The agreement will enable Capgemini to extend extended CAST technology, which has been in use at Capgemini’s Application Intelligence Center since 2006, on a global basis. This will ensure the highest software quality standards in application development and maintenance across all its clients worldwide and enable Capgemini to accelerate the introduction of new application risk assessment offers based on advanced structural software analytics from CAST.
Being among the first application services providers in the world to implement automated structural quality oversight in all application development and delivery, the deal demonstrates Capgemini's commitment to client success in its most fundamental form. Standardizing measurement of software construction at all points in the application lifecycle also forms a key element of lean principles applied to all development and maintenance work across the services giant.
The expertise gained in more than five years of collaboration will now be extended to new go-to-market capabilities as innovative avenues for client acquisition and extension. Structural quality measurement as part of the fabric of delivery provides a basis for differentiation, proactively building the foundation for quantum improvement in the client value equation, with Capgemini management leading the application services industry in its industrialization journey.
Erik Oltmans, an Associate Partner from EY, Netherlands, spoke at the Software Intelligence Forum on how the consulting behemoth uses Software Intelligence in its Transaction Advisory services.
Erik describes the changing landscape of M & A. Besides the financial and commercial aspects, PE firms now equally value technical assessments, especially for targets with significant software assets. He goes on to detail how CAST Highlight makes these assessments possible with limited access to the targetâ€™s systems, customized quality metrics, and liability implications of open source components - all three that are critical for an M&A due diligence.