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The FCO selected Capgemini to help upgrade its ERP system

The FCO selected Capgemini to help upgrade its ERP system

Outsourcing and systems integrator Capgemini announced a two-year contract worth £6.3m Wednesday with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to support the upgrade of its ERP system. The FCO said the deal is one of the largest of its kind under the third G-Cloud procurement framework.

The ERP, which manages the finance, procurement, projects, HR and payroll functions will be delivered through the FCO’s service integration and management mode, as part of new governance structures introduced by the FCO.

The upgrade will run until 2015, and will allow government organisations outside the UK easier access to the supporting platform.

The FCO said the project is intended to support improved organisational efficiency, make the FCO more agile, and help it meet more stringent Cabinet Office requirements on value for money.

“With the change in approach to service delivery, this new deal with Capgemini will allow us to make significant cost savings, while ensuring systems continue to support a large number of Government Departments that reside on the overseas platform provided by the FCO,” said Tim Gardner, corporate services centre director at the FCO.

Chris Gravestock, FCO account director at Capgemini, said: “This new agreement will give the FCO a seamless upgrade to the latest software versions and excellent value for money, with the support of a leaner and more flexible team.”