Announcing one of the world's largest IT re-sourcing initiatives today, General Motors (GM) has selected Capgemini to assist GM's information, systems and services organisation for some of the programme's key strategic elements, including the management of enterprise-wide application integration, which provides enterprise-level
strategic planning, architecture, programme management and verification and 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, programme management and verification / validation services
Application integration management for the global purchasing and supply-chain
Application integration management for the global sales, service and marketing
Application integration management for the business services
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 programme.
Paul Spence, CEO, global outsourcing services, Capgemini, said, "We look forward to beginning our work and are excited about helping GM realise 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" Syzgenda added, "Although traditional IT outsourcing represents a significant portion of this endeavour, 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 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, Group 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."