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HCL Axon

HCL Axon: The Company

HCL Axon is a leading UK-based business consulting company, specialising in business transformation consulting and supplying transformation programs to large organisations. The firm also delivers more focused business solutions for individual projects. Since 2008, Axon is a wholly owned subsidiary of HCL Technologies. The acquisition almost tripled HCL’s SAP capability and made the company a leading player in the SAP services market. In terms of revenue and number of employees, HCL Axon is a Top 10 Global SAP service provider.

HCL Axon employs more than 8,500 consultants in 60 offices across the globe. The consultancy has chalked consistent growth in recent years, providing a full range of consulting, hosting and business process outsourcing (BPO) services. It delivers enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms to its clients across the sectors, and its extensive experience in the field allows the company to provide value to businesses faster and more cost effectively than its competitors.

Axon consultants help clients advance their business processes and operations by offering both thorough organisation transformation programs and solutions designed for smaller projects. The company’s primary clients are organisations that have selected SAP as their strategic enterprise platform.

Careers at HCL Axon

With a steady annual growth, HCL Axon is always looking to recruit innovative, enthusiastic, client-oriented business transformation consultants and technical specialists to cover the wide range of services that the company offers. They are mainly looking for experienced consultants, with five or more years on their resume, and most of their employees have extensive business consulting expertise, as well as SAP and other ERP vendor skills. Depending on the consulting job, the selection process can involve three interviews, while those applying for senior roles can expect a psychometric test and other assessment tools, including case studies.

 

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HCL Axon's organisational structure

HCL Axon operates through three groups: Business Consulting, Solutions Implementation and Applications Management. The Business Consulting team helps clients considerably improve their business processes. The Solutions Implementation team helps companies transform their business by implementing new solutions that will improve and benefit the enterprise. The Applications Management team helps companies take full advantage of the benefits of the business transformation program and provides general support and maintenance.

The perspective

HCL Axon offers top notch service to its clients and hires only the best consultants on the market. Working as a business transformation consultant at Axon means being part of a team that consists of the market’s leading specialists and providing service to high-profile industry clients. Axon’s clients are usually large companies – BP, Vodafone, Xerox, to only name a few – trying to advance their business processes by implementing new programs and solutions. In 2004 and 2005, Axon business consultants won the BCS IT Consultant of the Year Award, confirming the company’s status as market leader. Ever since the Financial Times and PwC named Axon New plc of the Year in 1999, the company has sustained a steady growth and pioneered numerous innovative business solutions on the SAP market. In 2009, Forrester Research named HCL Axon a leading SAP implementation provider.

Consultants working for HCL Axon consultants mostly work at their clients’ locations, so they tend to spend a lot of time travelling. The company operates as a meritocracy and has a clearly outlined grading system for promotion that lays down the course for each employee’s career and helps him or her naturally progress to the next level. With various mentoring programmes, regular appraisals every six months, and bonuses tied to personal delivery, HCL Axon consultants have plenty of opportunities to invest in learning new skills and focus on career development. They can opt for further training and development courses at the Axon Academy and are free to create their own benefits packages, ones that are best suited to their lifestyle.

Essentials
Founded: 1994
CEO: Vineet Nayar
Revenue in 2010: £393.5 M
Employees: over 8,500
WHQ: Egham, UK
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