For the second year in a row, sd&m, Capgemini’s Munich-based subsidiary,
has topped Daimler AG’s overall ranking of strategic IT suppliers. The ranking
focuses on the implementation of Daimler’s Extended Enterprise philosophy of global,
performance-oriented cooperation. Suppliers are for example rated on their project
management capabilities, development expertise, ability to meet deadlines, fairness
and contribution to performance optimization.

Kai Grambow, the sd&m AG management board member responsible for automotive
clients, attributes this award to the company’s approach to the automobile industry:
“Our customized IT solutions are based on comprehensive studies of the process
chain to give our customers a crucial competitive edge.”

For over 12 years, sd&m has provided sales, logistics, production and engineering
support to Daimler AG. This partnership has yielded such developments as the Global
Ordering System for the worldwide processing of car orders at Mercedes-Benz Cars.

In addition to Daimler, sd&m provides software design and management solutions
for such clients as BMW, Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom. A member of Capgemini’s
global network, sd&m employs 1,400 people across Germany and Switzerland and
reported revenues of 198 million euros in 2007.