BP Awards Big Application Services Contract to IBM

August 27, 2009 at 2:34 am Leave a comment

IBM announced that BP has awarded it a 5-year contract to manage and run all of the oil giant’s enterprise applications and integrated service desk responsibilities. The contract is the largest among multiple awards BP is making as part of a major program to simplify business processes while achieving new levels of service quality.

            Over the last 12 months BP initiated a program to consolidate its IT vendors for application development and application maintenance (ADAM) with goals of simplifying its processes, improving service quality and enabling strategic partnership. BP had a rigorous procurement selection process to assess potential partners on capability, Oil and Gas sector knowledge and cost. IBM met these criteria and has demonstrated its ability to support BP’s agenda of simplification, standardization and corporate efficiency.

            Dana Deasy, BP Group CIO, said: “I’ve been very pleased with the quality of IBM’s proposal and to have selected them as a strategic ADAM vendor for global SAP maintenance and system development center. We see a significant opportunity to simplify and standardize BP’s work processes while leveraging IBM’s world-class expertise in this area and their strong knowledge of the Oil and Gas industry. This contract will enable BP to reduce complexity, while lowering our overall cost base.”

            IBM Global Business Services will manage BP’s SAP applications, including enhancements and continuous improvement both at client sites and from IBM’s network of global delivery centers.

            “IBM is pleased to support BP’s enterprise transformation with our globally integrated application management capabilities,” said Frank Kern, Sr. VP, IBM Global Business Services. “IBM’s unmatched breadth of application management resources — combined with our deep industry expertise — will drive future growth and opportunity for our valued client.”



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