Capgemini Sud SAS, a subsidiary of the Capgemini Group, together with IT services provider Logica and large infrastructure provider Bull, specilaist in both open and secure have together been awarded a six-year contract by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the world's leading organisation for scientific publications.
The consortium will handle third-party applications management and outsourced IT systems for finance and accounting activities, plus the Human Resources (HR) and salary management system for the Centre. As consortium leader, Capgemini will lead the overall contract, while Logica will act as a joint consortium member.
CNRS is the main multi-discipline public research organization - in all fields of knowledge - in France, working under the direction of the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research.
Within the framework of its organisation project, CNRS has modernised its IT tools, notably equipping itself with a new accounting and budgeting system (BFC), along with a new human resources and salary management system (Sirhus). The Centre has launched a call for tender at the beginning of 2009 for third-party applications management and outsourcing, for these two SAP-based systems.
This new contract will see the consortium building the technical architecture and taking care of progressive and corrective maintenance, as well as outsourcing, for the two IT systems: Sirhus, for human resources administration and salary management for CNRS employees, and BFC for budget execution monitoring, spending, projects, revenue, financial monitoring of research contracts and both general and analytical budget accounting.
Capgemini, Logica and Bull won the CNRS contract for their respective experience in the implementation of big transformation projects in the public sector.
The consortium also has a sound knowledge of the Centre's specific challenges in the accounting / finance and HR areas as each of the thre have individually been working with the public research organisation on different projects for the past four years.
Capgemini led the implementation of BFC, Logica led the Sihrus implementation, and Bull was charged with the outsourcing of the SAP and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) systems, an integration infrastructure which allows the different IT system applications to communicate.