Paris, Berlin – Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced it has been selected to undertake the maintenance and further development of the existing Global Data Warehouse for Munich Re, a leading insurance group, as part of a five-year services contract. Capgemini’s global Insights & Data practice will provide support in the design and implementation of a global reporting landscape, replacing the existing IT architecture with a new one based on the SAP HANA® platform and SAP® Data Services software.

Capgemini will take care of the ongoing support of Munich Re’s existing global reporting system, including underwriting, finance and a number of other departments such as re-insurance accounting. This will then be converted from SAP® BW[1] towards an architecture running SAP Data Services software and SAP HANA. Capgemini’s BI-Service-Centre in India will implement a proven global delivery model, based on agile methodology, to provide globally integrated services to Munich Re. The delivery model for business intelligence services utilising Rightshore® intends to optimise costs and provide Munich Re with the scalability and flexibility of services worldwide; a key deciding factor. The transition of these projects over to Capgemini is planned to be carried out within six months.

“We were looking for a global IT partner that offers flexible offshore service models, globally harmonised delivery capabilities, as well as evidence of best practices,” said Dr. Rainer Janßen, CIO of Munich Re. “Capgemini will support Munich Re throughout the transformation of its corporate reporting landscape and the globalisation of its IT services through state-of-the-art technologies including SAP Data Services and SAP HANA.”

“This is a strategically important project for us,” said Reinald Bednara, Vice President of Insurance at Capgemini. “Munich Re asked us to deliver first-class business-intelligence services by using our BI-Service-Centre for maintenance, enhancement and renewal of the existing reporting applications.”