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CSC Signs SAP Implementation Contract With Leading Middle East-based Construction Company, Combined Group Contracting

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CSC Signs SAP Implementation Contract With Leading Middle East-based Construction Company, Combined Group Contracting02:37 EDT Wednesday, May 30, 2012NOIDA, India, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that it has been selected by Combined Group Contracting (KSE: CGC), a leading Kuwait-based engineering and construction company, as the company's SAP implementation partner. Work will be delivered by CSC India, with a team of SAP consultants from CGC's offices in Kuwait and the CSC India offshore delivery centre. The contract was signed in the fourth quarter of CSC fiscal year 2012.CSC will leverage its partnership with SAP as a global services partner and its domain expertise in the engineering and construction industry to help CGC implement these core modules of SAP: Finance, Project Systems, Materials Management, Sales & Distribution, Customer Services, Plant Maintenance, Quality Management, Human Resource and Payroll, Production Planning and Document Management System along with Business Analytics Reporting.Commenting on the announcement, Alok Bapna, general manager, regional sales, Middle East, CSC, said: "We are extremely proud of this partnership with CGC, a credible and established player in the region. Together with SAP we will help CGC seamlessly transition to a more efficient, flexible organization that is poised for future growth."Commenting on the partnership, Tarif Al-Bitar, deputy chief executive officer, systems development and projects support, CGC, said: "We selected CSC as our SAP implementation partner based on their ability to deliver SAP solutions not only in Kuwait but on a global scale. Their longstanding experience with the engineering and construction industry was also a major factor in our decision. Alongside CSC, we are looking at creating real value, gaining significant efficiencies and achieving enhanced profitability for our business."Commenting on the conclusion of the deal, Mazen Jabri, head of ecosystem and channels, SAP MENA, said: "Kuwait is full of promise for SAP and the reference of a client like CGC is a testament to the impact our solutions can bring to the market. The credibility CGC gives to our go to market in collaboration with CSC, one of the largest systems integrators in the world, will be of significant value moving forward."With more than 6,000 dedicated SAP consultants in 50 countries, CSC has successfully completed more than 2,000 SAP implementations worldwide.About CSCCSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 98,000 employees and reported revenue of $15.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2012. For more information, visit the company's website at SAPAs market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 190,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of SuccessFactors) to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit SAP on Twitter at @sapnewsContact:Vijayalakshmi Kara             Marketing, CSC India +91-984-908-3391              Somit Biswas Text 100 +91-987-372-3210 CSC