Atkins awards Capgemini £13.7m IT contract

Engineering and design firm Atkins has awarded Capgemini a five year £13.7m IT outsourcing contract.

Engineering and design firm Atkins has awarded Capgemini a five year £13.7m IT outsourcing contract.

Earlier this month, Atkins was appointed the official engineering design services provider for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The contract covers support for both IT infrastructure and core corporate applications including finance, human resources and payroll.

The contract renews and extends IT outsourcing arrangements dating from 2001. Linda Barker, IS head of finance and HR systems at Atkins, said, "We especially value Capgemini's commitment to total collaboration with our business, and to ongoing proactive innovation."

She said Atkins and Capgemini had already successfully managed a transition from locally based IT facilities to integrated systems, based on JD Edwards and Oracle software, tailored to the needs of Atkins' international business.

Challenges for the next five years include harnessing technology to further streamline business processes and generate continuous improvement in cost-efficiency and customer service.

Services to Atkins under the new contract will continue to be based at Capgemini service centres in London and Woking, with a dedicated team of IT staff working on-site at Atkins' key locations.

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