Valeo launches an innovative initiative with Capgemini and Google to reduce administrative expenses

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May 2009

Following an initial pilot managed by Capgemini, Valeo, a leading automotive supplier, has rolled out Google Apps Premier Edition, as well as email security and enterprise search to 30,000 employees in 27 countries. Capgemini delivered the methodology, processes and integration expertise behind this Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that represents our largest win to date in partnership with Google. As the first major professional services vendor to work with Google, Capgemini has been ahead of the curve in enabling the adoption of SaaS by large corporations and continues to collaborate with innovative companies to do so, most recently signing an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in November 2008.

SaaS represents a quicker time to market and a more business-centric cost model than most other software licensing models. This means that not only can the business provision the software directly, but that the CIO can align the IT costs more directly to the business. This can allow large enterprises to significantly reduce their overhead costs by only paying for the services they use.

“We’re seeing an increased demand for hosted, managed services that can be bought by our clients on a pay-as-you-go model. This enables our clients to more efficiently run their business with fewer resources –of particular importance in today’s challenging economic climate.” said Richard Payling, Vice President, Capgemini Global Outsourcing.

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For further information or to speak to someone at Capgemini about this new offering, please contact:

Elena Frigeri: +44 (0)870 905 1055