Capgemini Selected by Distribution Leader The Patterson Companies for Major SAP® Solution-based Implementation Project

  Capgemini Selected by Distribution Leader The Patterson Companies for Major
  SAP® Solution-based Implementation Project

   Project aims to increase operational efficiency and standardize business

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- June 24, 2014

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and
outsourcing services, today announced that leading dental, veterinary and
rehabilitation specialty distributor Patterson Companies has awarded the firm
a contract worth more than $25 million, to lead a major, next-generation
implementation project of SAP® solutions. The transformation program is
anticipated to enable Patterson to capitalize on short- and long-term growth
abilities, utilizing a single, unified enterprise resource planning (ERP)

Capgemini was awarded the contract after a competitive vendor selection
process and was recognized for its expertise in successful technology
integrations across the wholesale distribution industry. Through Capgemini’s
Blueprinting & Implementation Services for SAP solutions, St. Paul,
Minn.-based Patterson Companies will replace a number of its legacy systems
and take advantage of a global ERP platform to create a consistent operational
systems foundation. Through the implementation, Patterson Companies aims to
better support growth by leveraging an enterprise design that includes
industry-leading practices, automates operational processes and drives
informed business value across all business units.

As part of this transformation, Capgemini will leverage its proprietary
DistributionPath solution, part of Capgemini’s Ready2Series^1, to drive
industrialized delivery of services for SAP solutions interlaced with
industry-leading practices relevant to the wholesale distribution industry.
With DistributionPath, mid-sized distributors can further optimize SAP
solutions for various business processes, including finance, inventory,
logistics, HR, marketing and CRM.

“We were impressed by Capgemini’s reputation for strong solution delivery and
will benefit from its broad suite of solutions and collaborative business
practices,” said Scott Anderson, Patterson Companies, chairman and chief
executive officer. “Patterson is committed to expanding our investment in
information technology in order to support our strategic growth initiatives,
further enhance the customer experience, and secure future productivity gains.
Ultimately, we believe these investments are critical to providing Patterson
with the flexibility to adjust our platform as opportunities warrant, in order
to create long-term shareholder value.”

“The Capgemini team is honored to work with Patterson and support this
industry leader’s efforts in standardizing its end-to-end business processes
and building a strong, scalable foundation for the future,” said Tim Bridges,
Chief Executive Officer, Application Services, North America, for Capgemini.
“By establishing this enterprise platform, Patterson will have the means to
enhance its customer focus and accelerate its growth in an increasingly
competitive global wholesale distribution marketplace.”

About Capgemini

With more than 130,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the
world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing
services.The Group reported 2013 global revenues of EUR 10.1 billion (more
than $13 billion USD). Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and
delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the
results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has
developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience^TM,
and draws on Rightshore^®, its worldwide delivery model. Learn more about us

Rightshore^® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini

SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in
Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their
respective companies.

^1 Capgemini’s Ready2Series is a range of innovative, tried-and-tested
Capgemini products and solutions that are focused on accelerating results with
quick, affordable and low-risk implementation.


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