Michelin signs consortium for apps management

Michelin has signed three-year application management deals with Logica, Accenture and Atos Origin, in a bid to cut costs and improve the speed with which its IT can react to change.

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Michelin has signed three-year application management deals with Logica, Accenture and Atos Origin, in a bid to cut costs and improve the speed with which its IT can react to change.

Logica will provide application services to a number of Michelin divisions in Europe and North America, including finance and purchase, supply chain management, marketing, sales and customer relationship management.

A consortium led by Accenture and Atos Origin will provide application management to worldwide to Michelin’s research and development, manufacturing and business intelligence operations.

All of the contractors will build new systems, and maintain existing applications. The value of the deals has not been disclosed.

Michelin makes tyres for a range of vehicles including aircraft, and publishes maps and travel guides on paper and on its website. It is present in 170 countries and runs 69 production plants.

Michelin’s IT infrastructure in Europe and the Americas is run by IBM.