Boots has expanded its outsourcing partnership with Xansa in a contract extension worth £26m over two years.
Xansa will now take responsibility for the management and support of Boots’ Advantage customer loyalty card.
The new contract at the cosmetics and medicines retailer extends a seven-year £90m IT outsourcing agreement, signed in 2002, by a further two years to 2011.
Rob Fraser, Boots IT director, said, “The new, expanded relationship provides a springboard that will enable further business benefits and cost savings.”
As part of the £26m extension, Xansa will continue to provide application support and maintenance across the company, from Boots’ head office through to its supply chain and its store-based applications.
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