[News] HP Expands Agility Alliance with Addition of PricewaterhouseCoopers

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2009


HP Enterprise Services today announced PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has joined the HP Agility Alliance.

Together, HP and PwC will provide business transformation solutions and services that help clients streamline their business processes and achieve a greater return on their technology investments.

“These challenging economic times require companies to continually innovate, while looking at ways to further optimize their operations,” said Greg Robins, director of Global Alliances, HP Enterprise Services. “The addition of PwC to the HP Agility Alliance provides clients with a more powerful set of business transformation solutions at a lower total cost of ownership, enabling them to better compete globally.”

Through this collaboration, HP and PwC will provide solutions and services, including:

  • Transformational enterprise resource planning (ERP) – integrates PwC’s business consulting competencies and industry knowledge with HP Enterprise Services’ ability to implement, configure, integrate, host and run ERP environments.
  • Business transformation – enhances HP’s innovative methodology and IT infrastructure capabilities with PwC’s business case development, IT strategy assessments, enterprise data management and tax planning solutions.
  • Governance, risk and compliance – combines PwC’s strategy and integration experience with HP Enterprise Services’ development, integration and managed security services capabilities.
  • Industry solutions – leverage HP’s and PwC’s respective strengths and capabilities to address client demands in industries such as healthcare, energy and manufacturing.

“By working together, PwC and HP are responding to clients’ needs to transform their businesses, allowing us to demonstrate business value and drive growth,” said Vicki Huff, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers. “Furthermore, the collaboration leverages respective industry strengths and capabilities, allowing different markets the opportunity to benefit from our combined solutions.”

HP and PwC signed a teaming agreement more than a year ago that has already benefited clients. Recently, the companies completed the initial planning and design phase of a major SAP-enabled business transformation project for the STP Nuclear Operating Company, an acknowledged leader in the nuclear power industry. The team worked with STP to plan and blueprint the replacement of more than 60 mission-critical, enterprise-wide legacy applications while improving and sustaining business performance.

“The coming together of PwC and HP was a win-win for our company,” said Mike Meier, vice president, Shared Services, STP. “PwC’s proven nuclear power industry experience combined with HP’s applications management leadership will help us put quality and excellence in the forefront of this project.”

The HP Agility Alliance is a coalition of application and business service providers that work with HP Enterprise Services to develop and provide dynamic business solutions.

HP Enterprise Services is the recently announced brand name for Electronic Data Systems, LLC.

About PricewaterhouseCoopers

PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com) provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 163,000 people in 151 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/.

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Published Tuesday, December 15, 2009 8:54 AM by Cliff Hobbs - FAQShop.com and Microsoft MVP ConfigMgr/ SMS
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