Quintiq and Capgemini Form Expanded Alliance for Global Advanced Planning and Scheduling Approach
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Press release date: July 16, 2007
UTRECHT and 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands, July 1 -- Quintiq, a leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions and Capgemini, one of the world's largest providers of Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, today announced a new global approach for APS. This expands the longstanding cooperation between the two groups, enabling them to deliver enhanced capabilities to customer companies worldwide and opening new opportunities for Capgemini and Quintiq.
Capgemini and Quintiq have cooperated on APS projects for one decade, implementing the Quintiq solution at a wide range of logistics, transportation, field service, manufacturing, metal and other companies in the Netherlands and around the world. More than 30 companies, many of them industry leaders such as Alcan, Applus+ RTD, SIG Combibloc, DHL, VION Food Group, Royal Dutch Navy, and Novelis, have already benefited from the synergy of Quintiq's software and Capgemini's consulting and technology integration expertise.
The new global cooperation builds on this success, enabling Capgemini and Quintiq to offer more comprehensive solutions that address the planning and scheduling needs of large companies' on a global scale.
Capgemini has established a Global Solution Center for APS (the "Center") in Utrecht, The Netherlands, dedicated to the Quintiq solution. The Center will operate as a virtual global unit, handling worldwide coordination of projects that are sold and implemented locally through its offices around the world.Technical development, in which the Quintiq solution is modeled and integrated with customer companies' specific needs and systems, will be handled remote, including Capgemini Mumbai India as part of the Rightshore(TM) concept of the Capgemini Group.
"The planning and scheduling market is booming as more and more companies focus on efficiency improvements to help them succeed in highly competitive global markets," said Bernard Helders, Head of Capgemini's Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution Global Sector. "Capgemini has an extensive network of local offices and deep industry as well as APS expertise. Quintiq has one of the most advanced APS solutions available. With our joint delivery model, we can offer one of the most comprehensive solutions for our clients' worldwide operations, complemented with local implementations that fit local languages and regulatory requirements."
Victor Allis, CEO at Quintiq commented: "Capgemini has exceptional APS implementation experience and worldwide capabilities that complement the strengths of Quintiq. We are very happy that after years of fruitful cooperation we are now able to launch a global approach that will bring meaningful benefits to our customers' entire businesses worldwide. Partnering in this way with Capgemini brings us closer to our customers and will enable us to better meet their varying needs."
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, which it calls the Collaborative Business Experience. Capgemini reported 2006 global revenues of approximately $10 billion or EUR7.7 billion and employs more than 75,000 people worldwide.
More information is available at www.capgemini.com.
About Quintiq Quintiq provides advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain management solutions. The fast-growing Dutch company, established in 1997, offers software for planning and optimizing complex business processes throughout the enterprise. Deloitte has recognized Quintiq as being one of the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, and industry analyst Gartner has acknowledged Quintiq for its innovative products and market presence. The company has its head office in the Netherlands and further subsidiaries in Germany, the UK, Malaysia, China and the USA. For more information: http://www.quintiq.com.
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