[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Rolls-Royce has awarded a IT contract to Capgemini as it finalizes its move from a single-partner to a multi-vendor strategy. The three-year outsourcing contract has an option to extend to five years.

A single main supplier is being replaced by a number of specialised outsourcing vendors in Rolls-Royce, as part of a new corporate strategy. Capgemini’s role in the newly created service integration function involves working with Rolls-Royce to ensure that the different vendors and solutions are fully aligned, smoothly integrated and centrally controlled for all the 40,000 Rolls-Royce IT users around the world.

In addition to its role as service integrator, Capgemini will also be responsible under the new contract for supporting a number of key business applications at Rolls-Royce, including the majority of the company’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and supply chain software systems.

The Capgemini contract, which is a win for the company’s Infrastructure Services and Application Services teams, will begin after a period of transition that is scheduled for completion by end-2012. The Capgemini teams delivering services under the contract will be based mainly in the UK, US, Poland and India.

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