Tata Consultancy Services Among First to Launch Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management Solutions on Microsoft Office Project 2007

TCS Successfully Implements EPM Solution for The City of Calgary

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 -- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services and consulting firm, today announced that it is one of Microsoft's first solution partners to develop Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solutions built on the forthcoming Microsoft Office Project 2007 platform.

The TCS-Microsoft EPM Solutions is an end-to-end offering that addresses enterprise project planning, definition, execution, management, measurement and tracking needs for businesses. It offers customized niche solutions for industry verticals, Six Sigma deployment and collaborative product development. The new solutions include:

o Project Portfolio Management: incorporates recognized project management methodologies with portfolio management views that enable executives/managers to quantitatively assess and rank potential projects based on corporate strategy, set realistic expectations, and significantly increase the success rate of projects.

o New Store Opening: enables retailers to meet aggressive store opening deadlines, better manage project teams, and reduce costs along the way. The solution simplifies the management of multi-site retail projects, increases efficiency and boosts profitability.

o Tata SigmaX(TM): helps organizations deploy quality management rapidly and consistently by mapping the robust technologies of the Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) platform to the Six Sigma quality management methodology.

Commenting on TCS' successful implementation of Microsoft Office Project Server (MSPS), Terry Wong of The City of Calgary stated, "After just over six months, the project succeeded in configuring MSPS to reflect The City's IT business unit organization and its 29 client business units, its 500+ IT staff and contractor resource pool, the dozens of project management methodologies and work management processes, plus critical portfolio tracking indicators. All in all, The City acknowledges and appreciates TCS' quality of delivery and hours of efforts, their dedication and perseverance to the challenge, and their commitment to overall project and implementation success within the context of the project budget and schedule constraints plus the client and vendor's high expectations for implementation success."

Swamy, Director for Sales and Delivery Support for Global Consulting Practice stated, "Microsoft and TCS enjoy a long established relationship and our EPM solutions help enterprises worldwide achieve operational efficiencies. The base EPM platform of Microsoft combined with TCS' proven services helps customers improve portfolio and project management capabilities, deploy formal governance structures thereby maximizing business value of IT."

"We're excited and gratified that TCS is one of our 'First-to-Market' solution partners for Microsoft Office Project 2007," said Michael Angiulo, General Manager Microsoft Project Division. "This great achievement and distinction recognizes their solid commitment to lead the market by participating in quality development practices as part of our Technology Adoption Program (TAP). Microsoft's success depends heavily on leading companies like TCS to build specialized solutions on our platform that meet the most demanding customer needs across a broad range of markets."

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is the world leading information technology consulting, services, business process outsourcing and engineering services organization that envisioned and pioneered the adoption of the flexible global business practices that today enable companies to operate more efficiently and produce more value. TCS achieved this by creating and perfecting a unique method of global deployment and delivery of high quality, high value services and products in IT consulting and business process outsourcing. Known as the "Global Delivery Model," this strategic services delivery concept has reshaped the IT services industry.

More than 95% of TCS customers reward the company's reliability, passion, creativity, and unique ability to handle the broadest range of their IT needs by continually extending and deepening their partnerships with TCS. With over 70,000 of the world's best trained IT consultants located in 34 countries, TCS is uniquely positioned to deliver its flexible world class services seamlessly to any location. TCS reported consolidated revenues of $2.97 billion (U.S.) in the fiscal year 2005-2006. The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information: www.tcs.com

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Mike McCabe
Tata Consultancy Services

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