Capgemini and Blueprint Software Systems have announced a deepening of their partnership to deliver scalable enterprise solutions to clients. Through the deal Capgemini gains continued access to Blueprint’s enterprise suite that reduces budget overruns and delays for client IT projects, while Blueprint gain access to Capgemini’s global client base.
Budget overruns and delays are all too common occurrences in large scale IT upgrades and transformations. In a bid to improve the outcomes of IT projects across a range of metrics, Blueprint Software Systems was founded in 2004. The company provides a variety of services that support the implementation of enterprise solutions – the portfolio helps customers to sidestep possible pitfalls when upgrading their IT infrastructure and boosts the speed of roll-outs.
The announced partnership between Capgemini and Blueprint Software Systems will see the two companies combine their respective strengths to improve the IT systems developments of clients. Through the deal, Capgemini is better able to leverage Blueprint’s array of software and technology capabilities, both for its internal product development as well as for its implementations at clients. For Blueprint the deal bolsters its channel strategy as the firm seeks to increase the number of companies using its enterprise solutions.
Martin Saipe, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Development at Blueprint, says he is “excited about this new resale capability,” adding that he expects “significant activity” to come out of the deal in the near-term. “Capgemini is a key part of our growth plan through the system integration channel.”
Anand Moorthy, Vice-President of Capgemini’s Global Testing Practice, remarks: “We can accelerate the requirements process for many of our customers because of pre-built, accelerator models that are refined over time, incorporating best practices which we then deploy in selected projects. Rather than creating new custom requirements for each project from scratch, we are able to be more prescriptive in our delivery helping our customers manage costs and lock-in quality.”