Paris, October 26, 2010 – Capgemini Group, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the launch of Capgemini Collaboration+, an enterprise framework for delivering compliance-oriented content to collaboration portals. Collaboration+ framework seamlessly integrates EMC Documentum enterprise content management technologies* with Microsoft SQL and SharePoint®, so that business processes such as HR talent management and asset management are more efficiently executed while maintaining adherence to enterprise compliance standards. This enables organizations to securely manage business processes and content in close collaboration with customers, partners and employees in a compliance-oriented repository.

The Capgemini Collaboration+ framework is designed to drive efficiencies around any business process that requires collaboration while maintaining adherence to corporate compliance standards. The framework sets out to automate processes, allowing different departments within enterprises to work collaboratively while maintaining confidentiality and improving security. It is estimated that through this framework, businesses could lower costs by 25-45% and enhance employee productivity by a factor of between two and four.As part of the alliance, Capgemini, EMC and Microsoft intend to work together to support Collaboration+ framework customers in a wide range of industries worldwide. Moreover, Capgemini will further invest in its Microsoft and EMC interoperability Center of Excellence, with the commitment to train additional Capgemini architects on interoperability of the Microsoft and EMC environments.

Network Rail, one of the largest rail infrastructure operator’s in Great Britain, leverages the Collaboration+ solution as an asset management portal. Dennis Rocks, Information Management Delivery Manager at Network Rail, said: “We engaged Capgemini to integrate our Documentum and SharePoint environments. In 2009 we identified that the growth of SharePoint in our organization alongside the already established Documentum repository meant that we needed to pursue an integrated approach to Information Management. We selected Capgemini as our partner to achieve this based on its expertise in both SharePoint and Documentum, as well as their knowledge in the integration of the two products. We are working with Capgemini to establish this platform which we are confident will enable us to really exploit our information in a holistic and consistent manner.”

Paul Nannetti, Global Leader of the Business Information Management Service Line at Capgemini, said: “The strong alliance we have with EMC and Capgemini has allowed us to combine our strengths to benefit our mutual customers. The combination of the Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint products, along with the content management, storage and consulting expertise of our partners, will provide a solution that streamlines information management.”

Eugene Saburi, General Manager of Microsoft’s Business Platform group said: “The strong alliance we have with EMC and Capgemini has allowed us to combine our strengths to benefit our mutual customers. The combination of the Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint products, along with the content management, storage and consulting expertise of our partners, will provide a solution that streamlines information management.”

Chris McLaughlin, Vice President of Channels and Alliance, Information Intelligence Group, a division of EMC, said: “Collaboration+ builds upon the work EMC has done integrating our enterprise content management and information governance technologies with Microsoft collaboration and database platforms. The combined solution provides a seamless experience to address customers’ business needs and accelerated time to value.”

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 35 countries, Capgemini reported 2009 global revenues of EUR 8.4 billion and employs over 100,000 people worldwide.

Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini

*EMC Documentum for enterprise content management, business process management and compliance, EMC Captiva for intelligent capture, EMC Document Sciences for customer communications management.