NEW YORK and PLANO, Texas, February 17, 2009 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and Capgemini US LLC (“Capgemini”), a subsidiary of the Capgemini Group one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the availability of an integrated supplier relationship management (SRM) solution to help customers enhance supplier integration and collaboration to deliver cost savings.
The end-to-end solution, based on Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter® software for SRM and Capgemini’s extensive knowledge on process synchronization, systems integration and rapid implementation methodologies, will help customers to identify and optimize their source of supply, exchange data with suppliers, negotiate agreements using best-in-class sourcing technology, and monitor on-going supplier performance.
The integrated solution, focused on delivering value to the Automotive, Aerospace, CPG, Machinery and High Tech industries, supports the optimal level of supplier collaboration that is required to unlock value creation and deliver sustainable savings.
“Siemens PLM Software and Capgemini have combined forces to provide a solution that provides optimization across the engineering and procurement disciplines,” said Dick Slansky, Senior Analyst, PLM Research Director, ARC Advisory Group. “It is an alliance that makes sense because of Siemens PLM Software’s ability to provide a technology solution and their connection to high level engineering executives. Capgemini brings procurement consulting domain expertise and access to high level procurement executives.
“This partnership also highlights the expanded domains of the product lifecycle and how PLM providers like Siemens PLM Software are now providing solutions well beyond the traditional engineering design/build domains,” added Slansky.
“Combining Capgemini’s notable leadership in the sourcing and procurement domain with Siemens PLM Software’s clearly differentiated SRM solutions benefits our mutual customers,” said Paul Vogel, executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software is committed to providing an open enterprise PLM backbone which can be leveraged to enhance integration and collaboration in all aspects of the business, including sourcing and supplier management, to help our customers efficiently and cost effectively turn more ideas into successful products.
“Siemens PLM Software’s global collaboration in the manufacturing, retail and distribution (MRD) sector with industry leaders like Capgemini, provides the opportunity to bring best-in-class industry solutions by combining proven technology with unparalleled domain expertise,” added Vogel.
Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter for SRM is the set of processes that empower purchasing to work with suppliers to minimize costs while maintaining and improving quality, service and innovation. The joint solution, which brings together PLM and direct material sourcing, delivers services that include solution configuration and installation, content creation and on-going application support.
“Siemens PLM Software provides the tools necessary to make supplier relationship management an embedded skill across multiple functions,” said Ed Stark, global supply chain leader for Capgemini. “By combining Siemens PLM Software’s tools with Capgemini’s focus on strategy, transformation and implementation, our companies aim to make supplier relationship management a lynchpin in helping clients become more collaborative and cost efficient.”
Capgemini will offer client advisory and deep domain knowledge while assisting clients on strategy and roadmap. Capgemini will also provide implementation services for the Teamcenter for SRM suite of applications as well as integration services between the modules and other third party PLM and ERP systems. Capgemini will round out the offering with position testing, data conversion, and change management to complete the overall solution. Capgemini will also be a software distributor of Siemens PLM Software’s solution set including Teamcenter for SRM applications.
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working – the Collaborative Business Experience - and through a global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to offer the right resources in the right location at competitive cost. Present in 36 countries, Capgemini reported 2007 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion (approximately USD $13.6 billion) and employs over 88,000 people worldwide. More information is available at www.capgemini.com.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 5.9 million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.
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