Global subsea contractor successfully deploys new SAP system worldwide

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Global subsea engineering and construction contractor Subsea 7 is prepared for continued expansion following the successful deployment of a new global ERP system carried out in collaboration with Capgemini UK plc which will also support the system on an outsourcing basis for an initial three-year period.

Subsea 7 operates in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Asia Pacific and West Africa and is one of the world’s leading subsea engineering and construction contractors, offering its global expertise, resources and technology to meet challenges in shallow or deepwater developments.

The new ERP system, which went live in April 2006, is based on SAP technology. The global solution heavily leverages SAP NetWeaver with Business Warehouse, Enterprise Portal and SAP Mobility, and includes SAP ERP modules for finance, HR, payroll, procurement, materials management, production planning, plant maintenance and project systems. Fixed and mobile end-users will include some 1100 of the company’s 3,600 employees in locations worldwide.

Graeme Smith, Project Manager at Subsea 7, said: ‘We are delighted that the combined Capgemini and Subsea 7 project team have completed this mission-critical system build on time, in budget and fully up to our expectations. Capgemini won the contract against other bids because of their willingness to study our needs in depth, and work with us in a fully collaborative partnership, and these factors were crucial to success. We look forward to continuing to work with them in the years to come.’

Capgemini’s Rightshore ™ strategy was key to both the system build contract and subsequent outsourcing contract. Much of the applications development was carried out at Capgemini’s development centres in Mumbai and Bangalore, India. The systems are being hosted from a Capgemini secure data centre in Rotherham, UK, with applications support provided from India, using the same team that worked on development in order to provide continuity.

The new system replaces earlier-generation SAP facilities provided to Subsea 7 by its former shareholder, Halliburton Inc.

Capgemini Director John Waymire said: ‘The success of this project reflects our expertise in SAP and in oil and gas, and puts us in pole position to win further significant projects in the vibrant Aberdeen oil and gas market.’


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About Subsea 7

With a workforce of 3600 people worldwide, Subsea 7 is one of the world’s leading subsea engineering and construction contractors. The company’s global offshore operations are supported out of Asia Pacific, Brazil, Gulf of Mexico, Norway, UK and West Africa. Subsea 7 has more than 100 remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), five pipeline construction yards and a fleet of modern, high specification dynamically positioned ships capable of deepwater reeled and flexible pipelay, deepwater subsea construction and saturation diving.

Subsea 7’s shares trade on the Oslo Stock Exchange ( Ticker Code SUB.

About the Capgemini Group

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, has a unique way of working with its clients, which it calls the Collaborative Business Experience. Through commitment to mutual success and the achievement of tangible value, Capgemini helps businesses implement growth strategies, leverage technology, and thrive through the power of collaboration. Capgemini employs approximately 61.000 people worldwide and reported 2005 global revenues of 6,954 million euros.

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