In­sight into CDP‘s al­lign­ment with Len­ovo

In a can­did in­ter­ac­tion with the DQ Chan­nels, Nikesh Sakaria, MD, CDP In­dia high­lights Len­ovo’s con­tri­bu­tion in the growth of Red­ing­ton’s com­mer­cial busi­ness in In­dia

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How did CDP In­dia per­form in FY 2016? What were your key growth driv­ers dur­ing the year?

The FY 2015-16 is a mile­stone in CDP’s his­tory as the year for trans­for­ma­tion. It has been the seed­ing year for in­tro­duc­ing our new lines of busi­ness soft­ware ap­pli­ca­tions and new ad­di­tions to our ser­vices port­fo­lio. The key growth driv­ers of the year are: • Value based of­fer­ings to cus­tomers: CDP has lever­aged the ben­e­fits of FTZs to win new cus­tomers and en­hance re­la­tions with ex­ist­ing cus­tomers

Can you elab­o­rate on CDP In­dia’s port­fo­lio of so­lu­tions and ser­vice of­fer­ings?

CDP is an ISO 9001 cer­ti­fied, award win­ning Sys­tem In­te­gra­tor and provider of IT ser­vices es­tab­lished since 1991 with its head­quar­ters in Mum­bai-In­dia. CDP is one of In­dia’s most trusted IT ser­vice provider cater­ing to di­verse in­dus­try ver­ti­cals. With a proven port­fo­lio of IT So­lu­tions & Ser­vices, CDP has been de­liv­er­ing IT In­fras­truc­ture- Prod­ucts, Ser­vices & So­lu­tions and Busi­ness Soft­ware So­lu­tions to a wide range of in­dus­try ver­ti­cals. It’s ready to de­ploy prod­uct port­fo­lio com­prises of turnkey IT So­lu­tions that help new age busi­nesses lever­age var­ied sets of busi­ness data and in­for­ma­tion such as:

• 1Mar­ketView - A state-of-the-art stock mar­ket data in­tel­li­gence sys­tem

• 1BizEye – An En­ter­prise Data Ware­hous­ing So­lu­tion for Busi­nesses • 1CView- A CRM tool with Uni­fied View for Sales • 1Con­soleView- An In­te­grated En­ter­prise IT Sys­tems Man­age­ment ap­pli­ca­tion

Can you ex­plain CDP In­dia’s busi­ness align­ment with Len­ovo? Which Len­ovo of­fer­ings do you po­si­tion in the mar­ket?

CDP has been as­so­ci­ated with Len­ovo ever since its in­cep­tion in In­dia. We have been part­ners with IBM much be­fore Len­ovo took over its ThinkPad line of prod­ucts. CDP shares a valu­able busi­ness align­ment with Len­ovo for both hav­ing com­mon in­ter­ests of be­ing a cus­tomer cen­tric or­ga­ni­za­tion. This part­ner­ship has helped both the or­ga­ni­za­tions grow leaps and bounds and to­gether as a team we have won var­i­ous projects with mul­ti­ple cus­tomers. CDP po­si­tions all the Len­ovo of­fer­ings that are best suited in the pro­fes­sional in­dus­try such as: • Lap­tops (Len­ovo and ThinkPad) • Tablets • Desktops and AIOs • Work­sta­tions • Servers, Stor­age & Net­work­ing In ad­di­tion to the above men­tioned prod­uct line, CDP is also an Autho­rized Len­ovo Ser­vice Provider

What are CDP In­dia’s key fo­cus ar­eas for growth and ex­pan­sion in FY 2017?

CDP’s fo­cus has been con­sis­tently on pro­vid­ing value added ser­vices to our cus­tomers to give them an edge over their com­peti­tors with tech­nol­ogy. On the same lines, CDP will fo­cus on the fol­low­ing ar­eas to boost its growth for the FY 2016-17: • Mo­bil­ity So­lu­tions: CDP will fo­cus on pro­vid­ing turn-key mo­bil­ity so­lu­tions to its cus­tomers to en­hance their busi­ness cov­er­age. With BFSI be­ing our vi­tal tar­get in­dus­try, we have cus­tom­ized so­lu­tions to en­able cus­tomers to use eKYC • Busi­ness Soft­ware So­lu­tions: Unique busi­ness soft­ware so­lu­tions that ad­dress the pain points of the cus­tomers and en­able them to op­ti­mize busi­ness oper­a­tions • Lever­ag­ing CDP’s ro­bust in­fras­truc­ture: CDP is cur­rently in its Sil­ver Ju­bilee Year and with over two decades of ex­pe­ri­ence comes great ex­per­tise. CDP aims to uti­lize its ro­bust in­fras­truc­ture setup along with its ex­pe­ri­ence to boost our sales.

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