BlueScope Steel extends Capgemini deal

HR, payroll contract to run to 2016

BlueScope Steel has extended its business support services contract with Capgemini Australia, an international provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, until December 2016.

Under the deal, Capgemini will continue to manage human resources administration, payroll, accounting and procurement support for BlueScope Steel in Australia and New Zealand.

BlueScope Steel’s vice president shared services, Karen Lowe, said Capgemini Australia delivered cost savings during "difficult business conditions" of the last two years.

“The further cost saving initiatives and service delivery improvements we plan to deliver with Capgemini are important to us," Lowe said.

"This new contract recognises the benefit of working with Capgemini and we look forward to continuing our relationship."

The renewal will extend an existing service delivery contract which commenced in April 2002 and came into affect on 1 April 2010.

Capgemini Australia chief executive officer, Paul Thorley, said the company will continue to provide important back-office functions for BlueScope Steel.

As previously been reported by Computerworld Australia, Capgemini has recently accelerated the rate of local hires as it looks to double its Australian staff over two years.

Thorley said he is eyeing potential acquisitions to raise Capgemini's local profile in the software testing, business intelligence and lifecycle services markets.

The company added 75 staff when it acquired software testing company Nu Solutions in September last year, and has since increased the number of local software testing professionals to 150.

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