, CIPS Australia would like to present this special Achievement Award"

Portland Group would like to thank all of our employees and clients for their contribution to our success over the last decade. We look forward to continuing to drive innovation and excellence in the procurement services sector in the Asia Pacific region, for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. With the global support and capabilities of our parent company, Infosys, we believe we are very well positioned to continue to lead the sector for the next decade.

 

About Infosys Portland

Infosys Portland is a subsidiary of Infosys BPO Ltd., a part of Infosys Ltd. Our mission is to make our clients successful by increasing their profitability through procurement and supply chain improvements. We are unique in providing services to improve efficiency and effectiveness across our clients’ complete procurement and supply chain functions, ranging from innovative, high-end strategy through to effective, low-cost operations and transactional processing. The resulting transformational benefits for clients include lower costs, reduced risk and improved service from client suppliers.

 

About Infosys BPO

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, on-going 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 December 31, 2013, employed 27,894 people. It closed FY 2012-13 with revenues of $583.1 million.

 

Safe Harbor

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 unauthorised 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 December 31, 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.

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Diana Merlot
Infosys Portland
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Infosys BPO
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Adfactors PR
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