Sogeti is a leading provider of technology and engineering services, and part of the Capgemini Group. Globally, we deliver solutions that enable digital transformation, while providing DevOps capability and digital innovation.
With more than 27,000 professionals in 15 countries, we provide cutting-edge expertise in cloud, cybersecurity, digital manufacturing, digital assurance & testing, and emerging technologies. Agility and speed of implementation are combined with strong technology supplier partnerships, world-class methodologies and our global delivery model, Rightshore®.
When you are focused on delivering exceptional experiences to your customers, you need a partner who understands your business and what you want to achieve. At Sogeti, intimacy is at the heart of our business. Our understanding of your ambitions, our technology know-how and our focus on your end customer’s experience all combine to keep us in touch with what you need. But the real benefit of intimacy is that we have a unique feel for when to adapt and try something new, and the confidence to make things happen and still deliver quantifiable business value at speed.
Services designed around you
In the UK, Sogeti’s portfolio covers a range of services including DevOps, digital assurance & testing, security, cloud, and consulting services. Each of these offerings can be delivered individually, as part of a complete solution, or as a managed service.
Sogeti’s Digital Evaluation Service provides the foundation you need to ensure that DevOps truly helps you to create a digitally assured future. We know that while DevOps and digital innovation are among the hottest topics, many organisations are struggling to move quickly, innovate and scale in this area.
A successful DevOps approach is not about having the best change management or IT automation toolset. It’s about people and process. IT silos still exist, and we need to find a way to soften the edges of those silos so that DevOps can work to your company’s advantage. Our Digital Evaluation Service is designed to do exactly this. It provides an insight into an organisations ability to transform into a more digital and agile business.
From discovery to proof of concept
The Digital Evaluation Service discovery process enables us to review your strategy, understand whether you have what you need to achieve it, and demonstrate how you can focus on high value activities. The discovery phase is followed by a full day workshop where we reveal our analysis, provide support and guidance, and discuss the possibilities for realising change. The output goes beyond an initial roadmap. It can extend to deliver a proof of concept where we might review tools or set up your environment and enable you to fast track a minimum viable solution.
We aim to help you establish a win-win using DevOps, where both IT and the business are pleased with outcomes and process and give you the necessary mindshare to expand the programme. We know that with an enthusiastic team, flexibility and deep understanding of the process, DevOps can be successful in any organisation.
Sogeti specialises in software testing services that can be delivered in Agile or DevOps environments, maximising the benefits of cloud. These combine proven methodologies, industry partnerships, deep sector expertise, on- and offshore delivery capabilities and a strong track record in helping clients achieve their strategic testing objectives, and notably lowering the overall cost of testing.
These comprehensive testing services extend from digital, SOA and API testing, through service virtualisation, continuous integration, test environment management and test data management, to web and mobile testing, performance testing, test automation, cyber security testing, and other specialised test services, such as Cognitive QA.
This latter service sees us combining our market leading capabilities in Digital Assurance and Testing with our rich Analytics and Cognitive Services. Cognitive QA leverages self-learning and analytical technologies to allow Predictive QA Dashboards, Smart QA Analytics, Intelligent QA Automation and Cognitive QA Platforms. This intelligent approach enables QA and Testing teams to deliver quality with speed in a complex connected world at optimized cost.
We continue to evolve and innovate by updating our widely-used methodologies (TMAP®, and TPI® and PointZERO®) and by creating new frameworks and accelerators. We offer a range of commercial models, from time and materials to outcome-based agreements. Our Testing-as-a-Service offering is available, within a fixed price model, for many of our specialist services including automation, performance, and mobile testing.
Capgemini and Sogeti’s World Quality Report 2017-8
“As digitalisation continues apace, the most significant current disruptor to the QA and testing industry is the evolution of smart devices.”
Sogeti and our parent company Capgemini are thought leaders in the world of quality assurance (QA) and testing. The World Quality Report 2017-2018, published in conjunction with Micro Focus, examines the state of application quality and testing practices across multiple sectors and 32 countries.
This 9th edition of the report asserts that the three main areas the QA and test function should prioritise to remain competitive in 2018 are: intelligent test automation and smart analytics; the creation of smart test platforms; and a more mature Agile approach to QA and testing.
However, while leading businesses are creating more mature Agile and DevOps strategies, the report finds that, as Agile matures, the challenges of testing in an Agile development increase. Some 46% of respondents find lack of data and environments to be the most pressing obstacle to success.
Interestingly, there has been a year-on year reduction in the proportion of IT budgets allocated to QA and testing. Despite this drop, the report predicts that the proportion of the IT budget allocated to QA and testing will rise from 26% to 32% by 2020 as digital transformation, mobile applications, and the Internet of Things continue to advance.
Rising to the smart automation challenge
At Sogeti, we know that effective automation helps ensure quality while freeing up testing resource to focus on new development work. We believe that to realise the true value of automation, businesses must broaden their automation strategies to include not just test plan, design and execution, but also test environments and test data provisioning. Indeed, the scope of test automation is clearly evolving to include all of these, along with API validation and service integration.
The World Quality Report indicates that cognitive automation, machine learning, self-remediation and predictive analysis are the most favoured emerging techniques to support DevOps, mobile and IoT. Now the focus needs to be on smarter test platforms that provision self-aware and self-adaptive test environments, combined with intelligent lifecycle automation and an automated approach to test data generation and test data management.
In June 2017 Sogeti was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft Partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. We were proud to accept the DevOps Partner of the Year Award for our ability to drive customer adoption of modern DevOps practices and Azure cloud technologies. Our dedication and deep expertise in Microsoft cloud-based technologies has enhanced our DevOps and Agile solutions and services, making Sogeti a valuable partner to both Microsoft and our customers.
Sogeti and the Capgemini Group have also been recognised by several industry analysts as an industry leader:
- Named as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide 2017. This is the fourth consecutive year Capgemini Group, including its wholly-owned subsidiary Sogeti, has been recognised as a leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide”. (December 2017)
- Recognised as a Leader by NelsonHall in the overall NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT) for Software Testing Services. Capgemini, which includes Sogeti, was evaluated on the criteria of “ability to meet future client requirements” and “ability to deliver immediate benefit”. The report acknowledged our strengths in being able to provide “comprehensive offerings in both digital and Agile/DevOps and complementing these with historical consulting capabilities, backed up by methodologies and best practices.” The report assessed 25 service providers across the globe (December 2017).
For more information contact 0330 588 8200 or visit www.uk.sogeti.com