TCS and AGL Project Wins SAP Customer Award of Excellence 2012

        TCS and AGL Project Wins SAP Customer Award of Excellence 2012

Project Spectrum Transformation Program Recognised in SAP's Best Run Value
Realisation Category

PR Newswire

MUMBAI, India, Nov. 6, 2012

MUMBAI, India, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Tata Consultancy Services (TCS),
(BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business
solutions organisation, announced that AGL, one of Australia's leading
integrated renewable energy companies, and TCS have jointly won the SAP Award
of Excellence for Best Run Value Realisation for "Project Spectrum," a major
initiative to transform AGL's billing processes and services.

AGL selected TCS as its IT services partner for Project Spectrum, a major
transformation program started in 2010 to implement the SAP Industry Specific
Utility (IS-U) Billing Solution. The goal of the project was to move all AGL
customers into a single instance of SAP. Whilst simplifying from 45 disparate
systems to one, AGL improved data integrity and brought new efficiencies to
account management and servicing, greatly reducing total cost of ownership
while enhancing customer service. Project Spectrum has been highly successful
and well-received by AGL and by its 20,000 Commercial and Industrial (C&I)
customers representing $3 Billion of annual revenues for AGL. The TCS-driven
implementation of the SAP IS-U solution has assisted AGL to further
differentiate its service offering in the competitive Australian energy

"AGL is delighted to win this prestigious SAP implementation award with our
partner TCS," said Jason Clark, Spectrum Program Director, AGL. "I am proud to
state that AGL is one of the first utilities in the world to consolidate all
B2C and B2B customers onto a single Utilities Billing platform, and the
results have been outstanding and incredibly well received both within AGL and
with our customers."

"We are pleased to receive this award from SAP, one of our key industry
partners, for the major transformation project we have completed with AGL, who
are a long standing and valued client," said Deborah Hadwen, Chief Executive
Officer, TCS Australia and New Zealand. "Project Spectrum is a great example
of how the technology and expertise of SAP and TCS combined to create
industry-leading solutions that assisted AGL to improve its business
infrastructure and capabilities."

Scott Hirst, Utilities Industry Lead, SAP Australia & New Zealand, added,
"Project Spectrum is an outstanding example of AGL leveraging their SAP CRM
and Billing solution as a platform to consolidate disparate systems and
centralise customer data. SAP is pleased to recognise Project Spectrum for
delivering real business outcomes, driving down costs and improving customer

The strategic rationale for AGL's Project Spectrum was to reduce application
support costs, improve AGL cash flow, reduce operating costs as well as
improve system stability and avoid expensive disaster recovery costs. Project
Spectrum has resulted in a considerable return on investment for AGL.

Recognised as a world leading SAP Global Partner, TCS has extensive experience
across the complete life cycle of SAP enterprise solutions. TCS provides
consulting, end-to-end implementations, upgrades, and support services —
assisting customers to enhance value from their SAP investments. TCS has
received a number of awards for SAP projects in Asia Pacific, including a
Partner Impact Award in May 2012, acknowledging the superior SAP HANA sales
performance and SAP practice expansion in the region. SAP selects award
winners from a highly competitive pool of submissions by an independent panel
using judging criteria based on the company's effective use of resources,
ability to meet business objectives, and agility in adapting to changing
market conditions.

About AGL

AGL is one of Australia's leading integrated renewable energy companies and is
taking action toward creating a sustainable energy future for our investors,
communities and customers. Drawing on 175 years of experience, AGL operates
retail and merchant energy businesses, power generation assets and an upstream
gas portfolio. AGL has one of Australia's largest retail energy and dual fuel
customer bases. AGL has a diverse power generation portfolio including base,
peaking and intermediate generation plants, spread across traditional thermal
generation as well as renewable sources including hydro, wind, landfill gas
and biomass. AGL is Australia's largest private owner and operator of
renewable energy assets and is looking to further expand this position by
exploring a suite of low emission and renewable energy generation development
opportunities. For more information, please visit

About Tata Consultancy Services

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions
organisation that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level
of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated
portfolio of IT, BPO, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This
is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognised as
the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group,
India's largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 254,000 of the world's
best-trained consultants in 44 countries. The company generated consolidated
revenues of US $10.17 billion for year ended March 31, 2012 and is listed on
the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more
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