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Bayer Business Services intends to outsource parts of its IT infrastructure services in Germany


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Leverkusen, – Bayer Business Services intends to outsource parts of its IT infrastructure services to Siemens IT Solutions and Services GmbH. This is the outcome of a request for proposals (RFP) issued by Bayer Business Services last October in order to review the competitiveness of certain parts of its IT Operations business unit in Germany. The Executive Board of Bayer Business Services announced the decision to the company’s employees at a town hall meeting held today.

The RFP showed that some of the services reviewed can no longer be provided by Bayer Business Services itself on an optimum cost basis in the long term. It is therefore intended to outsource the services concerned. In this context, Bayer Business Services intends to transfer its Customer Services function and certain units of Network Client Management to Siemens IT Solutions and Services. This partial transfer of undertaking would affect a total of about 260 employees. The Executive Board of Bayer Business Services will consult with the employee representatives during the coming weeks to agree on the further action to be taken. The top priority is to arrive at the best possible decision in the interests of the employees concerned.

The new partner
Siemens IT Solutions and Services is a premium provider of IT solutions and IT outsourcing with European roots and global reach. Siemens IT Solutions and Services GmbH and its subsidiaries provide a broad portfolio of offerings along the IT service chain, including consulting, software and systems integration, and complete IT infrastructure management. In 2010, Siemens IT Solutions and Services had more than 32,000 employees and posted sales of about €4.2 billion, with customers outside the Siemens group accounting for over 75% of this figure.

In December 2010, Siemens and Atos Origin announced their intention to form a global strategic partnership. Siemens AG will merge the business of Siemens IT Solutions and Services with Atos Origin, giving rise to a new European IT champion. The transaction will create a leading IT services provider with total pro-forma sales of €8.7 billion and 78,500 employees worldwide.

About Bayer Business Services
Bayer Business Services is the Bayer Group’s global competence center for IT and business services. The focus of this company’s offering is on services in the core areas of IT infrastructure and applications, procurement and logistics, human resources and management services, and finance and accounting. The service spectrum ranges from consultancy through the development and implementation of system solutions to the handling of entire business processes. In 2010, Bayer Business Services employed 6,457 people worldwide and had sales of EUR 1,091 million. The company is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany. It also has significant operations in Pittsburgh, United States; São Paulo, Brazil; Hong Kong, China; Newbury, United Kingdom; Mumbai, India; Barcelona, Spain; Singapore; and Berlin, Germany.



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