Merck opts for offshore outsourcing

Merck opts for offshore outsourcing

Global pharmaceutical group extends partnership with Indian supplier Cognizant

Merck & Co has signed a long term, multimillion-dollar deal with Cognizant, the Indian IT and outsourcing specialist.

Cognizant will provide a full range of services to the pharmaceutical giant, including IT infrastructure management and business process outsourcing.

The contracts builds on Merck's existing relationship with Cognizant, said Rich Branton, vice president, global technology solutions, Merck & Co.

"Over the past two years, Merck has leveraged Cognizant’s extensive pharmaceutical expertise to streamline operational efficiencies and to consolidate our IT portfolio," he said.