Cap Gemini S.A. is a French multinational management consulting corporation headquartered in Paris, France. It provides IT services and is one of the world's largest consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with almost 183,000 employees in over 40 countries. It was founded in 1967 by Serge Kampf, the current vice-chairman, in Grenoble, France. Paul Hermelin, the chairman and CEO of the Capgemini group has led the company after 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 (Centre d'Analyse et de programmation).
  • In 1974 Sogeti acquired Gemini Computers Systems, a US company based in New York.
  • In 1975, having made two major acquisitions of CAP and Gemini Computer Systems, and following resolution of a dispute with the similarly-named CAP UK over the international use of the name 'CAP', Sogeti renamed itself as CAP Gemini Sogeti.
  • In 1981, Cap Gemini Sogeti launched US operations following the acquisition of Milwaukee-based DASD Corporation, specialising 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 at Cap Gemini was transformed from an institutional university model to a networked research capability under the leadership of its Director Christopher Meyer (author)
  • 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. 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 practises 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 but retains its life sciences practice.
  • In August 2006, Capgemini acquired Future Engineering.
  • In September 2006, Capgemini acquired a 51 percent 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 and Chennai 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 increased Capgemini's India staff to 12,000+(which is grown to 26,000+ in mere 4 years of time) employees. The current India employee strength on 23 October 2012 is 40,000 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 specialising in the capital markets.
  • In June 2010, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Plaisir Informatique, a French company specialising 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 meters for Canada’s utility BC Hydro in British Columbia.
  • In March 2011, Capgemini secured a £100 million contract with BAA to takeover its ‘core IT services.’
  • 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 finalised 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.
  • In May 2014, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Irving, Texas-based Strategic Systems & Products Corp. (SSP), a provider of solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry.
  • In April 2015, Capgemini announced the acquisition of IGATE, a New Jersey-based provider of integrated technology and operations-based solutions. The combined group was reported to have over 190,000 employees.

Management

The Capgemini Group Executive Committee consists of 18 members. Paul Hermelin serves as the Group Chairman and CEO. He joined Capgemini in 1993 and was appointed as its CEO in 2002. In May 2012, Hermelin became chairman and CEO of the Capgemini Group. He succeeded Serge Kampf who now serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board.

Acquisitions

  • In February 1973, the company acquired Sesi, a data input and processing company, and creation of Sorinfor (Eurinfor+Soref) to manage IT at the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Hoskyns Group plc|Hoskyns in the UK (1990)
  • Volmac in the Netherlands (1992), developers of Cap Gemini SDM
  • Programator in Scandinavia (1992)
  • Gruber Titze and Partners in Europe (1993)
  • Bossard in Europe (1997)
  • Transiciel (2003)
  • Indigo (2006)
  • Future Engineering in Germany (2006)
  • Plecto AG in Germany (2006)
  • Kanbay International (2006)
  • Software Architects (2007)
  • Maxeda IT Services in the Netherlands (2008)
  • Getronics PinkRoccade Business Applications Services BV (2008), developers of Business Information Services Library
  • Vizuri Ltd (2008)
  • Empire in Czech Republic (2009)
  • Nu Solutions in Australia (2009)
  • IBX in Sweden (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 (2011)
  • Minneapolis-based BI Consulting Group (BICG)(2011)
  • Vengroff Williams & Associates (2011)
  • DTWO Solutions (2012) Japan based software and IT Staffing company
  • Strategic Systems & Products Corp. (SSP)(2014)
  • IGATE (2015)

Locations

Capgemini operates in 40 countries with centres of excellence at various locations. The Centers of Excellence speed up delivery whilst ensuring optimal costs and quality. They are meant to cut across and bring together the different capabilities of businesses and sectors they serve.

Services

Services
Application Lifecycle ServicesApplication Outsourcing ServicesCapgemini's Business Process Management SolutionsBusiness Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Cloud ServicesConsulting ServicesCybersecurityDigital Customer Experience
Finance & AccountingGlobal Engineering ServicesGreen ITInfrastructure Services
Insights & DataLocal Professional ServicesMobile SolutionsProcurement
Ready2SeriesService IntegrationService ManagementSocial Business
Supply Chain ManagementTesting ServicesWorkforce Management

Awards

2015

  • Capgemini won the SAP North America Partner Excellence Award 2015 for SAP Platform Solutions.

2014

  • Capgemini was named as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for the second Year.
  • Capgemini was named a leader among Global SAP services providers by Forrester.
  • Capgemini was positioned as a leader in Global F&A BPO Magic Quadrant by Gartner.
  • Capgemini was positioned as a Leader in Software Testing Services by NelsonHall.
  • Capgemini Group was positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services 2014.
  • Capgemini was named a 'Leader’ amongst Global Infrastructure Outsourcing Providers in an independent report by Forrester Research, Inc.
  • Capgemini was positioned in “Leaders” Quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide.
  • Capgemini was positioned in “Leaders” Quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Service Providers, Worldwide.
  • Capgemini Consulting has been recognised by Source1 for the consistently high quality of its thought leadership content.

Capgemini Consulting

Capgemini Consulting is Capgemini's management consulting business. Currently employing around 4000 employees, Capgemini Consulting is one of Europe's biggest management consulting companies.

World Wealth Report

Merrill Lynch, Cap Gemini and Ernst & Young worked together after c. 1993 investigating the "needs of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs are individuals with more than $1 million in financial assets)" in order to "successfully serve this market segment." Their 2003 report was their seventh.

  • 1998 World Wealth Report
  • 2003 World Wealth Report
  • 2007 World Wealth Report
  • 2009 World Wealth Report
  • 2013 World Wealth Report The 2013 World Wealth Report was jointly produced by and and included, for the first time, the Global HNW Insights Survey produced in collaboration with .

Sogeti

Sogeti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capgemini Group. It is an information technology consulting company specialising in local professional services. Sogeti developed the Test Management Approach