Capgemini
Overview
 
Capgemini is a French global IT services company, one of the world's largest management consulting
Management consulting
Management consulting indicates both the industry and practice of helping organizations improve their performance primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and development of plans for improvement....

, outsourcing
Outsourcing
Outsourcing is the process of contracting a business function to someone else.-Overview:The term outsourcing is used inconsistently but usually involves the contracting out of a business function - commonly one previously performed in-house - to an external provider...

 and professional services
Professional services
Professional services is an industry of infrequent, technical, or unique functions performed by independent contractors or by consultants whose occupation is the rendering of such services....

 companies with a staff of 114,274 operating in 40 countries. It is headquartered in Paris
Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

 (Rue de Tilsitt
Rue de Tilsitt
Rue de Tilsitt is a street in the 8th and 17th arrondissements of Paris. It is one of two streets which form a circle around the Place de l’Étoile - the other is the Rue de Presbourg...

) and was founded in 1967 by Serge Kampf
Serge Kampf
Serge Kampf is a French businessman who founded the computer services company Capgemini in 1967.Serge Kampf serves as Managing Director of Cap Gemini EUROPE BV and Cap Gemini Benelux BV....

, the current chairman, in Grenoble
Grenoble
Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère...

, France. CEO Paul Hermelin
Paul Hermelin
-Biography:Paul Hermelin was born in 1952. He graduated from the École Polytechnique in 1972 and from the École nationale d'administration in 1978.He started his career in Jacques Delors's Ministry of the Economy. From 1988 to 1991, he worked in Hubert Curien's Ministry of Research and Technology...

 has led the company since his appointment in December 2001.

Capgemini's regional operations include North and South America, Northern Europe & Asia Pacific and Central & Southern Europe.
Encyclopedia
Capgemini is a French global IT services company, one of the world's largest management consulting
Management consulting
Management consulting indicates both the industry and practice of helping organizations improve their performance primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and development of plans for improvement....

, outsourcing
Outsourcing
Outsourcing is the process of contracting a business function to someone else.-Overview:The term outsourcing is used inconsistently but usually involves the contracting out of a business function - commonly one previously performed in-house - to an external provider...

 and professional services
Professional services
Professional services is an industry of infrequent, technical, or unique functions performed by independent contractors or by consultants whose occupation is the rendering of such services....

 companies with a staff of 114,274 operating in 40 countries. It is headquartered in Paris
Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

 (Rue de Tilsitt
Rue de Tilsitt
Rue de Tilsitt is a street in the 8th and 17th arrondissements of Paris. It is one of two streets which form a circle around the Place de l’Étoile - the other is the Rue de Presbourg...

) and was founded in 1967 by Serge Kampf
Serge Kampf
Serge Kampf is a French businessman who founded the computer services company Capgemini in 1967.Serge Kampf serves as Managing Director of Cap Gemini EUROPE BV and Cap Gemini Benelux BV....

, the current chairman, in Grenoble
Grenoble
Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère...

, France. CEO Paul Hermelin
Paul Hermelin
-Biography:Paul Hermelin was born in 1952. He graduated from the École Polytechnique in 1972 and from the École nationale d'administration in 1978.He started his career in Jacques Delors's Ministry of the Economy. From 1988 to 1991, he worked in Hubert Curien's Ministry of Research and Technology...

 has led the company since his appointment in December 2001.

Capgemini's regional operations include North and South America, Northern Europe & Asia Pacific and Central & Southern Europe. Services are delivered through four disciplines; Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing and Local Professional Services. The latter is delivered through Sogeti, a wholly owned subsidiary.

History

Capgemini was founded by Serge Kampf in 1967 as an enterprise management and data processing company. The company was inaugurated as the Société pour la Gestion de l'Entreprise et le Traitement de l'Information (Sogeti).
  • In 1973 Sogeti acquired a majority stake in its major European IT services competitor, CAP.
  • In 1974 Sogeti acquired Gemini Computers Systems, a US company based in New York.
  • In 1975, following the two major acquisitions of CAP and Gemini Computer Systems, Sogeti renamed itself as CAP Gemini Sogeti.
  • In 1981, Cap Gemini Sogeti launched US operations following the acquisition of Milwaukee-based DASD Corporation, specializing in data conversion and employing 500 people in 20 branches throughout the US. Following this acquisition, The U.S. Operation was known as Cap Gemini DASD.
  • In 1986, Cap Gemini Sogeti acquired the consulting division of US-based CGA Computer to create Cap Gemini America.
  • In 1991, Gemini Consulting was formed through the integration of two management consulting firms (United Research and The MAC group).
  • In 1995, the Center for Business Innovation at Cap Gemini was transformed from an institutional university model to a networked research capability under the leadership of its Director Christopher Meyer (author)
    Christopher Meyer (author)
    Christopher Meyer is an innovator, business builder, author, founder of Monitor Talent , and thought leader on the future of the global economy. He is listed as one of the Top 200 Business Gurus in Thomas H...

  • In 1996, the name was simplified to Cap Gemini with a new group logo. All operating companies worldwide were re-branded to operate as Cap Gemini.
  • In 2000, Cap Gemini acquired Ernst & Young Consulting
    Ernst & Young
    Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional services networks in the world and one of the "Big Four" accountancy firms, along with Deloitte, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers ....

    . It simultaneously integrated Gemini Consulting to form Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
  • In 2002, Cap Gemini re-launched its Sogeti brand, creating a new legal entity bearing the original name of the company, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. The new company is focused on delivering IT services to a more limited range of markets.
  • In 2003, the firm acquired Transiciel and merged the two practices into Sogeti-Transiciel (later consolidated within Sogeti in 2006).
  • In April 2004, the Group reverted to Capgemini (its current name).
  • In the summer of 2005, due to heavy financial losses, Capgemini sold its North American healthcare consulting practice, including both payer and provider practices, to Accenture
    Accenture
    Accenture plc is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company headquartered in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. It is the largest consulting firm in the world and is a Fortune Global 500 company. As of September 2011, the company had more than 236,000 employees across...

     but retains its life sciences practice.
  • In August 2006, Capgemini acquired Future Engineering.
  • In September 2006, Capgemini acquired a 51% shareholding in Unilever India Shared Services Limited (Indigo), a provider of financial shared services and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance services to the global Unilever Group. Indigo has operating centres in Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Bengaluru , formerly called Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bangalore is nicknamed the Garden City and was once called a pensioner's paradise. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city and...

     and Chennai
    Chennai
    Chennai , formerly known as Madras or Madarasapatinam , is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is the fourth most populous metropolitan area and the sixth most populous city in India...

     and employs approximately 600 staff.
  • In October 2006, Capgemini agreed to acquire Kanbay International for US$1.2 billion in cash ($29 per share). The acquisition will increase Capgemini's India staff to 12,000+(which is grown to 26,000+ in mere 4 years of time) employees. The acquisition was completed on 8 February 2007.
  • On 8 February 2007, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Software Architects, a US-based consulting company, to expand its US business.
  • On 25 July 2008, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Getronics PinkRoccade Business Applications Services BV of the Netherlands. The acquisition amounted to an equity value of €255 million paid in cash.
  • In October 2008, Capgemini acquires UK Test specialist Vizuri.
  • In November 2008, Capgemini acquires Empire and Sophia Solutions to reinforce its presence in Eastern Europe.
  • In September 2009, Capgemini Australia acquires Nu Solutions; bolsters software testing expertise.
  • In February 2010, Capgemini announced the acquisition of IBX.
  • In June 2010, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Strategic Systems Solutions, a small company specializing in the capital markets.
  • In June 2010, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Plaisir Informatique, a French company specializing in complex data migrations in the banking and insurance sector.
  • In September 2010, Capgemini announced the acquisition of CPM Braxis, the largest Brazilian IT consultant company.
  • In November 2010, Capgemini announced that it has acquired the India-based IT services company, Thesys Technologies Private Limited (“Thesys”), a Temenos-Certified Services Partner that provides banking implementation solutions to the global financial services industry.
  • In December 2010, Capgemini Acquires German IT-Services Provider CS Consulting GmbH.
  • In February 2011, Cheshire Police Authority signed a framework agreement with Capgemini for IT services to support back-office policing activities. The framework would include technology to enable shared services. It is expected to generate savings of £40 million for Cheshire Constabulary over ten years.
  • In February 2011, Capgemini got a $63 million three-year contract to provide support to smart metres for Canada’s utility BC Hydro in British Columbia.
  • In April 2011, Capgemini acquired two French companies, Artesys, a provider of IT infrastructure offering, and Avantias, a provider of enterprise content management to businesses.
  • In June 2011, Capgemini finalized its acquisition of Prosodie, the multi-channel services operator.
  • In June 2011, Capgemini completed its first acquisition in China, Praxis Technology, a utility industry specialist.
  • In July 2011, Capgemini acquired the Italian IT services provider AIVE Group.

Acquisitions

  • Sesa
    Sesa
    Sesa is a municipality located in the Hoya de Huesca comarca, province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. According to the 2010 census the municipality has a population of 225 inhabitants. Its postal code is 22110....

     in France (1987)
  • Hoskyns Group plc|Hoskyns in the UK (1990)
  • United Research in the US (1990)
  • Mac Group in the US (1991)
  • Volmac in the Netherlands (1992), developers of Cap Gemini SDM
    Cap Gemini SDM
    Cap Gemini SDM, or SDM2 is a software development method developed by the software company PANDATA in the Netherlands in 1970. The method is a waterfall model divided in seven phases that have a clear start and end. Each phase delivers products, called milestones...

  • Programator in Scandinavia (1992)
  • Gruber Titze and Partners in Europe (1993)
  • Bossard in Europe (1997)
  • Ernst & Young
    Ernst & Young
    Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional services networks in the world and one of the "Big Four" accountancy firms, along with Deloitte, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers ....

     Consulting (2000)
  • Transiciel (2003)
  • Indigo (2006)
  • Future Engineering in Germany (2006)
  • Plecto AG in Germany
    Germany
    Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

     (2006)
  • Kanbay
    Kanbay
    Kanbay International, Inc. was a Chicago-based global information technology services firm with about 6900 associates worldwide. Founded in 1989, the organization offered management consulting, technology integration, application development, and outsourcing strategies for industries including...

     International (2006)
  • Software Architects (2007)
  • Maxeda
    Maxeda
    Maxeda is a Dutch retail group that operates in Europe, the Middle East and Dutch dependencies in North America. It is the result of the merger of Koninklijke Bijenkorf Beheer and Vendex. The firm is mostly known for their successful department stores...

     IT Services in the Netherlands (2008)
  • Getronics
    Getronics
    Getronics N.V. is a company, subsidiary of the Dutch IT & Telecommunications firm KPN since October 2007, focused on creating value for IT Workspace Management Services, Applications & Software Development Services...

     PinkRoccade Business Applications Services BV (2008), developers of Business Information Services Library
    Business Information Services Library
    Business Information Services Library , previously known as Business Information Service Management Library, is a framework used for functional management and information management....

  • Vizuri Ltd (2008)
  • Empire in Czech Republic
    Czech Republic
    The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Poland to the northeast, Slovakia to the east, Austria to the south, and Germany to the west and northwest....

     (2009)
  • Nu Solutions in Australia
    Australia
    Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

     (2009)
  • IBX in Sweden
    Sweden
    Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....

     (2010)
  • Strategic Systems Solutions Ltd in the UK (2010),KSAak
  • CPM Braxis [Brazil] (2010)
  • Thesys Technologies (India) (2010)
  • CS Consulting GmbH (2010)
  • AIVE Group in Italy
    Italy
    Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

     (2011)
  • Vengroff Williams & Associates (2011)

Partnerships

  • Oracle
    Oracle Corporation
    Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation that specializes in developing and marketing hardware systems and enterprise software products – particularly database management systems...

     - Diamond Partnership
  • IBM
    IBM
    International Business Machines Corporation or IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas...

     - Limited Partnership
  • TXU
    TXU
    Energy Future Holdings Corporation is an electric utility company headquartered in Energy Plaza in Downtown Dallas, Texas, United States. The company was known as TXU until its $45 billion leveraged buyout by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Texas Pacific Group and Goldman Sachs...

     - Limited Partnership
  • Intel - Limited Partnership
  • SAP
    SAP AG
    SAP AG is a German software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. Headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, with regional offices around the world, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software...

     - Limited Partnership
  • QinetiQ
    QinetiQ
    Qinetiq is a British global defence technology company, formed from the greater part of the former UK government agency, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency , when it was split up in June 2001...

     - Limited Partnership
  • JDA
    JDA Software
    JDA Software Group, Inc. is a leading global provider of supply chain management, merchandising and pricing solutions. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete...

     - Limited Partnership
  • Teradata
    Teradata
    Teradata Corporation is a vendor specializing in data warehousing and analytic applications. Its products are commonly used by companies to manage data warehouses for analytics and business intelligence purposes. Teradata was formerly a division of NCR Corporation, with the spinoff from NCR on...

     - Limited Partnership
  • Microsoft
    Microsoft
    Microsoft Corporation is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions...

     - Limited Partnership
  • The Open Group
    The Open Group
    The Open Group is a vendor and technology-neutral industry consortium, currently with over three hundred member organizations. It was formed in 1996 when X/Open merged with the Open Software Foundation...

     - Platinum member (since 2005)

Sogeti

Sogeti is a wholly owned subsidiary
Subsidiary
A subsidiary company, subsidiary, or daughter company is a company that is completely or partly owned and wholly controlled by another company that owns more than half of the subsidiary's stock. The subsidiary can be a company, corporation, or limited liability company. In some cases it is a...

 of Capgemini. It is an international information technology consultancy
Information technology consulting
Information technology consulting is a field that focuses on advising businesses on how best to use information technology to meet their business objectives...

 specializing in local professional services. Sogeti employs 20,000 people in 15 countries. Sogeti developed Test Management Approach
Test Management Approach
Test management approach is a software testing methodology. TMap is a method which combines insights on how to test and what to manage, as well as techniques for the individual test consultant.- History :...

.

The name Sogeti has its origins in France and is the name of origin for the entire Capgemini Group, founded by Serge Kampf in 1967. The name was an acronym for "Société de Gestion des Entreprises et de Traitement de l'Information" which, roughly translated, means "Company for the Management and Processing of Information". Through the years many names have been used, for instance Cap Gemini Sogeti, Cap Programator, Cap Gemini and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

In 2002, the Cap Gemini Group founded a subsidiary called Sogeti in six countries to focus on the growing local IT market. Today the Sogeti Group employs 20,000 people in 15 countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Ireland, Luxemburg, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, UK and the U.S. The IT consultancy is a full-range provider of IT and management services with focus on Application Services, Software Control Testing, Infrastructure Services and High Tech Consulting.

Sogeti has reached the highest level of partnership with giants Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft Corporation is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions...

 and IBM
IBM
International Business Machines Corporation or IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas...

on a global level.

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