Electrosteel Leverages Microsoft Cloud to Reduce IT Cost by More Than 50%

New Delhi, January 16, 2015Electrosteel Limited, India’s leading pipeline solutions provider has reduced their IT cost by more than 50 percent and improved collaboration amongst its 1,200-strong workforce across two group companies (Electrosteel Castings Ltd. and Electrosteel Steels Ltd.) by deploying Microsoft Office 365. The cloud-based solution which includes Lync Online, One Drive, and Exchange Online has also helped the employees collaborate in a secure environment, protecting the company’s IP and improving R&D efforts.

Microsoft Office 365 has helped Electrosteel simplify IT operations and free-up resources from routine maintenance tasks. The IT teams at Electrosteel now focus on supporting the company’s core business, while their IT runs from Microsoft’s secure cloud datacenters. The savings from moving to the cloud has encouraged Electrosteel to devise a cloud roadmap that would see the company adopt higher end cloud services like BI and analytics in the near future.

Saradindu Paul, Associate VP, Electrosteel Group and Electrosteel Castings Limited said: “We have seen significant benefits of adopting Microsoft cloud with Office 365. The comprehensive line-up of SKUs of Office 365 has helped us choose the right mix of services for various types of workforce in our company. It has also helped the IT teams to offer higher value services to business while routine jobs are taken care of through the cloud. We will soon be adopting Yammer and Power BI.”

Alok Lall, Director Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft India said: “Electrosteel has adopted comprehensive cloud-based productivity solutions with Office 365. They are among millions of customers globally who use our cloud solutions. We are delighted to see Electrosteel’s IT team can now focus on higher value work by effectively leveraging the cloud.“

About Microsoft India

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 6,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research and development and customer services and support, across nine Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Microsoft is committed to touching and transforming lives and businesses in India through technology.

About Electrosteel Limited

As the pioneer of introducing Ductile Iron Pipes in India, the Electrosteel Group has established itself as an international brand that values commitment to excellence. With five decades of experience, Electrosteel Castings has been fulfilling its vision of ‘Carrying life to people, safe drinking water for all.’ Being the country’s leading pipeline solutions provider, Electrosteel has been providing clean drinking water to millions – a promise of quality that has led it to achieve international benchmarks and recognition worldwide as a global leader that understands the priorities of the customer across 35 countries. With respect to strengthening India’s own infrastructure, Electrosteel ventured into the Steel Manufacturing industry through its promoted Company – Electrosteel Steels Limited. An Integrated Steel Plant has been set up which is capable of producing 2.5 Million metric tonnes of Hot Metal, which is further processed into Pig Iron, Billets, TMT Bars, Wire Rods and Ductile Iron Pipes. It is this entrepreneurial zeal within Electrosteel that has paved the way for the establishment of the first integrated green field steel project in Eastern India in the last 5 decades. The Plant is situated in Bokaro, Jharkhand, a strategic location with proximity to raw materials such as Coal and Iron Ore. The Captive Coking Coal mine is located in Parbatpur and the Iron Ore mine is located at Dirsumburu, both in Jharkhand. All these factors are key in extending the legacy of Electrosteel – to be recognized as a quality conscious manufacturer dedicated towards serving the country and participating in the process of nation building.

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