HCL Technologies bags AUD 35 million IT deal from Sydney Trains

IT services provider HCL Technologies has bagged a deal worth about AUD 35 million (over Rs 198 crore) from Sydney Trains to support and maintain 107 of its business applications.

HCL Australia Services will offer support and maintenance services for 107 business applications to Sydney Trains that provides train services in the Sydney central business district and metropolitan area.

Last year, the rail operator had sought to replace a network of 11 different external suppliers which had been supporting and maintaining its business applications.

The partnership follows a recommendation from the 2012 NSW Commission Audit, which found 130 corporate systems in use across the transport cluster, and suggested that amount be reduced to between 8 and 24 in order to reap annual savings of $100 million, PTI reported.

Sydney Trains operates 176 stations and provides 277 million customer journeys annually.

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