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INCAT bags contract with JLR

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JLR has appointed INCAT as the preferred services partner on two key roles in

the Ford-Tata IT migration process.

British automakers Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) appointed INCAT, a Tata

Technologies company, as  application tran­sition vendor and application

mana­gement services provider.

The company has been awarded a managed services contract with Jaguar Land

Rover until 2013, said a press release. JLR has appointed INCAT as the preferred

services partner on two key roles in the Ford-Tata IT migration process.

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INCAT has been into Enterprise IT Services and Engineering Services

Outsourcing (ESO) since 1989 and is also a provider of Product Lifecycle

Management (PLM) solutions. INCAT's first responsibility is to provide expertise

in transitioning over 1,000 IT applications from Ford into the new Jaguar Land

Rover landscape. This program role, known as Application Transition Vendor

(ATV), involving a team of up to 100 INCAT staff, will be completed over a

period of 18 months, the release said.

The second role, known as Application Management Services (AMS), is to

provide ongoing support for the transitioned applications for the next five

years.

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"This is a great outcome for both INCAT and Jaguar Land Rover," comments Alan

Weeks, Jaguar Land Rover IT Transition Manager. "INCAT offers the most robust

and complete set of service provisions to meet our needs with the least risk.

Recognizing that INCAT is also owned by Tata, we have been particularly

sensitive to the need to treat them as we would any other vendor."

Richard Welford, VP- INCAT added: "The INCAT team is delighted to have the

opportunity to build upon our established, long-term relationship with Jaguar

Land Rover."

According to Warren Harris, CEO, INCAT, "This engagement with Jaguar Land

Rover is a significant expansion of a long-standing and valued relation ship

between our organizations."

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