Subsea 7, one of the world’s leading subsea engineering and construction companies in
the oil and gas sector, has awarded a three-year contract to Capgemini UK plc for the support and development of all its core SAP systems for the period 2009-2012.
The systems will be used by some 3,000 of the 5,500 employees at Subsea 7 in locations
around the world, including the UK, Norway, The Netherlands, North and South America,
Africa and Asia Pacific. The contract is an early success for Capgemini’s new Aberdeen office which opened for business last November and specialises in serving customers
in the oil and gas sector.
Graeme Smith, Project Manager, Global SAP at Subsea 7, said: “Capgemini partnered
with us to design and implement our SAP systems in 2006 and has provided a reliable
support service over the past three years. Their flexibility and responsiveness
to our needs has been excellent in this time. We are delighted that Capgemini
will continue to partner with us on an important upgrade of our global SAP systems
scheduled to start in June.”
Services under the new contract will be provided using Capgemini’s Rightshore® delivery model, with a dedicated team of SAP specialists at a Capgemini application-support
centre in Mumbai, India and front-office services based at Capgemini centres in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
Rightshore® combines global talent from the right balance of locations to work
together with clients as one team.
A key feature of Capgemini’s work at Subsea 7 is the high degree of personal
contact between the Capgemini team and Subsea 7 staff. All of the Capgemini team
members in Mumbai have spent time with Subsea 7 in Aberdeen in order to understand
their customer’s business and its requirements in depth, and to build personal
relationships. Capgemini and Subsea 7 say that this policy has already proved
to be successful and will continue in the future.
Paul Mackie, Capgemini’s Account Manager said: ‘Remote support doesn’t have to mean a remote relationship. Letting our support
staff actually see the customer’s business first hand and talk to users face-to-face
has proved important in developing and enhancing the fully collaborative partnership
we have had with Subsea 7 right from the start – a partnership that will see the
number of SAP users at Subsea 7 expand from 1,100 to 3,000 over the lifetime of
The SAP solution at Subsea 7 uses SAP NetWeaver with Business Warehouse, Enterprise
Portal and SAP Mobility, and includes modules for finance, HR, payroll, procurement,
materials management, production planning, plant maintenance and project systems.
The 2009 upgrade plans are for a move from SAP R/3 to SAP ECC 6.0, the latest
version of SAP technology.
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. The Group relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®,
which aims to get the right balance of the best talent from multiple locations,
working as one team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients. Present
in more than 30 countries, Capgemini reported 2008 global revenues of EUR 8.7
billion and employs over 90,000 people worldwide.
More information is available at www.uk.capgemini.com.
Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini.
Capgemini UK plc
Tel.:+44 (0)870 238 2491