Capgemini UK plc has won a £13.7 million five-year IT outsourcing contract from multinational
engineering and design consultancy Atkins. The contract runs from 2009 to 2014
and covers support for both IT infrastructure and core corporate applications
including finance, human resources and payroll.
The contract, won against competitive bidding, renews and extends IT outsourcing
arrangements dating from 2001 and covering a period in which Atkins developed
its international focus so that it is now the largest multidisciplinary consultancy
in Europe and the world’s eighth largest global design firm. Earlier this month
Atkins was appointed the official engineering design services provider for the
London 2012 Olympic Games.
Linda Barker, IS Head of Finance and HR Systems at Atkins, said: “Capgemini won the bidding on the quality of their work for us since 2001 and
the excellent relationship they maintain with Atkins. We especially value their
commitment to total collaboration with our business, and to ongoing proactive
innovation. We are delighted to be working with them for a further five years.”
Working together, Atkins and Capgemini have already successfully managed a transition
from locally based IT facilities to integrated systems, based on JD Edwards and
Oracle software, tailored to the needs of Atkins international business. Challenges
for the next five years include harnessing technology to further streamline business
processes and generate continuous improvement in cost-efficiency and customer
Services to Atkins under the new contract will continue to be based at Capgemini
service centres in London and Woking, with a dedicated team of IT professionals
and development consultants working on-site at Atkins key locations.
Tony Goldsmith, Account Manager for Atkins at Capgemini, said: “Everybody on the account has really enjoyed working with Atkins during a period
of successful global expansion and we are delighted that they have chosen us to
continue our collaboration and to work with them on the challenges ahead.”
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and
outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies.
Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their
freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working – the Collaborative
Business Experience – and through a global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to offer the right resources in the right location at competitive
cost. Present in 36 countries, Capgemini reported 2007 global revenues of EUR
8.7 billion and employs over 88,000 people worldwide.
More information is available at www.capgemini.com.
Capgemini UK plc
Tel.:+44 (0)870 238 2491