MUMBAI: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) is now a partner in the new Microsoft Cloud for Retail, expanding its collaboration with the hyperscaler.
TCS will combine its deep industry knowledge and experience working with leading retailers around the world and its multi-horizon cloud transformation framework, to help retail clients accelerate their growth and transformation journeys using of Microsoft Cloud for Retail. Microsoft Cloud for Retail is a secure, industry-specific cloud that brings together diverse Microsoft technologies, bound by a common data model to connect experiences across the end-to-end customer journey with integrated, intelligent capabilities.
TCS is a Microsoft Gold Partner and a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Partner, recognized for its expertise in delivering the highest quality of service on Azure. It offers a comprehensive set of end-to-end services and intellectual property such as TCS Optumera™, its award-winning AI-powered retail optimization platform, and a host of other retail cloud accelerators by retail. TCS’ large global team of Microsoft Certified Specialists will help customers harness the power of AI, automation and the cloud to deliver greater data visibility and control, uncover deep insights, design experiences dynamic personalized solutions and drive growth.
TCS will also use its Pace Ports™, a global network of co-innovation centers that bring together a collaborative ecosystem of startups, technology partners and universities to drive innovation.
“Retailers that make better use of customer data and insights are able to respond more quickly to changing consumer needs and adapt to rapidly changing market conditions,” said Shankar Narayanan, group leader. commercial, Retail Cluster, TCS. “This expanded collaboration will help our retail customers accelerate their transformation agenda with Microsoft Cloud for Retail and enable them to achieve greater responsiveness, adaptability, and targeted growth.
“We are delighted to welcome TCS as a Microsoft Cloud for Retail partner. Together, we will deliver innovative solutions to help retailers address their most pressing challenges, drive resilience, and realize growth,” said Shelley Bransten, vice president, WW Retail & Consumer Goods Industries, Microsoft. “We look forward to working with TCS to bring the first Microsoft Cloud for Retail solutions and services to retailers around the world.
TCS’ growing list of successful retail customers, powered by cutting-edge Microsoft technology, includes The Walgreens Boots Alliance and UK-based retailers Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s.
The Microsoft business unit of TCS works with customers around the world to accelerate their multi-horizon cloud transformation journeys. Its large and growing pool of consultants has led some of the largest IT transformation programs and pioneering technology initiatives for over 100 retail clients. TCS recently won Microsoft Partner of the Year 2021 for Azure Intelligent Cloud in France, Dynamics 365 Field Service in the US, and was named a finalist for Microsoft US Retail and Consumer Goods Partner of the Year.
To learn more about the TCS Microsoft business unit, visit tcs.com/microsoft-business-unit.