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Infosys creates "India in a Box" to kick-start Japanese firms in India

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Bangalore and Tokyo: Indian consulting and technology group Infosys has created "India in a Box", a new solution for its Japanese clients.

The solution is based on industry-standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV. It enables Japanese companies to jumpstart their business operations in India a shorter time by moving to a robust IT infrastructure in just eight weeks. The pre-packaged solution is tailor-made for the unique Indian market, addressing issues such as local taxation and accounting.

Key functionalities of the solution include:

  • Financial Management that supports the International Accounting Standards Committee and complies with Indian GAAP (general accounting, account receivable/payable, budget control, fixed asset management, period-end closing operations)
  • Supply Chain Management that facilitates sales, purchasing, inventory, warehouse management
  • Production Management that is tailored to support bill of materials, materials requirement planning, manufacturing order creation, production planning, scheduling, production processes
  • Service, Resource, & Project Management that enables to maintain service contracts, items, contracts and resources for servicing. Jobs module enables to maintain project, cost, milestones, comparing budget Vs. actual.
  • Employee Management that enables to maintain employee master, communication details, skills, attendance.
  • Customer Management that facilitates to maintain customer information, contacts, payment terms and various delivery terms

Tomoyuki Nakanishi, Group Senior Manager, Dynamics Product Group, Microsoft Japan, said, "Japanese firms are looking to grow in India, which is why 'India in a Box' is such a valuable resource. What used to take years — learning how to navigate the often-complicated Indian marketplace — now takes a matter of weeks. Japanese companies can use this innovative Infosys product as their all-in-one business solution."

V. Sriram, Head of Japan, Infosys Ltd., said, "With this new solution Infosys has tried to address one of the biggest issue facing Japanese companies entering the Indian market: The sometimes rocky interface between a new location and Tokyo headquarters. With 'India in a Box,' firms can easily establish the interface with the Enterprise Resource Planning in the home office. Executives in Tokyo can manage the sales and production of their Indian operations on a daily basis without a hitch. 'India in a Box' is all about improving real time decision-making and governance."

Infosys set up its Japan operations in 1997. Today it has offices in in Tokyo and Nagoya with 200 employees.

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