TCS bags Rs 784-crore outsourcing deal

Written by Agencies | Mumbai, January 30: | Updated: Jan 30 2008, 19:06pm hrs
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd has secured around Rs 784 crore order from Sun Life Financial of Canada for offering outsourcing services.

The order was bagged by Diligenta, a UK-based financial services authority-regulated subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS).

The services are expected to commence in May this year and are estimated to be worth 100 million pounds (about Rs 784 crore) over the life of the contract, TCS said in a communiqu to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Diligenta has been working with Sun Life Financial of Canada (SLF UK) as preferred supplier since October 2007 and would continue to run the operation in its head office at Basingstoke.

"The deal with SLF UK, underlines the strength of TCS's Diligenta strategy, launched in 2006. Our vision was to establish a centre of excellence in the UK to capitalise on the growing BPO trend and to cultivate new opportunities in this sector," TCS UK and Ireland Vice-President and Country Head A S Lakshminarayanan said.

Shares of TCS were last trading at Rs 863.05, down 0.02 per cent on the BSE.