Capgemini was recognised for its client work with the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) which is part of the Welsh Assembly Government. Beating our competitors, Capgemini were able to demonstrate how the WEFO project worked with people and delivered results.

The award highlighted how the Capgemini focus at WEFO is primarily on collaborative working to maximise WEFO business performance for the Welsh economy. The WEFO Programme and Project Information Management System (PPIMS ) / WEFO Online system, an IT application designed, built and managed by Capgemini UK allows for the £3.9billion to be processed and paid out as Structural Funding in Wales. The efficiency of PPIMS/ WEFO Online in processing the £3.9 billion funding secured for Wales is critical to the stabilisation and growth of the Welsh economy and the overall reputation of the Welsh Assembly Government.

The WEFO project was notable for achieving success in improved customer services, efficiency savings and compatible for EU audit requirements. The experience in Wales demonstrates that the complex EU Structural Funds administration can work successfully when intelligently managed and supported by an excellent IT outsourcing partner.

Andy McDonough, Welsh Assembly Account Director, Capgemini, said: “We are thrilled and delighted to have won such a prestigious European award. Being the first Region in Europe, to get Full Assurance status from the EU on our systems, is testament to the hard work and dedication of a number of individuals since the beginning of the project, and this award recognises that collaborative endeavour