Capgemini Invests in Duet® Enterprise Through New ERP+ Solution

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Includes creation of new center in India and development of custom-business packages; Capgemini's first Duet Enterprise customer - GT Advanced Technologies – already benefiting

Paris, November 21, 2011 – Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced that as an early participant in the SAP-MICROSOFT Unite Partner Connection program, which drives interoperability and collaboration among SAP, Microsoft Corp. and participating partners, has re-launched its ERP+ solution portfolio and has created a dedicated development center in support of Duet® Enterprise software. Located in Mumbai, India, the engineers at the center will help build IP sector and industry solutions in the form of business packages, tailored to clients’ specific needs to run on the Duet Enterprise platform. Through these custom-made business packages, Capgemini aims to help customers drive sales productivity, develop market opportunities, streamline processes and reduce costs by extending and leveraging SAP® applications through Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

One customer already taking advantage of Capgemini solutions on the Duet Enterprise platform is GT Advanced Technologies, a global supplier of polysilicon production technology and crystalline growth systems for the solar and LED markets. Tom Doyle, vice president of Information Technology at GT Advanced Technologies said: “We worked with Capgemini to leverage Duet Enterprise’s interoperability to allow our executive teams and mobile users the ability to review and approve purchase orders outside of the SAP environment while travelling. This greatly improved the purchase order approval process.

Capgemini has already developed two sector-specific solutions integrated with Duet Enterprise, with more in development at its new center in Mumbai:

  • Capgemini Hiring Manager Portal 1.0 certified by SAP for integration with Duet Enterprise 1.0, simplifies and speeds up HR processes using one single application to automate the creation and approval of new jobs
  • Capgemini Purchase Requisition Cockpit provides customers with high data quality and a streamlined business process, reducing the amount of manual work required in the purchase requisition process. It provides a quicker service by improving user experience and manual form processing through a user-friendly Web form and integrated workflow functionality. It also provides potential cost savings by reducing the need for staff requisition mailboxes and by simplifying the overall process, to realize time and staffing savings

This cooperation between SAP, Capgemini and Microsoft will deliver business packages to the marketplace that meet specific industry and business needs, while further aligning our teams,” said Pascal Gibert, general manager, Information Worker Product Technology Unit, SAP AG. “Our collaboration is ultimately about providing the best outcomes for customers so that they can automate both their structured processes and support their unstructured workloads through integrated solutions. This integration is vital in order to drive productivity and cost reduction, while maintaining IT control, within an ever-challenging business environment.

As one of the few global partners with a dedicated sales and delivery team focused on interoperability of solutions from Microsoft and SAP, Capgemini was the first IT services provider to build core expertise with both onshore and offshore capabilities, to provide a dedicated portfolio of solutions called Capgemini ERP+, launched in 2009. Now using Duet Enterprise, a platform jointly developed by SAP and Microsoft as a foundation for interoperability between SAP applications and Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office, Capgemini ERP+ provides enhanced services to work with business processes from SAP with front-end Microsoft collaborative platforms such as SharePoint 2010, Microsoft.NET and Microsoft Office 2010. It helps companies improve compliance, maximize user adoption, reduce complexity, increase business speed and provides more accessible and secure data.

Capgemini’s ERP+ solution helps maximize employee productivity, extend SAP utilization, and further increase value for SharePoint customers,” said Jeff Teper corporate vice president, Office Business Platform, Microsoft Office Division.

Jean-Claude Viollier, global head of Channels and Partners, Capgemini Group said: “We have long-standing relationships with both Microsoft and SAP, using their technology software to aid our customers. With over 18,000 Microsoft and SAP practitioners around the globe we aim to coordinate with our partners to continue to provide the latest cutting-edge solutions to help reduce cost, while also increasing flexibility and user adoption.

For more information about Capgemini’s ERP+ service offerings in support of Duet Entreprise, go to:

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