AstraZeneca has signed a five-year multi-million pound outsourcing deal with Infosys Technologies for application support. UK and Swedish IT staff at AstraZeneca will move to Infosys under the contract
Infosys Technologies will provide end-to-end application maintenance services to AstraZeneca's global operations in areas including manufacturing, supply chain, finance, human resources and other corporate functions. The deal is a part of AstraZeneca's transformation initiative to improve its operational efficiency.
Infosys is delivering the services through a global shared-services model using a fixed price payment model.
AstraZeneca recently signed a seven-year £736m global outsourcing deal with IBM, which is believed to be the first of its kind for the pharmaceutical industry. AstraZeneca has retained control of its IT strategy under the contract.