Cognizant has extended its deal with engineering company Aker Solutions to modernize and simplify its IT infrastructure.
The new five-year IT deal with Cognizant will enhance Aker Solutions’ productivity and business scalability, while decreasing its IT operating costs.
Cognizant’s DevOps approach will allow the company to provide agile support and reduced delivery times for new projects, such as oil field developments or wind turbines.
Cognizant will provide digital solutions and services, including the design, development and deployment of mobile applications. Digital technologies, including AI, data analytics and IoT will allow Aker Solutions’ clients to improve predictive maintenance of their supported assets and increase their employee productivity on site through the use of mobile applications.
Joar Handeland, CIO of Aker Solutions, said: “There is a drive for reducing the costs for new products, services and technologies, making them attractive for more projects. Cognizant’s recent investment in digital technologies has given us confidence they can deliver the competitive edge we need to help our clients thrive during these turbulent times.”
Cognizant will also support the transformation and manage Aker Solutions’ SAP enterprise system to streamline its business processes and improve operational efficiency, user experience and employee engagement.
Anne-Sofie Risaasen, Head of Nordics, Cognizant, said: “Our investment in digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence and data analysis, better positions Cognizant to be the best technology partner to help Aker Solutions solve its core and emerging business challenges.”
Since 2016, Cognizant has been the exclusive provider of digital systems, technology and operations services for Aker Solutions.