Accenture and Outokumpu extend application outsourcing agreement
The agreement extends a contract signed in 2005 under which Outokumpu outsourced to Accenture the management and development of its finance, human resources and logistics applications on its SAP-based ERP system.

www.consultant-news.com  23.01.2009

Outokumpu, an international stainless steel company, has awarded Accenture a five-year application outsourcing contract to provide Outokumpu with application development and application management services for its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system on a global basis. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The new agreement extends the scope of the work to include .NET applications for sales order management.

"Accenture’s strong competence in SAP has helped us streamline our core processes over the last three years,” said Mikael Dahl, Outokumpu’s vice president for IT procurement. “The added combination of Accenture’s .NET capabilities and its global network of professional resources led us to extend the scope and length of our relationship.”

Accenture will provide the application management services for Outokumpu’s existing SAP platform and for its .Net applications from its delivery centre in Hyderabad, India, which is part of Accenture's global network of more than 50 delivery centres.

“The steel industry is undergoing major change, and we are pleased to have been able to play a role in supporting Outokumpu’s corporate transformation,” said Nils-Erik Thudén, a senior executive in Accenture’s Metals & Mining industry practice. “Our application outsourcing services will continue to enable Outokumpu to harmonize processes and achieve cost-efficient IT operations in multiple markets.”

Outokumpu operates in some 30 countries and employs more than 8 000 people. The Group's head office is located in Espoo, Finland.


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