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In addition to market disruptions across the industry as a whole, recent world events have also meant that automotive suppliers today face an uncertain and changing marketplace. These pressures may force extensive changes to suppliers’ ways of doing business and will include embracing new business models such as those relevant to connected and autonomous vehicles, serving new OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), and coping with new competitors, some of whom have been growing at a startling rate. Most of all these challenges highlight the need for speed both in entering new markets and reacting to change.
The initiative will help address these challenges by delivering a bundle of offerings leveraging the standard software products from SAP S/4HANA® Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform in combination with Capgemini’s global automotive expertise in consulting and application services. The combination will accelerate ROI through convenient cloud deployments and a ready-to-run solutions allowing customers to maximize their investments in the cloud and see benefits faster.
“Facing significant industry disruption, automotive suppliers must continually innovate with their products and services while at the same time constantly improve efficiency,” said Markus Winkler, Global Head of the Automotive Sector at Capgemini. “The joint initiative with SAP helps our clients adapt to the changing requirements of today as well as planning for the future with a strong and comprehensive industry cloud solution.”
“We see Capgemini as a valuable partner in the automotive supplier market due to its close proximity to the Automotive sector, delivery capability in SAP S/4HANA Cloud and its ability to create innovation scenarios leveraging SAP’s intelligent technologies, which are relevant to support the needs of clients today and equip them with the tools to survive in the disrupted economy of tomorrow,” said Georg Kube, Global Head of Automotive Industry Business Unit at SAP.
As a global strategic SAP partner, Capgemini is one of the largest and most experienced SAP systems integrators. Its almost 20,000 SAP practitioners serve 1,300 clients around the world, and it was recently positioned as a leader among global partners offering SAP HANA® and participating in the intelligent technologies ecosystem for SAP S/4HANA due to its extensive digital core offerings, broad industry focus and framework.
Josean Mendez, Global SAP Alliance Lead at Capgemini, said, “We are proud to be working with SAP to jointly deliver Automotive offerings leveraging SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform to our clients. Being the partner to co-develop and co-innovate solutions supporting the road map for SAP S/4HANA Cloud for automotive suppliers is a testament to the value that we deliver for our customers.”
Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year+ heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. Today, it is a multicultural company of 270,000 team members in almost 50 countries. With Altran, the Group reported 2019 combined revenues of €17billion.
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