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HCL AXON Launches iControl, a Utility Web Enablement Solution for Customer Billing and AMI

(May 14, 2010)

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 05/14/10 -- HCL AXON, a division of HCL Technologies and a provider of business transformation consulting services through the innovative implementation and support of SAP applications, announces the development of iControl, a comprehensive Web Enablement and Smart Meter Application to support the emerging Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) markets for North America and abroad. iControl is a integrated offering for Utilities who want to empower their customers with AMI data to drive energy efficiency.

HCL AXON is focused on "Smart Energy." Markets around the globe are developing new tools for mandates and tariffs local governments are requiring from their energy providers. This includes Smart Grids, Smart Meters and other new products that focus on energy distribution. iControl was conceived with the goal of adding the most important piece to Smart Energy -- "The Smart Consumer." iControl creates a true customer experience. It goes where the customer goes: on the web, on their smart phone, on their in-home device display, and of course, on their iPhone or iPAD. iControl brings the information to the customer in a way that fits any lifestyle.

HCL AXON wanted to create a solution with the customer experience in mind. iControl enables the customer to have information real-time, all the time including product/tariff re-pricing and period-to-date costing that shows the customer the dollars and cents of their energy usage throughout the day/night. Features of iControl include real-time voltage checks, current consumption, and access to in-home devices and smart applications. HCL AXON and iControl give the customer the power to affect their usage and ultimately save money.

"As a comprehensive customer interaction portal, iControl will truly put the customer in control of their account and energy usage," commented Richard Minney, Head of Products for HCL AXON. "Our recent participation in the SAP lighthouse council has fully validated the need for iControl. The Lighthouse Council is made up of key customers and partners who demand that new market requirements are being address by SAP or their Partner Ecosystem."

To learn more about iControl, please visit our booth #3001 at 2010 SAPPHIRE NOW, May 17-19th in Orlando, Florida.

HCL AXON (, a division of HCL Technologies, is a Business Transformation consultancy that delivers significant value to large, complex organizations through the innovative implementation and support of SAP technologies. HCL AXON has over 4,700 of the industry's most experienced professionals specializing in the delivery of sustained business improvement through technology enabled transformation programs. HCL AXON's consultants bring in-depth industry expertise alongside best practice functional knowledge to address the strategic, operational, information management and organizational effectiveness challenges faced by organizations today.

HCL AXON is renowned for its global ability to help clients define more ambitious strategies, build more effective organizations and shape more successful futures.

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on 'transformational outsourcing', underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of 'Employee First' which empowers our 58,129 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 2.6 billion (Rs. 12,048 crores), as on 31st March 2010 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit

About HCL Enterprise

HCL is a $5 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India -- HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings includes product engineering, custom & package applications, BPO, IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 64,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 26 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with several leading Global 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit

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