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IT: The Factor Of Distinction

Vijay Sethi
Vice President & CIO -Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Vijay Sethi
Hero MotoCorp, Ltd (NSE: HEROMOTOCO), is an Indian motorcycle and scooter manufacturer based in New Delhi, India. The company is the largest two wheeler manufacturer in India with a market cap of $6.05 billion.

Significance of IT in the Automobile Industry

IT at Hero MotoCorp works very closely with business to ensure organization remains prepared for the future with CIO being part of the Organization's Enterprise Management Team – which is the top leadership team of the company. The endeavor of IT function is to create value and enhancing satisfaction for both the internal and external customers by providing them with services and solutions that enhance their performance. IT today is part of all operations of the company and its eco system (Dealers, Vendors and End Customers). The company has state of the art IT Infrastructure – in terms of Systems, Hardware, Software and connectivity.

Hero MotoCorp Ltd. has a strong technology base and it has in place all the relevant and leading technologies like ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), DMS (Dealer Management System), PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), GRC (Governance Risk and Compliance), BI (Business Intelligence and Analytics), Legal Compliance System, SSO (Single Sign on), DLP (Data Leakage Prevention) and many other systems including in the area of engineering and design supported by workflows, portals, mobile applications, self service applications, collaboration tools, mobility applications and a very robust and scalable infrastructure and information security technologies apart from being accredited with ISO 27001- an Information Security certification. All this is supported by world class processes and monitoring mechanisms.

Key IT tools being used in an Automobile Industry

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