Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"The downturn is not yet completely behind us," Kishor Patil, MD & CEO, KPIT Cummins Infosystems

KPIT Cummins Infosystems demonstrated a resilience despite the slowdown in the manufacturing sector in the US and Europe. The information technology consultancy, which caters to enterprise-wide solutions in various sectors, managed to grow its revenue 30 per cent in the past two years. Managing Director & CEO Kishor Patil tells Priyanka Joshi how he plans to tread the road ahead. Edited excerpts:
How does the company position itself on non-linear initiatives?

KPIT’s non–linear (other than headcount) revenues are very small today — about 2 per cent of total revenues. We filed 12-14 patents by the end of the third quarter of the current financial year, which included six new patents in the area of powertrain and hybrid as well as in the semiconductor space.

We also launched in Pune automobile software, Clickservicesmile.com, in association with DSK Motors. The new software allows customers to view their cars’ servicing process online and also enables them to view the vehicle’s history, besides facilitating the transfer of cars, purchase of second–hand cars and bill payments.

We are hopeful of getting a Rs 50-60 lakh revenue from this solution in the current financial year.

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