Infotech Enterprises ‘E-GIS’ Implementation Wins the Prestigious “GITA Excellence Award” from GITA - ANZ

Hyderabad, September 16th 2008 - Infotech Enterprises Ltd (IEL), a global technology solutions provider with headquarters in Hyderabad, India announced today that its EGIS Implementation at NDPL has been awarded the “GITA Excellence Award” by GITA-ANZ (Geospatial Information Technology Association, Australia & New Zealand). Infotech Enterprises is the first company to implement an Enterprise GIS (EGIS) to a utility in India. With around 3,300 GIS professionals and 16 years of wide-ranging customer engagements, Infotech is one of the largest and most accomplished companies in the industry today.

At NDPL, Infotech has fully implemented their geographical information system (GIS) and integrated it with their business and distribution management systems. EGIS has thus become a reliable source of information to provide data for operations, commercial, planning, and asset management. The data is always updated on a real time basis which gives the right information at the right time for better and more efficient decision making.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, Infotech Enterprises Limited said, “It is a matter of pride for Infotech Enterprises that NDPL’s EGIS Implementation has won the GITA Excellence Award. It is a great way of recognizing our commitment to our customers and our pursuit of excellence. It is a reward for our deep domain expertise and leadership in GIS and reinforces the strong relationship we enjoy with NDPL”.

The project, which leads the field in the electric distribution utility industry, was centered on interfacing and integrating GIS with other systems of the company encompassing all key business processes. This unique and innovative usage includes, but is not limited to, Capital Expenditure Management, Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance Management, and Commercial Management.

The key challenges faced by NDPL included imprecise legacy data, addresses created over several decades, inadequate space to create a proper distribution infrastructure, and poor customer data in terms of billing and operational details. The other business challenges faced by NDPL were around reducing AT&C losses, new connections, planning, and asset management.

GITA Awards
The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) from Australia is a worldwide not-for-profit organization that provides excellence in education and information exchange on the use and benefits of geospatial information and location-aware technologies for asset and infrastructure management serving the global geospatial community. A hallmark of GITA has long been the stewardship and leadership afforded by its members who have unselfishly shared their experiences, actively filled the mentor role, pushed the technology, and increased the business and community benefits. The GITA Awards Program relies on experts in the field who inform the association of outstanding achievements by organizations using geospatial technologies.

About North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL)
North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) incorporated on July 1, 2002 is a joint venture between TATA Power Company Limited and Government of National Capital Territory Delhi (GoNCTD), India (TATA Power – 51%, GoNCTD – 49%) and is one of the few private power distribution utilities in India, in an otherwise government owned industry. NDPL’s bid committed a loss reduction of 17% in five years (from an opening loss level of 48.1% in July 2002 to 31.1% by 2006-07). In reality, the opening AT&C loss levels were found to be 53% and at the end of the five year period this stood at 18.5%.

Infotech Enterprises Limited, (listed as INFOTECENT in BSE - Bombay Stock Exchange and in NSE - National Stock Exchange), a Global Technology Solutions provider, offers Engineering Services and Geographic Information Services to manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, telecom, utilities, and government customers worldwide. Infotech currently employs over 7300 professionals across 25 global locations and the software groups of SBI, UTG, and MFG are apprised for SEI CMMi Level 5 version 1.2, ISO 9001:2000, AS 9100, and ISO-27001 standards.
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