MUMBAI: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), has been ranked number one for customer satisfaction across Europe, in an independent survey of CxOs from top IT spending organizations by Whitelane Research.
Whitelane Research’s 2021/ 2022 IT Sourcing Study is based on responses from 1,800 CIOs and senior decision makers across 12 European countries. The research investigated over 4,000 unique IT sourcing relationships to assess service providers on nine Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), including service delivery, relationship, commercial and transformation.
TCS has achieved the top position in customer satisfaction for the ninth consecutive year, with an overall satisfaction score of 84 percent compared to the industry average of 75 percent. Moreover, TCS has expanded its lead over its closest competitor, scoring 4 percentage points higher versus 1 percentage point in the prior year’s survey.
TCS demonstrated strong results across multiple dimensions:
By KPI: Topped the ranking in cloud capability and service delivery quality; among the top 3 in innovation, business understanding, account management, and contractual flexibility.
By IT domain: #1 in all IT domains – application development, maintenance, and testing; data center, managed infrastructure, and hosting; and end-user services.
By Annual Contract Value: #1 in customer satisfaction in both small and large contracts (annual value <€5 million and >€5 million respectively).
By Industry: #1 in financial services, energy and utilities, and transportation and logistics.
“It is very gratifying that customers across Europe have ranked TCS first in customer satisfaction for the ninth consecutive year. In extending our lead, we have once again proven ourselves as the purpose-driven, resilient and adaptable partner our customers trust in their wider growth and transformation journeys,” said Sapthagiri Chapalapalli, Head, TCS Europe. “We are very thankful to our customers for their trust in us, which in turn motivates us to intensify our commitment through innovation, transformation and execution. As we welcome the dawn of sustainable enterprise, we will continue to expand our diverse array of talent, in order to further exceed their expectations, and create purpose-led growth for organizations across Europe, alongside the communities they operate in.”
“The Corona pandemic has put the world and the global aviation industry in a deep crisis,” said Charlotte Svensson, Executive Vice President & CIO, SAS. “Airlines were among the first businesses to shut down and will probably be among the last to be back to normal. During this crisis, TCS has shown to be a true strategic partner to SAS, supporting us to increase our speed in development and our resilience in operations by taking on an even bigger commitment in our delivery.”
“We began our transformation journey with TCS in 2018. Since then, we have developed a trusted relationship with a partner who understands our business, delivers reliable solutions, promptly addresses challenges, and is committed to achieving results,” said Brian Kudeba, Vice President, IT Strategy & Transformation, Ipsen.
Hansjoerg Magalhaes, Global Product Manager, ERP Commercial & Supply, Takeda, said, “TCS and Takeda have been partners for 5 years and supporting Takeda’s ERP digital transformation initiatives for almost 3 years. We are enjoying a true end to end partnership with TCS and during particularly challenging times TCS has proven a reliable partner. I am not surprised that TCS has been ranked #1 in the Whitelane Customer Satisfaction Survey for the 9th time running and I would like to congratulate TCS on this achievement.”
“This is the ninth consecutive year that Tata Consultancy Services has been ranked the top position based on responses from business leaders operating in multiple European markets,” said Jef Loos, Head of Sourcing, Whitelane Research. “In every project that TCS is involved in, their dedicated teams demonstrate an unrivalled focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, and this has helped the company become the most trusted IT services provider in Europe. To maintain such a high customer satisfaction score – especially during another year of challenges related to working in a pandemic – is a great accomplishment, and one that deserves celebration.”
Present in Europe since 1975, TCS helps leading European customers drive their growth and transformation initiatives. It currently provides technology solutions and products to more than 350 clients across the region. TCS employs about 15,500 associates across 21 European countries and intends to invest in hiring more local employees across Europe. The company is committed to being a sustainable, purpose-driven business that is rooted in the community. Last year, TCS launched Pace Port™ Amsterdam, a co-innovation and advanced research center designed to help customers successfully navigate their growth and transformation journeys.
TCS was recently recognized as the number one Top Employer in Europe by the Top Employers Institute and it has risen to become the second most valuable IT services brand worldwide, according to Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation firm. The company is fully committed to investing in its people and providing more equitable job opportunities to make a positive long-term impact. By continuing to focus investment on innovation and empowering its staff, TCS is building a truly sustainable workforce for the future and helping customers achieve their most ambitious digital transformation objectives.
In addition to publishing its annual Europe-wide report, Whitelane Research also publishes individual country-specific reports throughout the year and hosts events across Europe.