Siemens has launched its newly organised IT services unit, which bundles five units into one.
The new Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS) division comes three months after announcing plans to bundle all of its worldwide IT services and software activities, including Siemens Business Services (SBS), into a new entity, the Munich electronics and engineering company said Monday.
In addition to SBS, which had been losing money for some time, the new division includes the entities Program and System Engineering, Siemens Information Systems, Development Innovation and Projects and Business Innovation Centre.
By combining all IT services and software development across Siemens, the new unit will be in a stronger position to provide comprehensive and complex systems and services from a single source, according to Siemens spokesman Jörn Roggenbuck.
Outsourcing, a core business of SBS, accounts for nearly 60% of sales in the new group, followed by IT services, such as systems integration and SAP software implementation, at 35%, according to Roggenbuck. Software development generates the rest of the group's sales of around €5 billion (£3.3bn), he said.
The Siemens group, which manufacturers a wide range of electrical and electronic products, currently accounts for around 40% of SIS revenue. But that percentage is expected to drop as the group increases business with new and existing customers, according to Roggenbuck.