NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, expanded its worldwide presence today with a state-of-the-art research and development (R&D) centre at Mindspace IT Park in HITEC City, Hyderabad.
Spread across 140,000 square feet, the facility is now NCR’s largest R&D centre outside of the U.S.A. This modern R&D centre will help extend NCR’s leadership in omni-channel solutions and to create innovative products and platforms for channel transformation and digital enablement. The state-of-the-art R&D facility to house over 1200 employees was inaugurated by the NCR global leadership team including Paul Langenbahn and Eli Rosner together with the India leadership team led by Ashok Nallam, Director R&D Centre, NCR India.
“Changes in consumer behavior continue to be rapid, disruptive, and driven by technology transformation. NCR, being a world leader in consumer transaction technologies, is strategically positioned to deliver innovations to meet demands of millennials and other key demographics,” said Paul Langenbahn, executive vice president, NCR Software. “NCR’s R&D centre in Hyderabad will focus on the development of innovative technologies to assist our customers across the industries NCR serves, and the incredible talent we have available in the region will enable us to do so.”
NCR’s new state-of-the-art R&D facility is designed to enhance collaboration and innovation. It features technology and tools to support the changing nature of how, when and where work is done; and it will excite and inspire employees and customers. The centre will feature collaborative workspaces, state-of-the-art labs—including an innovation lab—and amenities such as a gym, recreation facilities, a café, and informal work spaces to spark creativity.
“Enterprises today need to offer the digital experience today’s consumers demand, and this experience has to be consistent, seamless, and engaging across platforms—and at any time and place that they want,” said Eli Rosner, chief technology officer, NCR Corporation. “NCR is building software engineering infrastructure to address the connected economy, and our investment in this new state-of-the-art R&D facility will play a significant role in our transformational journey. This centre will enable us to provide our customers around the world with omni-channel solutions that address real-life business problems.”
NCR’s Hyderabad R&D center will be developing and supporting innovative software and services that global institutions use to empower consumers through self-service applications. The centre has been responsible for a host of innovations including the Interactive Teller ATM, EMV contactless ATM, mobile payments solutions, retail self-checkout lanes, CRM platforms, cinema and stadium systems management solutions, among many others.
Launched in 2004 with 50 engineers, NCR’s current Hyderabad R&D center houses close to 1,200 professionals focused on software development for the financial, retail, travel and hospitality industries. In addition to the R&D Center in Hyderabad, NCR has a world-class manufacturing facility in Chennai, a development center in Gurgaon and sales & services headquarters in Mumbai.
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