Oracle helps build a digital Airtel

Bharti Airtel, India’s premier communications solutions provider, has chosen to implement Oracles Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Management (SCM) to digitise and simplify its finance, planning, and supply chain processes.

Carried out by Oracle Consulting, the implementation will expand Airtel’s Oracle Cloud footprint following its recent move to Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management to support the company’s employees and associates.

Airtel operates in 17 countries across South Asia and Africa, providing a range of consumer telecom services to over 480 million customers. For enterprise customers, it offers a range of solutions, including cloud and data centre services, cybersecurity, advertising tech, and cloud-based communications.

With the integrated Oracle Cloud ERP and Oracle Cloud SCM applications, Airtel will transform its shared services operations, which focus on driving productivity and agility across the company. The applications will help enable Airtel to automate manual processes, gain an on-demand 360-degree view of its financial data, and streamline procurement and supply chain management.

Shailender Kumar, senior vice president and regional managing director of Oracle India, said: “At Oracle, we are committed to helping every customer navigate market challenges, stay ahead of the curve in innovation, and adapt digital strategies to future-proof their business. With Oracle Cloud Applications, Airtel will be able to leverage the latest technology and innovation to meet shifting customer expectations and revamp their business operations. We’re proud to be a partner with Airtel and look forward to supporting their next phase of growth.”

Pradipt Kapoor, CIO of Airtel, said: “This is a key deployment as part of our journey to fully transition to cloud-based applications as we build a digital Airtel. Airtel and Oracle have had a very successful and long-standing partnership across a wide range of areas. We are delighted to expand this partnership to leverage Oracle’s advanced technology and deep experience to enhance operational efficiencies across some of our key business processes.”