Capita Group PLC
30 March 2006
Capita to support Fujitsu in the delivery of a 15 year e-HR contract as part of
the Northern Ireland Civil Service Reform Agenda
Fujitsu Services has been awarded a central government Business Process
Outsourcing (BPO) contract by Northern Ireland's Department of Finance and
Personnel (DFP) to deliver an electronic Human Resource (e-HR) service. The
project is part of the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) Reform Agenda - a
series of programmes designed to meet the growing demands placed upon public
services. This particular programme will transform and modernise the delivery of
personnel services to 28,000 people across NICS.
Capita is working with Fujitsu, alongside PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Oracle
Corporation UK, as the private sector partner team who will work with NICS and
the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) on the 15 year e-HR programme to modernise the
delivery of personnel administration. Capita will provide all of the HR, payroll
and recruitment services from a shared service centre in central Belfast. A team
of about 200 staff will deliver these centralised services. It is anticipated
that the contract will generate revenues of around £100m to Capita over the term
of the contract.
Together Fujitsu and its subcontractors employ nearly 1400 staff in Northern
Ireland, and local teams will be supported by UK-based specialists to provide a
strong local focus backed by worldwide corporate expertise.
Welcoming the confirmation of the contract, Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of the
Capita Group Plc, said:
'We are delighted to be working alongside such strong partners and we are
confident that working with the Northern Ireland Civil Service we will
successfully transform the existing services and deliver efficient, responsive
e-HR services that will meet the current and future needs of government in
Northern Ireland. The HR Shared Services Centre that we are establishing in
Belfast will become a centre of HR administration excellence delivering both
this prestigious contract and our recently won BBC HR contract. We are excited
about continuing to build our operations in Northern Ireland and creating
professional job opportunities for the local community as the centre develops.'
Greg McDaid, Fujitsu Services' Managing Director for Northern Ireland, said,
'This project is about delivering efficiencies in the provision of public
services and fits perfectly within the broader modernising government agenda.
Fujitsu Services has been at the leading edge of this campaign in Northern
Ireland for many years and has put together an alliance of world leading
experts, who already operate in Northern Ireland, each with long experience of
successfully delivering all the components of a good-practice e-HR service.'
For further information please contact:
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director
The Capita Group Plc 020 7799 1525
Notes to Editors
The e-HR Programme is required to:
•Replace outdated personnel computer systems with 21st century technology
•Introduce modern, efficient practices; and
•Replace time-limited payroll contracts.
The implementation period commences in April 2006 with services starting to come
on stream mid 2007 and be fully operational during 2008.
The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of business process outsourcing
and professional support services. The Group's service capabilities encompass
administration and customer services, financial services, human resource services,
ICT and software services, property services, advisory services, change management
and business process re-engineering delivered to both public sector and private
organisations. With over 25,000 employees at more than 250 offices across the UK,
Ireland and India, Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a
constituent of the FTSE100 with revenues for 2005 of £1,436 million.
Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East
and Africa. It has an annual turnover of £1.99 Billion (€2.86 Billion), employs 15,200
people including 410 in Northern Ireland. Operating in over 20 countries, it designs,
builds and operates large scale IT systems and services for customers in government,
financial services, telecoms, retail and utility markets. Its core strength is the
delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking
and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from
infrastructure consulting through integration and deployment. Headquartered in London,
Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group.
The Fujitsu Group is a US $44.5 Billion (€34 Billion) leader in the provision of
IT systems and services for the global marketplace.
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