Sogeti was founded in 1967 in Grenoble, France. The company then acquired 2 large IT service companies, CAP and Gemini Computer Systems and by 1975 it had become one of the top five IT services and consulting companies in the world. Over the years, the company has placed an increased emphasis on local professional services and outsourcing. The company relies on offshore capabilities, utilizing people in India, Morocco, Argentina, Poland and Spain.
Headquartered in Paris, France, Capgemini operates in over 30 countries. And it has four key areas of focus; Consulting Services, Outsourcing Services, Technology Services, and Local Professional Services. Capgemini has formed Limited Partnerships with TXU, Intel, SAP, Quintiq, JDA and Teradata.
Capgemini has four fundamental objectives. The company encourages employees to strive to use their expertise to benefit the client, to ensure sustainable long-term growth, to provide a return on investments, and to promote employee development.
Capgemini helps their client deal with changing business and technology issues. They offer consulting services offering valuable guidance from strategy development to execution. Offering assistance in marketing, sales and service, where specialists draw from a wealth of experiences to guide the customer through acquisition, retention, and business results while ensuring that budget funding is used where it is most effective. Capgemini is able to formulate leading edge strategy to increase the effectiveness of company finance and Human Resource departments. They can also assist customers in developing supply chain priorities. They assist customers in building a supply chain to integrate supply and demand management. They also offer assistance in targeting high potential customers. Transformation consulting is also available to the customer. When attempting to change the face of a company it is important to rely on expert teams who can design a transformation strategy, implement it and utilize tested methods to bring innovation and flexibility as well as providing measurable results in a short time frame.
Industries that most frequently utilize the services of Capgemini include Automotive, Consumer Products, Distribution, Energy, Utilities and Chemicals, Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Public Sector, Retail, Telecom, Web Hosting, Media and Entertainment.
Capgemini offers many Retailer success stories from former clients including CAPSA, RAST S.A., Dufry, X5 Retail Group, Wickes, Albert Heijn, Schuitema N.V., Matalan, Bashas’, O2 Ireland, Vendex KBB IT Services, Dairy Farm International, Rautakirja, Smiths News, Vodafone UK plc, and Meijer.
Capgemini was honored with a 2008 Pinnacle Aware for Showcase Leadership for Service Partners. They also won Vodafone’s Corporate Responsibility Engagement Award in 2008.
Capgemini suggests that companies attempting to weather today’s economy implement strategies to cut costs. For instance, assessing viable projects. Companies should keep projects, which enhance the system, and those, which have business sustainability and revenue growth. Re-examine what is being sent outside; such as strength of partner companies and outsourcers. Fix things on paper; remove rules or goals, which no longer apply. Evaluate green solutions. Check out how web services can enhance your business. Utilize social networking.
Capgemini insights include suggestions that service providers transform how they do business, interact with the outside, respond to clients in real time, and create new levels of collaboration. Transform business processes, get smarter, build integrated processes and systems, and manage a cost effective operating model. Evolve new streams of revenue, get ready for the future, amplify new opportunities, focus on core services and share to innovate.