Capgemini Launches Center of Excellence – in Support of SAP HANA™ – for Business Information Management (BIM)

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Paris, Mumbai – 15 November 2011 – Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services, today announced the launch of a competency center – in support of the SAP HANA™ platform – at its global customer Business Information Management (BIM) Experience, the CUBE*, in Mumbai, India. The CUBE is now equipped with state-of-the-art, in-memory computing technology, in cooperation with SAP, to drive high-performing, “big data” analysis, handling huge volumes of data in real time for instant business insight. One of 12 Centers of Excellence in India for information and technological innovation, this new addition expands on Capgemini’s Global BIM Service Line capability, with India as one of the key hubs for innovation.

Capgemini is one of the first systems integrators to launch a dedicated Competency Center for SAP HANA, along with a complete learning and proof-of-concept environment. It is also one of the leading technology service providers to offer BIM solutions that integrate solution data from SAP and other vendors within a predominant SAP® solution-based landscape using in-memory computing technology. The center will act as an interactive showcase where customers can experience innovative SAP HANA-based information management solutions. Customers are also able to interact with subject matter experts on-site or through video connections from around the globe, examine solutions created to address specific customer issues, and review proofs of concept and technology innovations, as well as productivity tools.

Paul Nannetti, Global Head of the BIM Service Line at Capgemini, said, “We are delighted to open this new center specializing in SAP HANA and in-memory computing technology. In today’s highly-competitive business climate, immediate access to and analysis of all operational data ultimately determines the success of an organization. This center will further strengthen our data analytics capabilities, which is fundamental to helping enterprises leverage the rising volumes and speed of data in our increasingly global, mobile and social world. We will continue to focus and invest in Business Information Management to help customers unlock the power of their data.

With the SAP HANA platform, companies now can run complex analyses such as simulations and pattern recognition in seconds, enabling sweeping innovations in the way they run their businesses. Capgemini plans to create and build proof-of-concept solutions using SAP HANA at the CUBE to showcase its capabilities to its existing and prospective customers, across all industry sectors including Energy and Utilities, Retail, Healthcare and Life Sciences.

BIM is a key strategic growth area for Capgemini, with strong demand from organizations interested in new strategies and techniques to retain, organize and gain insight from their most valuable asset: information. Capgemini was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders’ quadrant for Global Business Intelligence and Performance Management Service Providers**. Its global BIM service line was established in 2009 with the aim of serving its global customers better and brings together over 7,000 specialist consultants supporting a global BIM delivery model.

About Capgemini
With over 115,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience™, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.
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About Capgemini India
Capgemini in India is more than 34,000 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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* CUBE – The CUBE infrastructure installed at the Mumbai’s Airoli facility boasts a state-of-the-art setup running on dozen of high-performing blade servers, Business Intelligence appliances, and over twenty-five terabytes of storage subsystem; hosts a spectrum of various Business Intelligence, Entreprise Performance Management, & Enterprise Information Management tools and technologies. The environment is available for client Proof of Concept, demonstrations and training.
** Gartner Inc.: “Magic Quadrant for Global Business Intelligence and Performance Management Service Providers,” Alex Soejarto, Neil Chandler, 27 January 2011