Taylor Wimpey keeps Logica as IT foundations

House builder Taylor Wimpey has renewed its relationship with Logica. Taylor Wimpey, one of the largest home builders in the UK is continuing its nine year relationship with Logica in a deal the vendor says is worth £15.2 million and will see the two cemented together until 2016.

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House builder Taylor Wimpey has renewed its relationship with Logica. Taylor Wimpey, one of the largest home builders in the UK is continuing its nine year relationship with Logica in a deal the vendor says is worth £15.2 million and will see the two cemented together until 2016.

Under the terms of the new contract Logica will provide IT infrastructure management, application support, testing and project management delivery from its British, Indian and Philippines operations.

With this agreement Logica will be fully involved in the cost saving initiatives that Taylor Wimpey is pursuing as it struggles in a slow housing market due to the credit crisis.

IT Director Andy Feldon said his strategy is to move Taylor Wimpey onto a single core system and is currently rolling out the Coins ERP system that is specific to the construction trade.

“We were formed by a disparate number of systems following the 2007 merger of the two companies. This deployment will be complete by the end of year across our 24 business units.

“There are two major streams of activity, the ERP roll out and Logica are leading a desktop refresh. We are dipping our toes into the cloud using Microsoft 365 and Sharepoint for email in the cloud.

Discussing the renewed deal with Logica Feldon said the ability to scale, the predictability of costs and support came through well in benchmarking process.

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