Exalead, provider of search platforms and search-based business application (SBA) technology for consumer and business users, and Capgemini, provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, have announced the expansion of their partnership to a global level. This alliance means that Capgemini has expanded its offering of Exalead search-based applications to help more customers manage, aggregate and interpret data from high volume and disparate sources to benefit multiple industries including the global financial, manufacturing and public sectors.
Exalead previously collaborated with Capgemini at a regional level in France, delivering business oriented SBA solutions, since 2008, to joint clients across the telecommunications, transportation, logistics, and financial sectors. Specific SBA projects have included delivering 360 Multi-Channel Customer Information (sales, marketing and support), Operational Reporting & Business Intelligence, Database Offloading, Master Data Management, Logistics and eBusiness solutions. Through this local partnership Capgemini France has been able to help businesses integrate services and also offer the benefits of 'early release' Exalead solutions, training and product demonstrations.
The rapid increase in online data sources means that businesses in today's 24/7 economy, need quicker, more user-friendly and flexible tools to interpret huge volumes of information. This new global partnership with Exalead means that Capgemini is expected to help companies worldwide in the reduction of costs, and drive innovation through increasing the value of their information with the use of an innovative Information Management solution.
Through Exalead CloudView, Capgemini can offer both existing and potential clients a quick and easy program to manage and interpret both structured sources, such as corporate databases, and unstructured sources, such as Office documents and emails, to transform data into a cohesive, meaningful information resource. This will be beneficial not only to business back-office functions, including supply chain management and compliance, but also to front-line customer relationship management functions. For example, it is expected that data could be accessed in a fast way and at low costs the ability to index 100 million documents and process up to 20 queries a second through a single dual-processor service. Time to market for new applications could, potentially, also be reduced from months or years to days and weeks.
"In France, we've already established a fantastic track record of delivering transformative solutions to our joint clients," explained Jean Francois Caenen, CTO Capgemini France. "The SBA model we've employed over the past four years delivers real alternatives for dealing with the complex issues of integrating, accessing, and exploiting hybrid data within and beyond the enterprise firewall alternatives that are richer, more flexible and more profitable"
Jeffery Deyerle, NA BIM Service Line Leader Capgemini added: "Our goal now is to leverage our success to date in delivering these benefits to a larger spectrum of international clients. Building on our global presence with Exalead we are confident we'll be able to rapidly achieve this goal."
"We're thrilled to strengthen our relationship with such a visionary market leader. Capgemini was among the first integrators to recognise the powerful collaborative potential of SBAs in information management," explained Alain Cotte, CEO of Exalead. "They've proven themselves adept at addressing every aspect of implementing SBAs, and with their deep business and technological expertise, they always bring a fresh, innovative perspective to the table. We look forward to working with Capgemini to deliver SBA benefits to a new generation of clients worldwide over the coming decade."