Bangalore, India - June 6, 2012
Wipro Technologies, (NYSE: WIT) the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited, today announced the launch of Wipro m-eXecute. It is the first mobility app available from Wipro for the manufacturing sector and caters to the niche space of manufacturing operations. It enables the functionalities of the SAP® Manufacturing Execution 6.0 application to be used on iPhones and iPads. Wipro plans to introduce support for other platforms in later releases of the app. Wipro m-eXecute is built on the SAP mobile platform.
"Wipro m-eXecute is based on two principles -- faster decision making and timely execution of transactions -- and we have found that these are the two most important objectives for any manufacturer," said N.S. Bala, senior vice president and global head, Manufacturing & Hi-Tech, Wipro Technologies. "We are happy to launch the app and have designed it to enable collaborative decision making across the manufacturing value chain."
Discrete industries like Hi-Tech, Automotive and Semiconductor are likely to embrace this app. According to a Gartner report "Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending by Vertical Industry Market, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 1Q12 Update,"(1) dated 12 April 2012 by Vittorio D'Orazio et al.
"For mobile network services and mobile devices, manufacturing and natural resources, government, and banking and securities will be the biggest spenders during the period (2011-2016), and the 2012 IT Spending for Manufacturing and Natural Resources industry vertical will be close to USD 55 billion."
"Wipro m-eXecute provides extended value to our customers by enabling mobile access and interaction to the shop floor user," said Mike Lackey, vice president, Line of Business Manufacturing Solutions, SAP. "This innovation demonstrates the ability of Wipro to accelerate delivery of key initiatives in support of SAP solutions."
Wipro is a strategic provider of solutions and services across the entire manufacturing ecosystem, and offers a range of solutions spanning various domains in the discrete and process manufacturing and high-tech industries. Wipro provides strategic business and technology solutions, advising customers on business process optimization and engineering, cutting across diverse functional and engineering areas such as supply chain management (SCM), product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing enterprise solutions (MES).
1 Source: Gartner, "Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending by Vertical Industry Market, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 1Q12 Update, dated 12 April 2012 - Vittorio D'Orazio, Derry N. Finkeldey, Robert P. Anderson, Susan Cournoyer, Jeffrey Roster, Rika Narisawa, Rishi Sood, Kenneth F. Brant, Venecia K Liu, John-David Lovelock, Marianne D'Aquila, Anurag Gupta, Christine Arcaris, Lisa Kart.
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