Computacenter is reintegrating its Directa Lite outsourced e-procurement application, which will see about 25 employees of e-commerce software maker Biomni transfer to the corporate reseller.
Directa Lite was outsourced to Biomni, which is 50 per cent owned by Computacenter, in 1999.
"We have renegotiated the contract with Computacenter and it has taken back Directa Lite which is core to its business. This will leave us with about 50 staff," said Angus Gregory, chief executive at Biomni.
The company will now focus on developing software to support the outsourcing industry.
Mike Norris, chief executive at Computacenter, said that the terms of the relationship have been changed to "maximise the business opportunities for both companies".
"Directa Lite is becoming of increasing strategic importance to us as the web-based front-end to our sales system, and is a core part of our e-commerce strategy," he added.
Biomni continues to be a strategic supplier to Computacenter, and the reseller's 50 per cent investment stake in the company is unchanged, according to Norris.
"It is expected that some staff will be asked to transfer from Biomni to Computacenter, under TUPE regulations, to help develop and support the Directa Lite product suite, along with a small team of Biomni technical and professional services staff who work with the Directa platform," he explained.
Computacenter said that it is working closely with Biomni to ensure that services to mutual customers are unaffected.
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