Atkins awards £13.7 million IT contract to Capgemini UK for further five years

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Contract will run from 2009 to 2014 covering support for both core IT infrastructure and core corporate applications.

Capgemini UK plc has won a £13.7 million five-year IT outsourcing contract from multinational engineering and design consultancy Atkins. The contract runs from 2009 to 2014 and covers support for both IT infrastructure and core corporate applications including finance, human resources and payroll.

The contract, won against competitive bidding, renews and extends IT outsourcing arrangements dating from 2001 and covering a period in which Atkins developed its international focus so that it is now the largest multidisciplinary consultancy in Europe and the world’s eighth largest global design firm. Earlier this month Atkins was appointed the official engineering design services provider for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Linda Barker, IS Head of Finance and HR Systems at Atkins, said: “Capgemini won the bidding on the quality of their work for us since 2001 and the excellent relationship they maintain with Atkins. We especially value their commitment to total collaboration with our business, and to ongoing proactive innovation. We are delighted to be working with them for a further five years.”

Working together, Atkins and Capgemini have already successfully managed a transition from locally based IT facilities to integrated systems, based on JD Edwards and Oracle software, tailored to the needs of Atkins international business. Challenges for the next five years include harnessing technology to further streamline business processes and generate continuous improvement in cost-efficiency and customer service.

Services to Atkins under the new contract will continue to be based at Capgemini service centres in London and Woking, with a dedicated team of IT professionals and development consultants working on-site at Atkins key locations.

Tony Goldsmith, Account Manager for Atkins at Capgemini, said: “Everybody on the account has really enjoyed working with Atkins during a period of successful global expansion and we are delighted that they have chosen us to continue our collaboration and to work with them on the challenges ahead.”

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 Experience - and through a global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to offer the right resources in the right location at competitive cost. Present in 36 countries, Capgemini reported 2007 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and employs over 88,000 people worldwide.

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