Deutsche Telekom, a telecommunications services provider,
and Capgemini, a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services,
announced that they have signed a business intelligence (BI) sourcing framework
agreement for a period of five years.
The central objectives of the agreement are to further
consolidate IT services of the operating entity in Germany – Telekom
Deutschland GmbH, reducing the level of in-house resource needed, by building a
dedicated BI factory, as well as harmonizing the BI systems of the group.
Within the project Capgemini
is one of two vendors that were selected to support Telekom Deutschland GmbH.
The contract signed between Deutsche Telekom AG and Capgemini Deutschland GmbH,
a subsidiary of Capgemini Group, will involve experts from Capgemini’s Global
BI and Telecom practices.
Telekom Deutschland aims to consolidate its business
processes and IT systems and consolidate its services portfolio to create
synergies. Harmonization of the BI applications landscape is one of the largest
and most complex projects. The interdisciplinary team has to eliminate
heterogeneities and parallel systems, which have become redundant and embed the
entire Data Warehousing in a new BI architecture. Capgemini will support in the
planning stage and also undertake the long-term development of key components
of the BI landscape.
The Capgemini global delivery model, Rightshore is
designed to provide the right resources in the right place, enabling access to
approximately 40,000 offshore IT experts. In addition to the high flexibility
in the approach to service delivery, other factors also key in winning the
project included access to innovation investments, service quality, and team
We are facing a huge challenge in the area Business
Intelligence because of the restructuring that happened last year. Capgemini
convinced us particularly with their overall package of outstanding, regional
and simultaneously globally reusable IT competency and large offshore
capacities at a good price-service ratio,” said Frank Kuehl, senior vice president
and head of BI & Data Management at Telekom Deutschland.
Innovation and technology leadership are a key focus for
the telecom management at Telekom Deutschland GmbH. The reduction of in-house
IT support needed as a result of the project should also relieve the company’s
resources to concentrate on the core business and R&D.
Our investments and focus on developing a differentiated
approach to the delivery of BI programmes, combining consulting, technology and
a scalable India centric delivery platform, have positioned Capgemini as a
global leader in the provision of BI transformation services,” said Paul
Nannetti, global head of Business Information Management at Capgemini.
By Telecomlead.com Team