IBM and a band of Indian outsourcing companies have won a 5 year contract to manage and run BP's enterprise applications.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in a statement, but BP, a large oil and gas company, is handing out multiple IT contracts in a move to improve business processes.
We're told that IBM will handle maintenance for BP's SAP apps. Accenture had touted running BP's SAP apps, which essentially run the oil company. Accenture will maintain SAP development responsibility. BP CIO Dana Deasy said in a statement that IBM was selected as a strategic vendor for SAP maintenance and system development.
BP spent the last year consolidating its IT vendors for application development and maintenance.
Among the other winners of the BP deal:
- Infosys says it "will manage and operate a large portion of business systems for BP."
- Tata Consultancy Services was named a strategic IT vendor by BP. In a statement, Tata touted its capabilities in the energy vertical.
- Wipro also said it would be a strategic vendor for BP's application plans.
All of the statements from the vendors are a derivative of the IBM one. Details are generally sparse on the financial particulars and how BP plans to manage these vendors. We'll update as needed.