Tanmoy Mondal

Tanmoy Mondal is an Associate Director of Research at HFS, identifying global trends in engineering services from both industry & technology perspectives, tracking global outsourcing deals & investments including partnership agreements & R&D announcements in the sector and supporting the domain leads in secondary research, data analysis, PoV’s and research writing.

 

Tanmoy has over 4 years of research, pre-sales and market intelligence experience in TCS, HCL and Tracxn. At his TCS and HCL role, he worked on preparing RFP responses including solution construct and commercial proposition. He was responsible for analyzing the business scenario for ERP implementation for different industry verticals and participated in several Enterprise Transformation projects across domains to optimize the IT landscape, increasing IT integration among client business verticals, improving productivity and reducing business incidents. At Tracxn, he was part of the emerging technology team that helped finding companies (start-ups) specializing in upcoming technologies (virtual/augmented reality, drone etc.) for acquisition and portfolio investments for PE and VC firms.

 

Tanmoy holds a Master’s in Business Administration from IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade), and Bachelor of Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

 

Tanmoy is passionate about football and loves to read economics-related books and articles.

Content By Tanmoy Mondal

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Crucial new robotics segments to watch: collaborative bots will reign in the socially distant era

Industrial robotics has come a long way from fixed physical positioning to flexible operations across industries. The advancement of technologies like AI has enabled robots to perform more precise operations. Several new robotics segments have also opened up, and usage...

Top 10 Reports

HFS Top 10: Triple-A Trifecta Services 2020

What this Top 10 Report covers • The Triple-A Trifecta is HFS terminology for the intersection of three critical change agents—automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and smart analytics. • HFS developed the Triple-A Trifecta framework to unify how these digital transformation...

Highlight Reports

HFS Highlight: HCL’s innovative and business-impact oriented solutions are driving engineering services excellence

We attended October 2020 HCL Technologies’ Analyst and Advisor Day 2020 event on Digital Engineering to understand applications of emerging technologies in digital engineering, key capabilities in this segment, and client success stories among others. Throughout the discussion and interaction,...

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HFS Highlight: HCL positions “Digital Engineering” as next-generation services to accelerate the digital enterprise journey of its clients

We attended the October 2020 HCL Technologies’ Analyst and Advisor Day 2020 event on Digital Engineering to understand its overall focus on the ERS segment including its alignment with overall HCL vision and strategy, key client engagements, and differentiating factors...

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HFS Highlight: Find your supply chain’s digital thread to get a control tower that really controls!

Oracle’s cloud-based supply chain management platform, Oracle Cloud SCM, is giving clients the agility they need to respond to pandemic-shocked supply chains.  Now that the world has experienced what a disrupted supply chain looks like, everyone understands what a supply...

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HFS Highlight: Capgemini pivots for some pandemic-fueled transformation pie, but it’s not quite baked.

Over the past decade, Capgemini has fought to establish its true place in the global services and consulting industry – but still struggles to compete as effectively as it should alongside the likes of Accenture and Deloitte.  If it is not careful, it could find itself stranded in the desert between the classical...

Hot Vendors

HFS Hot Vendors Q3 2020

The HFS Hot Vendors are an exclusive group of emerging players, each with a differentiated value proposition for the Digital OneOfficeTM. HFS analysts speak with numerous exciting startups and emerging players. We designate a select group as the HFS Hot...

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HFS Highlight: Infosys acquires Kaleidoscope Innovation to bolster software product design and development engineering expertise

With the advent of more digital product development, the overall product engineering now includes more software components and also produces deep insights about the users and the health of the product, enabling more applications of software product engineering. To keep...

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HFS Highlight: EY expands its partnership with CPG giant P&G to sure-up COVID-affected supply chains

COVID has devastated supply chains. In our August 2020 survey of 400 executives across global 2000 enterprises, supplier availability was cited as the pandemic’s most significant impact.  So, it’s little wonder that businesses are going all-in to regain control, and...

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Wipro acquires IVIA to tap into the Brazilian IT Services market

Latin America (LATAM) accounts for only about 5% of the global market share according to HFS estimates. While the region has picked up as a hotbed for nearshore delivery, the domestic market for IT services continues to be untapped and...

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HFS Highlight: Bosch launches GuardMe – a comprehensive, innovative, and compliant lone worker protection solution

There are around 30 million lone workers in Europe who work out of sight without close or direct supervision. And this number is expected to rise significantly post Covid-19 as Work-From-Home (WFH) becomes the norm. Lone workers carry a significant...

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HFS Highlight: Infosys positions BCP planning as a competitive differentiator for manufacturing clients

COVID-19 hit the global manufacturing sector hard as factory production halted across geographies. Manufacturers are forced to provision remote operations, virtual workforces, and supply chain transparency among others due to the pandemic. As factory output stalled, suppliers and manufacturers begin...

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HFS Highlight: Capgemini leverages emerging technologies and ecosystem to enable “Open and Portable“ Enterprise

Recently we attended Capgemini’s Asia Pacific Virtual Analyst & Advisor Meet 2020 to understand its overall strategic and technology priorities and key client engagements. Throughout the conversation, it was clear that Capgemini is leveraging emerging technologies for client business transformation...

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HFS Highlight: Capgemini prioritizes APAC region as the next growth engine

Last month, we attended Capgemini’s Asia Pacific Virtual Analyst & Advisor Meet 2020 to understand its overall focus on the APAC market including strategic levers, key client engagements, etc. Capgemini has doubled its APAC business since 2014 and also increased...

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Target drone business opportunities across industries

Recently, we published a PoV on how drones have been helping both authorities and enterprises fight COVID-19. The drone industry got a much-needed boost from COVID-19 when the pandemic restricted free movement. The COVID-19 emergency has provided real-time use cases...

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HFS Highlight: NTT DATA forges new partnership with TOYOTA Connected in the connected car segment

In April 2020, TOYOTA Connected and NTT DATA announced a new partnership to increase the functions and services of the Mobility Service Platform (MSPF) offered by Toyota Motor Corporation across the globe. Through this alliance, TOYOTA Connected and NTT DATA...

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HFS Highlight: DXC brings automotive innovation to its evolving brand image by acquiring CMORE Automotive

In 2019, two years after DXC Technology was formed by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, it went for the big-ticket acquisition of Luxoft - boosting its end-to-end digital transformation and engineering capabilities...

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HFS Highlight: Atos and Siemens develop “Process Digital Twin” solution for the pharmaceutical industry

In May 2020, Atos announced that it is collaborating with Siemens to build a digital twin solution that is expected to increase efficiency and flexibility in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. This “Process Digital Twin” solution leverages IoT, AI, and...

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HFS Highlight: Accenture augments digital engineering capability with its acquisition of PLM Systems

In May 2020, Accenture acquired Italy-based boutique systems integrator, PLM Systems that specializes in designing and building information systems for product lifecycle management (PLM). The acquisition will be a part of Accenture’s Industry X.0 practice supporting its industrial client portfolio...

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HFS Highlight: Powered by Google Cloud, TCS introduces WaferWise to detect wafer anomaly in semiconductor manufacturing

Semiconductor manufacturers rely heavily on human expertise for wafer anomaly detection increasing the possibility of errors and limiting manufacturing throughput. TCS recently launched TCS WaferWise, a Google cloud-based wafer anomaly detection solution for semiconductor manufacturing that automatically detects defects, improves...

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HFS Highlight: Persistent expands its partnership with Dassault Systèmes in Europe

The partnership will benefit the industrial manufacturing clients of Persistent   Persistent Systems has expanded its partnership with Dassault Systèmes to augment its digital transformation capabilities in Northern Europe, bringing Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform to Persistent's industrial clients including OEMs...

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HFS Highlight: Accenture acquires Byte Prophecy to show its clients the KPI impact of their data, analytics and AI capabilities

Accenture acquired Byte Prophecy, an automated insights and big data analytics company based in Ahmedabad, India.  Byte Prophecy offers a platform-based solution, MonitorFirst that provides data visibility, delivers automated insights, and executes optimal planning.    As a part of the acquisition,...

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Bolster your digital manufacturing capability through acquisitions—the Accenture way

HFS recently published an article on how acquisitions can be a tool for augmenting capability and delivering Industry 4.0 services. We discussed that Accenture is pursuing a ruthless acquisition strategy to augment its Industry X.0 practice capability. We also published...

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Focus on customer relationship management and flexibility while serving IoT and Industry 4.0 clients

In 2019, HFS published HFS Top 10 IoT services and HFS Top 10 Industry 4.0 services reports, in which we evaluated leading service providers across three broad criteria: execution, innovation, and voice of the customer. As a part of the...

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Follow an integrated technology approach for a 5G-enabled supply chain

5G offers many enhancements over 4G, such as improvements in speed, latency, and network slicing, delivering better business outcomes and customer experience. As per Intel, Nokia and Ericsson: “5G is 100 times faster and can support 100 times more devices...

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Improve your decision making through smart data platforms; NTT’s Accelerate SMART provides some best practices in a highly competitive market

The advent of the internet of things (IoT) meant enterprises and public sector authorities were keen to monitor their whole landscape, including assets, people, and processes, and gain insights into the same. The IoT’s continuing expansion now means an increasing...

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Keep an eye on COVID-19 drone use cases for future business opportunities

As social distancing and lockdown become the new normal, the world (authorities and enterprises) is looking for a “no-touch” medium for businesses and day-to-day operations. The drone has shown a lot of promise for fulfilling and running these operations with...

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Enterprises - evaluate IT service partners as viable options for contextual AI solutions

HCL differentiates in three areas for its in-house artificial intelligence products: partnership ecosystem, solutions roadmap, and pricing model   Service providers are on the front lines of emerging technology trends. They help their clients determine the use cases, requirements, and...

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Use COVID-19 as an opportunity to expand your healthcare solutions portfolio

The global COVID-19 infection count has surpassed two million cases worldwide, and casualties have been growing exponentially, with over 200,000 reported at the time of writing. As the global healthcare sector is going through a crisis, many limitations of the...

Market Analysis

Market Analysis of Enterprise AI Products from Leading Service Providers

What this Market Analysis Report covers   This is HFS Research’s first-ever report on enterprise AI products from leading service providers. The report includes detailed profiles of 17 service providers, outlining their strengths, development opportunities, and provider facts related to...

Top 10 Reports

HFS Top 10 Enterprise Blockchain Services 2020

WHAT THIS REPORT COVERS   Distributed ledger technologies, including blockchain, promises to fundamentally change and disrupt business models, potentially as significant as the internet itself. HFS recognizes blockchain as a Horizon 3 change agent for digital operations with significant value...

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Manufacturers must use the four-factor prioritization guideline to evaluate their Industry 4.0 journey partners

The latest HFS Industry 4.0 Top 10 (December 2019) revealed that manufacturers prioritize domain depth and consulting-driven approaches when they evaluate transformation partners. Quite rightly so; in the Industry 4.0 capabilities map, domain wins over technology finesse. The top-ranking service...

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Leverage smart city solutions to fight an outbreak like COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has shown the importance of a digitally enabled city infrastructure in tracking and tracing the pandemic and acting accordingly. With the advent of IoT, the “smart city” has become a popular concept worldwide, and many countries...

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Building collaborative partnerships is key to success in the automotive industry

The automotive sector is as complex as it is competitive, dominated by giant companies trying to wrestle market share away from their competitors. One way that leading brands are differentiating is by embedding more technologies into vehicles to bring new...

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Develop 3D printing services for continuity planning in manufacturing and healthcare supply chains

Our Industry 4.0 Services Top 10 report found service providers’ 3D printing solutions generally lacking maturity. Some were mature, but many were still developing their capability; until now, that wasn’t necessarily a mistake, because the technology is rapidly developing. COVID-19,...

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Don’t overlook China for manufacturing outsourcing because of COVID-19 supply chain disruption

The world’s manufacturing activities have taken a big hit from COVID-19. The outbreak of the disease in China and its subsequent spread to Europe and North America have forced manufacturers to shut down their manufacturing activities across industries. The leading...

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Reimagine your manufacturing operations continuity plan in the light of COVID-19

HFS is exploring how different aspects of manufacturing react and can respond in a crisis like COVID-19. Recently, HFS published an article in which we recommend ways for manufacturers to realign their supply chain for future disruption events. We believe...

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Focus on integrated manufacturing to improve manufacturing operations

Around the globe, manufacturers are facing cost pressure due to competition and demand uncertainty. With the advent of Industry 4.0, manufacturers are focusing on low-volume manufacturing with more customized products and small-batch manufacturing to meet changing customer expectations toward more...

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Leverage blockchain applications to fight COVID-19

Millions infected and thousands dead—welcome to the new normal of the twenty-first century caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has affected all continents of the globe except Antarctica. No social media feeds, discussions, and phone conversations are complete without a...

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Service providers should understand the changing business dynamics of the IoT and Industry 4.0 to stay ahead of their competitors

We recently published HFS Top 10 IoT Services and HFS Top 10 Industry 4.0 services, in which we assessed leading service providers in this space. As a part of the evaluation, we interviewed several enterprise leaders about their IoT and...

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Ignore blockchain at your peril, but don’t drive blindly

Distributed ledger technologies, including blockchain, promise to change business models fundamentally and are potentially as significant as the impact of the internet itself. Blockchain became a business buzzword in 2017 courtesy of the rise and fall of cryptocurrencies, during which...

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COVID-19 will impact supermarket supply chains: producers of nonperishables must brace for roller-coaster consumption

The average consumer’s panic response without proper knowledge of situations wreaks havoc in grocery stores and big-box retailers like Walmart and Target. Most concerns stem from basic human needs: food, water, and a healthy and safe living environment. Yet, much...

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Manufacturers should focus on supply chain visibility and risk management measures to face a crisis like COVID-19

The world is facing one of the biggest crises of the twenty-first century due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, which has affected millions of people around the globe, including causing thousands of deaths. The outbreak has severely crippled the...

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Rethink embedded and semiconductor engineering services portfolios to cater to customer needs

With the advent of new-age technologies, enterprises across industries are increasingly looking for automated systems, real-time connectivity, and intelligent decision-making functionalities for different use cases. As a result, many developments related to processing, memory, and device intelligence are happening in...

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Leverage AI solutions to optimize cost and improve control strategy for upstream O&G operations

The global oil and gas (O&G) industry is in turmoil due to oil price declines and growing demand for cleaner energy resources. IMF announced cuts in 2019 and 2020 oil price forecasts and indicated that renewable energy is becoming more...

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CX Providers must shift to digital integrated business services - Teleperformance’s TAP framework shows them how

Customer experience is becoming the key differentiator for companies’ competitiveness. HFS recently attended Teleperformance’s India Analyst Day event in Mumbai and learned how this service provider is pivoting its business from pure customer experience (CX) engagements to providing digital integrated...

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Prioritize operations management to drive Industry 4.0 implementations

HFS recently published the HFS Top 10 Industry 4.0 services report, in which we analyzed 21 leading global service providers in the Industry 4.0 service space. We found interesting use cases and production deployment case studies across the manufacturing value...

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Service providers should maintain a cautious approach to deploying a non-linear pricing model in IoT engagements

In 2012, Rolls Royce celebrated the 50th anniversary of its “Power-by-the-Hour” service offerings. Power-by-the-Hour, a Rolls-Royce trademark, is a complete engine and accessory replacement service Rolls-Royce offers on a fixed-cost-per-flying-hour basis. It enables operators to remove risk related to unscheduled...

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Leverage engineering support services to drive digital engineering transformation initiatives

In its 2018 strategic review, Nasscom mentioned that ER&D (Engineering research and development) and product development continued to be its fastest-growing segment at 12.8% (FY 2018 growth over FY 2017), driven by demand for autonomous services, electrification, connectivity, and shared...

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Execute a focused acquisition strategy for capability augmentation to deliver Industry 4.0 services

HFS recently released an HFS Top 10 Industry 4.0 service providers report, in which we evaluated 21 leading service providers around the globe. As a part of the evaluation, we observed that some of the leading service providers, such as...

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Adopt edge computing to accelerate the real-time decision-making process

We recently outlined five trends that are imminent in the IoT and Industry 4.0 landscapes, and edge computing is one of them. We predicted that edge analytics would become the new de facto enabler of near-real-time decision making. Edge computing...

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IoT and Industry 4.0 practice leaders must respond to the five trends to stay ahead of the curve

HFS recently published HFS Top 10 IoT services and HFS Top 10 Industry 4.0 services reports, in which we analyzed leading global service providers in the IoT and Industry 4.0 service spaces. We observed that the year-over-year (YoY) growth of...

Top 10 Reports

HFS Top 10 Industry 4.0 Service Providers 2019

What this Top 10 Report covers   HFS Top 10 Industry 4.0 Service Providers 2019 report examines the role service providers play in the evolving Industry 4.0 landscape. We assessed and rated the service capabilities of 21 service providers across...

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REALIZE THE DIGITAL FACTORY DREAM WITH A BROAD VISION AND PHASED IMPLEMENTATION APPROACH

    The World Economic Forum has described Industry 4.0 as the next economic growth engine. It mentioned that by leveraging Industry 4.0, countries and companies have an opportunity to counter and potentially reverse the slowdown in productivity by diffusing and adopting technology at scale....

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HFS' IoT Startup Landscape

  HFS' first-ever startup landscape report looks at the emerging startups and SMEs defining the future and the now of the Internet of Things (IoT) space - in parallel to our IoT Services Top10 and Hot Vendor reports.   We...

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Leverage IoT to bring humanity back to healthcare

  Over the past few years, the healthcare service providers such as hospitals and healthcare centers have launched several digital initiatives to improve the customer experience primarily in the patient management areas such as onboarding, easy interaction with doctors, continuous...

Top 10 Reports

HFS Top 10 Internet of Things (IoT) Service Providers 2019

What this Top 10 Report covers   HFS Top 10 Internet of Things (IoT) Service Providers 2019 report examines the role service providers play in the evolving IoT landscape. We assessed and rated the IoT service capabilities of 23 service...

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LEVERAGE 3D PRINTING FOR MANUFACTURING OPERATING MODEL TRANSFORMATION

  In the HFS Industry 4.0 value chain, we identified 3D printing as a core technology component for Industry 4.0. Often called “additive manufacturing,” 3D printing has typically been used for rapid prototyping, product innovation, and other similar purposes.  ...

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How to scale-up enterprise IoT programs in five steps

The internet of things (IoT) technology trend has caught the imagination of technical and business folks alike with the promise of billions of connected devices and trillions of dollars of value creation for IoT-enabled opportunities such as smart homes, connected...

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MANUFACTURERS NEED INTEGRATED AUTOMATION SYSTEMS TO ENABLE MASS PERSONALIZATION

Zara recently announced that it would soon allow customers to embroider their names onto denim clothing; it will launch this service in three Zara stores in Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Milan (read this article for more details). For a fast-fashion brand...

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Telcos should specialize IoT offerings for customer segment to succeed

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), billions of consumer and industrial devices are connected around the globe. Because connectivity is a critical factor to manage all these devices, telecom operators (telcos) have a bigger role to play...

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EMBRACE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND DATA-DRIVEN CULTURE TO DRIVE SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION

  In 2012, Amazon filed for a patent named "Method and system for anticipatory package shipping" that explained the shipment of one or more items to a geographical area "without completely specifying the delivery address at the time of shipment,...

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ACHIEVING INDUSTRY 4.0 REQUIRES A COCKTAIL OF SMART WORKFORCE WITH EMERGING TECH

"Industry 4.0” is the term given to the emerging impact of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Industry 4.0, when adopted effectively, increases manufacturing productivity, reduces...

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Fill the blanks in your supply chain with blockchain

Global supply chains are becoming increasingly complex and opaque—and less trustworthy. Blockchain holds promises to solve the complexities of the supply chain i.e. managing product variants and faster time to speed to market, providing mass personalization, and handling logistic complexities....

Top 10 Reports

HFS Top 10 Manufacturing Service Providers 2019

WHAT THIS TOP TEN REPORT COVERS The HFS Top 10 Manufacturing services report examines the role service providers play in the Manufacturing industry. We assessed and rated the Manufacturing-specific service capabilities of 16 service providers across a defined series of...

Points of View

Differentiate innovations in technology and pricing to thrive in telecom engineering services

In 2018, we conducted research for the first HFS Top 10 Telecom Engineering Service Providers 2018 report, which outlines client buying behavior in the telecom engineering services market. The process involved interviewing company leaders from a variety of telecom-related enterprises...

Hot Vendors

The HFS Hot Vendors Q1 2019

The HFS Hot Vendors are an exclusive group of emerging players with a differentiated value proposition for the Digital OneOffice. HFS analysts speak with numerous exciting start-ups and emerging players. We designate a select group as the HFS Hot Vendors based...

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Deploy a smart recruitment strategy and resource training in telecom engineering services

The telecom sector is going through a major transformation enabled by emerging telecom technologies (network automation, connectivity, and virtualization) and digital technologies (RPA, AI, and IoT), and it is increasing demand for the right talent to drive these changes. (Please...

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Manufacturers must have effective on-site and hyper-connected approaches if they truly aspire to find their Industry 4.0 nirvana

Manufacturers are facing the ballooning hype of “Industry 4.0”— commonly presented by suppliers and consultants as a top-level mash-up of any semi-applicable technology. As we hurtle into this hyperconnected economy (Exhibit 1), manufacturing must define its own path: one different...

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The Clock is Ticking for Manufacturers to Embrace Digital Twins for Their Industry 4.0 Journey

Digital twins—the virtual representation of a manufacturing environment and its physical assets, specifications, and data—has proven benefits when applied to manufacturing design, testing, and operations performance enhancement.   The concept has become a vital component for the discrete manufacturing industry,...

Top 10 Reports

HFS Top 10 Telecom Engineering Service Providers 2018

WHAT THIS TOP 10 COVERS   The HFS Top 10 Telecom Engineering Service Provider 2018 Report provides a market overview and evaluation of the leading service providers in this space. This includes their skills across the HFS Telecom Engineering Services...

Points of View

Signal Remains Green for GE Transportation

HFS Research had a candid conversation with Rakesh Jain, VP Engineering, Digital Solutions - Train Performance, GE Transportation, about the path forward for GE Transportation, his experience with GE, and his view on how leadership can drive one of the...

Market Analysis

Engineering Captive Center Market Analysis Q2 2018

Welcome to the Q2 2018 edition of our quarterly ER&D captive trends analysis. This report provides: A look at the ER&D center location moves for enterprises across all industries in the engineering services domain A geographical and vertical review of...

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Six Growth Levers Engineering Providers Must Follow—or Else Forget Their Billion-Dollar Dreams

The engineering services market is unique, as are its growth levers. Many enterprises are unwilling to outsource their core product engineering and engineering activities, unlike transactional IT Services and BPO services, which are not core activities and can be better...

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Solutions Portfolio and Close Client Relationships Are Priorities for Software Product Engineering

In 2018, we conducted research for the second Software Product Engineering Services Blueprint, which examines how the ecosystem has developed since 2016. This research process involved interviewing a wide variety of ISV, enterprise, and internet company leaders on their core...

Market Analysis

Engineering Captive Center Market Analysis Q1 2018

Welcome to the Q1 2018 edition of our quarterly ER&D captive trends analysis. This report provides:   A look at the ER&D center location moves for enterprises across all industries in the engineering services domain A geographical and vertical review...

Market Analysis

Engineering Service Provider Market Analysis Q1 2018

WHAT THIS REPORT COVERS   A revenue performance review of the leading engineering service providers, in Europe and India, during calendar Q1 2018 A comparison of leading Indian engineering services and IT services growth rates A look at the engineering...

Points of View

Accelerate Outcomes with IP-Driven Business Models

Enterprises can leverage intellectual property (IP) based business models for improving their competitive advantage along with their top and bottom lines. The IP-based business models mean leveraging certain technology assets to drive sales and profitability in a non-linear way. The...

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The HFS Engineering Services Top 50

This is the latest HFS Engineering Services Top 50 report, which covers the 2017 annual data points on this topic. In this study, we define the scope of engineering services outsourcing, analyze the structure of the engineering services industry, and...

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Solve Engineering Challenges to Avoid Autonomous Technologies Winter

The use of autonomous technologies is a megatrend that excites both technical and business people alike. What are its prospects and what inhibits its wide-scale adoption? In this POV, we leverage the design thinking approach to evaluate the opportunities that...

Top 10 Reports

HFS Blueprint Report: Software Product Engineering Services

WHAT THIS BLUEPRINT REPORT COVERS The 2018 HFS Software Product Engineering Services Blueprint Report provides a market overview and evaluation of the leading service providers in this space. This includes their skills across the HfS Software Product Engineering Services Value...

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India’s ER&D center leadership is slipping and needs urgent attention

Five reasons why the growth of Indian ER&D captives is slowing down   The Indian ER&D sector is growing at a good rate. In 2017, the Indian ER&D sector grew by 12%. In comparison, IT services and BPM grew by...

Hot Vendors

HFS Hot Vendors: Q2 2018

The HFS Hot Vendors are an exclusive group of emerging players with a differentiated value proposition for the Digital OneOffice (read "Introducing the HFS Hot Vendors"). In the rapidly changing space of digital operations, enterprises realize they cannot be everything...

Points of View

The Digital OneManufacturing Framework defines success in Industry 4.0

In the last few centuries, the world has experienced three industrial revolutions that have shaped our industrial processes:   The first industrial revolution: Labor-centric production processes were mechanized using water and steam power. The second industrial revolution: Driven by moving...

Market Analysis

Automotive Industry Dominates ER&D Captive Center Announcements in 2017

Welcome to the 2017 edition of our annual engineering services captive center analysis.   What this document covers:   The analysis provides interesting insights into the state of the engineering services captive center trends based on the engineering services quarterly...

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Services expertise and industry knowledge are top priorities for Automotive Customers

This report outlines client buying behavior and preferences in the automotive engineering services market projects (see Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2). We spoke with more than 20 clients to understand their experiences working with service providers to deploy and support...

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Stitching the digital thread

Data is the new oil. Data can help manufacturers in improving quality, reducing cost, increasing productivity, reducing time-to-market, improving traceability, extending collaboration, augmenting visibility, enabling predictive maintenance, increasing revenue and changing the business model. For capturing these benefits, manufacturers need...

Market Analysis

European Clients and Automotive Industry Dominate ER&D Deal Announcements in 2017

Welcome to the 2017 edition of our annual engineering services deals analysis. What this document covers: The analysis provides interesting insights into the state of the engineering services outsourcing market and emerging trends based on the engineering services quarterly deals...

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Essential factors for automotive engineering go-to-market success

Emerging technologies and automotive trends are having a huge impact on traditional automotive engineering firms to stay in the game. In fact, today’s car is more like a data-center on wheels; the software content in vehicles is ever-increasing and growing...

Market Analysis

Engineering services outsourcing trends in Q4 2017

Welcome to the Q4 2017 edition of our quarterly engineering services outsourcing trends analysis. What this document covers: A revenue performance review of the leading engineering service providers during calendar Q4 2017 Snapshot of overall revenue growth for European and...

Market Analysis

Engineering Services Captive Trends Q4 2017: China is still in the lead

Welcome to the Q4 2017 edition of our quarterly ER&D captive trends analysis. What this document covers: A look at the ER&D center location moves for enterprises across all industries in the engineering services domain A geographical and vertical review...

Top 10 Reports

HfS Blueprint Report: Automotive Engineering Services

WHAT THIS BLUEPRINT REPORT COVERS The 2018 HfS Automotive Engineering Services Blueprint Report provides a market overview and evaluation of the leading service providers in this space. This includes their skills across the HfS Automotive Engineering Services Value Chain: New...

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Infographic: 6 ways to succeed as an IT professional

The future of the talent in the IT function is a hotly debated topic – some commentators talk about the inevitable demise of the IT worker, while others eagerly anticipate what the future super-employee will look like when supported by...

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Infographic: 7 ways to stay relevant as an IT leader

The future of the talent in the IT function is a hotly debated topic – some commentators talk about the inevitable demise of the IT worker, while others eagerly anticipate what the future super-employee will look like when supported by...

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Five Value Drivers For Aerospace Engineering Services

We are observing a tectonic shift in the business and technology landscape of the aerospace industry. As a result, aerospace OEMs and tier-1 and/or -2 suppliers are increasingly looking for business outcomes from their engineering service providers. In this PoV,...

Market Analysis

Engineering Services Captive Trends Q3 2017

Welcome to the Q3 2017 edition of our quarterly ER&D captive trends analysis. It provides:   A look at the ER&D center location moves for enterprises across all industries in the engineering services domain A geographical and vertical review of...

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Services and Pricing are Top Priorities for Aerospace Engineering Services Customers

This report outlines client buying behavior and preferences in the aerospace engineering services market projects (see Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2). We spoke with more than 20 clients to understand their experiences working with service providers to deploy and support...

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Change the World, Provide Digital Accessibility for All

How Can Product Companies Leverage Engineering Service Providers in Ensuring Digital Accessibility?   Technology is changing life, but is it changing life for all? What about people who are left behind by digital technology because of accessibility challenges? Many of...

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Aerospace Engineering Go-to-Market Strategy: Digital & New Services

Aerospace engineering is going through a massive transformation with more development programs in niche and emerging areas. All the major civil aerospace programs are coming to an end in FY17, so the next phase of aerospace engineering will cater to...

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Why do Automotive Firms Need to Step Up Their Partnerships with ESPs?

Saying that automotive firms are facing challenges is an understatement. In fact, automotive firms are facing disruption on multiple fronts, as shown in Exhibit 1. The good news is that automotive firms can take lessons from telecom firms which faced...

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Introducing Industry 4.0: Adient-Infosys Case Study

Industry 4.0 is a combined, integrated, and seamlessly connected network of machines, production processes, and manufacturing systems. It is a digital manufacturing enterprise with the physical product at the core, driven by information from an integrated information network among the...

Market Analysis

Engineering Services Outsourcing Trends Q3 2017

Welcome to the Q3 2017 edition of our quarterly engineering services outsourcing trends analysis. It provides: A revenue performance review of the leading engineering service providers during calendar Q3 2017 Snapshot of overall revenue growth for European and Indian engineering...

Top 10 Reports

HfS Blueprint Report: Aerospace Engineering Services

WHAT THIS BLUEPRINT REPORT COVERS The 2017 HfS Aerospace Engineering Services Blueprint Report provides a market overview and evaluation of the leading service providers in this space. This includes their skills across the HfS Aerospace Engineering Services Value Chain: New...

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It Takes a Village: Smart Ecosystem Approach to Manage ER&D Challenges

The importance of new product development (NPD) for enterprises can hardly be over-emphasized. If enterprises want to excel in new product development, they need to solve their engineering, research, and development (ER&D) challenges.   No one organization can provide all...

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HfS Blueprint: Enterprise Blockchain Services

MARKET DYNAMICSDistributed ledger technologies, including blockchain, promises to fundamentally change and disrupt business models, potentially as significant as the internet itself. HfS recognizes blockchain as a Horizon 3 change agent for digital operations – with significant value potential but still...

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Industry 4.0 Services Go-to-Market Strategy

Consulting and Super-Specialization Emerge as the Way Forward for Industry 4.0 Go-to-Market   Industry 4.0 services is a growing market as there is huge interest from manufacturers in the vision of a digital manufacturing enterprise with the physical product at...

Market Analysis

Engineering Services Outsourcing Trends Q2 2017

Welcome to the Q2 2017 edition of our quarterly engineering services outsourcing trends analysis. Every quarter, we bring you our research and analysis of available financial results, engineering services outsourcing deals, mergers and acquisitions, location moves of ER&D service providers...

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Cognitive Automation of the Digital OneOffice Organization

The Batch Management process is an example for tasks that have not been disrupted for decades and continue to remain untouched by digital transformation. The earliest batch processing systems were developed in the days of mainframes and punch cards. The...

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Is Your IoT Operation Ready for the Future?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology trend that has caught the imagination of technical and business folks alike with the promise of billions of connected devices and trillions of dollars of value creation. After the initial hype settles...

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IP Development at the Forefront of Engineering Services Go-to-Market

Embedded and Semiconductor Engineering Services is a growing market as there is a renewed interest from the applications of connected systems, i.e., Internet of Things (IoT). Embedded and semiconductor engineering services are traditionally standalone solutions to address hardware challenges, connectivity...

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The need for end-to-end solution partners in Engineering services

This report outlines client buying behavior and preferences in the embedded and semiconductor engineering services market projects (see Exhibit 1). We spoke with more than 20 clients to understand their experiences working with service providers to deploy and support the...

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HfS Blueprint: Embedded and Semiconductor Engineering Services

WHAT THIS BLUEPRINT REPORT COVERS The 2017 HfS Embedded and Semiconductor Services Blueprint Report provides a market overview and evaluation of the leading service providers in this space. This includes their skills across the HfS Embedded and Semiconductor Engineering Services...

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The Thirteen Smart Technologies Shaping Industry 4.0

Three industrial revolutions have shaped our industrial processes. In the first industrial revolution, labor-centric production processes were mechanized through the use of water and steam power. The second was driven by moving assembly lines and mass production powered by electricity....

Market Analysis

Engineering Services Outsourcing Trends Q1 2017

Welcome to the Q1 2017 edition of our quarterly engineering services outsourcing trends analysis. Every quarter, we bring you our research and analysis of available financial results, engineering services outsourcing deals, mergers and acquisitions, location moves of ER&D service providers...

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HfS Engineering services Top 20: Leading Engineering Service Providers 2016

Welcome to the 2016 edition of HfS Engineering Services Top 20. In this study, we define the scope of engineering services outsourcing, analyze the structure of the engineering services industry, and provide a list of the top 20 engineering service...

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Intelligent Automation in Telecom Operations

In HfS Research’s Blueprint Report Intelligent Automation 2016, we highlighted that “intelligent automation (IA) is one of the most disruptive developments our industry is facing. The market development is still nascent, but we will see exponential growth set in within...

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Customise First - Digital OneManufacturing

One of the biggest challenges being grappled with by manufacturers in the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0 is the ability to provide mass customize and produce for one customer economically and efficiently. HfS Digital OneManufacturing framework aims to solve...

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The HfS Blueprint Guide to Industry 4.0 Services

WHAT THIS BLUEPRINT REPORT COVERS The understanding of Industry 4.0 and its impact on the manufacturing industry as Industry 4.0 is becoming an integral part of operational performance, and manufacturing excellence. In addition, it includes coverage of selected service providers...

Market Analysis

Engineering Services Outsourcing Trends Q4 2016

Every quarter we bring you our research and analysis of available financial results of leading global engineering service providers, engineering service outsourcing deals, mergers and acquisitions, key partnerships agreements, location moves of ER&D service providers and enterprises and their alignment...

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Who are the leading PLM Software Providers?

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is an emerging area for digital manufacturing as enterprises are realizing the value of PLM implementation and are taking a closer look at both PLM software and PLM services to weigh their options. Selection of the...

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How are PLM Service Providers Developing their PLM Capabilities?

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Services is a growing market as there is a renewed interest from manufacturing companies. PLM service providers are developing their strategies and making investments in developing their PLM capabilities.   We have released our HfS PLM...

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Are Automotive OEMs Spending Enough on R&D?

In our first sector report on the R&D expenditure trend analysis of the automotive industry we analyze the financial results of twelve leading automobile OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in the world from 2011-15.   The PoV covers the R&D spending...

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Engineering Services Outsourcing Trends in Q3 2016

Every quarter we bring you our research and analysis of available financial results of leading global engineering service providers, engineering service outsourcing deals, mergers and acquisitions, key partnerships agreements, location moves of ER&D service providers and enterprises and their alignment...

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HfS Blueprint Report: PLM Services 2016

In the 2016 PLM Services Blueprint, we focus on innovation and execution capabilities of 13 service providers which offers Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Services. This includes their skills across the HfS PLM Services Value Chain of: Plan, Implement, Manage, and...

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Top 10 Trends In PLM Services

We will be releasing our HfS PLM Services Blueprint report this month, which will describe the present and future landscape of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Services market, challenges faced by buy-side enterprises and the analysis of PLM Services capabilities of...

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How Can Engineering Spice up Marketing Campaigns for CMOs?

The very recent Pokemon Go saga has indicated that today's generation is very quick in adopting new technologies. So the next challenge for the CMOs is whether they are ready to launch augmented reality based campaign for engaging the customers....

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The HfS Blueprint Guide to Emerging Blockchain Services in BFSI

WHAT THIS BLUEPRINT GUIDE COVERS In the 2016 HfS Blueprint Guide to Emerging Blockchain Services In BFSI we evaluate the market for blockchain services and the offerings of some early explorer service providers. The report gives buyers a sense of...

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Why Will BIM Boom?

The Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry is facing many challenges, such as cost overruns and delays due to inefficient processes and lack of collaboration, among other reasons. Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be effective to address all these inefficiencies by managing the end-to-end...

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Developing a Plan for Metrics-Based Code Reuse in SW Product Engineering

​Reuse of components is a mature concept in the manufacturing industry for a long time. High degree of reuse not only reduces wastages but also diminishes the cost of production and reduce time-to-market. At present, this concept has also been...

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