Capgemini and Sogeti launch enhanced joint Testing Services, forming one of the industry’s largest dedicated testing practices

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Innovative, business-driven Quality Assurance and Testing Services to help organizations gain maximum efficiency from their IT systems and achieve business goals
testing practices in the industry, supported by over 6,400 test
specialists globally and up to 11,000 further applications specialists, across over 30
countries. Capgemini and Sogeti’s dedicated Testing Services will offer best-in-class
testing solutions, combining Sogeti’s proven methodology, industry partnerships and
reputation as one of the market leaders in testing, together with Capgemini’s deep
sector expertise, global reach, offshore delivery capacity, and track record as a trusted
consultative test partner for its clients. Capgemini and Sogeti have also created a new
‘Testing Center of Excellence’ in India, with 2,100 dedicated testers offshore.
Organizations are increasingly reliant on launching new technologies and applications quickly
in order to successfully deliver new products and services to the end-user. As a result,
software testing is one of the fastest growing segments in the IT services market, and could be
worth more than $11.2 billion USD by the year 2013, according to outsourcing analyst and
advisory firm NelsonHall1.
The integrated Testing Services will provide organizations with a proven and structured
approach to software quality assurance and testing, underpinned by the Group’s own
structured methodology, TMap® (Test Management Approach). This combination of strategic
end-to-end testing and rigorous test execution delivers clearly identifiable results, notably
reducing the cost of software development and maintenance by up to 30 percent, improving
time to market by around 15 percent, enhancing quality levels and greatly mitigating technical
1 NelsonHall Perspective: A Revised Forecast of Specialist Software Testing Spending, June 2009
and business risk. The Group’s Testing Services offer a unique combination of scale,
flexibility, business-level insight and most importantly, tangible client results.
Capgemini and Sogeti’s joint Testing Services will help this growing number of clients to
ensure that these business-critical systems and services operate seamlessly and efficiently to
meet the needs of the organization, while satisfying cost and regulatory measures. The
solutions offered range from Managed Testing Services through to specialist test execution
and Test Process Improvement (using their TPI® and Quality Blueprint models) supported by
global partners; HP, IBM, and Microsoft.
Delivered through a combination of both a strong onshore presence in Europe, Asia Pacific
and North America, and Capgemini’s Rightshore® network for offshore delivery, clients will
have access to dedicated delivery teams with in-depth, sector-specific expertise, fine-tuned to
clients’ individual business drivers. Capgemini and Sogeti have also created a new ‘Testing
Center of Excellence’ in India, with 2,100 dedicated testers offshore, to support the delivery
of state-of-the-art testing solutions for customers globally.
Capgemini and Sogeti have been specialists in testing for more than twenty years, with a
history of significant investment in Testing R&D centers in the US, Netherlands and India,
and thought leadership, including the recent joint World Quality Report, supported by HP,2
and numerous test-related books3. Both companies have a proven track record for developing
innovative business-driven solutions to meet the constantly evolving needs of over 500 bluechip
clients worldwide, spanning industry sectors, including financial services, telecoms and
the public sector.
La Banque Postale has worked with Sogeti for the last three years. Through its dedicated Test
Centre in Bordeaux, Sogeti has consistently provided customized on-demand test execution,
most recently enabling La Banque Postale to efficiently launch some products and services to
the market in 2010. “We are committed to delivering maximum customer service whilst
remaining true to our values, we need to ensure that our services are available to all our
2 World Quality Report, 2009, an in-depth study of enterprise application quality assurance and testing and the emerging trends
in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), produced by Capgemini and Sogeti, with HP.
3 Recent publications include: TPI® NEXT – Business Driven Test Process Improvement (2009), End-to-end testing with TMap®
NEXT (2009), TMap® NEXT Business Driven Test Management (2008), TMap® NEXT for results-driven testing (2008).
customers anytime, anywhere,” said Philippe Blin, CIO, La Banque Postale, France. “I
envisage that the combination of Capgemini and Sogeti working together will provide us with
a point of contact to mobilize testing resources from across the Banque Postale group,
complementary to our internal testing department. This will assist us in strengthening our
customers’ trust in our unique banking model, and helping meet our corporate objectives of
saving time, reducing costs and driving further growth.”
“Businesses understand that software and application management & development are just
as important from a business perspective as they are from a technical one – they provide the
foundation for an organization’s core offering and ultimately, its brand and reputation,” said
Hans Van Waayenburg, Leader of Capgemini and Sogeti’s Global Testing Services. “With
the launch of our enhanced Testing Services, we will enable organizations to maximize their
return on investment in their IT systems through a proven, structured approach to software
testing and quality assurance that delivers what our clients require, driving faster time to
market and significant cost efficiencies.”
The creation of this integrated Testing Services capability represents the third stage of
Capgemini’s major growth initiative, part of its ‘Business as Unusual’ program that was
unveiled on November 5, 2009. Two service lines have already been created - “Business
Information Management” “Application Lifecycle Services” – and two others will be
launched by the end of March – “Infostructure Transformation Services” and “Smart Energy
Services”. Through this series of five strategic offerings, Capgemini aims to generate €800
million of additional bookings in 2010.
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About Capgemini
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. The Group
relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to get the right balance of
the best talent from multiple locations, working as one team to create and deliver the optimum
solution for clients. Present in more than 30 countries, Capgemini reported 2008 global
revenues of EUR 8.4 billion and employs 90,000 people worldwide.
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About Sogeti
Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services, specializing in Application
Management, Infrastructure Management, High-Tech Engineering and Testing. Working
closely with its clients, Sogeti enables them to leverage technological innovation and achieve
maximum results. Sogeti brings together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and
is present in over 200 locations in Europe, the US and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.
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Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini.
TMap®, TMap® NEXT, TPI® and TPI® NEXT are registered trademarks of Sogeti.