Capgemini International B.V. (Capgemini) and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced a deepening of their global alliance to jointly provide an integrated, end-to-end offering for Logistics Service Provider (LSP) companies looking to improve core operations such as transport, warehouse and event management. Based on SAPs leading LSP industry solution portfolio, SAP for Logistics Service Providers, and combined with Capgeminis in-depth understanding of clients strategic challenges, the offering leverages the SAP NetWeaver integration and application platform to address the challenges of todays LSPs by helping them consolidate their fragmented IT landscape and adapt to changing industry paradigms.
Our company looks forward to benefiting from the partnership between SAP and Capgemni, the two renowned worldwide leading solution providers for the LSP industry, said Gert Vriend, director of supply chain services, DHL Solutions, one of the largest high-performing businesses in the world. Information technology is key to the services we deliver to our global customers, and through this partnership, we will improve the way we do business to pave the way for future growth and innovation.
By leveraging a deep industry-specific global partnership between SAP and Capgemini, which combines SAPs comprehensive portofolio of solutions and technology with Capgeminis leading expertise in implementation and change management for logistics, LSPs can significantly improve the alignment of their IT and business strategies. In doing so, LSPs will be able to secure their long-term IT investment and more easily meet the escalating business requirements of their customers.
The LSP industry is in urgent need of a trusted IT solution that better fits its ever changing business environment, said Erik van Dort, Head of Capgeminis Distribution Sector. Together with SAP, we can enable clients to reduce costs, whilst driving more value from their IT systems and increasing visibility of their operations. In a climate of increasingly complex supply chains and shrinking fulfillment cycle times, efficiency is key.
LSPs will benefit from this joint cooperation specifically as it leverages both companies expertise in the areas of transportation, warehouse and fulfillment management system that delivers a solid long-term investment and provides visibility of core business processes across their entire enterprise.
Today, many LSP companies are spending a significant portion of their IT budget in maintaining their existing IT system landscape, said Dr. Carsten Linz, vice president and head of the Industry Business Unit Service Providers, SAP AG. By deepening our partnership with Capgemini, we are addressing this challenge by helping our customers maximize their total IT spending budgets for innovation and growth, as well as for agile adaptability to ever-changing customer demands.
The companies also announced they will establish a network of Capgemini and SAP LSP Centres of Excellence. The Centres will focus on the global roll-out of the new offering to customers.