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Satyam Computer opens centre of excellence in Japan

BS Reporter  |  Hyderabad 

Satyam Computer Services has opened a centre of excellence in Japan to strengthen its presence in that country significantly.
The centre, code-named Kanzen, was inaugurated on Tuesday on the sidelines of the opening of an offshore development centre for Inoac Corporation, a Japanese group, by a leading management exponent from Japan and CTO of Inoac, Kiichiro Ohya.
Satyam has already initiated a process to intensify its focus on Japan by commencing training for Japanese engineering graduates in India, building the bilingual talent pool in India and China and setting up of delivery centres in China, India (Pune) and Japan (Fukouka).
In a press release on Tuesday, Harsh Vardhan, head (north Asia), Satyam Computer Services, said that this initiative was an innovation to traditional models of delivering offshore value to Japan from India.
"While some of the large Indian companies, which have a focus on Japan, have been working towards higher investments to increase focus on Japan, that alone might not be the solution to the problem as India has an acute shortage of bilingual engineers," he said.
The Japan initiative at Satyam has picked up considerable speed, with a base of over 100 engineers in operation for the last three months.
This team will be instrumental in managing deliveries out of China, Japan and India. Apart from these delivery centres, this team has initiated and been successful in sourcing the Japanese bilingual manpower from Vietnam.
"The Satyam-Japan Kanzen team will also be instrumental in managing the localisation aspects, which include conversion of the tools we have within Satyam into Japanese and assist our local Japanese team in translating global case studies into Japanese," Vardhan said.
Apart from the 100 bilingual engineers, who have been set up as a part of the Kanzen team, 10 native Japanese engineering freshers are being trained at the Satyam campus in Hyderabad.
This is expected to be further enhanced as a part of the global delivery model. Inoac, a multi-billion dollar automotive supplier, has recently awarded Satyam with a large assignment, which involves the implementation of SAP across the organisation.
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  • The centre is code-named Kanzen

  • Satyam has already initiated a process to intensify its focus on Japan by starting training for Japanese engineering graduates in India, building the bilingual talent pool in India and China and setting up of delivery centres in China, India (Pune) and Japan
  • First Published: Wed, December 12 2007. 00:00 IST
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