Covisint has today signed a key agreement with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young that establishes the management and IT consulting firm as key player in the development of Covisint's B2B e-business products. Cap Gemini Ernst & Young has signed a master services agreement (MSA) with Covisint. The agreement provides for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young to continue its existing work of strategic consulting, systems design and internal systems integration that began with the inception of Covisint in February 2000.

Under the agreement, teams of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young will work with Covisint in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and elsewhere on the development and adoption of the exchange. Some 100 professionals, based in the USA and Germany, will comprise the core Cap Gemini Ernst & Young team working on the initiative.

The Cap Gemini Ernst & Young team assigned to Covisint includes professionals in a variety of disciplines including e-commerce strategy development, supply chain management, procurement, product development, support services and extended enterprise applications (EEA). The focus of their work is expected to include assisting Covisint in:

  • designing additional product and service offerings in areas such as internet auctions, quotation management tools, e-procurement, collaborative supply chain planning and collaborative product development;
  • developing the global infrastructure utilising applications technology.

Mike Wujciak, vice president and Americas automotive practice leader at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, said: ``Interest in Covisint is building exponentially from all parts of the automotive world and the challenge ahead is clearly a significant one, but one that I am confident of meeting. Cap Gemini Ernst & Young's knowledge of both Covisint and the clients we serve within the automotive industry will ensure that the adoption of new Covisint customers is both smooth and rapid.''

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