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ITC Infotech Successfully Completes Phase I of DRDO Project
12 Mar 2012

Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), a premium systems laboratory of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) had chosen ITC Infotech as system integrator for its entire Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) implementation - the single largest PLM project for DRDO labs in India

ITC Infotech, a leading global IT services and solutions company, and a fully owned subsidiary of ITC Ltd., has successfully completed the first phase of PLM implementation for Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), a key laboratory division of DRDO.

The CVRDE PLM implementation is the largest PLM project for DRDO laboratory in India with a user base of 200. The PLM implementation project will involve interacting with 25 different divisions within CVRDE and designing and deploying a harmonious new product development process across CVRDE.

Dr. P Sivakumar, Director, CVRDE said, "Phase 1 of the implementation has gone live, marking a major milestone for us. We are very impressed with the speed at which ITC Infotech has executed the project, and look forward to their support in making this PLM implementation a huge success."

As part of the project, ITC Infotech supplied and installed the hardware including integration with the existing IT network of CVRDE, supply of PTC's Windchill software licenses and implementing PLM solutions as per CVRDE's requirements, thereby helping in the overall research, design and development efforts of the organization.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Ashwani Maheshwari, CEO - India Business, ITC Infotech, said, "We are extremely pleased that the DRDO's project has gone live in record time. We have leveraged on our vast experience in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and in-depth domain knowledge to successfully reduce CVRDE's design and development cycle time, while also improving the quality of design output and minimizing efforts in Transfer of Technology (TOT) process."

The implementation will provide benefits like traceability, easy access and risk reduction, better teamwork due to collaborative environment, data integrity, faster go to market (reduced design cycles), knowledge driven automation and knowledge fusion (to ensure consistency and adherence to corporate standards) to CVRDE.

ITC Infotech is one of the leading PLM service providers globally and is a long–standing partner of PTC for PLM based services. ITC Infotech has consistently delivered value at the highest quality to over 500 customers worldwide across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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