Quintiq and Capgemini form expanded alliance for global advanced planning
Jul 18, 2007 Comments (0)
solutions and Capgemini, one of the world's largest providers of Consulting,
Technology and Outsourcing services, have announced a new global approach
for APS. This expands the longstanding cooperation between the two groups,
enabling them to deliver enhanced capabilities to customer companies
worldwide and opening new opportunities for Capgemini and Quintiq.
Capgemini and Quintiq have cooperated on APS projects for one decade,
implementing the Quintiq solution at a wide range of logistics,
transportation, field service, manufacturing, metal and other companies in
the Netherlands and around the world. More than 30 companies, many of them
industry leaders such as Alcan, Applus+ RTD, SIG Combibloc, DHL, VION Food
Group, Royal Dutch Navy, and Novelis, have already benefited from the
synergy of Quintiq's software and Capgemini's consulting and technology
The new global cooperation builds on this success, enabling Capgemini and
Quintiq to offer more comprehensive solutions that address the planning and
scheduling needs of large companies' on a global scale. Capgemini has
established a Global Solution Center for APS (the "Center") in Utrecht, The
Netherlands, dedicated to the Quintiq solution. The Center will operate as a
virtual global unit, handling worldwide coordination of projects that are
sold and implemented locally through its offices around the world. Technical
development, in which the Quintiq solution is modeled and integrated with
customer companies' specific needs and systems, will be handled remote,
including Capgemini Mumbai India as part of the Rightshore(TM) concept of
the Capgemini Group.
"The planning and scheduling market is booming as more and more companies
focus on efficiency improvements to help them succeed in highly competitive
global markets," said Bernard Helders, Head of Capgemini's Manufacturing,
Retail & Distribution Global Sector. "Capgemini has an extensive network of
local offices and deep industry as well as APS expertise. Quintiq has one of
the most advanced APS solutions available. With our joint delivery model, we
can offer one of the most comprehensive solutions for our clients' worldwide
operations, complemented with local implementations that fit local languages
and regulatory requirements."
Victor Allis, CEO at Quintiq commented: "Capgemini has exceptional APS
implementation experience and worldwide capabilities that complement the
strengths of Quintiq. We are very happy that after years of fruitful
cooperation we are now able to launch a global approach that will bring
meaningful benefits to our customers' entire businesses worldwide.
Partnering in this way with Capgemini brings us closer to our customers and
will enable us to better meet their varying needs."
Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of Consulting, Technology
and Outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform
through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and
capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a
unique way of working, which it calls the Collaborative Business Experience.
Capgemini reported 2006 global revenues of approximately $10 billion.