New hub in Pune accelerates the digital transformation of global clients
Mannheim, Pune (India) 31 August, 2017 – CAMELOT Group, the leading global specialist for integrated value chain consulting, has opened a new center for digital innovation in the industrial city of Pune, India. The new center will house all digital products and services of CAMELOT, including Digital Experience2 and the firm’s solutions and service portfolio for the digital supply chain. Leveraging local talent in India, the digital innovation lab in Pune will closely work with CAMELOT Group offices around the world to ideate and deliver innovative, digital solutions to global clients in the area of value chain management.
After the large global value chain optimization and IT implementation projects of the last decade, very experienced and skilled Indian resources returning from all over the world back home to India. Now, these people are striving to pursue new paths, to grow and to use their experience, leading to a new innovative power. “CAMELOT is not investing in India because of a low-cost workforce, which is still quite common in the IT industry. We firmly believe that India is evolving into a major hub for digital innovation, which we want to leverage for creating differentiating innovations for our global clients – innovations that lead to business value that cannot be achieved by low-cost or commodity consulting”, said Dr. Josef Packowski, CEO of CAMELOT Group.
The new hub in Pune will serve as Innovative Technologies Lab (ITLab) for CAMELOT Digital Experience2, the firm’s recently announced new product and service portfolio for digital transformation. It enables businesses to find the most suitable “value-adding” combination of applications from the multitude of digital use cases available today and to push ahead more quickly with their digital transformation. CAMELOT Digital Experience2 is a complete package of various, pre-assembled software modules with easily configurable templates and agile methods for the rapid development of digital innovations, leveraging SAP Leonardo foundation technologies such as Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). “Our Innovative Technologies Lab (ITLab) in Pune will play a major role in delivering CAMELOT Digital Experience2, providing clients with ‘touch and zoom’ insights into their digital Return on Investment”, said Hrishikesh Rajadhyaksha, Director of CAMELOT in India.
Also quite recently, CAMELOT announced the co-innovation of Demand-Driven MRP for SAP Integrated Business Planning – the world’s first enhancement app for SAP Integrated Business Planning. The solution is the latest of CAMELOT’s digital supply chain innovations. “CAMELOT’s DDMRP extension for SAP Integrated Business Planning helps companies more easily integrate the Demand-Driven MRP concept into SAP Integrated Business Planning. It is not only the first enhancement solution for SAP Integrated Business Planning, but a central milestone in our strategy to deliver an open and extendable infrastructure for our fast-growing and state-of-the-art supply chain planning platform,” remarked Franz Hero, SVP and Head of SAP Digital SCM Development at SAP SE. CAMELOT’s innovation hub in Pune aims to take the digital supply chain solutions to the next level using SAP Leonardo and digital megatrends to meet customer requirements even better.