Thursday, July 16, 2009

CAST and Capgemini Expand Their Relationship to Industrialize Software Quality

Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and CAST, the worldwide leader in Automated Application Intelligence, today announced that the two companies have expanded their long lasting relationship to provide software quality assessment and performance measurement throughout the entire network of Capgemini Rightshore® Delivery Centers. Operating in Capgemini's Application Intelligence Center in India, CAST's Application Intelligence Platform supports Capgemini's business units, which draw on the Rightshore® global delivery model, to ensure the highest quality standards in software development and maintenance for its clients.

Thanks to the CAST platform, Capgemini's Application Intelligence Center is capable of industrializing virtually any kind of application. CAST's Application Intelligence Platform provides Capgemini Rightshore® Delivery Centers with the visibility required to measure and improve the software quality of applications they create and maintain, to identify potential business risks and to drive client satisfaction. CAST also provides critical performance metrics to Capgemini's team leaders. By continually monitoring software quality throughout the lifecycle of a project, CAST helps teams avoid application rework, which saves them time in the application development phase.

"Capgemini and CAST have been partners over five years, so we know them well and are confident that CAST can deliver software quality assessment technology and measure software performance in a manner that meets Capgemini's strict standards," said Fran├žois Hucher, Group Delivery Manager, Capgemini. "We have now made the CAST Application Intelligence Platform a key part of the standard tool set that supports our Distributed Delivery Model to better serve Capgemini Group's clients."

Capgemini teams have used CAST software for a variety of applications in different technologies and industries. Capgemini has even piloted successfully the use of CAST in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) environment, fostering synergies with its increasingly successful Cloud Computing offer.

"Global systems integrators such as Capgemini are necessarily driven by business productivity and invest in technology to closely monitor and improve their ROI," said Marc Zablit, vice president of business development at CAST. "We have expanded our partnership with Capgemini to move beyond case-by-case support to implement the CAST Application Intelligence Platform at Capgemini's center in India to further enhance the productivity and consistency of Capgemini's delivery teams worldwide. In this manner, CAST is directly supporting a core Capgemini objective of further industrializing its Rightshore® Distributed Delivery Model."

About CAST


CAST is the world leader and pioneer in Application Intelligence. CAST provides IT and business executives with precise, quantified insight to immediately and significantly improve the business performance of their critical software assets. More than 650 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers including Accenture, IBM, Capgemini, and CSC. Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves Global 2000 organizations worldwide with a global network of offices in the US and Europe. For more information, visit www.castsoftware.com.

About Capgemini


Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience(TM). The Group relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to get the right balance of the best talent from multiple locations, working as one team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients. Present in more than 30 countries, Capgemini reported 2008 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and employs over 90,000 people worldwide. More information is available at www.capgemini.com.

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