Fuente: www.consultantnews.es Fecha: 03.11.2009
The Capgemini Group has announced a major investment to reinforce its capabilities in Business Information Management (BIM), a set of services that enable enterprises to manage their information lifecycle. Organizations are increasingly looking for new strategies and techniques to retain, organize and gain insights from the huge volumes of disparately organized data, stored across their business applications.
In response, the Group plans to hire or redeploy an additional 3,000 BIM consultants, extending its total number of BIM consultants to over 7,000. Capgemini will also create a Center of Excellence in India, staffed initially with 1,000 specialists, to provide state-of-the art BIM technology solutions for customers globally. This is the first in a series of global strategic portfolio announcements planned over the next two quarters, to mobilize all the Group’s disciplines, supported by a strong sales push.
The BIM services provided by Capgemini include strategic information management blueprinting; data architecture, warehousing and management; data analysis and performance reporting; and electronic file management, retrieval and collaboration portals.
BIM is a key priority for businesses in the current economic climate. According to analyst group AMR Research, companies will spend $59.3 billion on core Business Intelligence / Performance Management activities in 2010.
“Large enterprises are increasingly seeing the need to enhance the effectiveness and capabilities of existing business information systems in order to meet demanding compliance requirements and, in particular, to gain a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of business trends and performance,” commented Paul Nannetti, General Manager of Capgemini’s global BIM service line. “We are seeing huge demand for these services and are mobilizing our global infrastructure to meet them. To cater to the specific needs of key markets, we also offer sector-specific solutions for clients in the banking and insurance, life sciences, energy & utilities, retail and consumer product, and telecoms sectors.”
In delivering BIM services, Capgemini will work with the most appropriate technology solutions based on the specific requirements of each client. They will be deployed using Capgemini’s Rightshore® methodology, while the India-based BIM Center of Excellence will act as a ‘center of gravity’ for Capgemini’s strategy, adapting and rolling out best practices globally and ensuring that service levels across clients can be continually improved. Capgemini will use its Intelligent Enterprise™ assessment process to quickly analyze needs and develop an enterprise-ready strategic framework and roadmap for BIM.
Vince Kelly, CIO of Orange Business Services, and Patrick Feuillatre, Head of Business Intelligence Software Factory, Orange Business Services commented: “In a drive to streamline our costs while maximizing our capacity, we have adopted a new sourcing model which is based on a distributed approach and managed in accordance with defined, structured metrics. Capgemini’s scale and capability in Business Information Management enables us to manage our business information to achieve better overall quality and productivity.”
The additional investment will build on Capgemini’s substantial existing BIM capabilities. The Group has been supporting BIM initiatives with customers for over 15 years, delivering customer-focused solutions based on industry best practices. Capgemini’s expertise in BIM implementations was recently celebrated by Teradata, which named it EMEA SI Partner of the year as a result of its ability to help clients gain strategic insight, recognize emerging trends and respond quickly to business requirements.