Capgemini Group named as HP Software Alliance Partner of the Year

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Paris, 1 December 2010 – Capgemini Group (Capgemini and Sogeti), one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services, today announced it has been named as HP Software Alliance Partner of the Year at this year’s HP Software Universe 2010 conference in Barcelona.

Capgemini Group received the award given by HP Software EMEA, among seven partners recognized in a variety of categories during HP Software’s annual EMEA conference. The awards acknowledge partners who have made an outstanding contribution during 2010, developed innovative solutions to meet individual customer needs and helped to generate significant incremental revenue for joint success with HP Software.

Capgemini Group was recognized for its continuous product, market and thought leadership initiatives over the past twelve months and for its success in driving strong joint sales growth in excess of 20 percent in EMEA, across the whole portfolio of HP Software products. Other activities which contributed to Capgemini Group’s win were the launch of the TMap® Accelerator for HP Quality Center, the publication of the 2010-11 World Quality Report and the execution of a pan-European Applications Quality Roadshow, a series of successful customer events that showcased the Capgemini Group’s testing IP.

Raf Howery, Capgemini Group vice-president, Global Channels and Partners Executive, said: “We are delighted to have received such an important award. It recognizes our contributions and significant achievements in the past year to jointly serve our clients. It is also testament to how the working partnership of Capgemini and Sogeti, together with HP Software, resonates in the market place and is ultimately beneficial to our clients. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with HP Software and leveraging this effective business model to serve our joint clients in the future.”

“Software Testing and Quality Assurance is an area where our collaboration with HP has been particularly successful and we are proud of the acknowledgement this award represents”, said Hans van Waayenburg, Head of Testing Global Service Line & CEO, Sogeti Europe, Capgemini Group. “Bringing together the mutual leading experiences and solutions from our strong group and market leader HP Software allows us to address our customer’s challenges, and this award recognizes this synergy.“

Capgemini Spain also received the ‘HP Software Partner of the Year in Spain’ award at the conference to recognize significant growth in this region. Previously, Capgemini was named ‘Application Implementation Partner of the Year’ at HP Software Universe in Washington, DC this June in recognition of success in the financial services sector.

HP Software Universe 2010, held in Barcelona (30 November – 2 December) is HP’s largest software event in EMEA, attracting over 700 partners and more than 2,000 customers.

About Capgemini and Sogeti
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 ExperienceTM. 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 35 countries, Capgemini reported 2009 global revenues of EUR 8.4 billion and employs over 100,000 people worldwide. Sogeti, its wholly-owned subsidiary, is a leading provider of local professional services, bringing together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and is present in over 100 locations in Europe, the US and India.

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