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Bea Systems And Tata Consultancy Services Expand Partnership To Focus On Accelerating SOA Adoption


Global partnership to focus on delivering SOA solutions

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* Dedicated Practice Areas and Centers of Excellence in TCS to enhance focus on SOA solutions around BEA platforms
* Execute joint consulting engagements to accelerate SOA adoption
* TCS selected industry leading BEA products for part of its Corporate Software Infrastructure needs

MUMBAI, INDIA and SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Aug. 23, 2006 – BEA Systems (NASDAQ:BEAS), the SOA leader, and Tata Consultancy Services, Ltd. (TCS) (BOMBAY:, NSI: TCS.NS), a leading global IT services provider, today announced the expansion of the companies’ strategic partnership to develop Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions based on the BEA AquaLogic and WebLogic platforms.

Under this expanded partnership, TCS‘ Practice Areas and Centers of Excellence have agreed to create new solutions based on BEA products. TCS’ Global Consulting Practice has also agreed to also work closely with BEA teams on joint SOA consulting assignments to help accelerate SOA adoption and deployment.

“Customers have told us they want to combine industry leading technologies with world-class expertise to help them accelerate adoption of SOA within their enterprises in order to realize new revenue streams or drive down SG&A expenses” said Alfred Chuang, chairman and CEO, BEA Systems. “BEA Systems and TCS have a successful history of working together to deliver solutions for the financial services industry, and are working to bring new SOA solutions to market. TCS has firmly established its position as one of world’s largest IT services provider, and we remain committed to delivering innovative technology and solutions that produce tangible business results for the enterprise.”

“TCS considers SOA to be a growth engine for the future. We have a strong presence in this area and are currently engaged with global customers on consulting and application development engagements. BEA has a great platform for SOA adoption. We see a tremendous opportunity in meeting customer needs with a joint ‘Go To Market’ strategy with BEA in this space”, said S Ramadorai, CEO and MD, Tata Consultancy Services.

SOA has emerged as a crucial enabler in the field of on-demand IT and business computing for enterprises. SOA is widely considered as the most effective way of overcoming IT complexities involved in businesses that require their IT systems to be flexible and adaptive enough to address ever-changing business needs.

About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. BEA delivers the unified SOA platform for business transformation and optimization in order to improve cost structures and grow new revenue streams. Information about how BEA is enabling customers to achieve Business LiquidITy™ can be found
About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is the world leading information technology consulting, services, business process outsourcing and engineering services organization that envisioned and pioneered the adoption of the flexible global business practices that today enable companies to operate more efficiently and produce more value. TCS achieved this by creating and perfecting a unique method of global deployment and delivery of high quality, high value services and products in IT consulting and business process outsourcing. Known as the “Global Delivery Model,” this strategic services delivery concept has reshaped the IT services industry. With over 60,000 of the world’s best-trained IT consultants located in 34 countries, TCS is uniquely positioned to deliver its flexible world-class services seamlessly to any location. TCS reported consolidated revenues of USD 2.97 billion in the fiscal year 2005-2006.

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