Issue: Feb 2006


General Motors selected Capgemini to assist GM's Information, Systems and Services organization



Capgemini pursued six GM contracts and was awarded all six

by John Larkin

General Motors (GM) selected Capgemini to assist GM’s Information, Systems and Services organization to support some of the program’s key strategic elements, including the management of enterprise-wide application integration, which provides enterprise-level strategic planning, architecture, program management and verification/validation services.

Capgemini pursued six GM contracts and was awarded all six, including:

* Enterprise-wide application integration management, which provides enterprise-level strategic planning, architecture, program management and verification/validation services.

* Application integration management for the global purchasing and supply chain area.
* Application integration management for the global sales, service and marketing area.
* Application integration management for the business services area.
* Sales and marketing systems support.
* Dealer systems support.

Capgemini’s work begins immediately on several GM projects that are critical to the company’s shift to a third-generation outsourcing program.

“We are honored that General Motors recognized our unique experience in systems architecture and engaged us to support many of the systems architecture components of its visionary third-generation outsourcing initiative,” said Paul Spence, global leader of Outsourcing Services for Capgemini. “We look forward to beginning our work and are excited about helping GM realize its vision to be not only the largest, but also the most efficient, productive and highest quality auto manufacturer in the world.”

According to Ralph Szygenda, GM’s group vice president and chief information officer, “After 18 months of due diligence and reviewing submissions from all major global IT providers, Capgemini emerged as a strong supplier” Szygenda added, “Although traditional IT outsourcing represents a significant portion of this endeavor, Capgemini will assist us in key systems architecture management in the future.”

As one of the world’s largest outsourcing services providers, Capgemini has directed the transformational outsourcing initiatives – and increased shareholder value – for companies in a wide range of industries and markets.

“We understand that GM wants sustained, ongoing value – continual benefit over the long term that is achievable. This is about innovation and redefining processes and technology to deliver sustained value to GM’s stakeholders,” said Paul Hermelin, CEO of Capgemini. “The GM assignment again validates that Capgemini is uniquely able to deliver the kind of value companies seek from IT suppliers. This, our latest success, will continue to fuel Capgemini’s ongoing progress and growth.”

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, the company helps businesses implement growth strategies, leverage technology, and thrive through the power of collaboration. Capgemini employs approximately 60,000 people worldwide and reported 2004 global revenues of 6.3 billion euros. More information about individual service lines, offices and research is available at www.us.capgemini.com/


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