Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on late Tuesday said it would provide telematics software to car maker Toyota's material handling arm in the US on its cloud platform.
"Toyota Material Handling North America has selected us for a cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) telematics product implementation with application support and development for its SAP platform," said the city-based IT behemoth in a statement here.
The telematics solutions will enable the Japanese auto giant to focus on improving business performance, increase productivity and enhance customer satisfaction.
"As the development partner for global telematics solution (GTS), we will enable remote monitoring and diagnostic capabilities, including vehicle access control, system maintenance, condition sensing and location tracking of Toyota's subsidiary in the US," said the company in the statement.
Leveraging its experience and presence in the connected vehicle space, the outsourcing firm will help the Toyota arm draw insights from the data to provide better service and improve its after sales experiences for consumers in the forklift industry.
"We will also provide SAP application maintenance services to the Toyota arm through its serviceAoffering that enables smart governance, higher productivity, business satisfaction andAefficiency," said the statement.
The software will also give Toyota subsidiary access to latest application maintenance system that leverages industry best practices, a scalable and flexible model aligned to its business plans with a roadmap for technology adoption, while driving operational efficiencies.
"It is essential for firms to focus on opportunities to transform their business as Toyota arm is doing. GTS has the potential to transform communication between different teams and provide insights to add value to the business," said Infosys global head for manufacturing Jasmeet Singh on the occasion.
As the industry leader in forklift sales, the Toyota arm has three business divisions, including Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc; Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Inc and Raymond Corporation.
"Since we see greater customer demands, we believe we can gain a competitive advantage by leveraging technology as we go through digital transformation. As we are focusing on providing a better customer experience, we feel Infosys is the right partner in this area,a said Toyota arm's chief information officer Alan Cseresznyak in the statement.
The $3-billion Toyota subsidiary's three plants at Columbus in Indiana, Greene in New York and Muscatine in Iowa produce 1,500 forklifts per week.
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Effectively seeking to end the tenure of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman Ajay Tyagi, the Finance Ministry has in a quiet move called for applications to fill up the post.
An order dated January 24 has been issued by the Economic Affairs Division of the Finance Ministry titled, "Filling up the Post of Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India".
The order invites applications for filling up the post of SEBI Chairman. The Chairman will receive a consolidated pay of Rs 4.5 lakh per annum as recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission, the recommendations of which were accepted by the government in 2016.
The Chairman shall hold office for not more than 5 years and shall not hold office beyond 65 years, whichever is earlier.
Applications are to reach by February 10 with annual confidential reports of five years, integrity certificates, vigilance certificates and no penalty certificates.
It may be pointed out that February 10, 2017 is the date when Tyagi was appointed SEBI Chairman by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for a five year term. February 10 is also the date when new applications are being invited, exactly three years into Tyagi's term.
At that time, Tyagi was Additional Secretary, Finance Ministry. He is an IAS officer of the 1984 batch of the Himachal Pradesh cadre.
However, soon after his appointment, the government had curtailed his tenure by two years, barely a week after his name was cleared to succeed the incumbent UK Sinha with a five-year term.
Tyagi's term was fixed for an initial period of three years.