Norway Posts today said it has awarded contracts worth USD 43 million each to software services provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and outsourcing services firm Capgemini for operating and managing its applications.

“The new contracts will make it possible to reduce costs considerably and gives us access to relevant expertise from two large, recognised global players. We’ve now paved the way for new and future-oriented IT solutions for Norway Post,” Posten Norge AS CIO Morten Stødle said in a statement.

The estimated value to each of the suppliers Capgemini and TCS during the contract period is around NOK 250 million (about USD 43 million), it added.

The six-year contract includes delivery of a wide range of application development and support services across Norway Post’s – which delivers over 36 million packages and 2.2 billion letters every year -- core portfolio of 55 applications.

“Apart from being selected to deliver application services across the core postal value chains, TCS will also coordinate and drive the overall transition and transformation program across multiple vendors,” TCS said in a separate statement.

Capgemini, which has been working with Norway Posts for over 10 years, said, “Capgemini will support Norway Post to achieve integration across different Nordic countries and business cultures into one set of seamless operations. The contract includes outsourcing of central applications, such as ERP and data warehousing.”

The agreement has a value of 34 million Euros (about USD 43 million) and will last throughout 2019. it said, adding it will use its delivery centers in Oslo in Norway, Helsingborg in Sweden and Mumbai in India.

Capgemini has 103 Nordic customers and around 4,500 employees in the Nordic region.

TCS's Nordic operations (an operating area cutting across Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland) comprise over 5,000 professionals, servicing leading Nordic companies such as Nokia, Ericsson, TDC, ABB, Telenor, NETS and SAS.

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