Capgemini will host mobile solutions powered by industryleading Sybase® Managed Mobility technologies and offer them on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) basis. In addition, Capgemini and SAP AG intend to enter into an agreement to build differentiated mobility solutions, through which Capgemini plans to make mobility solutions from SAP available to customers.
Among corporate users, enterprise mobility is growing as employees increasingly use mobile devices to handle critical tasks and real-time decision-making. Consumer technology is rapidly moving firms’ mobility agendas forward as workers look to have similar mobile experiences that they enjoy in their personal lives.
“We believe now is the time to expand into this market in cooperation with SAP and Sybase, leveraging our expertise and knowledge in mobile solutions,” said Fernando Alvarez, vice president and Mobile Solutions practice leader at Capgemini. “We are able to offer one of the most complete suites of SAP solutions available on premise or as a service, providing multiple options to meet customers’ needs from licensing to implementation, hosting and operation.”
Through the agreement with Sybase, Capgemini mobile solutions can be provided via an on-premise environment as well as a hosted environment, through the public or private cloud, including:
- Mobile device management powered by Afaria® mobile device management solution, including related maintenance, hosting and implementation support
- Mobile enterprise application platform services and associated mobile applications built upon Sybase Unwired Platform
“Capgemini Mobile Solutions has been working very closely with us in architecting, designing, developing and implementing the next generations of SAP workflow scenarios, leveraging Sybase Unwired Platform,” said Dirk Du Toit, group director, Architecture and Enabling Technologies, The Coca Cola Refreshments Company (CCR). “Standardizing on mobile platforms that support multiple mobile operating systems and bring fast ROI and low total cost of ownership is key to the success of our mobile strategy.”
Capgemini will also provide mobile end-to-end solutions through simple monthly fees covering mobility software from SAP, hosting and application support that will benefit customers as follows:
- Reduce levels of complexity associated with mobility by bundling software and services from installation to operations without any upfront investment required
- Allow customers to leverage existing technology investments in SAP solutions and execute transactions through new easy-to-use interfaces
- Accelerate customer ROI through real-time and accurate mobile data collection, streamlining data, and reducing manual intervention
- Reduce risks from custom program development and avoid drawbacks of proprietary IT applications
Capgemini and SAP plan to develop a structured go-to-market model aimed at promoting greater cooperation between their sales teams. Capgemini and SAP intend to leverage service offerings from Capgemini in support of high-value mobile applications from SAP. These may include the SAP® Mobile Sales application, Sybase® Mobile Workflow application for SAP Business Suite, SAP® Mobile Service application, inventory management, materials management and warehouse management applications, as well as point-of-sales solutions for key vertical markets such as consumer products, oil and gas, manufacturing and retail.
“Mobility is a real game changer for the enterprise, and we anticipate that 1 billion people will be unlocking additional value from their SAP back-office systems via their mobile devices and tablets,” said Chris McClain, senior vice president, Global Mobility and Sybase Solutions, SAP. “Working with strategic partners like Capgemini is critical to helping SAP unlock this value for our customers. We look forward to leveraging Capgemini’s mobility expertise to accelerate adoption of mobility solutions from SAP.”
Capgemini has more than 20 years’ experience in providing mobile technology and solutions and has partnered with SAP on a variety of mobile initiatives for more than 14 years. It offers standards-based enterprise mobile software products and best practices that fully leverage the functionalities of SAP® Business Suite software for a number of industries from consumer products and retail, automotive, aerospace and defense, telecommunications through to utilities, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Capgemini was an SAP Pinnacle Award winner in 2010 and 2011 and has over 11,500 resources in support of SAP solutions and 22 delivery centers worldwide to bring solutions to over 2,500 customers globally. Capgemini was one of the first companies to achieve SAP certification as a global provider of cloud services.
Sybase, an SAP company, is an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. We are recognized globally as a performance leader, proven in the most data-intensive industries and across all major systems, networks and devices. Our information management, analytics and enterprise mobility solutions have powered the world’s most mission-critical systems in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and government. For more information, visit http://www.sybase.com. Read Sybase blogs: http://blogs.sybase.com.
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