Some 3,000 of the 5,500 Subsea 7 staff use the centralised ERP system for back-office administration, project control and other applications in locations in the UK, Norway, Netherlands, North and South America, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Graeme Smith, Subsea 7's project manager for the global SAP project, said Capgemini had to beat two other shortlisted firm to the deal. Its role is to maintain the basic SAP systems and to make required enhancements to them, he said.
Smith said despite the global spread of locations, the databases were centralised to provide a single view of the data worldwide.
Capgemini supports Subsea 7 with its Rightshore delivery model. This includes a dedicated team of SAP specialists at a Capgemini application support centre in Mumbai, India and front-office services at Capgemini centres in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
Subsea 7 uses SAP NetWeaver with Business Warehouse, Enterprise Portal and SAP Mobility, and includes modules for finance, HR, payroll, procurement, materials management, production planning, plant maintenance and project systems. The 2009 upgrade plans include a move from SAP R/3 to SAP ECC 6.0, the latest version of SAP technology.