Blueprint and Capgemini deepen their existing partnership

18 February 2016 Consultancy.uk

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.

Blueprint and Capgemini deepen their existing partnership

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.

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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”