Borland and Capgemini Enter Strategic Alliance
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Borland and Capgemini Enter Strategic Alliance
Borland and Leading Global
Systems Integrator Collaborate
to Optimize Software Delivery Processes
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., — March 29, 2005 — Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ NM: BORL), a global leader for Software Delivery Optimization solutions, today announced a strategic alliance agreement with Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Under terms of the agreement, Borland and Capgemini will collaborate on joint sales offerings and go to market strategies, combining expertise in application lifecycle management, enterprise resource planning and service oriented architectures. Also under the agreement, Borland’s solutions will be showcased in various Capgemini Solution Centers serving as both a resource for joint customers and as a primary training facility for sales representatives of the global systems integrator.
“Capgemini is on the leading edge of consultative process improvement for many of the world’s best run IT organizations,” said Miles Mahoney, vice president of worldwide alliances at Borland. “Capgemini’s focus on making software a more strategic and valuable asset to businesses aligns well with Borland’s own Software Delivery Optimization strategy. Bringing together our combined experience in enterprise software and process improvement can offer an advantage to customers who are looking to get the most out of their software.”
The alliance is structured to allow both Borland and Capgemini’s sales forces and service organizations to leverage one another’s strengths, offering joint customers an accelerated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution. This ALM solution is designed to help Capgemini consultants and ERP customers work more effectively across multiple stages of the software lifecycle in order to deliver better software, faster. The solution also is intended to enhance Capgemini’s ability to efficiently deliver high-quality solutions to its clients.
Borland and Capgemini intend to target worldwide accounts that are looking for a robust software delivery platform on which to adapt and expand their ERP and back-office capabilities, and expect to initially focus on customers such as those in Capgemini’s SAP solutions organization. The parties expect this focus will set the groundwork for expanding the relationship to address other customer segments.
“Borland’s focus on openness and platform neutrality, as well as their vision for making software a more efficient and predictable business process, make them a great fit for our organization,” said Adolf Allesch, vice president, SAP solutions at Capgemini. “Our customers’ ERP systems are critical to their businesses – they not only want to see a quick return on their investments, they want to ensure those investments have the agility to leverage future technology and business innovations. As one of the leaders in software delivery, Borland has a vision for helping customers achieve the highest value from their software.”
Borland’s ALM solutions are designed to enable customers to improve application quality, reduce costs, cut maintenance time, and increase the flexibility to change, expand or upgrade software applications. They work across, and integrate with, major development platforms and operating systems including Linux, Windows, Java, UNIX, and the Microsoft.NET framework – empowering organizations to make the technology choices that best fit their business.
For more information on Borland’s ALM solutions, please visit: http://www.borland.com. For more information on Capgemini’s SAP services, please visit: http://www.capgemini.com/alliances/sap/.
About Capgemini Group
Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, has a unique way of working with its clients, which it calls the Collaborative Business Experience. Through commitment to mutual success and the achievement of tangible value, the company helps businesses implement growth strategies, leverage technology, and thrive through the power of collaboration. Capgemini employs approximately 60,000 people and reported 2003 global revenues of 5.754 billion euros.
Founded in 1983, Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) is a global leader in Software Delivery Optimization. The company provides the software and services that align the people, processes and technology required to maximize the business value of software. To learn more about delivering quality software, on time and within budget, visit: http://www.borland.com.
All Borland brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is
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Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not
limited to: statements regarding the plans, goals,
completion, implementation and benefits of the relationship
between Borland and Capgemini; the initial focus on SAP
customers and the ability to extend the relationship to
other market segments; the features and benefits of
Borland's and/or Capgemini's products and services; and the
growth of the market for process-based software delivery
solutions. Such forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties
and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ
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results to differ materially include, among others, the
following: the need to establish and grow relationships with
systems integrators, the need to offer services in support
of implementation efforts of systems integrators, the need
to successfully deliver on large transactions, rapid
technological and business change that can adversely affect
the demand for Borland products and services, shifts in
customer demand and the importance customers place in
software delivery solutions that leverage process and
methodology and delays in actions or announcements by
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