India, 17 May 2011 – Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, announced it has been awarded a 2011 SAP Pinnacle award in the category “Global Partner Service Innovator”. SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to leading SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP (NYSE: SAP) and driving customer success. Winners were selected based on over 150 nominations in 18 categories received from partners and SAP employees. Capgemini received the award on May 16 at SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP’s international customer conference being held in Orlando, Fla. through May 18. Olivier Sevillia, CEO, for Application Services in Continental Europe at Capgemini accepted the award.

“We are delighted to receive this award for innovation, which recognizes our global collaboration with SAP, our expertise and our capabilities to drive innovative solutions successfully into the market,” said Olivier Sevillia.

Capgemini was recognized with the award for actively supporting SAP’s innovation strategy and adopting early key SAP innovation strategies, in key areas including:

  • A number of industry-specific developments resulting in strong revenue, including analytical solutions for retail (Sales Velocity) and energy (Smart Analytics) based on SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer software
  • Product – and solution – driven initiatives aimed at increasing customer adoption of SAP Business Objects governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions
  • Active participation in testing and evaluation of future SAP solutions, including SAP BusinessObjects GRC solutions, SAP NetWeaver Identity Management, SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) and SAP NetWeaver Composite Environment
  • Contributions to thought leadership and co-innovation in areas including cloud technology, in-memory computing, mobility and business network transformation
  • Involvement in the SAP Co-Innovation Lab leading to the delivery of time-to-value business solutions at low cost that address customer needs, and the launch of multiple centers of excellence in India for customers in the utilities, retail and consumer products, and manufacturing industries

“SAP is more committed than ever to a sound ecosystem strategy, which is key to delivering unmatched value to our customers and enabling SAP to reach its aggressive business goals,” said Eric Duffaut, president, Global Ecosystem and Channels, SAP. “We understand the power of our partnerships, through which we continue to drive game-changing co-innovation and expand our market reach and customer touch points – leveraging our partners’ local and industry expertise as an extension of our sales and services efforts – to satisfy the needs of customers of all sizes. As a recipient of the 2011 SAP Pinnacle award, we recognize Capgemini’s commitment and efforts in developing and growing its partnership with SAP and driving customer success.”

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About Capgemini
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 40 countries, Capgemini reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and employs over 112,000 people worldwide.

Capgemini’s Financial Services unit brings deep industry experience, innovative service offerings and next generation global delivery to serve the financial services industry. With a network of 17,000 professionals serving over 900 clients worldwide, Capgemini collaborates with leading banks, insurers and capital market companies to deliver business and IT solutions and thought leadership which create tangible value. More information is available at

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About Capgemini India
Capgemini in India is more than 33,000 people strong across 7 cities (Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune and Delhi). A pioneer in the IT industry, Capgemini has over 43 years of global expertise collaborating with leading corporations and now brings the Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing experience to India. With dedicated teams to service the local markets, Capgemini has strong domain experience to assist clients across the Government and Public Sector, Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, Telecom and Financial Services sectors and help them advance in their respective industries. Please visit for more details.

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