CPM Braxis to provide IT support for GM in Latin America

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Brazilian IT services firm CPM Braxis Capgemini will support the Latin American operations of US carmaker General Motors, CPM Braxis announced in a statement.

The value of the five-year contract - signed under a global renewal agreement between GM and CPM Braxis' parent group, Capgemini - exceeds US$100mn. The deal calls for Capgemini to manage GM's integration of applications in the following areas: global sales, service and marketing, global purchasing and supply chain, and global business.

Capgemini will collaborate with GM's IT team on strategic planning, data management, systems engineering and architecture, and software engineering, among others. Aside from filling these functions in Brazil and elsewhere across Latin America with a staff of 15, CPM Braxis will also design nearshore solutions in partnership with Capgemini's India office.

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French technology services consultancy Capgemini purchased CPM Braxis last year, and the two entities subsequently merged brands in the Brazilian market. The former's desire to have a unit with local expertise to serve global clients in Brazil precipitated the acquisition, CPM Braxis CEO José Luiz Rossi previously told BNamericas. "Before, [Capgemini] had problems serving these clients," he said.