Capgemini Group (Capgemini/Sogeti) Ranked Number One for Outsourced Testing Services by Ovum Benchmarking Study

Dec 02, 2011 (02:12 PM EST)

DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sogeti, a subsidiary of the Capgemini group and a leading provider of professional technology services, is proud to announce that the Capgemini Group topped Ovum's 2011 benchmarking study of Testing Services, ranking above other world-leading technology service providers. The combined Testing Practice of Capgemini and Sogeti business units have been recognized particularly for their test process expertise as well as their customer intimacy and responsiveness.

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Ovum in particular noted its structured approach to testing through Sogeti's Test Management Approach (TMap®) and Test Process Improvement (TPI®) methodologies, which are even used by other (competitive) testing services vendors. Furthermore, in many organizations worldwide, TMap® is viewed as the standard for testing, containing practical methods for a risk-based testing approach, allowing testers to optimize the cost and benefits of testing and making it easier for CIOs and test managers to obtain buy-in from C-level decision-makers.

The Ovum Services Guide: Outsourced Testing benchmarks software and systems testing services providers across the world. Ovum bases its study on 20 key criteria ranging from cost and value, service portfolio, domain expertise, innovation and talent pool. Ovum benchmarked 13 software and systems testing services providers, ranking Capgemini Group at number one, ahead of other major players in the market.

Ovum noted in particular how the Capgemini Group works collaboratively with customers at an operational level in joint customer-Capgemini/Sogeti teams to achieve Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators to combine decision making, and share accountability. Capgemini Group was also noted for its ability to accommodate the linguistic and cultural requirements of its customers, which is the result of a high proportion of Capgemini Group's testing practice being based onshore or nearshore—enabling local teams to assimilate with and work alongside the customer's own IT professionals.

"We are delighted to have been recognized by Ovum as heading the leaders board for testing, ahead of tough competition," said Hans van Waayenburg, Leader of the Testing Global Services Line. "We have just marked 25 years of providing leading quality assurance and testing services. From small beginnings in 1986 in Sogeti Netherlands, our world-class testing service has been growing at a rate of over 29% per year, with a sizeable combined team of Sogeti and Capgemini dedicated testers, active in nearly 40 countries. Our aim then and now has always been to help clients lower their costs of new and existing IT applications and to enable faster delivery with higher quality."

Dr. Alexander Simkin, Lead Analyst at Ovum and author of the study said: "For a vendor of the Capgemini Group's size, its ability to build deep, enduring customer relationships with its testing customers is impressive. No other testing services vendor has managed to establish a global presence and strong connections with its customers the way Capgemini Group has."

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