IT services provider Accenture has won a five-year application outsourcing contract to provide Outokumpu, a Finland-based stainless steel company, with application development and application management services for its enterprise resource planning system on a global basis.
The agreement extends a contract signed in 2005 under which Outokumpu outsourced to Accenture the management and development of its finance, human resources and logistics applications on its SAP-based ERP system. The new agreement extends the scope of the work to include .NET applications for sales order management.
Accenture is expected to provide the application management services for Outokumpu’s existing SAP platform and for its .NET applications from its delivery center in Hyderabad, India, which is part of Accenture’s global network of more than 50 delivery centers.
Mikael Dahl, vice president for IT procurement at Outokumpu, said: Accenture’s strong competence in SAP has helped us streamline our core processes over the last three years. The added combination of Accenture’s .NET capabilities and its global network of professional resources led us to extend the scope and length of our relationship.