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Since its first production release in August of 2011, Drupal Commerce has grown exponentially, currently powering over 15,000 online stores.
Paris, France June 26, 2012— Systems integrator Capgemini Francehas inked an official partnership agreement withCommerce Guys, the leading eCommerce specialists working with Drupal, to provide a new level of support to Commerce Guys’ open-source eCommerce framework, Drupal Commerce. This partnership is another example of the growing adoption of Drupal Commerce for enterprise eCommerce.
Since its first production release in August of 2011, Drupal Commerce has grown exponentially, currently powering over 15,000 online stores. Capgemini France has been an important partner during this growth and will continue to foster the Drupal Commerce ecosystem through this agreement.
“We have been working with Drupal since 2007 as part of complex projects for major accounts,” said Denis Lafont-Trevisan, head of the Center for Digital Excellence for Capgemini France. “These projects involve integration challenges with strong information systems; we plan to do the same with Drupal Commerce.”
Under this agreement, Capgemini and Commerce Guys will hire 50 people before mid-September. Seventy percent of the hires will be technical consultants whose key mission will be to extend the development of Drupal Commerce and enhance its architecture and delivery.. The remaining hires will focus on building functional profiles.
Capgemini France is expected to hire 80 percent of the new employees, with Commerce Guys hiring the remaining. The agreement leaves ample room for future expansion of the program as Drupal Commerce continues to gain global traction.
“The conclusion of this alliance with Capgemini is an important step in the development of trade and growth for Drupal Commerce,” said Frédéric Plais, CEO and Co-founder of Commerce Guys. “The joint recruitment of 50 engineers for Drupal Commerce will soundly increase the number of expertly trained engineers working with the technology to better meet the explosive demand for qualified resources as Drupal Commerce continues to grow in the marketplace.”
Commerce Guys has been recently recognized by industry leaders for the company’s contributions to eCommerce. In 2012 alone, Commerce Guys was featured in the Cool Vendors in E-Commerce 2012 report by Gartner Inc.; was selected by Microsoft for the BizSpark One program for high-potential startups; won the Judges' Choice Award at the BizSpark European Summit; and enjoyed a top-three finish in the Tech All-Stars competition sponsored by the European Union.
About Commerce Guys
Commerce Guys, creators of Drupal Commerce, is the leading eCommerce company working with Drupal, a powerful open-source web infrastructure and social publishing platform. The mission at Commerce Guys is to serve Internet merchants by helping them leverage the power of Drupal for their online stores with cutting-edge technology, expertise and open-source collaboration. For more information, visit us at www.CommerceGuys.com
With approximately 120,000 employees and a presence in 40 countries, Capgemini is a leading global provider of consulting, IT services and outsourcing. The Group reported in 2011 a turnover of 9.7 billion euros. With its clients, Capgemini designs and implements business and technology solutions that meet their needs and provide the results to which they aspire. Deeply multicultural, Capgemini claims a working style of its own, the "Collaborative Business Experience", and relies on a global mode of production, the "Rightshore ®."