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Bayer forms strategic partnership with Capgemini

09 December 2019 | News

“We will focus our internal IT competencies on generating value for our businesses in the Life Science industry by providing differentiating solutions in an increasingly digital world.”

French firm Capgemini has announced a six-year agreement with Bayer AG, the German global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture, to transform its IT landscape and to further accelerate the digitalization of the organization.

As part of the new agreement, Capgemini will deliver a wide range of transformational services, including Bayer’s IT infrastructure Cloud transformation; run Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Intelligence/Analytics domains management and transformation, as well as the Service Integration of Bayer’s entire new supplier eco-system. 

Following a competitive tender process, Capgemini was selected as a lead partner, for its ability to enable large and complex transformations at scale, its proven track record in agility and flexibility, organizational change management, and robust and reliable delivery. Specific services within the agreement, that draw upon the end to end capabilities of the Group, include ERP; Business Intelligence and Analytics; Automation; global IT Infrastructure including public Cloud transformation; Unified Communications and end to end Service Integration. 

“Major IT companies like Capgemini are able to realize scale effects and have an innovative power that we want to benefit from. We will focus our internal IT competencies on generating value for our businesses in the Life Science industry by providing differentiating solutions in an increasingly digital world,” said Daniel Hartert, Chief Information Officer at Bayer.

“Our longterm partnership and deep commitment to Bayer has resulted in us being able to take our collaboration to the next level with this landmark deal that draws on capabilities from across the Group. We are now looking forward to delivering a cloud-first strategy at Bayer to support the business in achieving its strategic goals and Bayer’s 2022 transformation plan,” said Olivier Sevillia, CEO of the Europe Strategic Business Unit at Capgemini and Member of the Group Executive Board.

The new agreement is due to commence on January 1, 2020, with several hundred team members from Bayer due to join Capgemini, to build their careers and growth opportunities.    

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