Capgemini, Logica and Bull, together take on a €48 million contract with the CNRS

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Consortium of three will share third-party applications maintenance and outsourcing for French public research organization’s information systems.

Capgemini Sud SAS (“Capgemini”), a subsidiary of the Capgemini Group, together with Logica, a major player in IT services; and Bull, a specialist in large infrastructures both open and secure; have together been awarded a six-year contract with the CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research and the world’s leading organization for scientific publications. The consortium will handle third-party applications management and outsourced IT systems for finance and accounting activities, plus the Human Resources (HR) and salary management system for the Center. As consortium leader, Capgemini will lead the overall contract, while Logica will act as a joint consortium member.

CNRS is the main multi-discipline public research organization – in all fields of knowledge – in France, working under the direction of the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research. Within the framework of its organization project* the CNRS has modernized its IT tools, notably equipping itself with a new accounting and budgeting system (BFC), along with a new human resources and salary management system (Sirhus). The Center launched a call for tender at the beginning of 2009 for third-party applications management and outsourcing, for these two SAP-based systems.

This new contract will see the consortium building the technical architecture and taking care of progressive and corrective maintenance, as well as outsourcing, for the two IT systems: Sirhus, for human resources administration and salary management for CNRS employees, and BFC for budget execution monitoring, spending, projects, revenue, financial monitoring of research contracts and both general and analytical budget accounting.

Capgemini, Logica and Bull won the CNRS contract for their respective experience in the implementation of big transformation projects in the public sector. The consortium also has a very good knowledge of the Center’sspecific challenges in the accounting/finance and HR areas. All members of the consortium have individually been working with the public research organization on different projects for the past four years. Capgemini led the implementation of BFC, Logica led the Sihrus implementation, and Bull was charged with the outsourcing of the SAP and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) systems, an integration infrastructure which allows the different IT system applications to communicate.

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Capgemini Press contact:

Christel Lerouge

Tel.: +33 01 47 54 50 76


Bull Press contact:

Barbara Coumaros

Tel.: 06 85 52 84 84


Logica Press contact:

Leslie Toledano

Tel.: 0158 22 47 02


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About the CNRS

With more than 32,000 employees, and a budget of €3.367 billion budget, a located throughout France, the CNRS is present in all the major disciplines grouped around ten institutes with more than 1,100 research and services units. Eminent researchers have worked, for at least some part of their career, in the CNRS laboratories. With 16 Nobel laureates and 9 Fields Medals, the CNRS has a long tradition of excellence. It is the first European organization in terms of research contracts of the European Union, the fourth most visible scientific organization on the web (the first non American) and is the only European to be placed in the Top 10 academic institutions for patents application in the United States.

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 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 30 countries, Capgemini reported 2008 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and employs 90,000 people worldwide.

Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini

About Logica

Logica is a leading IT and business services company, employing 40,000 people. It provides business consulting, systems integration, and IT and business process outsourcing services.  Logica works closely with its customers to release their potential - enabling change that increases their efficiency, accelerates growth and manages risk.  It applies its deep industry knowledge, technical excellence and global delivery expertise to help its customers build leadership positions in their markets. Logica is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext (Amsterdam) (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG).

About Bull, Architect of an Open World™

Bull is an Information Technology company, dedicated to helping Corporations and Public Sector organizations optimize the architecture, operations and the financial return of their Information Systems and their mission-critical related businesses. Bull focuses on open and secure systems, and as such is the only European-based company offering expertise in all the key elements of the IT value chain.


* Within the framework of its organization project, the CNRS is undertaking an ongoing process of strategic reflexion around the main areas of scientific research, the Center’s place in national and European research and its priorities.