Saturday, January 27, 2007

Infosys BPO, HVS to tap hospitality sector

BANGALORE: Infosys BPO, the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies and HVS International, a New York-based consultancy, have announced a strategic alliance to offer outsourcing solutions in the hospitality industry.

HVS International offers valuation and other services to the hotel, restaurant, shared ownership, gaming, and leisure industries.

According to a release, the alliance will leverage HVS International’s consulting expertise and market reach in the hospitality industry and the process outsourcing capabilities of Infosys BPO to develop and execute domain-specific, predictable, and process centric solutions to improve productivity and optimise costs for companies in the global hospitality industry.

“The alliance with HVS augments Infosys BPO’s capabilities in the hospitality industry by enhancing our insights into the industry and enabling us to reach a wider audience,” Infosys CEO Amitabh Chaudhry said.

Infosys BPO provides mainly non-voice services like finance and accounting, procurement, human resources, research & analytics among others. It employs about 10,000 people and closed FY06 with revenues $85.5 million (Rs 379 crore).